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Saturday 21 July 2018    (other days)
Saturday of week 15 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First readingMicah 2:1-5 ©
The plotters of evil will not escape
Woe to those who plot evil,
who lie in bed planning mischief!
No sooner is it dawn than they do it
– their hands have the strength for it.
Seizing the fields that they covet,
they take over houses as well,
owner and house they confiscate together,
taking both man and inheritance.
So the Lord says this:
Now it is I who plot
such mischief against this breed
as your necks will not escape;
nor will you be able to walk proudly,
so evil will the time be.
On that day they will make a satire on you,
sing a dirge and say,
‘We are stripped of everything;
my people’s portion is measured out and shared,
no one will give it back to them,
our fields are awarded to our despoiler.’
Therefore you will have no one
to measure out a share
in the community of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 9B(10):1-4,7-8,14 ©
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!
Lord, why do you stand afar off
  and hide yourself in times of distress?
The poor man is devoured by the pride of the wicked:
  he is caught in the schemes that others have made.
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!
For the wicked man boasts of his heart’s desires;
  the covetous blasphemes and spurns the Lord.
In his pride the wicked says: ‘He will not punish.
  There is no God.’ Such are his thoughts.
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!
His mouth is full of cursing, guile, oppression,
  mischief and deceit under his tongue.
He lies in wait among the reeds;
  the innocent he murders in secret.
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!
His eyes are on the watch for the helpless man.
But you have seen the trouble and sorrow,
  you note it, you take it in hand.
The helpless trusts himself to you;
  for you are the helper of the orphan.
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!

Gospel Acclamation2Cor5:19
Alleluia, alleluia!
God was in Christ, to reconcile the world to himself;
and the Good News of reconciliation he has entrusted to us.
Alleluia!

Gospel
Matthew 12:14-21 ©
He cured them all but warned them not to make him known
The Pharisees went out and began to plot against Jesus, discussing how to destroy him.
  Jesus knew this and withdrew from the district. Many followed him and he cured them all, but warned them not to make him known. This was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah:
Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved, the favourite of my soul.
I will endow him with my spirit,
and he will proclaim the true faith to the nations.
He will not brawl or shout,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
He will not break the crushed reed,
nor put out the smouldering wick
till he has led the truth to victory:
in his name the nations will put their hope.
Gospel
Matthew 12:14-21
ἐξελθόντες δὲ οἱ Φαρισαῖοι συμβούλιον ἔλαβον κατ’ αὐτοῦ ὅπως αὐτὸν ἀπολέσωσιν.
  ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς γνοὺς ἀνεχώρησεν ἐκεῖθεν. καὶ ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ πολλοί, καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν αὐτοὺς πάντας καὶ ἐπετίμησεν αὐτοῖς ἵνα μὴ φανερὸν αὐτὸν ποιήσωσιν, ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ Ἠσαΐου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος·
ἰδοὺ ὁ παῖς μου ὃν ᾑρέτισα,
  ὁ ἀγαπητός μου ὃν εὐδόκησεν ἡ ψυχή μου·
θήσω τὸ πνεῦμα μου ἐπ’ αὐτόν,
  καὶ κρίσιν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ἀπαγγελεῖ.
οὐκ ἐρίσει οὐδὲ κραυγάσει
  οὐδὲ ἀκούσει τις ἐν ταῖς πλατείαις τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ
κάλαμον συντετριμμένον οὐ κατεάξει
  καὶ λίνον τυφόμενον οὐ σβέσει,
ἕως ἂν ἐκβάλῃ εἰς νῖκος τὴν κρίσιν.
  καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ ἔθνη ἐλπιοῦσιν.

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