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Tuesday 16 September 2014    (other days)
Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
 (Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time)

Readings at Mass


First reading
2 Corinthians 4:7-15 ©
We are only the earthenware jars that hold this treasure, to make it clear that such an overwhelming power comes from God and not from us. We are in difficulties on all sides, but never cornered; we see no answer to our problems, but never despair; we have been persecuted, but never deserted; knocked down, but never killed; always, wherever we may be, we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may always be seen in our body. Indeed, while we are still alive, we are consigned to our death every day, for the sake of Jesus, so that in our mortal flesh the life of Jesus, too, may be openly shown. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
  But as we have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in scripture – I believed, and therefore I spoke – we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us. You see, all this is for your benefit, so that the more grace is multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be, to the glory of God.

PsalmPsalm 125:1-6 ©
Those who are sowing in tears will sing when they reap.
When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,
  it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
  on our lips there were songs.
Those who are sowing in tears will sing when they reap.
The heathens themselves said: ‘What marvels
  the Lord worked for them!’
What marvels the Lord worked for us!
  Indeed we were glad.
Those who are sowing in tears will sing when they reap.
Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
  as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears
  will sing when they reap.
Those who are sowing in tears will sing when they reap.
They go out, they go out, full of tears,
  carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song,
  carrying their sheaves.
Those who are sowing in tears will sing when they reap.

Gospel Acclamation2Co1:3-4
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed be God, a gentle Father
and the God of all consolation,
who comforts us in all our sorrows.
Alleluia!

GospelJohn 17:11-19
πάτερ ἅγιε,
τήρησον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι σου ᾧ δέδωκας μοι,
ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς.
ὅτε ἤμην μετ’ αὐτῶν
ἐγὼ ἐτήρουν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι σου ᾧ δέδωκας μοι,
καὶ ἐφύλαξα,
καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ αὐτῶν ἀπώλετο
εἰ μὴ ὁ υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας,
ἵνα ἡ γραφὴ πληρωθῇ.
νῦν δὲ πρὸς σὲ ἔρχομαι
καὶ ταῦτα λαλῶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
ἵνα ἔχωσιν τὴν χαρὰν τὴν ἐμὴν πεπληρωμένην ἐν ἑαυτοῖς.
ἐγὼ δέδωκα αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον σου
καὶ ὁ κόσμος ἐμίσησεν αὐτούς,
ὅτι οὐκ εἰσὶν ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου
καθὼς ἐγὼ οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου.
οὐκ ἐρωτῶ ἵνα ἄρῃς αὐτοὺς ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου,
ἀλλ’ ἵνα τηρήσῃς αὐτοὺς ἐκ τοῦ πονηροῦ.
ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου οὐκ εἰσὶν
καθὼς ἐγὼ οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου.
ἁγίασον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ·
ὁ λόγος ὁ σὸς ἀλήθεια ἐστιν.
καθὼς ἐμὲ ἀπέστειλας εἰς τὸν κόσμον
καγὼ ἀπέστειλα αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸν κόσμον·
καὶ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἐγὼ ἁγιάζω ἐμαυτόν,
ἵνα ὦσιν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἡγιασμένοι ἐν ἀληθείᾳ.
GospelJohn 17:11-19 ©
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
‘Holy Father,
keep those you have given me true to your name,
so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them,
I kept those you had given me true to your name.
I have watched over them
and not one is lost
except the one who chose to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.
But now I am coming to you
and while still in the world I say these things
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them,
and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world
no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you to remove them from the world,
but to protect them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth;
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world,
I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too may be consecrated in truth.’

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. The New American Bible readings, which are used at Mass in the United States, cannot be shown here for copyright reasons, but the Universalis downloads do contain them.

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