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Tuesday 23 September 2014    (other days)
Tuesday of week 25 in Ordinary Time
 (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina)

Readings at Mass


First reading
Proverbs 21:1-6,10-13 ©
Like flowing water is the heart of the king in the hand of the Lord,
  who turns it where he pleases.
A man’s conduct may strike him as upright,
  the Lord, however, weighs the heart.
To act virtuously and with justice
  is more pleasing to the Lord than sacrifice.
Haughty eye, proud heart,
  lamp of the wicked, nothing but sin.
The hardworking man is thoughtful, and all is gain;
  too much haste, and all that comes of it is want.
To make a fortune with the help of a lying tongue,
  such the idle fantasy of those who look for death.
The wicked man’s soul is intent on evil,
  he looks on his neighbour with dislike.
When a mocker is punished, the ignorant man grows wiser,
  when a wise man is instructed he acquires more knowledge.
The Just One watches the house of the wicked:
  he hurls the wicked to destruction.
He who shuts his ear to the poor man’s cry
  shall himself plead and not be heard.

Psalm
Psalm 118:1,27,30,34-35,44 ©
Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.
They are happy whose life is blameless,
  who follow God’s law!
Make me grasp the way of your precepts
  and I will muse on your wonders.
Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.
I have chosen the way of truth
  with your decrees before me.
Train me to observe your law,
  to keep it with my heart.
Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.
Guide me in the path of your commands;
  for there is my delight.
I shall always keep your law
  for ever and ever.
Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.

Gospel Acclamationcf.Ps129:5
Alleluia, alleluia!
My soul is waiting for the Lord,
I count on his word.
Alleluia!
OrLk11:28
Alleluia, alleluia!
Happy are those
who hear the word of God
and keep it.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 8:19-21 ©
The mother and the brothers of Jesus came looking for him, but they could not get to him because of the crowd. He was told, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you’ But he said in answer, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice.’

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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