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17/09/2021 Day 260

1 Timothy 6:2c-12; Luke 8:1-3


Memorial of St Hildegard of Bingen
Readings on p.1274 and Antiphons from Common of Holy Men and Women: For a Nun on p 1974 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
I despised the kingdom of the world and all worldly finery for love of my Lord, Jesus Christ, whom I have seen, whom I have loved, in whom I have believed, in whom has been my delight.

 

First Reading: 1 Timothy 6:2c-12

A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy.

Beloved:
Teach and urge these duties.

If anyone teaches otherwise
and does not agree with the sound words
of our Lord Jesus Christ
and the teaching which accords with godliness,
he is puffed up with conceit,
he knows nothing;
he has a morbid craving for controversy
and for disputes about words,
which produce envy, dissension, slander,
base suspicions, and wrangling
among people who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

There is great gain in godliness with contentment;
for we brought nothing into the world,
and we cannot take anything out of the world;
but if we have food and clothing,
with these we shall be content.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation,
into a snare,
into many senseless and hurtful desires
that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money is the root of all evils;
it is through this craving
that some have wandered away from the faith
and pierced their hearts with many pangs.

But as for you, people of God, shun all this;
aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
steadfastness, gentleness.
Fight the good fight of the faith;
take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
when you made the good confession
in the presence of many witnesses.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 49:6-10.17-20 (R. Mt 5:3)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Why should I fear in evil days
the malice of the foes who surround me,
those who trust in their wealth,
and boast of the vastness of their riches?

No man can ransom a brother,
nor pay a price to God for his life.
How high is the price of his soul!
The ransom can never be enough!
No one can buy life unending,
nor avoid coming to the grave.

Then do not fear when a man grows rich,
when the glory of his house increases.
He takes nothing with him when he dies;
his glory does not follow him below.

Though he flattered himself while he lived,
“People will praise me for all my success,”
yet he will go to join his forebears,
and will never see the light anymore.

R/. Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: Luke 8:1-3

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
Jesus went on through cities and villages,
preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.
And the twelve were with him,
and also some women
who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities:
Mary, called Magdalene,
from whom seven demons had gone out,
and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward,
and Susanna, and many others,
who provided for them out of their means.

The Gospel of the Lord

 

Communion Antiphon
 My heart overflows with noble words. To the king, I address the song I have made.

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