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18/06/2021 Day 169

2 Corinthians 11: 18.21b-30; Matthew 6: 19-23

Friday, 11th week in Ordinary Time – Year 1
Readings on p.956 and Antiphons on p 938 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Hear my voice, O Lord, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!

First Reading: 2 Corinthians 11: 18.21b-30

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
Since many boast of worldly things, I too will boast.
Whatever anyone dares to boast of—
I am speaking as a fool—
I also dare to boast of that.
Are they Hebrews? So am I.
Are they Israelites? So am I.
Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.
Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—
I am talking like a madman—
with far greater labours,
far more imprisonments,
with countless beatings,
and often near death.

Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews
the forty lashes less one.
Three times I have been beaten with rods
once I was stoned.
Three times I have been shipwrecked;
a night and a day I have been adrift at sea;
on frequent journeys,
in danger from rivers, danger from robbers,
danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles,
danger in the city, danger in the wilderness,
danger at sea, danger from false brethren;
in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night,
in hunger and thirst, often without food,
in cold and exposure.
And, apart from other things,
there is the daily pressure upon me
of my anxiety for all the churches.
Who is weak, and I am not weak?
Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?

If I must boast,
I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2-3.4-5.6-7 (R. 18b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The Lord rescues them all in their distress.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
praise of him is always in my mouth.
In the Lord my soul shall make its boast;
the humble shall hear and be glad.

Glorify the Lord with me;
together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord , and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free.

Look toward him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This lowly one called; the Lord heard,
and rescued him from all his distress.

R/. The Lord rescues them all in their distress.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are the pure in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Alleluia.

 

Gospel: Matthew 6: 19-23

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust consume
and where thieves break in and steal,
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust consumes
and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

“The eye is the lamp of the body.
So, if your eye is sound,
your whole body will be full of light;
but if your eye is not sound,
your whole body will be full of darkness.
If then the light in you is darkness,
how great is the darkness!”

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

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