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14/08/2022 Day 226

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle C
Readings on p. 1171 and Antiphons on p. 1167 of the Daily Missal.


Entrance Antiphon.

Turn your eyes, O God, our shield; and look on the face of your anointed one; one day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.


First Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10

A reading from the Book of Jeremiah.

In those days:
Then the princes said to the king,
“Let this Jeremiah be put to death,
for he is weakening the hands of the soldiers
who are left in this city,
and the hands of all the people,
by speaking such words to them.
For this man is not seeking the welfare of this people,
but their harm.”

King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your hands;
for the king can do nothing against you.”

So they took Jeremiah
and threw him into the cistern of Malchiah,
the king’s son,
which was in the court of the guard,
letting Jeremiah down by ropes.
And there was no water in the cistern, but only mire,
and Jeremiah sank in the mire.

Ebed-melech went from the king’s house and spoke to the king,
“My lord the king,
these men have done evil in all they did
to Jeremiah the prophet
by casting him into the cistern;
and he will die there of hunger,
for there is no bread left in the city.”

Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian,
“Take three men with you from here,
and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the cistern before he dies.”

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40: (R. 14b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm

R/. Lord, make haste to help me!

I waited, I waited for the Lord,
and he stooped down to me;
he heard my cry.

He drew me from the deadly pit,
from the miry clay.
He set my feet upon a rock,
made my footsteps firm.

He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God.
Many shall see and fear
and shall trust in the Lord.

Wretched and poor though I am,
the Lord is mindful of me.
You are my rescuer, my help;
O my God, do not delay.

R/. Lord, make haste to help me!

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews.

Brothers and sisters:
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight,
and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with perseverance
the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him
endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider him who endured from sinners,
such hostility against himself,
so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
In your struggle against sin,
you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

The Word of the Lord.


Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them and they follow me.


Gospel: Luke 12:49-53

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“I came to cast fire upon the earth;
and would that it were already kindled!
I have a baptism to be baptized with;
and how am I constrained until it is accomplished!
Do you think that I have come to give peace to the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division;
for henceforth in one house there will be five divided,
three against two and two against three;
they will be divided,
father against son and son against father,
mother against daughter and daughter against her mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


Communion Antiphon.

With the Lord there is mercy; in him is plentiful redemption.

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