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31/07/2022 Day 212

Luke 12:13-21

Sunday, 31 July 2022
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C
Readings on p. 1117 and Antiphons on p. 1113 of the Daily Missal.


First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23

A reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

Sometimes a person who has toiled
with wisdom and knowledge and skill
must leave all to be enjoyed by a person who did not toil for it.
This also is vanity and a great evil.
What has a person from all the toil and strain
with which they toil beneath the sun?
For all their days are full of pain,
and their work is a vexation;
even in the night their mind does not rest.
This also is vanity.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90:3-4.5-6.13-13.14 & 17 (R. 1)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. O Lord, you have been our refuge,
from generation to generation.

You turn man back to dust,
and say, “Return, O children of men.”
To your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday, come and gone,
or like a watch in the night.

You sweep them away like a dream,
like grass which is fresh in the morning.
In the morning it sprouts and is fresh;
by evening it withers and fades.

Then teach us to number our days,
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
Turn back, O Lord! How long?
Show pity to your servants.

At dawn, fill us with your merciful love;
we shall exult and rejoice all our days.
Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us;
give success to the work of our hands.
O give success to the work of our hands.

R/. O Lord, you have been our refuge,
from generation to generation.


Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-5.9-11

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians.

Brothers and sisters:

If you have been raised with Christ,
seek the things that are above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things that are above,
not on things that are on earth.
For you have died,
and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ who is our life appears,
then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:
immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire,
and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Do not lie to one another,
seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices
and have put on the new nature,
which is being renewed in knowledge
after the image of its creator.
Here there cannot be Greek and Jew,
circumcised and uncircumcised,
barbarian, Sythian, slave, free man,
but Christ is all and in all.

The Word of the Lord.


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


Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
One of the multitude said to Jesus,
“Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.”

But he said to him,
“Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?”
And he said to them,
“Take heed, and beware of all covetousness;
for one’s life does not consist
in the abundance of their possessions.”
And he told them a parable, saying,
“The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully;
and he thought to himself,
‘What shall I do,
for I have nowhere to store my crops?’
And he said, ‘I will do this:
I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones;
and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
And I will say to my soul,
Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years;
take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’
But God said to him,
‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you;
and the things you have prepared,
whose will they be?’
So is the one who lays up treasure for themself,
and is not rich towards God.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


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