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16/09/2021 Day 259

1 Timothy 4:12-16; Luke 7:36-50


Memorial of Ss Cornelius & Cyprian.
Readings on p.1272 and Antiphons on p 1889 the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
The souls of the saints are rejoicing inn heaven, the Saints who followed the footsteps of Christ, and since for love of him they shed their blood, they now exult with Christ for ever

 

First Reading: 1 Timothy 4:12-16

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

Beloved:
Let no one despise your youth,
but set the believers an example in speech and conduct,
in love, in faith, in purity.
Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture,
to preaching, to teaching.
Do not neglect the gift you have,
which was given you by prophetic utterance
when the elders laid their hands upon you.
Practice these duties,
devote yourself to them,
so that all may see your progress.
Take heed to yourself and to your teaching;
hold to that,
for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 111:7-8.9.10 (R. 2a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Great are the works of the Lord.

His handiwork is justice and truth;
his precepts are all of them sure,
standing firm forever and ever,
wrought in uprightness and truth.

He has sent redemption to his people,
and established his covenant forever.
Holy his name, to be feared.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
understanding marks all who attain it.
His praise endures forever!

R/. Great are the works of the Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, Alleluia
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: Luke 7:36-50

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him,
and he went into the Pharisee’s house
and sat at the table.
And behold, a woman of the city,
who was a sinner,
when she learned that he was sitting at a table
in the Pharisee’s house,
brought an alabaster flask of ointment,
and standing behind him at his feet, weeping,
she began to wet his feet with her tears,
and wiped them with the hair of her head,
and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it,
he said to himself,
“If this man were a prophet,
he would have known who and what sort of woman this is
who is touching him,
for she is a sinner.”

And Jesus answering said to him,
“Simon, I have something to say to you.”

And he answered, “What is it, Teacher?”

“A certain creditor had two debtors;
one owed five hundred denarii,
and the other fifty.
When they could not pay,
he forgave them both.
Now which of them will love him more?”

Simon answered, “The one, I suppose,
to whom he forgave more.”

And he said to him,
“You have judged rightly.”

Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon,
“Do you see this woman?
I entered your house,
you gave me no water for my feet,
but she has wet my feet with her tears
and wiped them with her hair.
You gave me no kiss,
but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
You did not anoint my head with oil,
but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
Therefore I tell you,
her sins, which are many, are forgiven,
for she loved much;
but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

And he said to her,
“Your sins are forgiven.”
Then those who were at the table with him
began to say among themselves,
“Who is this, who even forgives sins?”

And he said to the woman,
“Your faith has saved you;
go in peace.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

Communion Antiphon
It is you who have stood by me in my trials; and I confer a kingdom on you, says the Lord, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom.

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