St Martin of Tours, Bishop
Wednesday, 31st Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1449 of Daily Missal
I shall raise up for myself a faithful priest who will act in accord with my heart and my mind, says the Lord.
First Reading: Titus 3:1-7
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to Titus
Beloved: Remind everyone to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient,
to be ready for any honest work,
to speak evil of no one,
to avoid quarrelling,
to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
For we ourselves were once foolish,
disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy,
hated by men and hating one another;
but when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared,
he saved us,
not because of deeds done by us in righteousness,
but in virtue of his own mercy,
by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit,
which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
so that we might be justified by his grace
and become heirs in hope of eternal life.
The word of the Lord.
Responsorial psalm: Ps.23:1-3a.3b-4.5.6
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:
R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me;
he revives my soul.
He guides me along the right path,
for the sake of his name.
Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
no evil would I fear, for you are with me.
Your crook and your staff will give me comfort.
You have prepared a table before me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for the length of days unending. R./
Alleluia. Alleluia. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Alleluia.
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
On the way to Jerusalem
Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,
who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said,
“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
When he saw them he said to them,
“Go and show yourselves to the priests.”
And as they went they were cleansed.
Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
turned back, praising God with a loud voice;
and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks.
Now he was a Samaritan.
Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed
Where are the nine?
Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
And he said to him, “Rise and go your way;
your faith has made you well.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me, says the Lord.