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16/06/2021 Day 167

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Matthew 6:1-6.16-18

Wednesday, 11th week in Ordinary Time – Year 1
Readings on p.951 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 9:6-11

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

Brothers and sisters:
The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Each one must do as he has made up his mind,
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance,
so that you may always have enough of everything
and may provide in abundance for every good work.
As it is written,
“He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness endures for ever.”
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
will supply and multiply your resources
and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
You will be enriched in every way for great generosity,
which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 112:1b-2.3-4.9 (R. 1b)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord,
who takes great delight in his commandments.
His descendants shall be powerful on earth;
the generation of the upright will be blest.

Riches and wealth are in his house;
his justice stands firm forever.
A light rises in the darkness for the upright;
he is generous, merciful, and just.

Openhanded, he gives to the poor;
his justice stands firm forever.
His might shall be exalted in glory.

R/. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
If a man loves me, he will keep my word, says the Lord; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.
Alleluia.

 

Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6.16-18

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Beware of practicing your piety before people
in order to be seen by them;
for then you will have no reward
from your Father who is in heaven.

“Thus, when you give alms,
sound no trumpet before you,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may be praised by people.
Truly, I say to you, they have their reward.

But when you give alms,
do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your alms may be in secret;
and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And when you pray,
you must not be like the hypocrites;
for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues
and at the street corners, that they may be seen by people.
Truly, I say to you, they have their reward.

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door
and pray to your Father who is in secret;
and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And when you fast,
do not look dismal, like the hypocrites,
for they disfigure their faces
that their fasting may be seen by people.
Truly, I say to you, they have their reward.

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
that your fasting may not be seen by people
but by your Father who is in secret;
and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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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