Wednesday, Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time – Year I
Antiphons on p 1214 and Readings on p. 1226 of the Daily Missal.
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Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long. O Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of mercy to all who call to you.
First Reading: Colossians 1: 1-8
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
and Timothy our brother,
to the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ at Colosae:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
We always thank God,
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
when we pray for you,
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus
and of the love which you have for all the saints,
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.
Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth,
the gospel which has come to you,
as indeed in the whole world
it is bearing fruit and growing—
so among yourselves,
from the day you heard
and understood the grace of God in truth,
as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant.
He is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf
and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
The Word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 52: 10, 11 (R. 10cd)
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm
R/. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
I am like a growing olive tree
in the house of God.
In trust in the mercy of God,
forever and ever.
I will thank you forevermore,
for this is your doing.
I will hope in your name, for it is good,
in the presence of your faithful.
R/. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen for his heritage.
Please stand for the Gospel.
The Lord has sent me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives.
Gospel: Luke 4:38-44
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
At that time:
Jesus arose and left the synagogue,
and entered Simon’s house.
Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever,
and they asked him about her.
And he stood over her and rebuked the fever,
and it left her;
and immediately she got up and served them.
Now when the sun was setting,
all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases
brought them to him;
and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.
And demons also came out of many, crying,
“You are the Son of God!”
But he rebuked them,
and would not allow them to speak,
because they knew that he was the Christ.
And when it was day he departed
and went to a lonely place.
And the people sought him and came to him,
and would have kept him from leaving them;
but he said to them,
“I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God
to the other cities also;
for I was sent for this purpose.”
And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
The Gospel of the Lord.
How great is the goodness, Lord, that you keep for those who fear you.