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USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Is 53:10-11

    The LORD was pleased
    to crush him in infirmity.

    If he gives his life as an offering for sin,
    he shall see his descendants in a long life,
    and the will of the LORD shall be accomplished through him.

    Because of his affliction
    he shall see the light in fullness
    of days;
    through his suffering, my servant shall justify many,
    and their guilt he shall bear.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22

    R. (22) Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
    Upright is the word of the LORD,
    and all his works are trustworthy.
    He loves justice and right;
    of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.
    R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
    See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
    upon those who hope for his kindness,
    To deliver them from death
    and preserve them in spite of famine.
    R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
    Our soul waits for the LORD,
    who is our help and our shield.
    May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
    who have put our hope in you.
    R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

    Reading 2 Heb 4:14-16

    Brothers and sisters:
    Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
    Jesus, the Son of God,
    let us hold fast to our confession.
    For we do not have a high priest
    who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
    but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
    yet without sin.
    So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
    to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

    Alleluia Mk 10:45

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Son of Man came to serve
    and to give his life as a ransom for many.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mk 10:35-45

    James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him,
    "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
    He replied, "What do you wish me to do for you?"
    They answered him, "Grant that in your glory
    we may sit one at your right and the other at your left."
    Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking.
    Can you drink the cup that I drink
    or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"
    They said to him, "We can."
    Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink, you will drink,
    and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
    but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give
    but is for those for whom it has been prepared."
    When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John.
    Jesus summoned them and said to them,
    "You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles
    lord it over them,
    and their great ones make their authority over them felt.
    But it shall not be so among you.
    Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
    whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
    For the Son of Man did not come to be served
    but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."

    or MK 10:42-45


    Jesus summoned the twelve and said to them,
    "You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles
    lord it over them,
    and their great ones make their authority over them felt.
    But it shall not be so among you.
    Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
    whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
    For the Son of Man did not come to be served
    but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."
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  2. Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Eph 1:15-23

    Brothers and sisters:
    Hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus
    and of your love for all the holy ones,
    I do not cease giving thanks for you,
    remembering you in my prayers,
    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
    may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation
    resulting in knowledge of him.
    May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,
    that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
    what are the riches of glory
    in his inheritance among the holy ones,
    and what is the surpassing greatness of his power
    for us who believe,
    in accord with the exercise of his great might,
    which he worked in Christ,
    raising him from the dead
    and seating him at his right hand in the heavens,
    far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,
    and every name that is named
    not only in this age but also in the one to come.
    And he put all things beneath his feet
    and gave him as head over all things to the Church,
    which is his Body,
    the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 8:2-3ab, 4-5, 6-7

    R. (7) You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.
    O LORD, our LORD,
    how glorious is your name over all the earth!
    You have exalted your majesty above the heavens.
    Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings
    you have fashioned praise because of your foes.
    R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.
    When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars which you set in place—
    What is man that you should be mindful of him,
    or the son of man that you should care for him?
    R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.
    You have made him little less than the angels,
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
    You have given him rule over the works of your hands,
    putting all things under his feet.
    R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.

    Alleluia Jn 15:26b, 27a

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord,
    and you also will testify.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 12:8-12

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "I tell you,
    everyone who acknowledges me before others
    the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
    But whoever denies me before others
    will be denied before the angels of God.

    "Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven,
    but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
    will not be forgiven.
    When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities,
    do not worry about how or what your defense will be
    or about what you are to say.
    For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say."


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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.