Reading for Thursday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time. Liturgical Colour: green


?First Reading: (Philippians 3: 3-8a)

?Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 105: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7)

?Gospel: (Luke 15: 1-10)

 

First Reading: (Philippians 3: 3-8a)

For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God; and glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh.

If any other thinketh he may have confidence in the flesh, I more, Being circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; according to the law, a Pharisee: According to zeal, persecuting the church of God; according to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame.

But the things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ. Furthermore I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ:

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 105: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7)

Sing to him, yea sing praises to him: relate all his wondrous works.

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Seek ye the Lord, and be strengthened: seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvellous works which he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.

O ye seed of Abraham his servant; ye sons of Jacob his chosen.

He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

 

 

Gospel: (Luke 15: 1-10)

Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

And he spoke to them this parable, saying: What man of you that hath an hundred sheep: and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which was lost, until he find it?

And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders, rejoicing: And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost?

I say to you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance.

Or what woman having ten groats; if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it?

And when she hath found it, call together her friends and neighbours, saying: Rejoice with me, because I have found the groat which I had lost. So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.

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