Reading for Monday, Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green

?First Reading : (Exodus 1: 8-14, 22)

?Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 124: 1b-3, 4-6, 7-8)

?Gospel: (Matthew 10: 34 – 11: 1)


First Reading : (Exodus 1: 8-14, 22)

In the mean time there arose a new king over Egypt, that knew not Joseph: And he said to his people: Behold the people of the children of Israel are numerous and stronger than we.

Come, let us wisely oppress them, lest they multiply: and if any war shall rise against us, join with our enemies, and having overcome us, depart out of the land.

Therefore he set over them masters of the works, to afflict them with burdens, and they built for Pharao cities of tabernacles, Phithom and Ramesses. But the more they oppressed them, the more they were multiplied, and increased: And the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them:

And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay, and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth.

Pharao therefore charged all his people, saying: Whatsoever shall be born of the male sex, ye shall cast into the river: whatsoever of the female, ye shall save alive.

Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 124: 1b-3, 4-6, 7-8)

If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say: If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us, Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive.

When their fury was enkindled against us, Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.

Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had passed through a water insupportable.

Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their teeth.

Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers.

The snare is broken, and we are delivered.

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Gospel: (Matthew 10: 34 – 11: 1)

Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword.

For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

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