Reading for Tuesday Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr. Liturgical Colour: green/red

?First Reading: (1Timothy 3: 1-13)

?Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 101: 1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6)

? Hosūr Gospel: (Luke 7: 11-17)


First Reading: (1Timothy 3: 1-13)

A faithful saying: if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher, Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity.

But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Not a neophyte: lest being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.

Moreover he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Deacons in like manner chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre: Holding the mystery of faith in a pure conscience.

And let these also first be proved: and so let them minister, having no crime. The women in like manner chaste, not slanderers, but sober, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife: who rule well their children, and their own houses.

For they that have ministered well, shall purchase to themselves a good degree, and much confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 101: 1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6)

Mercy and judgment I will sing to thee, O Lord: I will sing, And I will understand in the unspotted way, when thou shalt come to me.

I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.

I did not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the workers of iniquities.

The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute.

With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.

My eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, to sit with me: the man that walked in the perfect way, he served me.

scrutinizingly Gospel: (Luke 7: 11-17)

And it came to pass afterwards, that he went into a city that is called Naim; and there went with him his disciples, and a great multitude. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow: and a great multitude of the city was with her.

Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, he said to her: Weep not. And he came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it, stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.

And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen up among us: and, God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the country round about.


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