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Tuesday 21 February 2017    (other days)
Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First reading
Ecclesiasticus 2:1-11 ©
My son, if you aspire to serve the Lord,
  prepare yourself for an ordeal.
Be sincere of heart, be steadfast,
  and do not be alarmed when disaster comes.
Cling to him and do not leave him,
  so that you may be honoured at the end of your days.
Whatever happens to you, accept it,
  and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient,
since gold is tested in the fire,
  and chosen men in the furnace of humiliation.
Trust him and he will uphold you,
  follow a straight path and hope in him.
You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy;
  do not turn aside in case you fall.
You who fear the Lord, trust him,
  and you will not be baulked of your reward.
You who fear the Lord hope for good things,
  for everlasting happiness and mercy.
Look at the generations of old and see:
  who ever trusted in the Lord and was put to shame?
Or who ever feared him steadfastly and was left forsaken?
  Or who ever called out to him, and was ignored?
For the Lord is compassionate and merciful,
  he forgives sins, and saves in days of distress.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 36(37):3-4,18-19,27-28,39-40 ©
Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you.
If you trust in the Lord and do good,
  then you will live in the land and be secure.
If you find your delight in the Lord,
  he will grant your heart’s desire.
Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you.
He protects the lives of the upright,
  their heritage will last for ever.
They shall not be put to shame in evil days,
  in time of famine their food shall not fail.
Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you.
Then turn away from evil and do good
  and you shall have a home for ever;
for the Lord loves justice
  and will never forsake his friends.
Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you.
The salvation of the just comes from the Lord,
  their stronghold in time of distress.
The Lord helps them and delivers them
  and saves them: for their refuge is in him.
Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you.

Gospel AcclamationGal6:14
Alleluia, alleluia!
My only glory is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which crucifies the world to me and me to the world.
Alleluia!

GospelMark 9:30-37 ©
Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.
  They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’

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