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Monday 25 May 2015    (other days)
Monday after Pentecost
 (Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor)

Readings at Mass


First reading
Ecclesiasticus 17:20-28 ©
To those who repent, God permits return,
  and he encourages those who were losing hope.
Return to the Lord and leave sin behind,
  plead before his face and lessen your offence.
Come back to the Most High and turn away from iniquity,
  and hold in abhorrence all that is foul.
Who will praise the Most High in Sheol,
  if the living do not do so by giving glory to him?
To the dead, as to those who do not exist, praise is unknown,
  only those with life and health can praise the Lord.
How great is the mercy of the Lord,
  his pardon on all those who turn towards him!

Psalm
Psalm 31:1-2,5-7 ©
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just!
Happy the man whose offence is forgiven,
  whose sin is remitted.
O happy the man to whom the Lord
  imputes no guilt,
  in whose spirit is no guile.
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just!
But now I have acknowledged my sins;
  my guilt I did not hide.
I said: ‘I will confess
  my offence to the Lord.’
And you, Lord, have forgiven
  the guilt of my sin.
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just!
So let every good man pray to you
  in the time of need.
The floods of water may reach high
  but him they shall not reach.
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just!
You are my hiding place, O Lord;
  you save me from distress.
You surround me with cries of deliverance.
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just!

Gospel Acclamationcf.1Th2:13
Alleluia, alleluia!
Accept God’s message for what it really is:
God’s message, and not some human thinking.
Alleluia!
Or2Co8:9
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus Christ was rich,
but he became poor for your sake,
to make you rich out of his poverty.
Alleluia!

GospelMark 10:17-27 ©
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth.
  Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. The New American Bible readings, which are used at Mass in the United States, cannot be shown here for copyright reasons, but the Universalis downloads do contain them.

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