Friday 30 September 2016    (other days)
Friday of week 26 in Ordinary Time
 (Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor )

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.

First reading
Job 38:1,12-21,40:3-5 ©
From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:
Have you ever in your life given orders to the morning
  or sent the dawn to its post,
telling it to grasp the earth by its edges
  and shake the wicked out of it,
when it changes the earth to sealing clay
  and dyes it as a man dyes clothes;
stealing the light from wicked men
  and breaking the arm raised to strike?
Have you journeyed all the way to the sources of the sea,
  or walked where the Abyss is deepest?
Have you been shown the gates of Death
  or met the janitors of Shadowland?
Have you an inkling of the extent of the earth?
  Tell me all about it if you have!
Which is the way to the home of the light,
  and where does darkness live?
You could then show them the way to their proper places,
  or put them on the path to where they live!
If you know all this, you must have been born with them,
  you must be very old by now!
Job replied to the Lord:
My words have been frivolous: what can I reply?
  I had better lay my finger on my lips.
I have spoken once... I will not speak again;
  more than once... I will add nothing.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 138:1-3,7-10,13-14 ©
Lead me, O Lord, in the path of life eternal.
O Lord, you search me and you know me,
  you know my resting and my rising,
  you discern my purpose from afar.
You mark when I walk or lie down,
  all my ways lie open to you.
Lead me, O Lord, in the path of life eternal.
O where can I go from your spirit,
  or where can I flee from your face?
If I climb the heavens, you are there.
  If I lie in the grave, you are there.
Lead me, O Lord, in the path of life eternal.
If I take the wings of the dawn
  and dwell at the sea’s furthest end,
even there your hand would lead me,
  your right hand would hold me fast.
Lead me, O Lord, in the path of life eternal.
For it was you who created my being,
  knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I thank you for the wonder of my being,
  for the wonders of all your creation.
Lead me, O Lord, in the path of life eternal.

Gospel AcclamationPs144:13
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Harden not your hearts today,
but listen to the voice of the Lord.

GospelLuke 10:13-16 ©
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. And still, it will not go as hard with Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell.
  ‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’

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