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Wednesday 20 September 2017    (other days)
Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time
 (Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Priest, and Paul Chong Hasang, and their Companions, Martyrs )

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Red.


First reading
1 Timothy 3:14-16 ©
At the moment of writing to you, I am hoping that I may be with you soon; but in case I should be delayed, I wanted you to know how people ought to behave in God’s family – that is, in the Church of the living God, which upholds the truth and keeps it safe. Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is very deep indeed:
He was made visible in the flesh,
attested by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed to the pagans,
believed in by the world,
taken up in glory.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 110(111):1-6 ©
Great are the works of the Lord.
or
Alleluia!
I will thank the Lord with all my heart
  in the meeting of the just and their assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord,
  to be pondered by all who love them.
Great are the works of the Lord.
or
Alleluia!
Majestic and glorious his work,
  his justice stands firm for ever.
He makes us remember his wonders.
  The Lord is compassion and love.
Great are the works of the Lord.
or
Alleluia!
He gives food to those who fear him;
  keeps his covenant ever in mind.
He has shown his might to his people
  by giving them the lands of the nations.
Great are the works of the Lord.
or
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamationcf.1Th2:13
Alleluia, alleluia!
Accept God’s message for what it really is:
God’s message, and not some human thinking.
Alleluia!
Orcf.Jn6:63,68
Alleluia, alleluia!
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life;
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 7:31-35
Τίνι οὖν ὁμοιώσω τοὺς ἀνθρώπους τῆς γενεᾶς ταύτης καὶ τίνι εἰσὶν ὅμοιοι; ὅμοιοι εἰσιν παιδίοις τοῖς ἐν ἀγορᾷ καθημένοις καὶ προσφωνοῦσιν ἀλλήλοις ἃ λέγει·
ἠυλήσαμεν ὑμῖν
  καὶ οὐκ ὠρχήσασθε,
ἐθρηνήσαμεν
  καὶ οὐκ ἐκλαύσατε.
έλήλυθεν γὰρ Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτιστὴς μὴ ἐσθίων ἄρτον μήτε πίνων οἶνον καὶ λέγετε· δαιμόνιον ἔχει. ἐλήλυθεν ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐσθίων καὶ πίνων καὶ λέγετε· ἰδοὺ ἄνθρωπος φάγος καὶ οἰνοπότης, φίλος τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν. καὶ ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν τέκνων αὐτῆς.
GospelLuke 7:31-35 ©
Jesus said to the people:
  ‘What description can I find for the men of this generation? What are they like? They are like children shouting to one another while they sit in the market-place:
‘“We played the pipes for you,
and you wouldn’t dance;
we sang dirges,
and you wouldn’t cry.”
‘For John the Baptist comes, not eating bread, not drinking wine, and you say, “He is possessed.” The Son of Man comes, eating and drinking, and you say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” Yet Wisdom has been proved right by all her children.’

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