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Monday 24 September 2018    (other days)
Monday of week 25 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First reading
Proverbs 3:27-34 ©
The Lord blesses the home of the virtuous
My son, do not refuse a kindness to anyone who begs it,
  if it is in your power to perform it.
Do not say to your neighbour, ‘Go away! Come another time!
  I will give it you tomorrow’, if you can do it now.
Do not plot harm against your neighbour
  as he lives unsuspecting next door.
Do not pick a groundless quarrel with a man
  who has done you no harm.
Do not emulate the man of violence,
  never model your conduct on his;
for the wilful wrong-doer is abhorrent to the Lord,
  who confides only in honest men.
The Lord’s curse lies on the house of the wicked,
  but he blesses the home of the virtuous.
He mocks those who mock,
  but accords his favour to the humble.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 14(15):2-5 ©
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.
Lord, who shall dwell on your holy mountain?
He who walks without fault;
he who acts with justice
and speaks the truth from his heart;
he who does not slander with his tongue.
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.
He who does no wrong to his brother,
who casts no slur on his neighbour,
who holds the godless in disdain,
but honours those who fear the Lord.
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.
He who keeps his pledge, come what may;
who takes no interest on a loan
and accepts no bribes against the innocent.
Such a man will stand firm for ever.
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

Gospel AcclamationJames1:18
Alleluia, alleluia!
By his own choice the Father made us his children
by the message of the truth,
so that we should be a sort of first-fruits
of all that he created.
Alleluia!
Or:Mt5:16
Alleluia, alleluia!
Your light must shine in the sight of men,
so that, seeing your good works,
they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 8:16-18 ©
Anyone who has will be given more
Jesus said to the crowds:
  ‘No one lights a lamp to cover it with a bowl or to put it under a bed. No, he puts it on a lamp-stand so that people may see the light when they come in. For nothing is hidden but it will be made clear, nothing secret but it will be known and brought to light. So take care how you hear; for anyone who has will be given more; from anyone who has not, even what he thinks he has will be taken away.’
GospelLuke 8:16-18
Οὐδεὶς δὲ λύχνον ἅψας καλύπτει αὐτὸν σκεύει ἢ ὑποκάτω κλίνης τίθησιν ἀλλ’ ἐπὶ λυχνίας τίθησιν, ἵνα οἱ εἰσπορευόμενοι βλέπωσιν τὸ φῶς. οὐ γάρ ἐστιν κρυπτὸν ὃ οὐ φανερὸν γενήσεται οὐδὲ ἀπόκρυφον ὃ οὐ μὴ γνωσθῇ καὶ εἰς φανερὸν ἔλθῃ. Βλέπετε οὖν πῶς ἀκούετε· ὃς ἂν γὰρ ἔχῃ, δοθήσεται αὐτῷ· καὶ ὃς ἂν μὴ ἔχῃ, καὶιͅὁ δοκεῖ ἔχειν ἀρθήσεται ἀπ’ αὐτοῦ.

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