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Tuesday 17 January 2017    (other days)
Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time
 (Saint Antony, Abbot )

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.


First readingHebrews 6:10-20 ©
God would not be so unjust as to forget all you have done, the love that you have for his name or the services you have done, and are still doing, for the saints. Our one desire is that every one of you should go on showing the same earnestness to the end, to the perfect fulfilment of our hopes, never growing careless, but imitating those who have the faith and the perseverance to inherit the promises.
  When God made the promise to Abraham, he swore by his own self, since it was impossible for him to swear by anyone greater: I will shower blessings on you and give you many descendants. Because of that, Abraham persevered and saw the promise fulfilled. Men, of course, swear an oath by something greater than themselves, and between men, confirmation by an oath puts an end to all dispute. In the same way, when God wanted to make the heirs to the promise thoroughly realise that his purpose was unalterable, he conveyed this by an oath; so that there would be two unalterable things in which it was impossible for God to be lying, and so that we, now we have found safety, should have a strong encouragement to take a firm grip on the hope that is held out to us. Here we have an anchor for our soul, as sure as it is firm, and reaching right through beyond the veil where Jesus has entered before us and on our behalf, to become a high priest of the order of Melchizedek, and for ever.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 110(111):1-2,4-5,9,10 ©
The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
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.
The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or
Alleluia.
He makes us remember his wonders.
  The Lord is compassion and love.
He gives food to those who fear him;
  keeps his covenant ever in mind.
The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or
Alleluia.
He has sent deliverance to his people
  and established his covenant for ever.
Holy his name, to be feared.
  His praise shall last for ever!
The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or
Alleluia.

Gospel Acclamationcf.Ep1:17-18
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our heart
that we may see how great is the hope
to which we are called.
Alleluia!

GospelMark 2:23-28 ©
One sabbath day Jesus happened to be taking a walk through the cornfields, and his disciples began to pick ears of corn as they went along. And the Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing something on the sabbath day that is forbidden?’ And he replied, ‘Did you never read what David did in his time of need when he and his followers were hungry – how he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the loaves of offering which only the priests are allowed to eat, and how he also gave some to the men with him?’
  And he said to them, ‘The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; the Son of Man is master even of the sabbath.’

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