Tuesday 28 February 2017    (other days)
Tuesday of week 8 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.

First reading
Ecclesiasticus 35:2-15 ©
A man multiplies offerings by keeping the Law;
  he offers communion sacrifices by following the commandments.
By showing gratitude he makes an offering of fine flour,
  by giving alms he offers a sacrifice of praise.
Withdraw from wickedness and the Lord will be pleased,
  withdraw from injustice and you make atonement.
Do not appear empty-handed in the Lord’s presence;
  for all these things are due under the commandment.
A virtuous man’s offering graces the altar,
  and its savour rises before the Most High.
A virtuous man’s sacrifice is acceptable,
  its memorial will not be forgotten.
Honour the Lord with generosity,
  do not stint the first-fruits you bring.
Add a smiling face to all your gifts,
  and be cheerful as you dedicate your tithes.
Give to the Most High as he has given to you,
  generously as your means can afford;
for the Lord is a good rewarder,
  he will reward you seven times over.
Offer him no bribe, he will not accept it,
  do not put your faith in an unvirtuous sacrifice;
since the Lord is a judge
  who is no respecter of personages.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 49(50):5-8,14,23 ©
I will show God’s salvation to the upright.
‘Summon before me my people
  who made covenant with me by sacrifice.’
The heavens proclaim his justice,
  for he, God, is the judge.
I will show God’s salvation to the upright.
‘Listen, my people, I will speak;
  Israel, I will testify against you,
for I am God, your God.
  I accuse you, lay the charge before you.
I find no fault with your sacrifices,
  your offerings are always before me.
I will show God’s salvation to the upright.
Pay your sacrifice of thanksgiving to God
  and render him your votive offerings.
A sacrifice of thanksgiving honours me
  and I will show God’s salvation to the upright.’
I will show God’s salvation to the upright.

Gospel AcclamationPh2:15-16
Alleluia, alleluia!
You will shine in the world like bright stars
because you are offering it the word of life.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom
to mere children.

GospelMark 10:28-31 ©
At that time Peter began to tell Jesus, ‘What about us? We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.
  ‘Many who are first will be last, and the last first.’

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