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Saturday 23 September 2017    (other days)
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina 
 (Saturday of week 24 in Ordinary Time)

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.


First reading
Galatians 2:19-20 ©
Through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live with God. I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 127(128):1-5 ©
Happy are those who fear the Lord.
O blessed are those who fear the Lord
  and walk in his ways!
By the labour of your hands you shall eat.
  You will be happy and prosper.
Happy are those who fear the Lord.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
  in the heart of your house;
your children like shoots of the olive,
  around your table.
Happy are those who fear the Lord.
Indeed thus shall be blessed
  the man who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion
  all the days of your life!
Happy are those who fear the Lord.

Gospel AcclamationLk21:36
Alleluia, alleluia!
Be watchful, pray constantly,
that you may be worthy to stand before the Son of Man.
Alleluia!

Gospel
Matthew 16:24-27 ©
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life?
  ‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and, when he does, he will reward each one according to his behaviour.’

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. The New American Bible readings, which are used at Mass in the United States, cannot be shown here for copyright reasons, but the Universalis apps, programs and downloads do contain them.

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