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Saturday 5 September 2015    (other days)
Saturday of week 22 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass


First reading
Colossians 1:21-23 ©
Not long ago, you were foreigners and enemies, in the way that you used to think and the evil things that you did; but now he has reconciled you, by his death and in that mortal body. Now you are able to appear before him holy, pure and blameless – as long as you persevere and stand firm on the solid base of the faith, never letting yourselves drift away from the hope promised by the Good News, which you have heard, which has been preached to the whole human race, and of which I, Paul, have become the servant.

Psalm
Psalm 53:3-4,6,8 ©
God himself is my help.
O God, save me by your name;
  by your power, uphold my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
  listen to the words of my mouth.
God himself is my help.
But I have God for my help.
  The Lord upholds my life.
I will sacrifice to you with willing heart
  and praise your name for it is good:
God himself is my help.

Gospel AcclamationJn14:16
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father except through me.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 6:1-5 ©
One sabbath Jesus happened to be taking a walk through the cornfields, and his disciples were picking ears of corn, rubbing them in their hands and eating them. Some of the Pharisees said, ‘Why are you doing something that is forbidden on the sabbath day?’ Jesus answered them, ‘So you have not read what David did when he and his followers were hungry how he went into the house of God, took the loaves of offering and ate them and gave them to his followers, loaves which only the priests are allowed to eat?’ And he said to them, ‘The Son of Man is master of the sabbath.’

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 downloads do contain them.

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