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Tuesday 20 August 2019    (other days)
Saint Bernard, Abbot, Doctor 
 on Tuesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.

These are the readings for the feria


First readingJudges 6:11-24 ©
'Peace be with you; have no fear; you will not die'
The angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah which belonged to Joash of Abiezer. Gideon his son was threshing wheat inside the winepress to keep it hidden from Midian, when the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘The Lord is with you, valiant warrior!’ Gideon answered him, ‘Forgive me, my lord, but if the Lord is with us, then why is it that all this is happening to us now? And where are all the wonders our ancestors tell us of when they say, “Did not the Lord bring us out of Egypt?” But now the Lord has deserted us; he has abandoned us to Midian.’
  At this the Lord turned to him and said, ‘Go in the strength now upholding you, and you will rescue Israel from the power of Midian. Do I not send you myself?’ Gideon answered him, ‘Forgive me, my lord, but how can I deliver Israel? My clan, you must know, is the weakest in Manasseh and I am the least important in my family.’ The Lord answered him, ‘I will be with you and you shall crush Midian as though it were a single man.’ Gideon said to him, ‘If I have found favour in your sight, give me a sign that it is you who speak to me. I beg you, do not go away until I come back. I will bring you my offering and set it down before you.’ And he answered, ‘I will stay until you return.’
  Gideon went away and prepared a young goat and made unleavened cakes with an ephah of flour. He put the meat into a basket and the broth into a pot, then brought it all to him under the terebinth. As he came near, the angel of the Lord said to him, ‘Take the meat and unleavened cakes, put them on this rock and pour the broth over them.’ Gideon did so. Then the angel of the Lord reached out the tip of the staff in his hand and touched the meat and unleavened cakes. Fire sprang from the rock and consumed the meat and unleavened cakes, and the angel of the Lord vanished before his eyes. Then Gideon knew this was the angel of the Lord, and he said, ‘Alas, my Lord! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!’ The Lord answered him, ‘Peace be with you; have no fear; you will not die.’ Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it The-Lord-is-Peace.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 84(85):9,11-14 ©
The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
  a voice that speaks of peace,
peace for his people and his friends
  and those who turn to him in their hearts.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
Mercy and faithfulness have met;
  justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
  and justice look down from heaven.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
The Lord will make us prosper
  and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
  and peace shall follow his steps.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

Gospel Acclamation2Cor8:9
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus Christ was rich but he became poor
to make you rich out of his poverty.
Alleluia!

Gospel
Matthew 19:23-30 ©
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I tell you solemnly, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Yes, I tell you again, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.’ When the disciples heard this they were astonished. ‘Who can be saved, then?’ they said. Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he told them ‘this is impossible; for God everything is possible.’
  Then Peter spoke. ‘What about us?’ he said to him ‘We have left everything and followed you. What are we to have, then?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I tell you solemnly, when all is made new and the Son of Man sits on his throne of glory, you will yourselves sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or land for the sake of my name will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life.
  ‘Many who are first will be last, and the last, first.’
Gospel
Matthew 19:23-30
Ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πλούσιος δυσκόλως εἰσελεύσεται εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν. πάλιν δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν, εὐκοπώτερον ἐστιν κάμηλον διὰ τρήματος ῥαφίδος εἰσελθεῖν ἢ πλούσιον εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ. ἀκούσαντες δὲ οἱ μαθηταὶ ἐξεπλήσσοντο σφόδρα λέγοντες· τίς ἄρα δύναται σωθῆναι; ἐμβλέψας δὲ ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· παρὰ ἀνθρώποις τοῦτο ἀδύνατον ἐστιν, παρὰ δὲ θεῷ πάντα δυνατά.
  Τότε ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ Πέτρος εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἰδοὺ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν πάντα καὶ ἠκολουθήσαμεν σοι· τί ἄρα ἔσται ἡμῖν; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ὑμεῖς οἱ ἀκολουθήσαντες μοι ἐν τῇ παλιγγενεσίᾳ, ὅταν καθίσῃ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης αὐτοῦ, καθήσεσθε καὶ ὑμεῖς ἐπὶ δώδεκα θρόνους κρίνοντες τὰς δώδεκα φυλὰς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ. καὶ πᾶς ὅστις ἀφῆκεν οἰκίας ἢ ἀδελφοὺς ἢ ἀδελφὰς ἢ πατέρα ἢ μητέρα ἢ τέκνα ἢ ἀγροὺς ἕνεκεν τοῦ ἐμοῦ ὀνόματος, πολλαπλασίονα λήμψεται καὶ ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσει.
  πολλοὶ δὲ ἔσονται πρῶτοι ἔσχατοι καὶ ἔσχατοι πρῶτοι.

These are the readings for the memorial


First reading
Ecclesiasticus 15:1-6 ©
Whoever grasps the Law will obtain wisdom
Whoever fears the Lord will act like this,
  and whoever grasps the Law will obtain wisdom.
She will come to meet him like a mother,
  and receive him like a virgin bride.
He will lean on her and will not fall,
  he will rely on her and not be put to shame.
She will raise him high above his neighbours,
  and in full assembly she will open his mouth.
He will find happiness and a crown of joy,
  he will inherit an everlasting name.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 118(119):9-14 ©
Lord, teach me your decrees.
How shall the young remain sinless?
  By obeying your word.
I have sought you with all my heart;
  let me not stray from your commands.
Lord, teach me your decrees.
I treasure your promise in my heart
  lest I sin against you.
Blessed are you, O Lord;
  teach me your statutes.
Lord, teach me your decrees.
With my tongue I have recounted
  the decrees of your lips.
I rejoiced to do your will
  as though all riches were mine.
Lord, teach me your decrees.

Gospel AcclamationJn15:9,5
Alleluia, alleluia!
Remain in my love, says the Lord;
whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty.
Alleluia!

GospelJohn 17:20-26 ©
Father, may they be completely one
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
‘Holy Father,
I pray not only for these,
but for those also
who through their words will believe in me.
May they all be one.
Father, may they be one in us,
as you are in me and I am in you,
so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so completely one
that the world will realise that it was you who sent me
and that I have loved them as much as you loved me.
Father, I want those you have given me
to be with me where I am,
so that they may always see the glory you have given me
because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Father, Righteous One,
the world has not known you,
but I have known you,
and these have known that you have sent me.
I have made your name known to them
and will continue to make it known,
so that the love with which you loved me may be in them,
and so that I may be in them.’
GospelJohn 17:20-26
πάτερ ἅγιε,
οὐ περὶ τούτων δὲ ἐρωτῶ μόνον,
ἀλλὰ καὶ περὶ τῶν πιστεύοντων διὰ τοῦ λόγου αὐτῶν εἰς ἐμέ,
ἵνα πάντες ἐν ὦσιν
καθὼς σύ, πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοὶ καγὼ ἐν σοί,
ἵνα καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐν ἡμῖν ὦσιν,
ἵνα ὁ κόσμος πιστεύῃ ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας.
καγὼ τὴν δόξαν ἣν δέδωκας μοι δέδωκα αὐτοῖς,
ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς ἕν·
ἐγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς καὶ σὺ ἐν ἐμοί,
ἵνα ὦσιν τετελειωμένοι εἰς ἕν,
ἵνα γινώσκῃ ὁ κόσμος ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας
καὶ ἠγάπησας αὐτοὺς καθὼς ἐμὲ ἠγάπησας.
Πατήρ, ὃ δέδωκας μοι,
θέλω ἵνα ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγὼ κακεῖνοι ὦσιν μετ’ ἐμοῦ,
ἵνα θεωρῶσιν τὴν δόξαν τὴν ἐμήν, ἣν δέδωκας μοι
ὅτι ἠγάπησας με πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου.
πατήρ, δίκαιε
καὶ ὁ κόσμος σε οὐκ ἔγνω,
ἐγὼ δέ σε ἔγνων,
καὶ οὗτοι ἔγνωσαν ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας·
καὶ ἐγνώρισα αὐτοῖς τὸ ὄνομα σου
καὶ γνωρίσω,
ἵνα ἡ ἀγάπη ἣν ἠγάπησας με ἐν αὐτοῖς ᾖ
καγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς.

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