Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
October 16, 2012

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 5:1-6
    1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
    2 Now I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.
    3 I testify again to every man who receives circumcision that he is bound to keep the whole law.
    4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
    5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait for the hope of righteousness.
    6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:41, 43, 45, 47-48
    41 Let thy steadfast love come to me, O LORD, thy salvation according to thy promise;
    43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy ordinances.
    45 and I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts.
    47 for I find my delight in thy commandments, which I love.
    48 I revere thy commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on thy statutes.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:37-41
    37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat at table.
    38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.
    39 And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.
    40 You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
    41 But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 3:14-19
    14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
    15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
    16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man,
    17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
    18 may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
    19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 23:1-6
    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
    2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;
    3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:25-30
    25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
    26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
    27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


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