Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
September 19, 2013

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Timothy 4:12-16
    12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
    13 Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.
    14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you.
    15 Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
    16 Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 111:7-10
    7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy,
    8 they are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
    9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name!
    10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever!

  • Gospel

    Luke 7:36-50
    36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house, and took his place at table.
    37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,
    38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
    39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."
    40 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?"
    41 "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
    42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?"
    43 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly."
    44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
    45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
    46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
    47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."
    48 And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
    49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"
    50 And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Philippians 2:13-18
    13 for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
    14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning,
    15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
    16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
    17 Even if I am to be poured as a libation upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
    18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 112:1, 4-7, 9
    1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
    6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever.
    7 He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
    9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.

  • Gospel

    John 15:12-17
    12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
    13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
    14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
    15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
    16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
    17 This I command you, to love one another.


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