Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
October 12, 2013

Psalter: Week III

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Joel 4:12-21
    12 Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehosh'aphat; for there I will sit to judge all the nations round about.
    13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the wine press is full. The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.
    14 Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
    15 The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
    16 And the LORD roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shake. But the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.
    17 "So you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who dwell in Zion, my holy mountain. And Jerusalem shall be holy and strangers shall never again pass through it.
    18 "And in that day the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the stream beds of Judah shall flow with water; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the LORD and water the valley of Shittim.
    19 "Egypt shall become a desolation and Edom a desolate wilderness, for the violence done to the people of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
    20 But Judah shall be inhabited for ever, and Jerusalem to all generations.
    21 I will avenge their blood, and I will not clear the guilty, for the LORD dwells in Zion."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
    1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
    2 Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
    5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
    6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.
    11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
    12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:27-28
    27 As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!"
    28 But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 12:4-11
    4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
    5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
    6 and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.
    7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
    8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
    9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
    10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
    11 All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 98:1-4
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.
    2 The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
    3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
    4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-5
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;

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