Readings

Readings

First Reading
Rom 4:20-25

It was written for us when it says that our faith in God will be counted.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
Abraham did not doubt God’s promise in unbelief;
   rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God
   and was fully convinced that what God had promised
   he was also able to do.
That is why it was credited to him as righteousness.
But it was not for him alone that it was written
   that it was credited to him;
   it was also for us, to whom it will be credited,
   who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
   who was handed over for our transgressions
   and was raised for our justification.


Responsorial Psalm
Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75

R. :

R. (see 68) Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

He has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
   born of the house of his servant David.

R. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old
   that he would save us from our enemies,
   from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
   and to remember his holy covenant.

R. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
   to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
   free to worship him without fear,
   holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

R. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.


Gospel Acclamation
Mt 5:3

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed are the poor in spirit;
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 12:13-21

And the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?

croce_vangelo.pngA reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
   “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him,
   “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said to the crowd,
   “Take care to guard against all greed,
   for though one may be rich,
   one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

Then he told them a parable.
“There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.
He asked himself, ‘What shall I do,
   for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do:
   I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones.
There I shall store all my grain and other goods
   and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you,
   you have so many good things stored up for many years,
   rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’
But God said to him,
   ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you;
   and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself
   but is not rich in what matters to God.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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