Liturgical Readings for: Saturday, 25th May, 2013
St Bede the Venerable, priest/ doctor of the Church, St Gregory VII, pope, St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, optional memorials.
Next Sunday's Readings
FIRST READING: Ecclesiasticus 17:1-15
The Lord fashioned man from the earth,
to consign him back to it.
He gave them so many days' determined time,
he gave them authority over everything on earth.
He clothed them with strength like his own,
and made them in his own image.
He filled all living things with dread of man,
making him master over beasts and birds.
He shaped for them a mouth and tongue, eyes and ears,
and gave them a heart to think with.
He filled them with knowledge and understanding,
and revealed to them good and evil.
He put his own light in their hearts
to show them the magnificence of his works.
They will praise his holy name,
as they tell of his magnificent works.
He set knowledge before them,
he endowed them with the law of life.
He established an eternal covenant with them,
and revealed his judgements to them.
Their eyes saw his glorious majesty,
and their ears heard the glory of his voice.
He said to them, 'Beware of all wrong doing';
he gave each a commandment concerning his neighbour.
Their ways are always under his eye,
they cannot be hidden from his sight.
Responsorial Psalm : Ps 102
Response : The love of the Lord is everlasting
upon those who hold him in fear.
1. As a father has compassion on his sons,
the Lord has pity on those who fear him;
for he knows of what we are made,
he remembers that we are dust. Response
2. As for man, his days are like grass;
he flowers like the flower ofthe field
the wind blows and he is gone
and his place never sees him again. Response
3. But the love of the Lord is everlasting
upon those who hold him in fear;
his justice reaches out to children's children
when they keep his covenant in truth. Response
Gospel Acclamation Ps 110: 7. 8
Your precepts, O Lord, are all of them sure;
they stand firm for ever and ever.
or Jn 17: 17
Your word is truth, O Lord,
consecrate us in the truth.
GOSPEL: Mark 10:13-16
People were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, 'Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.
Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.
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