Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

READINGS (Year II):

Reading 1 Prv 30:5-9

Every word of God is tested;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Add nothing to his words,
lest he reprove you, and you will be exposed as a deceiver.

Two things I ask of you,
deny them not to me before I die:
Put falsehood and lying far from me,
give me neither poverty nor riches;
provide me only with the food I need;
Lest, being full, I deny you,
saying, “Who is the LORD?”
Or, being in want, I steal,
and profane the name of my God.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163

  1. (105) Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
    Remove from me the way of falsehood,
    and favor me with your law.
    R. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
    The law of your mouth is to me more precious
    than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
    R. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
    Your word, O LORD, endures forever;
    it is firm as the heavens.
    R. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
    From every evil way I withhold my feet,
    that I may keep your words.
    R. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
    Through your precepts I gain discernment;
    therefore I hate every false way.
    R. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
    Falsehood I hate and abhor;
    your law I love.
    R. Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.

Gospel Lk 9:1-6

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority
over all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God
and to heal the sick.
He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey,
neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money,
and let no one take a second tunic.
Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
And as for those who do not welcome you,
when you leave that town,
shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.”
Then they set out and went from village to village
proclaiming the Good News and curing diseases everywhere.

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