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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading

Isaiah 66:10-14 (JB)

A reading from the prophet Isaiah

I will send toward Jerusalem peace like a river.

Rejoice, Jerusalem,

be glad for her, all you who love her!

Rejoice, rejoice for her,

all you who mourned her!

That you may be suckled, filled,

from her consoling breast,

that you may savour with delight

her glorious breasts.

For thus says the Lord:

Now towards her I send flowing

peace, like a river,

and like a stream in spate

the glory of the nations.

At her breast will her nurslings be carried

and fondled in her lap.

Like a son comforted by his mother

will I comfort you.

And by Jerusalem you will be comforted.

At the sight your heart will rejoice,

and your bones flourish like the grass.

To his servants the Lord will reveal his hand.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Isaiah 66:10-14 (NRSV)

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah

Rejoice with Jerusalem,

and be glad for her,

all you who love her;

rejoice with her in joy,

all you who mourn over her-

that you may nurse and be satisfied

from her consoling breast;

that you may drink deeply with delight

from her glorious bosom.

For thus says the Lord:

“I will extend prosperity to her like a river,

and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;

and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm,

and dandled on her knees.

As a mother comforts her child,

so I will comfort you;

you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

“You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;

your bodies shall flourish like the grass;

and it shall be known

that the hand of the Lord is with his servants.”

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 65:1-7, 16, 20 (JB)

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

Cry out with joy to God all the earth,

O sing to the glory of his name.

O render him glorious praise.

Say to God: ‘How tremendous your deeds! R.

‘Before you all the earth shall bow:

shall sing to you, sing to your name!’

Come and see the works of God,

tremendous his deeds among men. R.

He turned the sea into dry land,

they passed through the river dry-shod.

Let our joy then be in him;

he rules for ever by his might. R.

Come and hear, all who fear God.

I will tell what he did for my soul.

Blessed be God who did not reject my prayer

nor withhold his love from me. R.

Second Reading

Galatians 6:14-18 (JB)

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians

The marks I carry on my body are those of Jesus Christ.

The only thing I can boast about is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. It does not matter if a person is circumcised or not; what matters is for him to become an altogether new creature. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, who form the Israel of God.

I want no more trouble from anybody after this; the marks on my body are those of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, my brothers. Amen.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Galatians 6:14-18 (NRSV)

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Galatians

May I never boast of anything

except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

by which the world has been crucified to me,

and I to the world.

For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything;

but a new creation is everything!

As for those who will follow this rule-

peace be upon them, and mercy,

and upon the Israel of God.

From now on, let no one make trouble for me;

for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation

Colossians 3:15, 16 (JB)

Alleluia, alleluia!

May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,

and the fullness of his message live within you.

Alleluia!

Colossians 3:15, 16 (NRSV)

Alleluia, alleluia!

May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,

and the fullness of his message live within you.

Alleluia!

Gospel

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 (JB)

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Your peace will rest upon him.

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not make you welcome, go out into its streets and say, “We wipe off the very dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God is very near.” I tell you, on that day it will not go as hard with Sodom as with that town.’

The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said, ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 (NRSV)

A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke

The Lord appointed seventy others

and sent them on ahead of him in pairs

to every town and place where he himself intended to go.

He said to them,

“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;

therefore ask the Lord of the harvest

to send out labourers into his harvest.

Go on your way.

See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.

Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals;

and greet no one on the road.

“Whatever house you enter,

first say, ‘Peace to this house!’

And if anyone is there who shares in peace,

your peace will rest on that person;

but if not, it will return to you.

Remain in the same house,

eating and drinking whatever they provide,

for the labourer deserves to be paid.

Do not move about from house to house.

“Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you,

eat what is set before you;

cure the sick who are there, and say to them,

‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ *

“But whenever you enter a town

and they do not welcome you,

go out into its streets and say,

‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet,

we wipe off in protest against you.

Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’

I tell you,

on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.”

The seventy returned with joy, saying,

“Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!”

Jesus said to them,

“I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.

See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions,

and over all the power of the enemy;

and nothing will hurt you.

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this,

that the spirits submit to you,

but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:1-9 (JB)

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Your peace will rest upon him.

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.”‘

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:1-9 (NRSV)

A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke

The Lord appointed seventy others

and sent them on ahead of him in pairs

to every town and place where he himself intended to go.

He said to them,

“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;

therefore ask the Lord of the harvest

to send out labourers into his harvest.

Go on your way.

See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.

Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals;

and greet no one on the road.

“Whatever house you enter,

first say, ‘Peace to this house!’

And if anyone is there who shares in peace,

your peace will rest on that person;

but if not, it will return to you.

Remain in the same house,

eating and drinking whatever they provide,

for the labourer deserves to be paid.

Do not move about from house to house.

“Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you,

eat what is set before you;

cure the sick who are there, and say to them,

‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.”‘

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.