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Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading

2 Kings 5:14-17 (JB)

A reading from the second book of the Kings

Naaman returned to Elisha, the prophet, and acknowledged the Lord.

Naaman the leper went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do. And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child.

Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and stood before him. ‘Now I know’ he said ‘that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. Now, please, accept a present from your servant.’ But Elisha replied, ‘As the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will accept nothing.’ Naaman pressed him to accept, but he refused. Then Naaman said, ‘Since your answer is “No,” allow your servant to be given as much earth as two mules may carry, because your servant will no longer offer holocaust or sacrifice to any god except the Lord.’

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2 Kings 5:14-17 (NRSV)

A reading from the second book of Kings

Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram

and a mighty warrior, obeyed Elisha:

he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan,

according to the word of the man of God;

his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy,

and he was clean.

Then he returned to the man of God,

he and all his company;

Naaman came and stood before Elisha and said,

“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth

except in Israel;

please accept a present from your servant.”

But Elisha said,

“As the Lord lives, whom I serve,

I will accept nothing!”

Naaman urged Elisha to accept,

but he refused.

Then Naaman said,

“If not, please let two mule-loads of earth

be given to your servant;

for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering or sacrifice

to any god except the Lord.”

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 97:1-4 (JB)

R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

Sing a new song to the Lord

for he has worked wonders.

His right hand and his holy arm

have brought salvation. R.

The Lord has made known his salvation;

has shown his justice to the nations.

He has remembered his truth and love

for the house of Israel. R.

All the ends of the earth have seen

the salvation of our God.

Shout to the Lord all the earth,

ring out your joy. R.

Second Reading

2 Timothy 2:8-13 (JB)

A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy

If we hold firm, we shall reign with Christ.

Remember the Good News that I carry, ‘Jesus Christ risen from the dead, sprung from the race of David’; it is on account of this that I have my own hardships to bear, even to being chained like a criminal – but they cannot chain up God’s news. So I bear it all for the sake of those who are chosen, so that in the end they may have the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and the eternal glory that comes with it.

Here is a saying that you can rely on:

If we have died with him, then we shall live with him.

If we hold firm, then we shall reign with him.

If we disown him, then he will disown us.

We may be unfaithful, but he is always faithful,

for he cannot disown his own self.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2 Timothy 2:8-13 (NRSV)

A reading from the second letter of Paul to Timothy

Remember Jesus Christ,

raised from the dead, a descendant of David-

that is my gospel,

for which I suffer hardship,

even to the point of being chained like a criminal.

But the word of God is not chained.

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect,

so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus,

with eternal glory.

The saying is sure:

If we have died with him,

we will also live with him;

if we endure,

we will also reign with him;

if we deny him,

he will also deny us;

if we are faithless,

he remains faithful-

for he cannot deny himself.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (JB)

Alleluia, alleluia!

For all things give thanks to God,

because this is what he expects of you in Christ Jesus.

Alleluia!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NRSV)

Alleluia, alleluia!

For all things give thanks to God,

because this is what he expects of you in Christ Jesus.

Alleluia!

Gospel

Luke 17:11-19 (JB)

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

It seems that no one has returned to give thanks to God except this foreigner.

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This made Jesus say, ‘Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.’ And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 17:11-19 (NRSV)

A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke

On the way to Jerusalem

Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.

As he entered a village,

ten lepers approached him.

Keeping their distance,

they called out, saying,

“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

When Jesus saw them, he said to them,

“Go and show yourselves to the priests.”

And as they went, they were made clean.

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed,

turned back, praising God with a loud voice.

He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.

And he was a Samaritan.

Then Jesus asked,

“Were not ten made clean?

But the other nine, where are they?

Was none of them found to return

and give praise to God except this foreigner?”

Then Jesus said to the Samaritan,

“Get up and go on your way;

your faith has made you well.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ