Readings: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

First Reading


First Reading: Gal 1:13–24

Brothers and sisters: 
You heard of my former way of life in Judaism, 
          how I persecuted the Church of God beyond measure 
          and tried to destroy it,  
          and progressed in Judaism 
          beyond many of my contemporaries among my race, 
          since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions. 
But when he, who from my mother's womb had set me apart 
          and called me through his grace, 
          was pleased to reveal his Son to me, 
          so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles, 
          I did not immediately consult flesh and blood, 
          nor did I go up to Jerusalem 
          to those who were Apostles before me; 
          rather, I went into Arabia and then returned to Damascus. 
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to confer with Cephas 
          and remained with him for fifteen days. 
But I did not see any other of the Apostles, 
          only James the brother of the Lord. 
(As to what I am writing to you, behold, 
          before God, I am not lying.) 
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 
And I was unknown personally to the churches of Judea 
          that are in Christ; 
          they only kept hearing that "the one who once was persecuting us 
          is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy." 
So they glorified God because of me.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps  139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15

R./ Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

O Lord, you have probed me and you know me; 
          you know when I sit and when I stand; 
          you understand my thoughts from afar. 
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize, 
          with all my ways you are familiar. 
R./ Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Truly you have formed my inmost being; 
          you knit me in my mother's womb. 
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; 
          wonderful are your works. 
R./ Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

My soul also you knew full well; 
          nor was my frame unknown to you 
When I was made in secret, 
          when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth. 
R./ Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was busy with all the serving and finally she said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do all the serving?"

But the Lord answered, "Martha, Martha, you worry and are troubled about many things, whereas only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her."