Readings: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First Reading


First Reading: Galatians  5:1-6

Brothers and sisters: 
For freedom Christ set us free; 
          so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. 
It is I, Paul, who am telling you 
          that if you have yourselves circumcised, 
          Christ will be of no benefit to you. 
Once again I declare to every man who has himself circumcised 
          that he is bound to observe the entire law. 
You are separated from Christ, 
          you who are trying to be justified by law; 
          you have fallen from grace. 
For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness. 
For in Christ Jesus, 
          neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, 
          but only faith working through love.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps 119:41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48

R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

Let your mercy come to me, O Lord, 
          your salvation according to your promise. 
R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

Take not the word of truth from my mouth, 
          for in your ordinances is my hope. 
R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will keep your law continually, 
          forever and ever. 
R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will walk at liberty, 
          because I seek your precepts. 
R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will delight in your commands,  
          which I love. 
R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will lift up my hands to your commands 
          and meditate on your statutes. 
R./ Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 11:37-41

As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to have a meal with him. So he went and sat at table. The Pharisee then wondered why Jesus did not first wash his hands before dinner. But the Lord said to him, "So then, you Pharisees, you clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside yourselves you are full of greed and evil. Fools! He who made the outside, also made the inside. But according to you, by the mere giving of alms everything is made clean."