Readings: Monday, November 12, 2012

First Reading

 

First Reading: Titus 1:1-9

Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christ 
for the sake of the faith of God’s chosen ones 
and the recognition of religious truth, 
in the hope of eternal life 
that God, who does not lie, promised before time began, 
who indeed at the proper time revealed his word 
in the proclamation with which I was entrusted 
by the command of God our savior, 
to Titus, my true child in our common faith: 
grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. 
For this reason I left you in Crete 
so that you might set right what remains to be done 
and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you, 
on condition that a man be blameless, 
married only once, with believing children 
who are not accused of licentiousness or rebellious. 
For a bishop as God’s steward must be blameless, not arrogant, 
not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, 
not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, 
temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, 
holding fast to the true message as taught 
so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine 
and to refute opponents.

Responsorial Psalm

 

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 24:1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face. 

The Lord’s are the earth and its fullness; 
the world and those who dwell in it. 
For he founded it upon the seas 
and established it upon the rivers. 
R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face. 

Who can ascend the mountain of the Lord? 
or who may stand in his holy place? 
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean, 
who desires not what is vain. 
R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face. 

He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, 
a reward from God his savior. 
Such is the race that seeks for him, 
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob. 
R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face. 

Holy Gospel

 

Gospel Reading: Lk 17:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, "Scandals will necessarily come and cause people to fall; but woe to the one who has brought it about. It would be better for that one to be thrown into the sea with a millstone around the neck. Truly this would be better for that person than to cause one of these little ones to fall.

"Be careful. If your brother offends you, rebuke him and if he is sorry, forgive him. And if he offends you seven times in a day but says to you seven times: 'I'm sorry,' forgive him."

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." And the Lord said, "If you have faith even the size of a mustard seed, you may say to this tree: 'Be uprooted and plant yourself in the sea,' and it will obey you.