Readings: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Reading


First Reading: 1 Cor 12:12–14,27–31a

Brothers and sisters: 
As a body is one though it has many parts, 
          and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, 
          so also Christ. 
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, 
          whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, 
          and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. 
Now the body is not a single part, but many. 
Now you are Christ's Body, and individually parts of it. 
Some people God has designated in the Church 
          to be, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; 
          then, mighty deeds; 
          then gifts of healing, assistance, administration, 
          and varieties of tongues. 
Are all Apostles?  Are all prophets?  Are all teachers? 
Do all work mighty deeds?  Do all have gifts of healing? 
Do all speak in tongues?  Do all interpret? 
Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm   100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5

R./ We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; 
          serve the Lord with gladness; 
          come before him with joyful song. 
R./ We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Know that the Lord is God; 
          he made us, his we are; 
          his people, the flock he tends. 
R./ We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, 
          his courts with praise; 
Give thanks to him; bless his name. 
R./ We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

For he is good, the Lord,  
          whose kindness endures forever, 
          and his faithfulness, to all generations.  
R./ We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 7:11-17

A little later Jesus went to a town called Naim and many of his disciples went with him-a great number of people. As he reached the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was the only son of his mother and she was a widow; there followed a large crowd of townspeople.

On seeing her, the Lord had pity on her and said, "Don't cry." Then he came up and touched the stretcher and the men who carried it stopped. Jesus then said, "Young man, awake, I tell you." And the dead man got up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. A holy fear came over them all and they praised God saying, "A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people." This news spread out in the Jewish country and the surrounding places.