Readings: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

First Reading


First Reading: TITUS 2:1-8, 11-14

You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine, 
namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified, 
self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance. 
Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior, 
not slanderers, not addicted to drink, 
teaching what is good, so that they may train younger women 
to love their husbands and children, 
to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers, 
under the control of their husbands, 
so that the word of God may not be discredited. 
Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves, 
showing yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect, 
with integrity in your teaching, dignity, and sound speech 
that cannot be criticized, 
so that the opponent will be put to shame 
without anything bad to say about us. 
For the grace of God has appeared, saving all 
and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires 
and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, 
as we await the blessed hope, 
the appearance of the glory of the great God 
and of our savior Jesus Christ, 
who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness 
and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, 
eager to do what is good.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps 37:3-4, 18 and 23, 27 and 29

R./ The salvation of the just comes from the Lord. 

Trust in the Lord and do good, 
that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security. 
Take delight in the Lord, 
and he will grant you your heart’s requests. 
R./ The salvation of the just comes from the Lord. 

The Lord watches over the lives of the wholehearted; 
their inheritance lasts forever. 
By the Lord are the steps of a man made firm, 
and he approves his way. 
R./ The salvation of the just comes from the Lord. 

Turn from evil and do good, 
that you may abide forever; 
The just shall possess the land 
and dwell in it forever. 
R./ The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: LK 17:7-10

The Lord said, "Who among you would say to your servant coming in from the fields after plowing or tending sheep: 'Come at once and sit down at table'? No, you tell him: 'Prepare my dinner. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink; you can eat and drink afterwards.' Do you thank this servant for doing what you commanded? So for you. When you have done all that you have been told to do, you must say: 'We are no more than servants; we have only done our duty.'