Readings: Monday, 23rd week in ordinary time.

First Reading


First Reading: 1 Cor 5:1–8

Brothers and sisters: 
It is widely reported that there is immorality among you, 
          and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans– 
          a man living with his father's wife. 
And you are inflated with pride. 
Should you not rather have been sorrowful? 
The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst. 
I, for my part, although absent in body but present in spirit, 
          have already, as if present, 
          pronounced judgment on the one who has committed this deed, 
          in the name of our Lord Jesus: 
          when you have gathered together and I am with you in spirit 
          with the power of the Lord Jesus, 
          you are to deliver this man to Satan 
          for the destruction of his flesh, 
          so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 
Your boasting is not appropriate.  
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? 
Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, 
          inasmuch as you are unleavened. 
For our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. 
Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, 
          not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, 
          but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps 5:5-6, 7, 12

R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

For you, O God, delight not in wickedness; 
          no evil man remains with you; 
          the arrogant may not stand in your sight. 
You hate all evildoers. 
R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

You destroy all who speak falsehood; 
The bloodthirsty and the deceitful 
          the Lord abhors. 
R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

But let all who take refuge in you 
          be glad and exult forever. 
Protect them, that you may be the joy 
          of those who love your name. 
R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Luke 6:6-11

On a sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began teaching. There was a man with a paralyzed right hand and the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees watched him: Would Jesus heal the man on the sabbath? If he did, they could accuse him.

But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to the man, "Get up and stand in the middle." Then he spoke to them, "I want to ask you: what is allowed by the Law on the sabbath, to do good or to do harm, to save life or destroy it?" And Jesus looked around at them all.

Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out and his hand was restored, becoming as whole as the other. But they were furious and began to discuss with one another how they could deal with Jesus.