Readings: Saturday, October 1, 2022

First Reading

First Reading: Job 42:1–3,5–6,12–17

Job answered the Lord and said:
I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.
I have dealt with great things that I do not understand;
things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.
I had heard of you by word of mouth,
but now my eye has seen you.
Therefore I disown what I have said,
and repent in dust and ashes.
Thus the Lord blessed the latter days of Job
more than his earlier ones.
For he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels,
a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
And he had seven sons and three daughters,
of whom he called the first Jemimah,
the second Keziah, and the third Kerenhappuch.
In all the land no other women were as beautiful
as the daughters of Job;
and their father gave them an inheritance
along with their brothers.
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years;
and he saw his children, his grandchildren,
and even his great-grandchildren.
Then Job died, old and full of years.

Responsorial Psalm

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130

R./ Lord, let your face shine on me.

Teach me wisdom and knowledge,
for in your commands I trust.
R./ Lord, let your face shine on me.

It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
that I may learn your statutes.
R./ Lord, let your face shine on me.

I know, O Lord, that your ordinances are just,
and in your faithfulness you have afflicted me.
R./ Lord, let your face shine on me.

According to your ordinances they still stand firm:
all things serve you.
R./ Lord, let your face shine on me.

I am your servant; give me discernment
that I may know your decrees.
R./ Lord, let your face shine on me.

The revelation of your words sheds light,
giving understanding to the simple.
R./ The Lord listens to the poor.

Holy Gospel

Gospel Reading: Lk 10:17-24

The seventy-two disciples returned full of joy. They said, "Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we called on your name." Then Jesus replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. You see, I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the Enemy, so that nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, don't rejoice because the evil spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven."

At that time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and made them known to the little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. I have been given all things by my Father, so that no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and he to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said to them privately, "Fortunate are you to see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings would have liked to see what you see but did not, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."