Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 27, 2019

Reading 1SIR 35:12-14, 16-18

The LORD is a God of justice,
 who knows no favorites.
 Though not unduly partial toward the weak,
 yet he hears the cry of the oppressed.
 The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan,
 nor to the widow when she pours out her complaint.
 The one who serves God willingly is heard;
 his petition reaches the heavens.
 The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds;
 it does not rest till it reaches its goal,
 nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds,
 judges justly and affirms the right,
 and the Lord will not delay.

Responsorial PsalmPS 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23

R. (7a)  The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
The LORD confronts the evildoers,
to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.
When the just cry out, the Lord hears them,
and from all their distress he rescues them.
R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
The LORD redeems the lives of his servants;
no one incurs guilt who takes refuge in him.
R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Reading 22 TM 4:6-8, 16-18

Beloved:
I am already being poured out like a libation,
and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have competed well; I have finished the race;
I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,
which the Lord, the just judge,
will award to me on that day, and not only to me,
but to all who have longed for his appearance.
At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf,
but everyone deserted me.
May it not be held against them!
But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength,
so that through me the proclamation might be completed
and all the Gentiles might hear it.
And I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat
and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom.
To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Alleluia2 COR 5:19

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
and entrusting to us the message of salvation.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 18:9-14

Jesus addressed this parable
to those who were convinced of their own righteousness
and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;
one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,
‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity —
greedy, dishonest, adulterous — or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

XXIX Domingo ordinario – 20 De Octubre 2019

Primera lectura

Ex 17, 8-13

Cuando el pueblo de Israel caminaba a través del desierto, llegaron los amalecitas y lo atacaron en Refidim. Moisés dijo entonces a Josué: “Elige algunos hombres y sal a combatir a los amalecitas. Mañana, yo me colocaré en lo alto del monte con la vara de Dios en mi mano”.

Josué cumplió las órdenes de Moisés y salió a pelear contra los amalecitas. Moisés, Aarón y Jur subieron a la cumbre del monte, y sucedió que, cuando Moisés tenía las manos en alto, dominaba Israel, pero cuando las bajaba, Amalec dominaba.

Como Moisés se cansó, Aarón y Jur lo hicieron sentar sobre una piedra, y colocándose a su lado, le sostenían los brazos. Así, Moisés pudo mantener en alto las manos hasta la puesta del sol. Josué derrotó a los amalecitas y acabó con ellos.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 120, 1-2. 3-4. 5-6. 7-8

R. (cf. 2) El auxilio me viene del Señor.
La mirada dirijo hacia la altura
de donde ha de venirme todo auxilio.
El auxilio me viene del Señor,
que hizo el cielo y la tierra.
R. El auxilio me viene del Señor.
No dejará que des un paso en falso,
pues es tu guardián y nunca duerme.
No, jamás se dormirá o descuidará
el guardián de Israel.
R. El auxilio me viene del Señor.
El Señor te protege y te da sombra,
está siempre a tu lado.
No te hará dado el sol durante el día
ni la luna, de noche.
R. El auxilio me viene del Señor.
Te guardará el Señor en los peligros
y cuidará tu vida;
protegerá tus ires y venires,
ahora y para siempre.
R, El auxilio me viene del Señor.

Segunda lectura

2 Tm 3, 14–4, 2

Querido hermano: Permanece firme en lo que has aprendido y se te ha confiado, pues bien sabes de quiénes lo aprendiste y desde tu infancia estás familiarizado con la Sagrada Escritura, la cual puede darte la sabiduría que, por la fe en Cristo Jesús, conduce a la salvación.

Toda la Sagrada Escritura está inspirada por Dios y es útil para enseñar, para reprender, para corregir y para educar en la virtud, a fin de que el hombre de Dios sea perfecto y esté enteramente preparado para toda obra buena.

En presencia de Dios y de Cristo Jesús, que ha de venir a juzgar a los vivos y a los muertos, te pido encarecidamente, por su advenimiento y por su Reino, que anuncies la palabra; insiste a tiempo y a destiempo; convence, reprende y exhorta con toda paciencia y sabiduría.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Heb 4, 12

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
La palabra de Dios es viva y eficaz
y descubre los pensamientos
e intenciones del corazón.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 18, 1-8

En aquel tiempo, para enseñar a sus discípulos la necesidad de orar siempre y sin desfallecer, Jesús les propuso esta parábola:

“En cierta ciudad había un juez que no temía a Dios ni respetaba a los hombres. Vivía en aquella misma ciudad una viuda que acudía a él con frecuencia para decirle: ‘Hazme justicia contra mi adversario’.

Por mucho tiempo, el juez no le hizo caso, pero después se dijo: ‘Aunque no temo a Dios ni respeto a los hombres, sin embargo, por la insistencia de esta viuda, voy a hacerle justicia para que no me siga molestando’ “.

Dicho esto, Jesús comentó: “Si así pensaba el juez injusto, ¿creen acaso que Dios no hará justicia a sus elegidos, que claman a él día y noche, y que los hará esperar? Yo les digo que les hará justicia sin tardar. Pero, cuando venga el Hijo del hombre, ¿creen ustedes que encontrará fe sobre la tierra?”

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 20, 2019

Reading 1EX 17:8-13

In those days, Amalek came and waged war against Israel.
Moses, therefore, said to Joshua,
“Pick out certain men,
and tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in battle.
I will be standing on top of the hill
with the staff of God in my hand.”
So Joshua did as Moses told him:
he engaged Amalek in battle
after Moses had climbed to the top of the hill with Aaron and Hur.
As long as Moses kept his hands raised up,
Israel had the better of the fight,
but when he let his hands rest,
Amalek had the better of the fight.
Moses’hands, however, grew tired;
so they put a rock in place for him to sit on.
Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands,
one on one side and one on the other,
so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
And Joshua mowed down Amalek and his people
with the edge of the sword.

Responsorial PsalmPS 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

R.(cf. 2)  Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
I lift up my eyes toward the mountains;
whence shall help come to me?
My help is from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
R. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
May he not suffer your foot to slip;
may he slumber not who guards you:
indeed he neither slumbers nor sleeps,
the guardian of Israel.
R. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The LORD is your guardian; the LORD is your shade;
he is beside you at your right hand.
The sun shall not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
R. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The LORD will guard you from all evil;
he will guard your life.
The LORD will guard your coming and your going,
both now and forever.
R. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Reading 22 TM 3:14-4:2

Beloved:
Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,
because you know from whom you learned it,
and that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures,
which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation
through faith in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is inspired by God
and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction,
and for training in righteousness,
so that one who belongs to God may be competent,
equipped for every good work.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
who will judge the living and the dead,
and by his appearing and his kingly power:
proclaim the word;
be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.

AlleluiaHEB 4:12

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The word of God is living and effective,
discerning reflections and thoughts of the heart.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable
about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.
He said, “There was a judge in a certain town
who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say,
‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’
For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought,
‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being,
because this widow keeps bothering me
I shall deliver a just decision for her
lest she finally come and strike me.'”
The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.
But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

XXVIII Domingo Ordinario – 13 De Octubre 2019

Primera lectura

2 Reyes 5, 14-17

En aquellos días, Naamán, el general del ejército de Siria, que estaba leproso, se bañó siete veces en el Jordán, como le había dicho Eliseo, el hombre de Dios, y su carne quedó limpia como la de un niño.

Volvió con su comitiva a donde estaba el hombre de Dios y se le presentó diciendo: “Ahora sé que no hay más Dios que el de Israel. Te pido que aceptes estos regalos de parte de tu siervo”. Pero Eliseo contestó: “Juro por el Señor, en cuya presencia estoy, que no aceptaré nada”. Y por más que Naamán insistía, Eliseo no aceptó nada.

Entonces Naamán le dijo: “Ya que te niegas, concédeme al menos que me den unos sacos con tierra de este lugar, los que puedan llevar un par de mulas. La usaré para construir un altar al Señor, tu Dios, pues a ningún otro dios volveré a ofrecer más sacrificios”.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 97, 1. 2-3ab. 3cd-4

R. (cf. 2b) El Señor nos ha mostrado su amor y su lealtad.
Cantemos al Señor un canto nuevo,
pues ha hecho maravillas.
Su diestra y su santo brazo
le han dado la victoria.
R. El Señor nos ha mostrado su amor y su lealtad.
El Señor ha dado a conocer su victoria,
y ha revelado a las naciones su justicia.
Una vez más ha demostrado Dios
su amor y su lealtad hacia Israel.
R. El Señor nos ha mostrado su amor y su lealtad.
La tierra entera ha contemplado
la victoria de nuestro Dios.
Que todos los pueblos y naciones
aclamen con júbilo al Señor.
R. El Señor nos ha mostrado su amor y su lealtad.

Segunda lectura

2 Tm 2, 8-13

Querido hermano: Recuerda siempre que Jesucristo, descendiente de David, resucitó de entre los muertos, conforme al Evangelio que yo predico. Por este Evangelio sufro hasta llevar cadenas, como un malhechor; pero la palabra de Dios no está encadenada. Por eso lo sobrellevo todo por amor a los elegidos, para que ellos también alcancen en Cristo Jesús la salvación, y con ella, la gloria eterna.

Es verdad lo que decimos:
“Si morimos con él, viviremos con él;
si nos mantenemos firmes, reinaremos con él;
si lo negamos, él también nos negará;
si le somos infieles, él permanece fiel,
porque no puede contradecirse a sí mismo”.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

1 Tes 5, 18

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Den gracias siempre, unidos a Cristo Jesús,
pues esto es lo que Dios quiere que ustedes hagan.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 17, 11-19

En aquel tiempo, cuando Jesús iba de camino a Jerusalén, pasó entre Samaria y Galilea. Estaba cerca de un pueblo, cuando le salieron al encuentro diez leprosos, los cuales se detuvieron a lo lejos y a gritos le decían: “Jesús, maestro, ten compasión de nosotros”.

Al verlos, Jesús les dijo: “Vayan a presentarse a los sacerdotes”. Mientras iban de camino, quedaron limpios de la lepra.

Uno de ellos, al ver que estaba curado, regresó, alabando a Dios en voz alta, se postró a los pies de Jesús y le dio las gracias. Ese era un samaritano. Entonces dijo Jesús: “¿No eran diez los que quedaron limpios? ¿Dónde están los otros nueve? ¿No ha habido nadie, fuera de este extranjero, que volviera para dar gloria a Dios?” Después le dijo al samaritano: “Levántate y vete. Tu fe te ha salvado”.

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 13, 2019

Reading 1 2 KGS 5:14-17

Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times
at the word of Elisha, the man of God.
His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child,
and he was clean of his leprosy.

Naaman returned with his whole retinue to the man of God.
On his arrival he stood before Elisha and said,
“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,
except in Israel.
Please accept a gift from your servant.”

Elisha replied, “As the LORD lives whom I serve, I will not take it;”
and despite Naaman’s urging, he still refused.
Naaman said: “If you will not accept,
please let me, your servant, have two mule-loads of earth,
for I will no longer offer holocaust or sacrifice
to any other god except to the LORD.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4

R. (cf. 2b) The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
his right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands:
break into song; sing praise.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

Reading 22 TM 2:8-13

Beloved:
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David:
such is my gospel, for which I am suffering,
even to the point of chains, like a criminal.
But the word of God is not chained.
Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen,
so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus,
together with eternal glory.
This saying is trustworthy:
If we have died with him
we shall also live with him;
if we persevere
we shall also reign with him.
But if we deny him
he will deny us.
If we are unfaithful
he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself.

Alleluia1 THES 5:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
In all circumstances, give thanks,
for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 17:11-19

As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,
“Jesus, Master!  Have pity on us!”
And when he saw them, he said,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
Jesus said in reply,
“Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”
Then he said to him, “Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you.”

XVII Domingo Ordinario – 6 De Octubre 2019

Primera lectura

Hab 1, 2-3; 2, 2-4

¿Hasta cuándo, Señor, pediré auxilio,
sin que me escuches,
y denunciaré a gritos la violencia que reina,
sin que vengas a salvarme?
¿Por qué me dejas ver la injusticia
y te quedas mirando la opresión?
Ante mí no hay más que asaltos y violencias,
y surgen rebeliones y desórdenes.

El Señor me respondió y me dijo:
“Escribe la visión que te he manifestado,
ponla clara en tablillas
para que se pueda leer de corrido.
Es todavía una visión de algo lejano,
pero que viene corriendo y no fallará;
si se tarda, espéralo, pues llegará sin falta.
El malvado sucumbirá sin remedio;
el justo, en cambio, vivirá por su fe”.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 94, 1-2. 6-7. 8-9

R. (8) Señor, que no seamos sordos a tu voz.
Vengan, lancemos vivas al Señor,
aclamemos al Dios que nos salva.
Acerquémonos a él, llenos de júbilo,
y démosle gracias.
R. Señor, que no seamos sordos a tu voz.
Vengan, y puestos de rodillas,
adoremos y bendigamos al Señor, que nos hizo,
pues él es nuestro Dios y nosotros, su pueblo;
él es nuestro pastor y nosotros, sus ovejas.
R. Señor, que no seamos sordos a tu voz.
Hagámosle caso al Señor, que nos dice:
“No endurezcan su corazón,
como el día de la rebelión en el desierto,
cuando sus padres dudaron de mí,
aunque habían visto mis obras”.
R. Señor, que no seamos sordos a tu voz.

Segunda lectura

2 Tm 1, 6-8. 13-14

Querido hermano: Te recomiendo que reavives el don de Dios que recibiste cuando te impuse las manos. Porque el Señor no nos ha dado un espíritu de temor, sino de fortaleza, de amor y de moderación.

No te avergüences, pues, de dar testimonio de nuestro Señor, ni te avergüences de mí, que estoy preso por su causa. Al contrario, comparte conmigo los sufrimientos por la predicación del Evangelio, sostenido por la fuerza de Dios. Conforma tu predicación a la sólida doctrina que recibiste de mí acerca de la fe y el amor que tienen su fundamento en Cristo Jesús. Guarda este tesoro con la ayuda del Espíritu Santo, que habita en nosotros.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

1 Pedro 1, 25

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
La palabra de Dios permanece para siempre.
Y ésa es la palabra que se les ha anunciado.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 17, 5-10

En aquel tiempo, los apóstoles dijeron al Señor: “Auméntanos la fe”. El Señor les contestó: “Si tuvieran fe, aunque fuera tan pequeña como una semilla de mostaza, podrían decir a ese árbol frondoso: ‘Arráncate de raíz y plántate en el mar’, y los obedecería.

¿Quién de ustedes, si tiene un siervo que labra la tierra o pastorea los rebaños, le dice cuando éste regresa del campo: ‘Entra en seguida y ponte a comer’? ¿No le dirá más bien: ‘Prepárame de comer y disponte a servirme, para que yo coma y beba; después comerás y beberás tú’? ¿Tendrá acaso que mostrarse agradecido con el siervo, porque éste cumplió con su obligación?

Así también ustedes, cuando hayan cumplido todo lo que se les mandó, digan: ‘No somos más que siervos, sólo hemos hecho lo que teníamos que hacer’ “.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 6, 2019

Reading 1HAB 1:2-3; 2:2-4

How long, O LORD?  I cry for help
 but you do not listen!
 I cry out to you, “Violence!”
 but you do not intervene.
 Why do you let me see ruin;
 why must I look at misery?
 Destruction and violence are before me;
 there is strife, and clamorous discord.
 Then the LORD answered me and said:
 Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets,
 so that one can read it readily.
 For the vision still has its time,
 presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint;
 if it delays, wait for it,
 it will surely come, it will not be late.
 The rash one has no integrity;
 but the just one, because of his faith, shall live.

Responsorial PsalmPS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9

R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
 let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
 let us joyfully sing psalms to him.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
 let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
 and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
 “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
 as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
 they tested me though they had seen my works.”
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Reading 22 TM 1:6-8, 13-14

Beloved:
I remind you, to stir into flame
the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice
but rather of power and love and self-control.
So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord,
nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
but bear your share of hardship for the gospel
with the strength that comes from God.

Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me,
in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit
that dwells within us.

Alleluia1 PT 1:25

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The word of the Lord remains forever.
This is the word that has been proclaimed to you.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
The Lord replied,
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

“Who among you would say to your servant
who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’?
Would he not rather say to him,
‘Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you.
When you have done all you have been commanded,
say, ‘We are unprofitable servants;
we have done what we were obliged to do.'”