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Liturgical Readings for : Sunday, 17th October, 2021
Today's Readings
Léachtaí Gaeilge

FIRST READING  

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah          53:10-11
Theme: If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life.

The Lord has been pleased to crush his servant with suffering.
If he offers his life in atonement,carrying the cross
he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life
and through him what the Lord wishes will be done.

His soul’s anguish over
he shall see the light and be content.
By his sufferings shall my servant justify many,
taking their faults on himself.

The Word of the Lord.             Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm           Ps 32:4-5. 18-20.22.
Response                                 May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.

1. The word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love.       Response

2 .The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.            Response

3 .Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our hope in you.        Response

SECOND READING 

A reading from the letter to the Hebrews        4:14-16
Theme: Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace.

Jesus deep in thought Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must never let go of the faith that we have professed. For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin. Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.

The Word of the Lord.         Thanks be to God.

Gospel  Acclamation      Jn 14:15
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the way, the truth and the life, says the lord:
no one can come to the Father excpt through me.
Alleluia!

or                                          Mk 10: 45
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Son of Man came to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL

The Lord be with you.          And with your spirit
A reading from the holy Gospel according to
Mark 10: 35-45      Glory to you, O Lord.
Theme: The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’
He said to them,
What is it you want me to do for you?’
They said to him,
Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’

You do not know what you are asking”
. Jesus said to them.
‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised’

They replied,
‘We can.’
Jesus said to them,
‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant;
they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’
Jesus serves

When the other ten heard this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said to them,
You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

The Gospel of the Lord.         Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
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Shorter form of the Gospel

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 10: 42-45
Glory to you, O Lord.
Theme: Anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant

 Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them,Jesus serves
You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

The Gospel of the Lord.        Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.