Saturday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time (I)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Romans 16.3-9, 16, 22-27

Brothers and Sisters:
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my helpers in Christ Jesus,
who have put their necks on the line for my soul:
for which not only I, but also all the churches of the Gentiles, give thanks,
and greet the church which is in their house.
Greet Epenetus, my beloved:
who is the firstfruits of Asia for Christ.
Greet Mary, who has labored much among you.
Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and fellow prisoners:
who are of note among the apostles,
and were in Christ before me.

Greet Ampliatus, most beloved to me in the Lord.
Greet Urbanus, our helper in Christ Jesus, and Stachys, my beloved.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the churches of Christ greet you.

I Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
Gaius, host to me and the whole church, greets you.
Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you,
and Brother Quartus.

Now to him that is able to establish you
in my gospel and the teaching about Jesus Christ,
in the revelation of the mystery, kept secret from time eternal, but now made manifest through the prophetic Scriptures,
and in the precept of the eternal God for the obedience of faith, recognized among all nations,
let there be glory into eternity to the only wise one, God, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Responsorial - Psalm 145.2-3, 4-5, 10-11 Resp. 1b

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Every day I will bless you,
and I will praise your name forever; yea, forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and of his greatness there is no end.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Generation upon generation will praise your works
and declare your power.
They will speak of the magnificence of your glorious holiness:
and tell of your wondrous works.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Let all your works, O Lord, praise you,
and let your holy ones bless you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom:
and tell of your power.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Gospel - Luke 16.9-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I say to you: Make friends for yourselves with the Mammon of injustice,
so that when it is eclipsed, they will accept you into eternal dwellings.

The faithful one in little things is also faithful in great things.
and the unjust one in little things, is also unjust in great things.

If then you have not become faithful in the unjust Mammon,
who will trust you with what is true?
And if you have not become faithful in what is another's,
who will give you what is your own?

No housekeeper can serve two lords:
for either they will hate one and love the other,
or attend to one and neglect the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon."

Hearing this, the Pharisees who really were money-lovers derided him.
And he said to them,
“You are justifying yourselves in the eyes of humans, but God knows your hearts,
for that which is high among humans is an abomination in the sight of God.”

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