6th Day after the Octave of Christmas

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 John 5:14-21

This is the boldness
which we have toward him,
that, if we ask anything
according to his will,
he listens to us.
And if we know that he listens to us,
whatever we ask,
we know that we shall have
what we have asked for.

If anyone sees his brother sinning
a sin not unto death,
they shall ask,
and God will give them life
for those who sin not unto death.
There is mortal sin.
I am not saying that they
should make a request concerning that.
All unrighteousness is sin,
and there is sin which is not mortal.

We know that whoever is begotten of God
does not sin,
but he protects the begotten of God
and the Evil One does not touch him.
We know that we are of God,
and the whole world
lies in the power of the Evil One.
We know that the Son of God has come,
and has given us understanding,
so that we know him who is true,
and we are in him who is true,
in his Son Jesus Christ.
He is the true God and eternal life.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Responsorial – Psalm 149.1-2, 3-4, 5+6a+9b Resp. 4a

R. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.

Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him who made them.
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

R. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.

Let them praise his name in the dance!
Let them sing praises to him with tambourine and harp!
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.
He crowns the humble with salvation.

R. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.

Let the saints rejoice in honor.
Let them sing for joy on their beds.
May the high praises of God be in their mouths.
All his saints have this honor. Alleluia.

R. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.

Gospel – John 2.1-11

There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee.
Jesus’ mother was there.
Jesus also was invited, with his disciples,
to the wedding.
When the wine ran out,
Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that
have to do with you and me?
My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants,
“Whatever he says to you, do it.”

Now there were six stone jars for water
set there according to
the Jews’ way of purifying,
containing two or three ten-gallon-buckets apiece.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water.”
They filled them up to the brim.
He said to them, “Now draw some out,
and take it to the master of ceremonies.
So they took it.
When the master of ceremonies tasted the water
(now become wine),
and did not know where it came from
although the servants who had drawn the water knew,
the master of ceremonies called the bridegroom,
and said to him,
“Everyone serves the good wine first,
and when the guests have drunk freely,
then that which is inferior.
You have kept the good wine until now!”
This first of his signs,
Jesus did in Cana of Galilee,
and revealed his glory,
and his disciples believed in him.

No comments:

Post a Comment