Saturday of the Second Week In Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 2 Samuel 1.1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

David returned
from the slaughter of the Amalekites,
and stayed two days in Ziklag.
On the third day, behold,
a man came out of Saul’s camp,
with his clothes torn, and earth on his head,
When he came to David,
he fell to the earth, and showed respect.
David said to him, “Where do you come from?”
He said to him, “I have escaped
out of the camp of Israel.”
David said to him,
“How did it go? Please tell me.”
He answered, “The people
have fled from the battle,
and many of the people also
have fallen and are dead;
and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead.”

Then David took hold on his clothes, and tore them;
and likewise all the men who were with him.
They mourned, and wept, and fasted until evening,
for Saul, and for Jonathan his son,
and for the people of the Lord,
and for the house of Israel;
because they were fallen by the sword.

“Your glory, Israel, is slain on your high places!
How the mighty have fallen!

Saul and Jonathan were
lovely and pleasant in their lives.
In their death, they were not divided.
They were swifter than eagles.
They were stronger than lions.
You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet delicately,
who put ornaments of gold on your clothing.
How the mighty are fallen in the midst of the battle!

I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan.
You have been very pleasant to me.
Your love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.
How the mighty have fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!”

Responsorial – Psalm 80.2-3, 5-7 Resp. 4b

R. Cause your face to shine on us, O Lord, and we will be saved.

Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock,
you who sit above the cherubim, shine out.
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might!
Come to save us!

R. Cause your face to shine on us, O Lord, and we will be saved.

Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry
against the prayer of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears,
and given them tears to drink in large measure.
You make us a source of contention to our neighbors.
Our enemies laugh among themselves.

R. Cause your face to shine on us, O Lord, and we will be saved.

Gospel – Mark 3.20-21

Jesus went into the house,
and the crowd came together again,
so that he was not able to eat their bread.
When his own heard of it,
they went out to seize him
for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

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