Monday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 2 Peter 1.2-7

May grace and peace
be multiplied for you
in the knowledge of God
and of Jesus our Lord,
seeing that his divine power
has granted to us
all things that pertain
to life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him
who called us
by his own glory and virtue;
by which he has granted to us
his precious and exceedingly great promises;
that through these you may become
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped from the corruption
that is in the world by desires of ruin.

Yes, and for this very reason
add on your part all diligence,
to your faith add virtue;
and to virtue, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, patience,
and to patience, piety;
and to piety, brotherly affection;
and to brotherly affection, love.

Responsorial – Psalm 91.1-2, 14-15b, 15c-16 Resp. 2b

R. My God, in you I trust.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
who rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Say to the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”

R. My God, in you I trust.

Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble.

R. My God, in you I trust.

I will deliver him, and honor him.
I will satisfy him with long life,
and show him my salvation.

R. My God, in you I trust.

Gospel – Mark 12.1-12

Jesus began to speak to
the chief priests, the scribes,
and the elders in parables.

“A human planted a vineyard,
put a hedge around it,
dug a pit for the wine press,
built a tower,
rented it out to farmers,
and went away.

When it was time,
he sent a slave to the farmers
to get from them
part of the fruit of the vineyard.

They took him, beat him,
and sent him away empty-handed.
Again, he sent another slave to them;
and they wounded him in the head,
and treated him shamefully.
Again he sent another;
and they killed him;
and many others;
they beat some, and killed some.

Therefore still having one,
his beloved son,
he sent him last to them, saying,
‘They will respect my son.’
But those farmers said among themselves,
‘This is the heir.
Come, let us kill him,
and the inheritance will be ours.’
They took him, killed him,
and cast him out of the vineyard.

What then will the master of the vineyard do?
He will come and destroy the farmers,
and will give the vineyard to others.
Have you not read this Scripture:
‘The stone which the builders rejected,
was made the cornerstone.
This was from the Lord,
it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

They tried to seize him,
but they feared the crowd;
for they perceived that
he spoke the parable against them.
They left him, and went away.

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