Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Amos 7.12-15

Amaziah also said to Amos,
“You seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah,
and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
but do not prophesy again anymore at Bethel;
for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a royal house!”
Then Amos answered Amaziah,
“I was no prophet, nor was I a prophet’s son;
but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore figs;
and the Lord took me from following the flock,
and the Lord said to me,
‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

Responsorial – Psalm 85.9-10, 11-12, 13-14 Resp. 8

R. Show us your loving kindness, Lord, and grant us your salvation.

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
for he will speak peace unto his people,
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.

R. Show us your loving kindness, Lord, and grant us your salvation.

Mercy and truth are met together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth springs out of the earth,
and righteousness has looked down from heaven.

R. Show us your loving kindness, Lord, and grant us your salvation.

The Lord will give what is good,
and our land shall yield its increase.
Righteousness shall go before him,
and shall prepare a way for his footsteps to walk.

R. Show us your loving kindness, Lord, and grant us your salvation.

Reading 2 – Ephesians 1.3-14

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing
in the heavens,
even as he chose us in him
before the foundation of the world,
that we would be holy
and without defect before him.
In love, having predestined us
for adoption as children
through Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his desire,
to the praise of the glory of his grace,
by which he freely gave us
favor in the Beloved,
in whom we have our redemption
through his blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace,
which he made to abound toward us
in all wisdom and prudence,
making known to us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure
which he purposed in him
to an administration
of the fullness of the times,
to sum up in Christ
all things in the heavens and on the earth.

In him we were assigned an inheritance,
having been foreordained
according to the purpose of him
who does all things
after the counsel of his will;
to the end that we should be
to the praise of his glory,
we who had before hoped in Christ,
in whom you also,
having heard the word of the truth,
the gospel of your salvation,
having also believed in him,
you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
who is a pledge of our inheritance,
to the redemption of God’s own possession,
to the praise of his glory.

Gospel – Mark 6.7-13

Jesus called to himself the Twelve,
and began to send them out
two by two;
and he gave them authority
over the unclean spirits.
He commanded them that
they should take nothing for their journey,
except a staff alone:
no bread, no sack, no money in their purse,
but to wear sandals,
and not put on two tunics.

He said to them,
“Wherever you enter into a house,
stay there until you depart from there.
Whoever will not receive you
nor hear you,
as you depart from there,
shake off the dust that is under your feet
for a testimony against them.
They went out and preached a changing of mind.
They cast out many demons,
and anointed many with oil who were sick,
and healed them.

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