Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Amos 9.11-15

Thus says the LORD:
On that day I will raise up
the fallen tent of David,
and close up its breaches,
and I will raise up its ruins,
and I will build it as in the days of old;
that they may possess
the remnant of Edom,
and all the nations
who are called by my name,”
says the Lord who does this.

“Behold, the days come,” says the Lord,
“that the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
and the one treading grapes him who sows seed;
and sweet wine will drip from the mountains,
and flow from the hills.
I will bring my people Israel back from captivity,
and they will rebuild the ruined cities
and inhabit them;
and they will plant vineyards
and drink wine from them.
They shall also make gardens,
and eat their fruit.
I will plant them on their land,
and they will no more be plucked up
out of their land which I have given them,”
says the Lord your God.

Responsorial – Psalm 85.9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14 Resp. 9b

R. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

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. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

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. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

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. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

Gospel – Matthew 9.14-17

Then John’s disciples came to Jesus, saying,
“Why do we and the Pharisees fast often,
but your disciples do not fast?”
Jesus said to them,
“Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn,
as long as the bridegroom is with them?
But the days will come
when the bridegroom will be taken away from them,
and then they will fast.

No one puts a piece of unshrunken cloth
on an old garment;
for the patch would tear away
from the garment,
and a worse hole is made.
Nor do people put new wine
into old wine skins,
or else the skins would burst,
and the wine be spilled,
and the skins ruined.
No, they put new wine
into fresh wine skins,
and both are preserved.”

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