Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Genesis 2.18-24

The Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone;
I will make him a helper suitable for him."
Out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky,
and brought them to the man to see what he would call them.
Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
The man gave names to all livestock,
and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field,
but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him.
The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept,
and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
He made the rib, which the Lord God had taken from the man,
into a woman, and brought her to the man.
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh.
She will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife,
and they will be one flesh.

Responsorial – Psalm 128.1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Resp. 5ac

R. The LORD will bless you from Zion all the days of your life.

Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
who walk in his ways.
For you shall eat by the labor of your hands;
You will be happy, and all will be well with you.

R. The LORD will bless you from Zion all the days of your life.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
by the sides of your house;
your children like olive plants
around about your table.

R. The LORD will bless you from Zion all the days of your life.

Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the LORD.
The LORD will bless you from Zion,
and you will see the good of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.

R. The LORD will bless you from Zion all the days of your life.

May you see your children's children.
May there be peace upon Israel!

R. The LORD will bless you from Zion all the days of your life.

Reading 2 – Hebrews 2.9-11

Brothers and sisters:
He has been made “for a little while” “lower than the angels”,
that by the grace of God he should taste death for everyone.

For it was fitting for him, for whom and through whom are all things,
in bringing many children to glory,
to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one.
For this reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers.

Gospel – Mark 10.2-16

Pharisees came to Jesus and asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his woman?”
He answered, “What did Moses command you?”
They said, “Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her.”
But Jesus said to them,
“For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a human will leave his father and mother, and will join to his woman,
and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
What therefore God has joined together, no human may separate.”

In the house, his disciples asked him again about the same matter.
He said to them, “Whoever divorces his woman, and marries another,
commits adultery against her.
If a woman divorces her man, and marries another, she commits adultery.”

And then they were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them,
but the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them.
But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them,
“Allow the little children to come to me! Do not forbid them!
For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Amen I say to you, whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child,
will in no way enter into it.”
He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

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