Monday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Titus 1.1-9

Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christ,
according to the faith of God’s chosen ones,
and the knowledge of the religious truthin hope of eternal life,
which the undeceitful God promised before time began;
but in his own time revealed his word in the message
with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;

to Titus, my true child according to a common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

I left you in Crete for this reason:
that you would set in order the things that were lacking,
and appoint presbyters in every city, as I directed you,
if anyone is blameless, a one-woman man,
having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.

For the bishop must be blameless, as God’s steward,
not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent,
not greedy for dishonest gain,but given to hospitality,
a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled,
holding to the true message as taught,
that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine,
and to convict those who contradict him.

Responsorial - Psalm 24.1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

R. Lord, this is the people that seeks your face.

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
the world and its inhabitants.
For he founded it upon the seas;
and upon the rivers made it firm.

R. Lord, this is the people that seeks your face.

Who shall ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who shall stand in his holy place?
He who, with innocent hands and a clean of heart,
has not lifted up his soul to useless things.

R. Lord, this is the people that seeks your face.

He shall receive a blessing from the Lord,
and righteousness from God his Savior.
This is the nature of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

R. Lord, this is the people that seeks your face.

Gospel - Luke 17.1-6

Jesus said to his disciples:
“It is impossible that scandals should not come:
but woe to him through whom they do come.
It would be better for him if a stone were hung around his neck
and he were cast into the sea,
than that he would scandalize one of these little ones.

Watch yourselves!
If your brother or sister sins against you,
reprove them: and if they reconsider, forgive them.
And if they sin against you seven times a day,
and seven times turn to you,
saying, “I have reconsidered”, forgive them.”

And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith”,
and the Lord said,
“If you had faith like a mustard seed,
you might say to this mulberry tree,
‘be rooted up, and be transplanted into the sea’
and it would obey you.”

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