Monday of the First Week of Advent

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Isaiah 2.1-5

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

It shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain of the LORD's house
shall be established as the highest of mountains and shall be exalted above the hills,
and all nations shall flow to it.

Many people shall come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more.

O house of Jacob, come! Let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Responsorial – Psalm 122.1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9 Resp. see 1

R. Let us gladly go to the house of the Lord.

I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
Our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

R. Let us gladly go to the house of the Lord.

Jerusalem is built as a city
that is compact together.
To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD.

R. Let us gladly go to the house of the Lord.

According to the covenant of Israel,
to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
For there are set thrones of judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

R. Let us gladly go to the house of the Lord.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
They shall prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
and prosperity within your ramparts.

R. Let us gladly go to the house of the Lord.

For the sake of my family and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
Because of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good.

R. Let us gladly go to the house of the Lord.

Gospel – Matthew 8.5-11

As Jesus entered into Capernaum,
a centurion came to him, petitioning him and saying,
“Lord, my servant lies paralyzed at home, grievously tormented.”
He said to him, “I will come to heal him.”
The centurion answered saying,
“Lord, I am not worthy that you enter under my roof,
but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.
For I, a human, am under authority.
I have soldiers under me, and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes;
and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”

Hearing this, Jesus marveled, and said to those who followed,
“Amen I say unto you: I have not found such faith. Not in Israel.
I say to you, many shall come from the east and west,
and shall sit down to eat with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.”

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