Scripture readings

Focus on Mass Readings Friday (vol 35)

Scripture readings32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading 
1 Kgs 17:10-16

[10] And the Philistine said: I have defied the bands of Israel this day: Give me a man, and let him fight with me hand to hand.

[11] And Saul and all the Israelites hearing these words of the Philistine were dismayed, and greatly afraid. [12] Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem Juda before mentioned, whose name was Isai, who had eight sons, and was an old man in the days of Saul, and of great age among men. [13] And his three eldest sons followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle, were Eliab the firstborn, and the second Abinadab, and the third Samma. [14] But David was the youngest. So the three eldest having followed Saul, [15] David went, and returned from Saul, to feed his father’s flock at Bethlehem.

[16] Now the Philistine came out morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

Second Reading

Heb 9:24-28

[24] For Jesus is not entered into the holies made with hands, the patterns of the true: but into heaven itself, that he may appear now in the presence of God for us. [25] Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holies, every year with the blood of others:

[25] Offer himself often: Christ shall never more offer himself in sacrifice, in that violent, painful, and bloody manner, nor can there be any occasion for it: since by that one sacrifice upon the cross, he has furnished the full ransom, redemption, and remedy for all the sins of the world. But this hinders not that he may offer himself daily in the sacred mysteries in an unbloody manner, for the daily application of that one sacrifice of redemption to our souls.

[26] For then he ought to have suffered often from the beginning of the world: but now once at the end of ages, he hath appeared for the destruction of sin, by the sacrifice of himself. [27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment: [28] So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation.

Gospel Reading
Mark 12:38-44

[38] And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes, and to be saluted in the marketplace, [39] And to sit in the first chairs, in the synagogues, and to have the highest places at suppers: [40] Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer: these shall receive greater judgment.

[41] And Jesus sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many that were rich cast in much. [42] And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. [43] And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury. [44] For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her whole living.