Catholic Daily Mass Readings – Friday 16th September 2022
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH 2022
TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR C
MEMORIAL OF SAINTS CORNELIUS, Pope & CYPRIAN, Bishop, Martyrs
“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile”
1ST CORINTHIANS 15: 12 – 20
Brethren: If Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised. Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
The Word of the Lord.
Psalm 17: 1, 6 – 7, 8, 15 (R.) 15b
R/. When I awake, I shall be filled with the vision of your presence, O Lord
O Lord, hear a cause that is just,
pay heed to my cry.
Turn your ear to my prayer:
no deceit is on my lips. R/.
To you I call; for you will surely heed me,
O God. Turn your ear to me; hear my words.
Display your merciful love.
By your right hand you deliver from their foes
those who put their trust in you. R/.
Guard me as the apple of your eye.
Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face;
when I awake I shall be filled
with the vision of your presence. R/.
Matthew 11: 25
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and. earth, that you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.
“There were women with them who provided for them out of their means.”
LUKE 8: 1 – 3
At that time: Jesus went on through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
The Gospel of the Lord.