September 28 2023

September 28 2023

Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

1st Reading – Haggai 1:1-8

In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came, by the hand of Haggai the prophet, to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jesus the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying:

Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying: This people claim that the time has not yet arrived for building the house of the Lord.

But the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, saying:

Is it time for you to dwell in paneled houses, while this house is deserted?

And now, thus says the Lord of hosts: Set your hearts upon your ways.

You sowed much and have brought in little. You consumed and have not been satisfied. You drank and have not been inebriated. You covered yourselves and have not been warmed. And whoever gathered wages, has put them in a bag with holes.

Thus says the Lord of hosts: Set your hearts upon your ways.

Ascend to the mountain, bring wood and build the house, and it shall be acceptable to me, and I shall be glorified, says the Lord.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 149:1B-2, 3-4, 5-6A AND 9B

R. The Lord takes delight in his people.

Sing to the LORD a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.

R.The Lord takes delight in his people.

Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.
For the LORD loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.

R.The Lord takes delight in his people.

Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches;
Let the high praises of God be in their throats.
This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia.

R.The Lord takes delight in his people.

 

Alleluia – John 14:6

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father except through me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Gospel – Luke 9:7-9

Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.”

But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.

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