Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

1st Reading – 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Beloved, it is a faithful saying: if a man desires the episcopate, he desires a good work.

Therefore, it is necessary for a bishop to be beyond reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, gracious, chaste, hospitable, a teacher, not a drunkard, not combative but restrained, not quarrelsome, not covetous; but a man who leads his own house well, having children who are subordinate with all chastity.

For if a man does not know how to lead his own house, how will he take care of the Church of God?

He must not be a new convert, lest, being elated by pride, he may fall under the sentence of the devil.

And it is necessary for him also to have good testimony from those who are outside, so that he may not fall into disrepute and the snare of the devil.

Similarly, deacons must be chaste, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not pursuing tainted profit, holding to the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.

And these things should be proven first, and then they may minister, being without offense.

Similarly, the women must be chaste, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Deacons should be the husband of one wife, men who lead their own children and their own houses well.

For those who have ministered well will acquire for themselves a good position, and much confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.


Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 101:1B-2AB, 2CD-3AB, 5, 6

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

Of mercy and judgment I will sing;
to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.
I will persevere in the way of integrity;
when will you come to me?

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

I will walk with blameless heart,
within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
any base thing.

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

Whoever slanders his neighbour in secret,
him will I destroy.
The man of haughty eyes and puffed up heart
I will not endure.

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

My eyes are upon the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me.
He who walks in the way of integrity
shall be in my service.

R. I will walk with blameless heart.


Alleluia – Luke 7:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
A great prophet has arisen in our midst
and God has visited his people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – Luke 7:11-17

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.

As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.

When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”

The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.”

This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.

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