The Word This Week

The “theme” of the First Reading, Psalm and Gospel today is “forgiveness of sins”. We hear the touching Gospel story, of the “woman with a bad name in the town” coming to anoint Jesus’ feet. Living inspired by the love of Jesus is the key to our discipleship – his crucifixion is the sign of his love, which is in itself the forgiveness of sins.

Today’s Scripture

2 Samuel 12: 7 – 10, 13.

Response: Psalm 31.
Happy the man whose offence is forgiven,
whose sin is remitted.
O happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no guile.
But now I have acknowledged my sins;
my guilt I did not hide.
I said ‘I will confess my offence to the Lord.’
and you, Lord, have forgiven the guilt of my sin.
You are my hiding place, O Lord, you save me from distress.
You surround me with cries of deliverance.
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just!
O come, ring out your joy, all you upright of heart.
(Sung Antiphon: Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin)
Galatians 2: 16, 19 – 21.
Acclamation for the Gospel:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;
No one can come to the Father except through me.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Luke 7: 36 – 8: 3.

Prayer of the Faithful: R/. Lord, save us from distress

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