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Fr. Mark Goring - wrestle till you're blessed --- Insistent Prayer - Fr Elias Vella --- Sunday Mass of week 17 in Ordinary Time, in YEAR C


Jeremiah 29:11  
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+29%3A11&version=NRSVCE


Ġeremija 29:11
[Ġer:29:11] Jien naf il-pjanijiet li ħsibt għalikom, oraklu tal-Mulej, pjanijiet ta' ġid u mhux ta' ħsara, li nagħtikom ġejjieni mimli tama. 
http://www.laikos.org/Bibbja-TQ.htm



 
 
Fr. Mark Goring - wrestle till you're blessed

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Genesis 32:22-32  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jacob Wrestles at Peniel




 ... Don't give up...in insistent prayer...Wrestle till you're blessed !...



CCR Melbourne - Fr Elias Vella - Insistent Prayer  








SUNDAY MASS of week 17 in Ordinary Time, in YEAR C.

Readings at Mass


Liturgical Colour: Green.

First reading
Genesis 18:20-32

The Lord said, ‘How great an outcry there is against Sodom and Gomorrah! How grievous is their sin! I propose to go down and see whether or not they have done all that is alleged in the outcry against them that has come up to me. I am determined to know.’
  The men left there and went to Sodom while Abraham remained standing before the Lord. Approaching him he said, ‘Are you really going to destroy the just man with the sinner? Perhaps there are fifty just men in the town. Will you really overwhelm them, will you not spare the place for the fifty just men in it? Do not think of doing such a thing: to kill the just man with the sinner, treating just and sinner alike! Do not think of it! Will the judge of the whole earth not administer justice?’ the Lord replied, ‘If at Sodom I find fifty just men in the town, I will spare the whole place because of them.’
  Abraham replied, ‘I am bold indeed to speak like this to my Lord, I who am dust and ashes. But perhaps the fifty just men lack five: will you destroy the whole city for five?’ ‘No,’ he replied ‘I will not destroy it if I find forty-five just men there.’ Again Abraham said to him, ‘Perhaps there will only be forty there.’ ‘I will not do it’ he replied ‘for the sake of the forty.’
  Abraham said, ‘I trust my Lord will not be angry, but give me leave to speak: perhaps there will only be thirty there.’ ‘I will not do it’ he replied ‘if I find thirty there.’ He said, ‘I am bold indeed to speak like this, but perhaps there will only be twenty there.’ ‘I will not destroy it’ he replied ‘for the sake of the twenty.’ He said, ‘I trust my Lord will not be angry if I speak once more: perhaps there will only be ten.’ ‘I will not destroy it’ he replied ‘for the sake of the ten.’
 

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 137:1-3,6-8
 
On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.
 
I thank you, Lord, with all my heart:
  you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
  I will adore before your holy temple.
 
On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.
 
I thank you for your faithfulness and love,
  which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
  you increased the strength of my soul.
 
On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.
 
The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly
  and the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of affliction
  you give me life and frustrate my foes.
 
On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.
 
You stretch out your hand and save me,
  your hand will do all things for me.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
  discard not the work of your hands.
 
On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.
 

Second reading
Colossians 2:12-14
 
You have been buried with Christ, when you were baptised; and by baptism, too, you have been raised up with him through your belief in the power of God who raised him from the dead. You were dead, because you were sinners and had not been circumcised: he has brought you to life with him, he has forgiven us all our sins.
  He has overridden the Law, and cancelled every record of the debt that we had to pay; he has done away with it by nailing it to the cross.
 

Gospel Acclamation
Jn1:14,12
 

Alleluia, alleluia!
The Word was made flesh and lived among us:
to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God.
Alleluia!
 
Or
Rm8:15
 

Alleluia, alleluia!
The spirit you received is the spirit of sons,
and it makes us cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’
Alleluia!
 

Gospel
Luke 11:1-13
 
 
Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘Say this when you pray:
“Father, may your name be held holy,
your kingdom come;
give us each day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us.
And do not put us to the test.”’
He also said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, “My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him”; and the man answers from inside the house, “Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it you.” I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship’s sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants.
  ‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or hand him a snake instead of a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’
 
 

 Mass For Inspiration - July 24, 2016







SUNDAY GOSPEL OF WEEK 17 IN ORDINARY TIME, IN YEAR C

11. Tagħlim fuq it-talb
(Mt 6, 9-15 ; 7, 7-11)


[Lq:11:1] Darba kien qiegħed xi mkien jitlob. Kif spiċċa mit-talb, wieħed mid-dixxipli tiegħu qallu: "Mulej, għallimna nitolbu, bħalma Ġwanni wkoll għallem lid-dixxipli tiegħu." [Lq:11:2] U qalilhom: "Meta titolbu, għidu,
             'Missier, jitqaddes ismek,
             tiġi Saltnatek.
             [Lq:11:3] Ħobżna ta' kuljum agħtina kuljum.
             [Lq:11:4] U aħfrilna dnubietna,
             għax aħna wkoll naħfru lil kull min
             hu ħati għalina,
             u la ddaħħalniex fit-tiġrib.' "

[Lq:11:5] Qalilhom ukoll: "Wieħed minnkom ikollu ħabib li jiġih f'nofs ta' lejl u jgħidlu, 'Ħabib, islifni tliet ħobżiet, [Lq:11:6] għax ġie għandi wieħed ħabib tiegħi mill-vjaġġ u ma għandix x'nagħtih.' [Lq:11:7] U l-ieħor iwieġbu minn ġewwa u jgħidlu, 'Iddejjaqnix; issa l-bieb magħluq, u wliedi qegħdin  fis-sodda miegħi; ma nistax inqum nagħtik.' [Lq:11:8] Ngħidilkom jien, li jekk ma jqumx jagħtih għax ħabib tiegħu, iqum u jagħtih kull ma jkollu bżonn minħabba l-wiċċ sfiq tiegħu. U jiena ngħidilkom: [Lq:11:9] Itolbu u jingħatalkom, fittxu u ssibu, ħabbtu u jiftħulkom. [Lq:11:10] Għax min jitlob, jaqla'; min ifittex, isib; u min iħabbat, jiftħulu. [Lq:11:11] Min hu dak il-missier fostkom li, jekk ibnu jitolbu ħuta, minflok ħuta jagħtih serp? [Lq:11:12] Inkella jekk jitolbu bajda jagħtih skorpjun? [Lq:11:13] Mela jekk intom, nies ħżiena bħalkom, tafu tagħtu lil uliedkom ħwejjeġ tajba, kemm aktar il-Missier mis-smewwiet jagħti spirtu qaddis lil dawk li jitolbuhulu!"





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