Liturgical Readings for: Saturday, 16th February, 2019
A reading from the Book of Genesis 3:9-24
The Lord God expelled him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil.
he Lord God called to the man. 'Where are you?' he asked. 'I heard the sound of you in the garden;' he replied 'I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.' 'Who told you that you were naked?' he asked 'Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?' The man replied, 'It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it'. Then the Lord God asked the woman, 'What is this you have done?' The woman replied, 'The serpent tempted me and I ate'.
Then the Lord God said to the serpent, 'Because you have done this,
Be accursed beyond all cattle,
all wild beasts.
You shall crawl on your belly and eat dust
every day of your life.
I will make you enemies of each other:
you and the woman,
your offspring and her offspring.
It will crush your head
and you will strike its heel'.
To the woman he said:
'I will multiply your pains in childbearing,
you shall give birth to your children in pain.
Your yearning shall be for your husband,
yet he will lord it over you.'
To the man he said, 'Because you listened to the voice of your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat,
Accursed be the soil because of you.
With suffering shall you get your food from it
every day of your life.
It shall yield you brambles and thistles,
and you shall eat wild plants.
With sweat on your brow shall you eat your bread,
until you return to the soil,
as you were taken from it.
For dust you are
and to dust you shall return.'
The man named his wife 'Eve' because she was the mother of all those who live
The Lord God made clothes out of skins for the man and his wife, and they put them on. Then the Lord God said, 'See, the man has become like one of us, with his knowledge of good and evil. He must not be allowed to stretch his hand out next and pick from the tree of life also, and eat some and live for ever.' So the Lord God expelled him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he had been taken. He banished the man, and in front of the garden of Eden he posted the cherubs, and the flame of a flashing sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.
The Word of the Lord
O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.
1. Before the mountains were born
or the earth or the world brought forth,
you are God, without beginning or end. Response
2. You turn men back into dust
and say: 'Go back, sons of men.'
To your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday, come and gone,
no more than a watch in the night. Response
3. You sweep men away like a dream,
like grass which springs up in the morning.
In the morning it springs up and flowers:
by evening it withers and fades. Response
4. Make us know the shortness of our life
that we may gain wisdom of heart;
Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever?
Show pity on your servants. Response
Gospel Acclamation Mt 4: 4
Man does not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 8:1-10
They ate as much as they wanted.
great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat. So Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them, 'I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. If I send them off home hungry they will collapse on the way; some have come a great distance.' His disciples replied, 'Where could anyone get bread to feed these people in a deserted place like this?' He asked them, 'How many loaves have you?' 'Seven' they said. Then he instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them among the crowd. They had a few small fish as well, and over these he said a blessing and ordered them to be distributed also. They ate as much as they wanted, and they collected seven basketfuls of the scraps left over. Now there had been about four thousand people. He sent them away and immediately, getting into the boat with his disciples, went to the region of Dalmanutha.
The Gospel of the Lord
Saturday Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Mark 8:1–10
ifferent people react in different ways to the same situation. In the gospel reading today, there is quite a difference between the reaction of Jesus and the reaction of the disciples to the sight of a large hungry crowd in the wilderness. The disciples’ question, ‘Where could anyone get bread to feed these people?’ suggests that they wanted Jesus to send the crowd away. Jesus’ question to his disciples, ‘How many loaves have you?’, suggests that he wanted them to make some effort to feed the crowd. Jesus got them to bring the little food they could find to him. Then, with that little, with those few resources of seven loaves, the Lord fed the crowd, with the help of his reluctant disciples. The gospel reading suggests that the Lord will always encourage us to take on some service of others, even when we may feel that our resources are inadequate. If we are generous with those few resources, the Lord will then work with them and through them in ways that will surprise us. The Lord can work wonders through the very ordinary and sometimes unpromising looking resources and gifts that we possess. We have to do our bit, like the disciples in the gospel reading, but the Lord always does much more. Yet, if we are not willing to do the little we can with what we have, the Lord’s own capacity for ministry to others is curtailed. The Lord needs our resources, small and inadequate at they may seem, to continue his good work among us and in the world.
The scripture readings are taken from The Jerusalem Bible
, published by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and used with the permission of the publishers. http://dltbooks.com/
The Gospel reflection comes from: Weekday Reflections for the Liturgical Year 2018/2019; I Want to Know Christ
by Martin Hogan,
published by The Messenger c/f www.messenger.ie/bookshop
Liturgical Readings for: Saturday, 16th February, 2019
Sliocht as Leabhar Geinesis 3:9-24
Dhíbir an Tiarna Dia as gairdín Éidin é chun an talamh a shaothrú.
hlaoigh an Tiarna Dia ar an bhfear: “Cá bhfuil tú?” ar sé leis. D’fhreagair sé: “Chuala mé do ghuth sa ghairdín agus bhí eagla orm mar go raibh mé nocht, agus chuaigh mé i bhfolach.” “Cé dúirt leat,” ar seisean, “go raibh tú nocht? An ag ithe a bhí tú den chrann a d’aithin mé duit gan ithe de?” “An bhean a thug tú dom mar chéile,” arsa an fear, “ise a thug toradh as an gcrann dom, agus d’ith mé é.” Agus dúirt an Tiarna Dia leis an mbean: “Cad é seo atá déanta agat?” D’fhreagair an bhean: “Mheall an nathair mé agus d’ith mé.”
Dúirt an Tiarna Dia leis an nathair:
“De bhrí go ndearna tú an rud seo
go raibh mallacht ort thar an eallach go léir,
thar na hainmhithe allta go léir;
beidh tú ag sní ar do bholg
agus ag ithe cré,
gach lá de do shaol. Cuirfidh mé naimhdeas
idir tú agus an bhean,
idir do shíolsa agus a síolsa.
Brúfaidh sé do cheann
agus brúfaidh tusa a sháil.”
Dúirt sé leis an mbean:
“Méadóidh mé go mór ar do thinneas
ag breith clainne.
Béarfaidh tú clann agus tinneas ort.
Beidh mian chun do chéile ort
ach beidh sé i gceannas ort.”
Dúirt sé leis an bhfear:
“De bhrí gur thug tú cluas do ghuth do mhna, agus gur ith tú de thoradh an chrainn ar aithin mé duit gan a ithe:
Go raibh mallacht ar an talamh de do chionn.
Faoi dhoilíos a shaothróidh tú do chuid de,
gach lá de do shaol.
Sceacha agus feochadáin a thabharfaidh sé duit,
agus íosfaidh tú luibheanna an bháin.
Le hallas do ghrua
is ea a íosfaidh tú do chuid aráin
go bhfillfidh tú ar an talamh
mar is as a tháinig tú.
Óir is luaithreach thú,
agus ar an luaithreach is ea a fhillfidh tú.”
Thug an fear Éabha ar a bhean mar gurb í máthair na mbeo go léir í. Rinne an Tiarna Dia éadaí as seithí don fhear agus dá bhean agus chuir siad orthu féin iad. Ansin dúirt an Tiarna Dia: “Féach! Tá an duine arna dhéanamh cosúil linn féin leis an bhfios maitheasa agus oilc atá aige. Le heagla go sínfeadh sé a lámh chomh maith agus toradh a stoitheadh de chrann na beatha, agus é a ithe agus maireachtáil go deo” – Uime sin dhíbir an Tiarna Dia as gairdín Éidin é chun an talamh as ar tógadh é a shaothrú. Dhíbir sé an duine, más ea, agus chuir sé na ceiribíní agus claíomh lasrach ag síorchasadh, os comhair ghairdín Éidin chun an tslí go crann na beatha a chosaint.
Salm le Freagra
A Thiarna, is tú ba thearmann dúinn, ár ndídean ó ghlúin go glúin.
1. Ó thosach sular saolaíodh na sléibhte,
sular rugadh an talamh agus an chruinne,
is tú Dia gan tús gan deireadh. Freagra
2. Déanann tú deannach arís den duine
á rá: “Ar ais libh, a Ádhamhchlann.”
Óir níl míle bliain i d’fhianaise
ach mar an lá a d’imigh tharainn inné,
nó mar a bheadh faire na hoíche. Freagra
3. Sciobann tú chun siúil iad amhail aisling,
nó mar fhéar úrghlas na maidine.
Eascraíonn sé ar maidin agus bláthaíonn sé
baintear é agus feonn sé um thráthnóna. Freagra
4. Múin dúinn giorra shaoil an duine
chun go bhfaighimid críonnacht inár gcroí.
Fill orainn; cá fhad a bheidh tú feargach?
Déan trócaire ar do shearbhóntaí, a Thiarna. Freagra
Sliocht as Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Marcas 8:1-10
D’ith siad agus bhí siad sách,
na laethanta sin, nuair a bhí slua mór ann arís agus gan aon ní le hithe acu, ghlaoigh Íosa na deisceabail chuige agus dúirt sé leo: “Tá trua agam don slua, mar tá trí lá tugtha acu liom anois agus gan aon ní le hithe acu, agus má scaoilim chun siúil abhaile iad ar céalacan, buailfidh laige iad sa tslí, agus tá cuid acu a tháinig i bhfad ó bhaile.” D’fhreagair a dheisceabail é: “Cá bhféadfadh duine a ndóthain aráin a fháil dóibh seo anseo san fhásach?” D’fhiafraigh sé díobh: “Cé mhéad builín atá agaibh?” “Tá a seacht,” ar siadsan.
D’ordaigh sé don slua ligean fúthu ar an talamh, agus thóg sé na seacht mbuilíní, d’altaigh, bhris agus thug dá dheisceabail le cur os a gcomhair agus chuir siad os comhair an tslua iad, agus bhí beagán mioniasc acu, agus ar a mbeannú dó dúirt sé iadsan a chur os a gcomhair freisin. D’ith siad agus bhí siad sách, agus thóg siad suas an bruscar fuílligh, seacht gcléibhíní. Timpeall ceithre mhíle a bhí ann, agus scaoil sé uaidh iad. Chuaigh sé ar bord an bháid láithreach, é féin agus a dheisceabail, agus tháinig go ceantar Dalmanútá.
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