First Reading (2 Timothy 4.1-5)
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 96)
Proclaim God’s marvellous deeds to all the nations.
O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name. R.
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
tell of his marvellous works among all the peoples. R.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.R.
Say among the nations, “The Lord is king!
The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.”R.
Acclamation (John 10.14)
Alleluia. Alleluia. I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me. Alleluia.