Vol: 44, No.59 34TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( A) November 26 2017  
 
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. R/
Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit. He guides me along the right path; he is true to his name. R/
You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing. R/
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever. R/
SECOND READING
(Paul writes that Christ’s resurrection points to the resurrection of believers, just as the first handful of ripe grain is a sign of the harvest that must soon be gathered).
A reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians (15:20-26, 28)
In fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order; Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be everything to everyone.
The Word of the Lord
ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David! Alleluia! (Mk 11:9-10)
 
GOSPEL
(In this passage the theme of final judgement reaches its climax).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Matthew (25:31-46)
Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ And they will go
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