FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14

A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.

Moses said to the people: “You shall obey the voice of Yahweh your God, keeping those commandments and laws that are written in this Book of the Law, and you shall return to Yahweh your God with all your heart and soul.

“For this Law that I enjoin on you today is not beyond your strength or beyond your reach.  It is not in heaven, so that you need to wonder, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it down to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?’  Nor is it beyond the seas, so that you need to wonder, ‘Who will cross the seas for us and bring it back to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?’  No, the Word of God is very near to you, it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance.”

The Word of God recorded in the book of Deuteronomy.

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 69

R: Turn to God in your need and you will live.

I pray to You

for the time of Your favor, O God!

In Your great kindness answer me

with Your constant help.

R: Turn to God in your need and you will live.

But I am afflicted and in pain,

let Your saving help, O God, protect me.

I will praise Your Name with song

and I will glorify God with thanksgiving.

R: Turn to God in your need and you will live.

“See, you lowly ones, and be glad;

you who seek God, may your hearts be merry!

For God hears the poor,

and those who are in bonds God spurns not.”

R: Turn to God in your need and you will live.

For God will save Zion

and rebuild the cities of Judah.

The descendants of God’s servants will inherit it

and those who love God’s Name will inhabit it.

R: Turn to God in your need and you will live.