TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13

A reading from the book of Jeremiah.

Jeremiah said:

“I hear the whisperings of many:

‘Terror on every side!

Denounce him! Let us denounce Jeremiah!’

All those who were my friends

are on the watch for any misstep of mine.

‘Perhaps he will be trapped:

Then we can prevail,

and take our vengeance on him.’

But Our God is with me,

like a mighty champion:

my persecutors will stumble, they will

not triumph.

In their failure they will be put to utter shame,

to lasting, unforgettable disgrace.

O God of hosts, you who test the just,

who probe mind and heart,

Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,

for to you I have entrusted my cause.

Sing to Our God,

praise Our God,

For Our God has rescued the life of the poor

From the power of the wicked!”

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 69

R:  O God, in your great kindness, answer me.

For your sake I bear insult,

And shame covers my face.

I have become an outcast to my ancestors,

a stranger to my parents and children.

R:  O God, in your great kindness, answer me.

I pray to you,

for the time of your favor, O God!

In your great kindness answer me

with your constant help.

Answer me, God, for bounteous is your kindness;

in your great mercy turn toward me.

R:  O God, in your great kindness, answer me.

“See you lowly ones, and be glad;

You who seek God, may your hearts revive!

For God hears the poor,

And those who are in bonds God spurns not.

Let the heavens and the earth praise God,

The seas and whatever moves in them!”

R:  O God, in your great kindness, answer me.