TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

First Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17

A reading from the second book of Kings.

Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times at the word of Elisha, the prophet of God.  Naaman’s flesh became again like the flesh of a little child, and was made clean of leprosy.

Naaman returned with a whole retinue to the prophet of God.  On arrival, Naaman stood before Elisha and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel.  Please accept a gift from your servant.” “As God lives whom I serve, I will not take it,” Elisha replied; and despite Naaman’s urging, Elisha still refused.  Naaman said: “If you will not accept, please let me, your servant, have two mule-loads of earth, for I will no longer offer holocaust or sacrifice to any other god except Yahweh.”

The Word of God recorded in the second book of Kings.

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98

R:  Our God has revealed to the nations God’s saving power.

Sing a new song to Our God,

who has done wonderful deeds,

Whose right hand and whose holy arm

have brought salvation.

R:  Our God has revealed to the nations God’s saving power.

Our God has made salvation known,

has shown justice to the nations,

And has remembered the house of Israel in faithfulness and love.

R:  Our God has revealed to the nations God’s saving power.

All the ends of the earth have seen

the saving power of Our God.

Sing praise to Our God all the earth,

ring out your joy.

R:  Our God has revealed to the nations God’s saving power.