TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

First Reading: Exodus 17:8-13

A reading from the book of Exodus.

Amalek came and waged war against Israel.  Moses, therefore, said to Joshua, “Issue a call to arms to the Israelites, to fight the army of Amalek in battle.  Tomorrow I will be standing on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”  So Joshua did as Moses had said.  Joshua led the army of the Israelites in battle after Moses had climbed to the top of the hill with Aaron and Hur.  As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the better of the fight, but when Moses let his hands rest, Amalek had the better of the fight.  Moses’ hands, however, grew tired; so they placed a rock for Moses to sit on.  Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported Moses’ hands, one on one side and one on the other, so that Moses’ hands remained steady until sunset.  As a result, Joshua and the armies of
Israel crushed the army of Amalek, putting them to the sword.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Exodus.

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 121

R:  Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth.

I lift my eyes to the mountains;

where is my help to come from?

Help comes to me from Our God,

who made heaven and earth.

R:  Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth.

No letting our footsteps slip,

this guard of ours does not doze!

The guardian of Israel

does not doze or sleep.

R:  Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth.

Our God guards you, shades you.

With Our God at your right hand,

Sun cannot strike you down by day,

nor moon at night.

R:  Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth.

Our God guards you from harm,

guards your lives,

Our God guards your leaving, coming back,

now and for always.

R:  Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth.