TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

First Reading: Genesis 2:18-25

A reading from the book of Genesis.

God said, “It is not good for the earth creature to be alone.  I will make a suitable partner for it.”  So out of the soil God formed various wild beasts and all the birds of the air.  Then the Creator brought them to the earth creature to be named.  Whatever the earth creature called it became its name.  The earth creature gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but none proved to be a suitable partner.

So the Creator caused a deep sleep to fall upon the earth creature and while it slept, took one of its sides and closed up the flesh at that spot. The Creator then fashioned the flesh taken from the other part of the earth creature into a woman.  When the earth creature realized what had happened, he exclaimed, “This is bone from bone, flesh from flesh!  She is now ‘woman’ and I am now ‘man,’ because we are made from one flesh.”

This is why one person leaves home and cleaves to another, and the two become one flesh.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Genesis.

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 128

R: May Our God bless you from Zion all the days of your life!

O blessed are you who fear the Most High

and walk in God’s ways!

You will eat the fruit of your labor.

Happy will you be and prosperous.

R: May Our God bless you from Zion all the days of your life!

You will be like a fruitful vine

within your house,

Your children like shoots of the olive

around your table.

R: May Our God bless you from Zion all the days of your life!

Indeed thus will one be blessed

who fears God.

May God bless you from Zion

all the days of your life!

R: May Our God bless you from Zion all the days of your life!

May you see your children’s children

in a happy Jerusalem!

Peace be upon Israel.

R: May Our God bless you from Zion all the days of your life!