TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Alternate First Reading: Acts 2:42-47

A reading from the book of Acts.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
All the believers were together and had everything in common.
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.
They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
And God added to their number daily, those who followed the way of Jesus.

The word of God as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Alternate Responsorial from Joyce Rupp’s Prayer Seeds: Psalm 146

Today’s responsorial reading is adapted from Sr. Joyce Rupp’s Prayer Seeds

R: Dear God, we give you thanks for your abundant gifts.

Bestower of our spiritual wealth, how awesome is the immensity of your love. Praise to you for the endless outpouring of your grace.

R: Dear God we give you thanks for your abundant gifts

Blessed are you, Extravagant Source of Life, Your boundless beauty and unlimited benevolence anoints us at every moment of our existence.

R: Dear God we give you thanks for your abundant gifts

We are seekers of you, the Mystery we name as God. We are disciples of Jesus, our beloved friend and teacher whom you sent to us from the fullness of your love.

R: Dear God we give you thanks for your abundant gifts

When we look at how Jesus lived and what he taught, we see the depth of your divine generosity. Oh Generous benefactor, you give us sufficient for our journey even if it does not include everything we want or expect.

R: Dear God we give you thanks for your abundant gifts

Help us to recognize our plentitude and be satisfied. Help us to always be there for those in need and aim to be as generous as you are.

R: Dear God we give you thanks for your abundant gifts