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  • Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +0000: Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Rom 3:21-30

    Brothers and sisters:
    Now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,
    though testified to by the law and the prophets,
    the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ
    for all who believe.
    For there is no distinction;
    all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.
    They are justified freely by his grace
    through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
    whom God set forth as an expiation,
    through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousness
    because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,
    through the forbearance of God–
    to prove his righteousness in the present time,
    that he might be righteous
    and justify the one who has faith in Jesus.

    What occasion is there then for boasting? It is ruled out.
    On what principle, that of works?
    No, rather on the principle of faith.
    For we consider that a person is justified by faith
    apart from works of the law.
    Does God belong to Jews alone?
    Does he not belong to Gentiles, too?
    Yes, also to Gentiles, for God is one
    and will justify the circumcised on the basis of faith
    and the uncircumcised through faith.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 130:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6ab

    R. (7) With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.
    Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
    LORD, hear my voice!
    Let your ears be attentive
    to my voice in supplication.
    R. With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.
    If you, O LORD, mark iniquities,
    Lord, who can stand?
    But with you is forgiveness,
    that you may be revered.
    R. With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.
    I trust in the LORD;
    my soul trusts in his word.
    My soul waits for the LORD
    more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
    R. With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.

    Alleluia Jn 14:6

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;
    no one comes to the Father except through me.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 11:47-54

    The Lord said:
    "Woe to you who build the memorials of the prophets
    whom your fathers killed.
    Consequently, you bear witness and give consent
    to the deeds of your ancestors,
    for they killed them and you do the building.
    Therefore, the wisdom of God said,
    'I will send to them prophets and Apostles;
    some of them they will kill and persecute'
    in order that this generation might be charged
    with the blood of all the prophets
    shed since the foundation of the world,
    from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah
    who died between the altar and the temple building.
    Yes, I tell you, this generation will be charged with their blood!
    Woe to you, scholars of the law!
    You have taken away the key of knowledge.
    You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter."
    When Jesus left, the scribes and Pharisees
    began to act with hostility toward him
    and to interrogate him about many things,
    for they were plotting to catch him at something he might say.


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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +0000: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 2 Tm 4:10-17b

    Beloved:
    Demas, enamored of the present world,
    deserted me and went to Thessalonica,
    Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
    Luke is the only one with me.
    Get Mark and bring him with you,
    for he is helpful to me in the ministry.
    I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
    When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas,
    the papyrus rolls, and especially the parchments.

    Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm;
    the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
    You too be on guard against him,
    for he has strongly resisted our preaching.

    At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf,
    but everyone deserted me.
    May it not be held against them!
    But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength,
    so that through me the proclamation might be completed
    and all the Gentiles might hear it.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18

    R. (12) Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
    and let your faithful ones bless you.
    Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
    and speak of your might.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    Making known to men your might
    and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    The LORD is just in all his ways
    and holy in all his works.
    The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
    to all who call upon him in truth.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

    Alleluia See Jn 15:16

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I chose you from the world,
    to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 10:1-9

    The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two disciples
    whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
    to every town and place he intended to visit.
    He said to them,
    "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
    so ask the master of the harvest
    to send out laborers for his harvest.
    Go on your way;
    behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
    Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
    and greet no one along the way.
    Into whatever house you enter,
    first say, 'Peace to this household.'
    If a peaceful person lives there,
    your peace will rest on him;
    but if not, it will return to you.
    Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
    for the laborer deserves payment.
    Do not move about from one house to another.
    Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
    eat what is set before you,
    cure the sick in it and say to them,
    'The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.'"
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +0000: Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Rom 1:16-25

    Brothers and sisters:
    I am not ashamed of the Gospel.
    It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:
    for Jew first, and then Greek.
    For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;
    as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live."

    The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven
    against every impiety and wickedness
    of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
    For what can be known about God is evident to them,
    because God made it evident to them.
    Ever since the creation of the world,
    his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity
    have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.
    As a result, they have no excuse;
    for although they knew God
    they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks.
    Instead, they became vain in their reasoning,
    and their senseless minds were darkened.
    While claiming to be wise, they became fools
    and exchanged the glory of the immortal God
    for the likeness of an image of mortal man
    or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.

    Therefore, God handed them over to impurity
    through the lusts of their hearts
    for the mutual degradation of their bodies.
    They exchanged the truth of God for a lie
    and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator,
    who is blessed forever. Amen.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (2a) The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

    Alleluia Heb 4:12

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The word of God is living and effective,
    able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 11:37-41

    After Jesus had spoken,
    a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.
    He entered and reclined at table to eat.
    The Pharisee was amazed to see
    that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
    The Lord said to him, "Oh you Pharisees!
    Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish,
    inside you are filled with plunder and evil.
    You fools!
    Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?
    But as to what is within, give alms,
    and behold, everything will be clean for you."


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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +0000: Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7

    Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,
    called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God,
    which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
    the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh,
    but established as Son of God in power
    according to the Spirit of holiness
    through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Through him we have received the grace of apostleship,
    to bring about the obedience of faith,
    for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles,
    among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
    to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy.
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father
    and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:1bcde, 2-3ab, 3cd-4

    R. (2a) The Lord has made known his salvation.
    Sing to the LORD a new song,
    for he has done wondrous deeds;
    His right hand has won victory for him,
    his holy arm.
    R. The Lord has made known his salvation.
    The LORD has made his salvation known:
    in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
    He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
    toward the house of Israel.
    R. The Lord has made known his salvation.
    All the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation by our God.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
    break into song; sing praise.
    R. The Lord has made known his salvation.

    Alleluia Ps 95:8

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    If today you hear his voice,
    harden not your hearts.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 11:29-32

    While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
    "This generation is an evil generation;
    it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
    except the sign of Jonah.
    Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
    so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
    At the judgment
    the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
    and she will condemn them,
    because she came from the ends of the earth
    to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
    and there is something greater than Solomon here.
    At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
    and condemn it,
    because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
    and there is something greater than Jonah here."


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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +0000: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a

    On this mountain the LORD of hosts
    will provide for all peoples
    a feast of rich food and choice wines,
    juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.
    On this mountain he will destroy
    the veil that veils all peoples,
    the web that is woven over all nations;
    he will destroy death forever.
    The Lord GOD will wipe away
    the tears from every face;
    the reproach of his people he will remove
    from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.
    On that day it will be said:
    "Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!
    This is the LORD for whom we looked;
    let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!"
    For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6

    R. (6cd) I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
    beside restful waters he leads me;
    he refreshes my soul.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    He guides me in right paths
    for his name's sake.
    Even though I walk in the dark valley
    I fear no evil; for you are at my side
    with your rod and your staff
    that give me courage.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    You spread the table before me
    in the sight of my foes;
    you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    Only goodness and kindness follow me
    all the days of my life;
    and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    for years to come.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

    Reading 2 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20

    Brothers and sisters:
    I know how to live in humble circumstances;
    I know also how to live with abundance.
    In every circumstance and in all things
    I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry,
    of living in abundance and of being in need.
    I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
    Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress.

    My God will fully supply whatever you need,
    in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
    To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen.

    Alleluia Cf. Eph 1:17-18

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
    enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
    so that we may know what is the hope
    that belongs to our call.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 22:1-14

    Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people
    in parables, saying,
    "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
    who gave a wedding feast for his son.
    He dispatched his servants
    to summon the invited guests to the feast,
    but they refused to come.
    A second time he sent other servants, saying,
    'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
    my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
    and everything is ready; come to the feast."'
    Some ignored the invitation and went away,
    one to his farm, another to his business.
    The rest laid hold of his servants,
    mistreated them, and killed them.
    The king was enraged and sent his troops,
    destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
    Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready,
    but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
    Go out, therefore, into the main roads
    and invite to the feast whomever you find.'
    The servants went out into the streets
    and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
    and the hall was filled with guests.
    But when the king came in to meet the guests,
    he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
    The king said to him, 'My friend, how is it
    that you came in here without a wedding garment?'
    But he was reduced to silence.
    Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet,
    and cast him into the darkness outside,
    where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'
    Many are invited, but few are chosen."

    or Mt 22:1-10

    Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people
    in parables, saying,
    "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
    who gave a wedding feast for his son.
    He dispatched his servants
    to summon the invited guests to the feast,
    but they refused to come.
    A second time he sent other servants, saying,
    'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
    my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
    and everything is ready; come to the feast."'
    Some ignored the invitation and went away,
    one to his farm, another to his business.
    The rest laid hold of his servants,
    mistreated them, and killed them.
    The king was enraged and sent his troops,
    destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
    Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready,
    but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
    Go out, therefore, into the main roads
    and invite to the feast whomever you find.'
    The servants went out into the streets
    and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
    and the hall was filled with guests."


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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.