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 completedand 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 Kingdomand speak of your might.R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.Making known to men your mightand 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 waysand 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 discipleswhom he sent ahead of him in pairsto 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 harvestto 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.'"
Posted: October 18, 2018, 9:30 am
Reading 1 Gal 5:18-25
Brothers and sisters:If you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.Now the works of the flesh are obvious:immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry,sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.I warn you, as I warned you before,that those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, generosity,faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.Against such there is no law.Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their fleshwith its passions and desires.If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
R. (see Jn 8:12) Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.Blessed the man who follows notthe counsel of the wickedNor walks in the way of sinners,nor sits in the company of the insolent,But delights in the law of the LORDand meditates on his law day and night.R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.He is like a treeplanted near running water,That yields its fruit in due season,and whose leaves never fade.Whatever he does, prospers.R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.Not so the wicked, not so;they are like chaff which the wind drives away.For the LORD watches over the way of the just,but the way of the wicked vanishes.R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
Alleluia Jn 10:27
R. Alleluia, alleluia.My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;I know them, and they follow me.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Lk 11:42-46
The Lord said:"Woe to you Pharisees!You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb,but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.These you should have done, without overlooking the others.Woe to you Pharisees!You love the seat of honor in synagoguesand greetings in marketplaces. Woe to you!You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk."Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply,"Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too."And he said, "Woe also to you scholars of the law!You impose on people burdens hard to carry,but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them."
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:30 am
Reading 1 Gal 5:1-6
Brothers and sisters:For freedom Christ set us free;so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.It is I, Paul, who am telling youthat if you have yourselves circumcised,Christ will be of no benefit to you.Once again I declare to every man who has himself circumcisedthat he is bound to observe the entire law.You are separated from Christ,you who are trying to be justified by law;you have fallen from grace.For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness.For in Christ Jesus,neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything,but only faith working through love.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48
R. (41a) Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.Let your mercy come to me, O LORD,your salvation according to your promise.R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.Take not the word of truth from my mouth,for in your ordinances is my hope.R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.And I will keep your law continually,forever and ever.R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.And I will walk at liberty,because I seek your precepts.R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.And I will delight in your commands, which I love.R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.And I will lift up my hands to your commandsand meditate on your statutes.R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.
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 seethat 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."
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:30 am