Reading 1 Rom 2:1-11
You, O man, are without excuse, every one of you who passes judgment.For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself,since you, the judge, do the very same things.We know that the judgment of God on those who do such things is true.Do you suppose, then, you who judge those who engage in such thingsand yet do them yourself,that you will escape the judgment of God?Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patiencein low esteem, unaware that the kindness of Godwould lead you to repentance?By your stubbornness and impenitent heart,you are storing up wrath for yourselffor the day of wrath and revelationof the just judgment of God,who will repay everyone according to his works,eternal life to those who seek glory, honor, and immortalitythrough perseverance in good works,but wrath and fury to those who selfishly disobey the truthand obey wickedness.Yes, affliction and distress will come upon everyonewho does evil, Jew first and then Greek.But there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyonewho does good, Jew first and then Greek.There is no partiality with God.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 9
R.(13b) Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.Only in God is my soul at rest;from him comes my salvation.He only is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all.R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.Only in God be at rest, my soul,for from him comes my hope.He only is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed. R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.Trust in him at all times, O my people!Pour out your hearts before him;God is our refuge!R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.
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."
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Posted: October 16, 2019, 9:30 am
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 heavenagainst every impiety and wickednessof 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 divinityhave been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.As a result, they have no excuse;for although they knew Godthey 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 foolsand exchanged the glory of the immortal Godfor the likeness of an image of mortal manor of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.Therefore, God handed them over to impuritythrough the lusts of their heartsfor the mutual degradation of their bodies.They exchanged the truth of God for a lieand 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 discoursewhose 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 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.”
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Posted: October 15, 2019, 9:30 am
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 faithfulnesstoward the house of Israel.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.All the ends of the earth have seenthe 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 generationand she will condemn them,because she came from the ends of the earthto 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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Posted: October 14, 2019, 9:30 am