Friday 30th October, 2020
Friday, 30th Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1410 of Daily Missal
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice. Turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.
First Reading: Philippians 1:1-11
The beginning of the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus. To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
The word of the Lord.
Responsorial psalm: Ps 111:1b-2.3-4.5-6
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:
R/. Great are the works of the Lord.
I will praise the Lord with all my heart,
in the meeting of the just and the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord,
to be pondered by all who delight in them.
Majestic and glorious his work;
his justice stands firm forever.
He has given us a memorial of his wonders.
The Lord is gracious and merciful.
He gives food to those who fear him;
keeps his covenant ever in mind.
His mighty works he has shown to his people
by giving them the heritage of nations.
R/. Great are the works of the Lord
Alleluia. Alleluia. My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; and I know him, and they follow me. Alleluia.
Gospel: Luke 14:1-6
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
One sabbath when Jesus went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not?” But they were silent. Then he took him and healed him, and let him go. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a sabbath day?” And they could not reply to this.
The Gospel of the Lord.
We will ring out our joy at your saving help, and exult in the name of our God.