Monday 2nd November, 2020

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02/11/2020 Day 307

Job 19:1.23-27b; Matthew 5:1-12a

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed
Readings on p.1799 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

Just as Jesus died and has risen again, so through Jesus God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep; and as in Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be brought to life.

First Reading: Job 19:1.23-27b

A reading from the Book of Job

Job answered:
“Oh that my words were written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
Oh that with an iron pen and lead
they were graven in the rock for ever!
For I know that my Redeemer
lives,
and at last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
then from my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Ps 23

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:

R/. The Lord is my shepherd;
There is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall not want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose;
Near restful waters he leads me;
he revives my soul.

He guides me in right paths
for the sake of his name.
Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death
no evil would I fear; for you are with me
Your crook and your staff will give me comfort.

You have prepared a table before me
in the sight of my foes;
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.

Surely goodness and mercy follow me
all the days of my life:
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for length of days unending.

R/. The Lord is my shepherd;
There is nothing I shall want.

Gospel acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia.
If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, says the Lord. Alleluia.

Second reading: Romans 5:5-11

A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
Hope does not disappoint us,
because God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
While we were yet helpless,
at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man –
though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die.
But God shows his love for us in that
while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood,
much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
For if while we were enemies
we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son,
much more, now that we are reconciled,
shall we be saved by his life.
Not only so,
but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received our reconciliation.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel acclamation
Alleluia. Alleluia.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.
Alleluia.

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time: Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon:
We await a saviour the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our mortal bodies, to conform with his glorified body.

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