Saturday 20th February 2021

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20/02/2021 Day 51

Isaiah 58:9c-14; Luke 5:27-32

Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Antiphons and Readings on p.194 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Answer us Lord, for your mercy is kind; in the abundance of your mercies, look upon us.

First Reading: Isaiah 58:9c-14

A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Thus says the Lord:
“If you take away from the midst of you the yoke,
the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
if you pour yourself out for the hungry
and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness
and your gloom be as the noonday.
And the Lord will guide you continually,
and satisfy your desire with good things,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to dwell in.

“If you turn back your foot from the sabbath,
from doing your pleasure on my holy day,
and call the sabbath a delight
and the holy day of the Lord honourable;
if you honour it, not going your own ways,
or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly;
then you shall take delight in the Lord,
and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth;
I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86:1-2.3-4.5-6 (R. 11ab)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Teach me, O Lord, your way,
so that I may walk in your truth.

Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my soul, for I am faithful;
save the servant who trusts in you, my God.

Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I cry to you all the day long.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for I lift up my soul to you, O Lord.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of mercy to all who call to you.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer,
and attend to my voice in supplication.

R/. Teach me, O Lord, your way,
so that I may walk in your truth.

 

Let us stand for the proclamation of the Gospel

Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord, but that he turn from his way and live.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Gospel: Luke 5:27-32

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

At that time:
Jesus saw a tax collector, named Levi,
sitting at the tax office;
and he said to him, “Follow me.”
And he left everything and rose and followed him.

And Levi made him a great feast in his house;
and there was a large company of tax collectors and others
sitting at table with them.
And the Pharisees and their scribes
murmured against his disciples, saying,
“Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

And Jesus answered them,
“Those who are well have no need of a physician,
but those who are sick;
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

Communion Antiphon
I desire mercy, not sacrifice, says the Lord, for I came to call not the just but sinners.

 

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