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22/10/2022 Day 295

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Memorial of St John Paul II, Pope (Ordinary Time, Year II)
Readings on p. 1391 and Antiphons on p. 1917 of the Daily Missal.


First Reading: Ephesians 4:7-16

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians.

Brothers and sisters:

Grace was given to each of us
according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
Therefore it is said,
“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to people.”

(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean
but that he had also descended
into the lower parts of the earth?
He who descended is he who also ascended
far above all the heavens,
that he might fill all things.)
And his gifts were that some should be apostles,
some prophets,
some evangelists,
some pastors and teachers,
for the equipment of the saints,
for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to maturity,
to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;
so that we may no longer be children,
tossed back and forth and carried about
with every wind of doctrine,
by the cunning of men,
by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.
Rather, speaking the truth in love,
we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head,
into Christ,
from whom the whole body,
joined and knit together
by every joint with which it is supplied
when each part is working properly,
makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122:1-2.3-4ab.4cd-5 (R. see 1)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm

R/. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
bonded as one together.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.

For Israel’s witness it is
to praise the name of the Lord.
There were set the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

R/. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.


Alleluia, Alleluia.
I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord, but that he turn from his way and live.


Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.

There were some present at that very time
who told Jesus of the Galileans
whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And he answered them,
“Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners
than all the other Galileans
because they suffered thus?
I tell you, No;
but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen
upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them,
do you think that they were worse offenders
than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, No;
but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

And he told this parable:
“A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard,
and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
And he said to the vinedresser,
‘Behold, these three years
I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree,
and I find none.
Cut it down;
why should it use up the ground?’

And he answered him,
‘Let it alone, sir, this year also,
till I dig about it and put on manure.
And if it bears fruit next year, well and good;
but if not, you can cut it down.’”

The Gospel of the Lord.


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