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23/10/2021 Day 296

Romans 8:1-11; Luke 13:1-9

Saturday Mass of Our Lady (29th Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1)
Readings on p.1390 and Antiphons on p 1866 of the Daily Missal (Commons BVM#7)

Entrance Antiphon.
Mary said: My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because the Lord has regarded his lowly handmaid.


First Reading: Romans 8:1-11

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

Brothers and sisters:
There is now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit
of life in Christ Jesus
has set me free from the law of sin and death.
For God has done what the law,
weakened by the flesh,
could not do:
sending his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,
he condemned sin in the flesh,
in order that the just requirement of the law
might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not according to the flesh
but according to the Spirit.
For those who live according to the flesh
set their minds on the things of the flesh,
but those who live according to the Spirit
set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
To set the mind on the flesh is death,
but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God;
it does not submit to God’s law,
indeed it cannot,
and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

But you are not in the flesh,
you are in the Spirit
if the Spirit of God really dwells in you.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ
does not belong to him.
But if Christ is in you,
although your bodies are dead because of sin,
your spirits are alive because of righteousness.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead
dwells in you,
he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead
will give life to your mortal bodies also
through his Spirit who dwells in you.

The Word of the Lord.




Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24:1-2.3-4ab.5-6 (R. see 6)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. These are the people who seek your face, O Lord.

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
the world, and all who dwell in it.
It is he who set it on the seas;
on the rivers he made it firm.

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who shall stand in his holy place?
The clean of hands and pure of heart,
whose soul is not set on vain things.

Blessings from the Lord shall he receive,
and right reward from the God who saves him.
Such are the people who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

R/. These are the people who seek your face, O Lord.


Please stand for the Gospel.

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


Communion Antiphon.

Mary treasured all these words, reflecting on them in her heart.

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