Saturday 24th October, 2020

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24/10/2020 Day 298

Ephesians 4:7-16; Luke 13:1-9

Saturday, 29th Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1391 of Daily Missal

Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, who bore the Creator of all things. You became the Mother of your Maker, any you remain for ever Virgin.

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 mature manhood, 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 mepeople, 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: Ps 122:1-2.3-4a.4cd-5

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 judgement,
the thrones of the house of David.

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

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

Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

There were some present at that very time who told him 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
He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

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