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28/08/2021 Day 240

1 Thessalonians 4:9-11; Matthew 25:14-30


Memorial for Saint Augustine – Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Readings on p.1211 and Antiphons on p 1734 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth, and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory.

 

First Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11

A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians.

Brothers and sisters:
Concerning love of the brethren
you have no need to have anyone write to you,
for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another;
and indeed you do love all the brethren throughout Macedonia.
But we exhort you, brethren,
to do so more and more,
to aspire to live quietly,
to mind your own affairs,
and to work with your hands,
as we charged you.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98:1.7-8.9 (R. see9)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The Lord comes to judge the peoples with fairness.

O sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.

Let the sea and all within it thunder;
the world, and those who dwell in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
and the hills ring out their joy

At the presence of the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice,
and the peoples with fairness.

R/. The Lord comes to judge the peoples with fairness.

 

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
A new commandment I give to you, says the Lord,
that you love one another, even as I have loved you
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
“It will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants
and entrusted to them his property;
to one he gave five talents,
to another two,
to another one,
to each according to his ability.
Then he went away.
He who had received the five talents
went at once and traded with them,
and he made five talents more.
So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more.
But he who had received the one talent
went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.

Now after a long time, the master of those servants came
and settled accounts with them.
And he who had received the five talents came forward,
bringing five talents more, saying,
‘Master, you delivered to me five talents;
here I have made five talents more.’

His master said to him,
‘Well done, good and faithful servant;
you have been faithful over a little,
I will set you over much;
enter into the joy of your master.’

And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying,
‘Master, you delivered to me two talents;
here I have made two talents more.’

His master said to him,
‘Well done, good and faithful servant;
you have been faithful over a little,
I will set you over much;
enter into the joy of your master.’

He also who had received the one talent came forward,
saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man,
reaping where you did not sow,
and gathering where you did not winnow;
so I was afraid,
and I went and hid your talent in the ground.
Here you have what is yours.’

But his master answered him,
‘You wicked and slothful servant!
You knew that I reap where I have not sowed,
and gather where I have not winnowed?
Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers,
and at my coming, I should have received what was my own
with interest.
So take the talent from him,
and give it to him who has the ten talents.
For to everyone who has will more be given,
and he will have abundance;
but from him who has not,
even what he has will be taken away.
And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness;
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
Thus says the Lord: You have but one teacher, the Christ, and you are all brothers.

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