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23/10/2022 Day 296

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C
Readings on p. 1397 and Antiphons on p. 1393 of the Daily Missal and on p. 988 of the Sunday Missal.

 

Entrance Antiphon.

Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; Turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.

 

First Reading: Sirach 35:12c-14, 16-18b

A reading from the Book of Sirach.

The Lord is the judge,
and with him is no partiality.
He will not show partiality in the case of a poor man,
and he will listen to the prayer of one who is wronged.
He will not ignore the supplication of the fatherless,
nor the widow when she pours out her story.

The one whose service is pleasing to the Lord will be accepted,
and their prayer will reach to the clouds.
The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds,
and they will not be consoled until it reaches the Lord;
they will not desist until the Most High visits them,
and the just judge executes favour.
And the Lord will not delay,
neither will he be patient with them.

The Word of the Lord.

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2-3.17-18.19 & 23 (R. cf. 7a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm

R/. The lowly one called, and the Lord heard him.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
praise of him is always in my mouth.
In the Lord my soul shall make its boast;
the humble shall hear and be glad.

The Lord turns his face against the wicked
to destroy their remembrance from the earth.
When the just cry out, the Lord hears,
and rescues them in all their distress.

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.
All who trust in him shall not be condemned.

R/. The lowly one called, and the Lord heard him.

 

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

A reading from the Second Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy.

Beloved:

I am already on the point of being sacrificed;
the time of my departure has come.
I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
From now on there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge,
will award to me on that Day,
and not only to me
but also to all who have loved his appearing.

At my first defence, no one took my part;
all deserted me.
May it not be charged against them!
But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength
to proclaim the word fully,
that all the Gentiles might hear it.
So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil
and save me for his heavenly kingdom.
To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Word of the Lord.

 

Alleluia, Alleluia.
God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
Alleluia.

 

Gospel: Luke 18:9-14

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
Jesus told this parable to some
who trusted in themselves that they were righteous
and despised others:
“Two men went up into the temple to pray,
one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,
‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men,
extortioners, unjust, adulterers,
or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’

But the tax collector, standing far off,
would not even lift up his eyes to heaven,
but beat his breast, saying,
‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’

I tell you,
this man went down to his house justified
rather than the other;
for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

 

Communion Antiphon.

We will ring out our joy at your saving help, and exult in the name of our God.

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