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12/10/2021 Day 285

Romans 1:16-25; Luke 11:37-41

Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1.
Readings on p. 1359 and Antiphons on p. 1350 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.


First Reading: Romans 1:16-25

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

Brothers and sisters:
I am not ashamed of the gospel:
it is the power of God for salvation
to everyone who has faith,
to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For in it the righteousness of God
is revealed through faith for faith;
as it is written,
“The one who through faith is righteous shall live.”

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and wickedness of those
who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
For what can be known about God is plain to them
because God has shown it to them.
Ever since the creation of the world
his invisible nature,
namely, his eternal power and deity,
has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made.
So they are without excuse;
for although they knew God
they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him,
but they became futile in their thinking
and their senseless minds were darkened.

Claiming to be wise, they became fools
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God
for images resembling mortal man
or birds or animals or reptiles.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts
to impurity,
to the dishonouring of their bodies among themselves,
because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie
and worshipped and served the creature
rather than the Creator,
who is blessed forever! Amen.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19:2-3.4-5 (R. 2a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The heavens declare the glory of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.
Day unto day conveys the message,
and night unto night imparts the knowledge.

No speech, no word, whose voice goes unheeded;
their sound goes forth through all the earth,
their message to the utmost bounds of the world.

R/. The heavens declare the glory of God.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, alleluia.
The word of the Lord is living and active,
discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.



Gospel: Luke 11:37-41

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
While Jesus was speaking,
a Pharisee asked him to dine with him;
so he went in and sat at table.
The Pharisee was astonished to see
that he did not first wash before dinner.
And the Lord said to him,
“Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup
and of the dish,
but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.
You fools!
Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
But give for alms those things which are within;
and behold, everything is clean for you.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.
The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

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