Tuesday 20th October, 2020

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20/10/2020 Day 294

Ephesians 2:12-22; Luke 12:35-38

Tuesday, 29th Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1381 of Daily Missal

To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words.  Guard me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.

First Reading: Ephesians 2:12-22

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters: Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Ps 85:9ab 10.11-12.13-14

R./ The Lord speaks of peace for his people

I will hear what the Lord God speaks;
he speaks of peace for his people and his faithful,
His salvation is near for those who fear him,
and his glory will dwell in our land.

Merciful love and faithfulness have met;
justice and peace have kissed.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth,
and justice look down from heaven.

Also, the Lord will bestow his bounty,
and our earth shall yield its increase.
Justice will march before him,
and guide his steps on the way.

R./ The Lord speaks of peace for his people

Gospel acclamation:
Alleluia. Alleluia. 
Watch at all times, praying that you may be able to stand before the Son of man. Alleluia.

Gospel: Luke 12:35-38

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, ”Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants!

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Behold the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine.

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