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21/09/2021 Day 264

Ephesians 4:1-7.11-14; Matthew 9:9-13

The Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
Readings and Antiphons on p 1757 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, says the Lord.

First Reading: Ephesians 4:1-7.11-14

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

Brothers and sisters:
I, a prisoner for the Lord,
beg you to walk in a manner
worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
with all lowliness and meekness,
with patience, forbearing one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit,
just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call,
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of us all,
who is above all and through all and in all.
But grace was given to each of us
according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

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 become mature,
to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

The Word of the Lord

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

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Their sound goes forth through all the earth.

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/. Their sound goes forth through all the earth.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, Alleluia
We praise you, O God; we acclaim you as the Lord;
the glorious band of apostles sings your praise, O Lord!
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time:
As Jesus passed on,
he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office;
and he said to him, “Follow me.”
And he rose and followed him.

And as he sat at table in the house,
behold, many tax collectors and sinners came
and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
And when the Pharisees saw this,
they said to his disciples,
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

But when he heard it, he said,
“Those who are well have no need of a physician,
but those who are sick.
Go and learn what this means,
‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’
For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

Communion Antiphon
I did not come to call the just but sinners, says the Lord.

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