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20/10/2021 Day 293

Romans 6:12-18

20/10/2021 Day 293

Luke 12:39-48

Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1
Readings on p. 1383 and Antiphons on p. 1371 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.
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: Romans 6:12-18

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

Brothers and sisters:
Let not sin reign in your mortal bodies,
to make you obey their passions.
Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness
but yield yourselves to God
as people who have been brought from death to life,
and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
For sin will have no dominion over you
since you are not under law but under grace.

What then?
Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace?
By no means!
Do you not know that
if you yield yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,
you are slaves of the one whom you obey,
either of sin, which leads to death,
or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
But thanks be to God,
that you who were once slaves of sin
have become obedient from the heart
to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,
and, having been set free from sin,
have become slaves of righteousness.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 124:1-3.4-6.7-8 (R. 8a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

“If the LORD had not been on our side,”
let Israel say—
“If the Lord had not been on our side
when people rose against us,
then would they have swallowed us alive
when their anger was kindled.

Then would the waters have engulfed us,
the torrent gone over us;
over our head would have swept
the raging waters.”
Blest be the Lord who did not give us
a prey to their teeth!

Our life, like a bird, has escaped
from the snare of the fowler.
Indeed, the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

R/. Our help is in the name of the Lord.




Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Watch, therefore, and be ready;
the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.



Gospel: Luke 12:39-48

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Know this, that if the householder had known
at what hour the thief was coming,
he would have been awake
and would not have left his house to be broken into.
You also must be ready;
for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Peter said, “Lord,
are you telling this parable for us or for all?”

And the Lord said,
“Who then is the faithful and wise steward,
whom his master will set over his household,
to give them their portion of food at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes
will find so doing.
Truly, I tell you,
he will set him over all his possessions.
But if that servant says to himself,
‘My master is delayed in coming,’
and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
and to eat and drink and get drunk,
the master of that servant will come
on a day when he does not expect him
and at an hour he does not know,
and will punish him,
and put him with the unfaithful.
And that servant who knew his master’s will,
but did not make ready or act according to his will,
shall receive a severe beating.
But he who did not know,
and did what deserved a beating,
shall receive a light beating.
Everyone to whom much is given,
of him, will much be required;
and of him to whom people commit much,
they will demand the more.

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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