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04/11/2020 Day 309

Phil 2:12-18; Luke 14

St Charles Borromeo, Bishop
, 31
st Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1425 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

I will look after my sheep, says the Lord, and I shall appoint a shepherd to pasture them, and I, the Lord, will be their God.

First Reading: Philippians 2:12-18

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians

My beloved,
as you have always obeyed,
so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
for God is at work in you,
both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Do all things without grumbling or questioning,
that you may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you shine as lights in the world,
holding fast the word of life,
so that in the day of Christ
I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labour in vain.
Even if I am to be poured as a libation upon the sacrificial offering of your faith,
I am glad and rejoice with you all.
Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Ps 27:1.4.13-14

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:

R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
whom should I dread?

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
only this do I seek;
to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord,
to inquire at his temple.

I believe I shall see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord; ne strong;
be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord!

R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Gospel acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia.
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of God rests upon you. Alleluia.

Gospel: Luke 14:25-33

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

At that time:
Great multitudes accompanied Jesus; and he turned and said to them,
“If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters,
yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.
For which of you, desiring to build a tower,
does not first sit down and count the cost,
whether he has enough to complete it?
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation,
and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying,
‘This man began to build, and was not able to finish.’
Or what king, going to encounter another king in war,
will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him
who comes against him with twenty thousand?
And if not, while the other is yet a great way off,
he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.
So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has
cannot be my disciple.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
It was not you who chose me, says the Lord, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.

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