Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
October 16, 2013

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 2:1-11
    1 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
    2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who do such things.
    3 Do you suppose, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God?
    4 Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
    5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
    6 For he will render to every man according to his works:
    7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
    8 but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.
    9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
    10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
    11 For God shows no partiality.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 62:2-3, 6-7, 9
    1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
    2 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved.
    5 For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
    6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
    8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. [Selah]

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:42-46
    42 "But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
    43 Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places.
    44 Woe to you! for you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
    45 One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
    46 And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 3:14-19
    14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
    15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
    16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man,
    17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
    18 may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
    19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 23:1-6
    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
    2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;
    3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:25-30
    25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
    26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
    27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


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