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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (Optional Memorial)
October 16, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 1:11-14
    11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will,
    12 we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.
    13 In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
    14 which is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
    1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
    2 Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
    4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
    5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
    12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
    13 The LORD looks down from heaven, he sees all the sons of men;

  • Gospel

    Luke 12:1-7
    1 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
    2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
    3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
    4 "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
    5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him!
    6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
    7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

  • 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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