Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, Martyrs and Companions (Memorial)
October 19, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 3:21-30
    21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it,
    22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction;
    23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
    24 they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus,
    25 whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins;
    26 it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.
    27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On the principle of works? No, but on the principle of faith.
    28 For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.
    29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,
    30 since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of their faith and the uncircumcised through their faith.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 130:1-6
    1 Out of the depths I cry to thee, O LORD!
    2 Lord, hear my voice! Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
    3 If thou, O LORD, shouldst mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
    4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
    5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
    6 my soul waits for the LORD more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:47-54
    47 Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed.
    48 So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
    49 Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, `I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
    50 that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation,
    51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
    52 Woe to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
    53 As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things,
    54 lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 4:7-15
    7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.
    8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;
    9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
    10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
    11 For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
    12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
    13 Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak,
    14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.
    15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 126:1-6
    1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
    2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
    3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
    4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb!
    5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!
    6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 28:16-20
    16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
    17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted.
    18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
    19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."

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