St. John of Capistrano, OFM, Priest (Memorial)
October 23, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 4:20-25
    20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,
    21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
    22 That is why his faith was "reckoned to him as righteousness."
    23 But the words, "it was reckoned to him," were written not for his sake alone,
    24 but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord,
    25 who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Luke 1:69-75
    69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
    70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
    71 that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;
    72 to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant,
    73 the oath which he swore to our father Abraham,
    74 to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
    75 in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.

  • Gospel

    Luke 12:13-21
    13 One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me."
    14 But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?"
    15 And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
    16 And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully;
    17 and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'
    18 And he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
    19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.'
    20 But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'
    21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 5:14-20
    14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
    15 And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
    16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.
    17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
    18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
    19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
    20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
    1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
    2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee."
    5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
    7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
    8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:57-62
    57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
    58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
    59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
    60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
    61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
    62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Wisdom 10:10-14
    10 When a righteous man fled from his brother's wrath, she guided him on straight paths; she showed him the kingdom of God, and gave him knowledge of angels; she prospered him in his labors, and increased the fruit of his toil.
    11 When his oppressors were covetous, she stood by him and made him rich.
    12 She protected him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those who lay in wait for him; in his arduous contest she gave him the victory, so that he might learn that godliness is more powerful than anything.
    13 When a righteous man was sold, wisdom did not desert him, but delivered him from sin. She descended with him into the dungeon,
    14 and when he was in prison she did not leave him, until she brought him the scepter of a kingdom and authority over his masters. Those who accused him she showed to be false, and she gave him everlasting honor.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:8-9, 16-20, 23
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry.
    16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
    18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
    19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
    22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:1-6
    1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
    2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal.
    3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
    4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
    5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."
    6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

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