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St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
October 15, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 1:1-10
    1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are also faithful in Christ Jesus:
    2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
    4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
    5 He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
    6 to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
    7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
    8 which he lavished upon us.
    9 For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ
    10 as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 98:1-6
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.
    2 The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
    3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
    4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
    5 Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!
    6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!

  • 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

    Romans 8:22-27
    22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now;
    23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
    24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
    25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.
    27 And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 19:8-11
    7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
    8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
    9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
    10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

  • Gospel

    John 15:1-8
    1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
    2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
    3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
    4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
    6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
    7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
    8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.