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St. Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
November 12, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Philemon 7-20
    7 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
    8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,
    9 yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you -- I, Paul, an ambassador and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus --
    10 I appeal to you for my child, Ones'imus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment.
    11 (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.)
    12 I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart.
    13 I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel;
    14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.
    15 Perhaps this is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back for ever,
    16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
    17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.
    18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.
    19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand, I will repay it -- to say nothing of your owing me even your own self.
    20 Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 146:7-10
    6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever;
    7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;
    8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
    9 The LORD watches over the sojourners, he upholds the widow and the fatherless; but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

  • Gospel

    Luke 17:20-25
    20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;
    21 nor will they say, `Lo, here it is!' or `There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you."
    22 And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it.
    23 And they will say to you, `Lo, there!' or `Lo, here!' Do not go, do not follow them.
    24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of man be in his day.
    25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
    1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
    2 with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love,
    3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
    4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call,
    5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
    6 one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.
    7 But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
    11 And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
    12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
    13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 1:1-4, 6
    1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

  • Gospel

    John 17:20-26
    20 "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,
    21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
    22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
    23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.
    24 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.
    25 O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me.
    26 I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."