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St. Nicholas Tavelic, OFM, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
November 14, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    3 John 5-8
    5 Beloved, it is a loyal thing you do when you render any service to the brethren, especially to strangers,
    6 who have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey as befits God's service.
    7 For they have set out for his sake and have accepted nothing from the heathen.
    8 So we ought to support such men, that we may be fellow workers in the truth.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 112:1-6
    1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.
    4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
    6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever.

  • Gospel

    Luke 18:1-8
    1 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
    2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man;
    3 and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, `Vindicate me against my adversary.'
    4 For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, `Though I neither fear God nor regard man,
    5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"
    6 And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says.
    7 And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
    8 I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:31-39
    31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
    32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;
    34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21
    2 Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
    6 Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    16 Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!
    20 In the covert of thy presence thou hidest them from the plots of men; thou holdest them safe under thy shelter from the strife of tongues.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:28-33
    28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
    29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will.
    30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
    31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
    32 So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven;
    33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.