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St. Francis Anthony Fasani, Priest (Memorial)
November 27, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 20:1-4, 11--21:2
    1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain.
    2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
    3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years were ended. After that he must be loosed for a little while.
    4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
    11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it; from his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
    12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done.
    13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and all were judged by what they had done.
    14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire;
    15 and if any one's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
    1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
    2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 84:3-6, 8
    2 My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
    3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
    4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah]
    5 Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
    7 They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

  • Gospel

    Luke 21:29-33
    29 And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees;
    30 as soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.
    31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
    32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all has taken place.
    33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 61:1-3
    1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
    2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
    3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion -- to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-11
    1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
    3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
    6 Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire; but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.
    7 Then I said, "Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;
    8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart."
    9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.
    10 I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 5:13-16
    13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
    14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
    15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
    16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.