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St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
October 15, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 4:1-8
    1 What then shall we say about Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh?
    2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
    3 For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
    4 Now to one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift but as his due.
    5 And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness.
    6 So also David pronounces a blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:
    7 "Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;
    8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not reckon his sin."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 32:1-2, 5, 11
    1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
    2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
    5 I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah]
    11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

  • Gospel

    Luke 12:1-7
    1 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
    2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
    3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
    4 "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
    5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him!
    6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
    7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

  • 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.

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