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St. John of Capistrano, OFM, Priest (Memorial)
October 23, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:1-11
    1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
    3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
    4 in order that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
    5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
    6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
    7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, indeed it cannot;
    8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
    9 But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
    10 But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin, your spirits are alive because of righteousness.
    11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 24:1-6
    1 The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein;
    2 for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
    3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
    4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully.
    5 He will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.
    6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. [Selah]

  • Gospel

    Luke 13:1-9
    1 There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
    2 And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus?
    3 I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
    4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Silo'am fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem?
    5 I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
    6 And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
    7 And he said to the vinedresser, `Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the ground?'
    8 And he answered him, `Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure.
    9 And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 5:14-20
    14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
    15 And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
    16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.
    17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
    18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
    19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
    20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
    1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
    2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee."
    5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
    7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
    8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:57-62
    57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
    58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
    59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
    60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
    61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
    62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Wisdom 10:10-14
    10 When a righteous man fled from his brother's wrath, she guided him on straight paths; she showed him the kingdom of God, and gave him knowledge of angels; she prospered him in his labors, and increased the fruit of his toil.
    11 When his oppressors were covetous, she stood by him and made him rich.
    12 She protected him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those who lay in wait for him; in his arduous contest she gave him the victory, so that he might learn that godliness is more powerful than anything.
    13 When a righteous man was sold, wisdom did not desert him, but delivered him from sin. She descended with him into the dungeon,
    14 and when he was in prison she did not leave him, until she brought him the scepter of a kingdom and authority over his masters. Those who accused him she showed to be false, and she gave him everlasting honor.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:8-9, 16-20, 23
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry.
    16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
    18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
    19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
    22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:1-6
    1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
    2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal.
    3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
    4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
    5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."
    6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

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