Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
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Eph 2:19-22
Ps 19:2-3,4-5
(RSV Ps 19:1-2,3-4)
Lk 6:12-16

Response:  Their message goes out through all the earth.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014
Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
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Eph 4:32-5:8
Ps 1:1-2,3,4&6
Lk 13:10-17

Response:  Behave like God as his very dear children.

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Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Ex 22:20-26
(RSV Ex 22:21-27)
Ps 18:2-3,3-4,47,51
(RSV Ps 18:1-2a,2bc-3,46&50)
1Thes 1:5c-10
Mt 22:34-40

Response:  I love you, Lord, my strength.

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2014 Oct 25 Sat: Saturday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Eph 4: 7-16
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Brothers and sisters:
[7] Grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
[8] Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men."
[9] (In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
[10] He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
[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 fullness of Christ;
[14] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.
[15] Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
[16] from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.

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From Psalm 122
Ps 122: 1-2. 3-4ab. 4cd-5
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Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

[1] I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
[2] Our feet have been standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem!

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord
 
[3] Jerusalem, built as a city
which is bound firmly together,
[4] to which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

As was decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
[5] There thrones for judgment were set,
the thrones of the house of David.

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 13: 1-9
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[1] There were some present at that very time who told Jesus 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.'"

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2014 Oct 24 Fri: Friday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Eph 4: 1-6
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Brothers and sisters:
[1] I, 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.

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 24
Ps 24: 1-2. 3-4ab. 5-6
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Lord, this is the people who long to see your face

[1] The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein;
[2] for he has founded it upon the seas,
and established it upon the rivers.

Lord, this is the people who long to see your face
 
[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.

Lord, this is the people who long to see your face
 
[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.

Lord, this is the people who long to see your face

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 12: 54-59
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[54] Jesus said to the multitudes, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, `A shower is coming'; and so it happens.
[55] And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat'; and it happens.
[56] You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
[57] "And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
[58] As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison.
[59] I tell you, you will never get out till you have paid the very last copper."

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2014 Oct 23 Thu: Thursday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Eph 3: 14-21
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Brothers and sisters:
I bow my knees before the Father,
[15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
[16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man,
[17] and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
[18] may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
[19] and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
[20] Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
[21] to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.

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From Psalm 33
Ps 33: 1-2. 4-5. 11-12. 18-19
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The earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

[1] Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
[2] Praise the LORD with the lyre,
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

The earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
 
[4] For the word of the LORD is upright;
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
[5] He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

The earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
 
[11] The counsel of the LORD stands for ever,
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
[12] Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

The earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
 
[18] Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
[19] that he may deliver their soul from death,
and keep them alive in famine.

The earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 12: 49-53
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Jesus said to his disciples:
[49] "I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!
[50] I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!
[51] Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division;
[52] for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three;
[53] they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

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2014 Oct 22 Wed: Wednesday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Eph 3: 2-12
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Brothers and sisters:
[2] you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,
[3] how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.
[4] When you read this you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
[5] which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
[6] that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
[7] Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace which was given me by the working of his power.
[8] To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
[9] and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things;
[10] that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.
[11] This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
[12] in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.

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From Isaiah
Is 12: 2-3. 4bcd. 5-6
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With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

[2] "Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation."
[3] With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

[4] "Give thanks to the LORD,
call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the nations,
proclaim that his name is exalted.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

[5] "Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously;
let this be known in all the earth.
[6] Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel."

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 12: 39-48
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Jesus said to his disciples:
[39] But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.
[40] You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour."
[41] Peter said, "Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?"
[42] And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?
[43] Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.
[44] Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
[45] But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
[46] the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful.
[47] And that servant who knew his master's will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating.
[48] But he who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, shall receive a light beating. Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.

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2014 Oct 21 Tue: Tuesday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Eph 2: 12-22
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Brothers and sisters:
[12] you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
[13] But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.
[14] For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility,
[15] by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
[16] and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.
[17] And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near;
[18] for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
[19] So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
[20] built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
[21] in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
[22] in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

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From Psalm 85
Ps 85: 9ab-10. 11-12. 13-14
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The Lord speaks peace to his people

[9] Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people.
[10] Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.

The Lord speaks peace to his people

[11] Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
[12] Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord speaks peace to his people

[13] Yea, the LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
[14] Righteousness will go before him,
and make his footsteps a way.

The Lord speaks peace to his people

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 12: 35-38
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Jesus said to his disciples:
[35] "Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,
[36] and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks.
[37] Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them.
[38] If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants!

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2014 Oct 20 Mon: Monday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Eph 2: 1-10
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Brothers and sisters:
[1] You he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins
[2] in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
[3] Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
[4] But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us,
[5] even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
[6] and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
[7] that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
[8] For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God --
[9] not because of works, lest any man should boast.
[10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 100
Ps 100: 1b-2. 3. 4ab. 4c-5
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It is the Lord that made us, and we are his.

[1] Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands!
[2] Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

It is the Lord that made us, and we are his.

[3] Know that the LORD is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

It is the Lord that made us, and we are his.

[4] Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!

It is the Lord that made us, and we are his.

Give thanks to him, bless his name!
[5] For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

It is the Lord that made us, and we are his.

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 12: 13-21
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[13] One of the multitude said to Jesus, "Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me."
[14] But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?"
[15] And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
[16] And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully;
[17] and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'
[18] And he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
[19] And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.'
[20] But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'
[21] So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

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2014 Oct 19 SUN: TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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A reading from the book of Isaiah
Is 45: 1. 4-6
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[1] Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and ungird the loins of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
[4] For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
I surname you, though you do not know me.
[5] I am the LORD, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
I gird you, though you do not know me,
[6] that men may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is none besides me;
I am the LORD, and there is no other.

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From Psalm 96
Ps 96: 1. 3. 4-5. 7-8. 9-10 (7b)
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Give the Lord glory and honor

[1] O sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth!
[3] Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!

Give the Lord glory and honor
 
[4] For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
[5] For all the gods of the peoples are idols;
but the LORD made the heavens.

Give the Lord glory and honor

[7] Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
[8] Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Give the Lord glory and honor
 
[9] Worship the LORD in holy array;
tremble before him, all the earth!
[10] Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!
Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity."

Give the Lord glory and honor
 
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A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians
1 Thes 1: 1-5b
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[1] Paul, Silva'nus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalo'nians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
[2] We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,
[3] remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
[4] For we know, brethren beloved by God, that he has chosen you;
[5] for our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.

The Word of the Lord

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew
Mt 22: 15-21
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[15] The Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk.
[16] And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Hero'di-ans, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men.
[17] Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
[18] But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?
[19] Show me the money for the tax." And they brought him a coin.
[20] And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
[21] They said, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

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Today is Saturday September 20, 2014
Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs

A Reading from First Corinthians 1 cor 15:35-37, 42-49

But some one will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?"

[36] You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
[37] And what you sow is not the body which is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.

So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.

[43] It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
[44] It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.
[45] Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

[46] But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical, and then the spiritual.
[47] The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.
[48] As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven.
[49] Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 56   ps 56:10c-12, 13-14

R: I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

In God, whose word I praise,
 in the LORD, whose word I praise,
[11] in God I trust without a fear.
 What can man do to me?

R: I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

My vows to thee I must perform, O God;
 I will render thank offerings to thee.
[13] For thou hast delivered my soul from death,
 yea, my feet from falling,
 that I may walk before God
 in the light of life.
 
R: I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke lk 8:4-15

And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:

[5] "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot,
and the birds of the air devoured it.
[6] And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
[7] And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it.

[8] And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,

[10] he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God;
but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
[11] Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

[12] The ones along the path are those who have heard;
then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved.

[13] And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy;
but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
[14] And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear,

but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
[15] And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word,
hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.

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Today is Wednesday September 17, 2014
Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from First Corinthians 1 cor 12:31-13:13

earnestly desire the higher gifts.
And I will show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

[2] And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
[3] If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
[4]
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;

[5] it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
[6] it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
[7] Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
[8]
Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will pass away.

[9] For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
[10] but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
[11] When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child;

when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
[12] For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part;
 
then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
[13] So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 33

R: Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Praise the LORD with the lyre,
 make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
[3] Sing to him a new song,
 play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

R: Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

For the word of the LORD is upright;
 and all his work is done in faithfulness.
[5] He loves righteousness and justice;
 the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

R: Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
 the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
Let thy steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
 even as we hope in thee.
 
R: Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke lk 7:31-35

"To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

[32] They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance;
 we wailed, and you did not weep.'
[33] For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.'

[34] The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say,
`Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
[35] Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."

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Today is Sunday September 14, 2014
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

A reading from Numbers Nm 21:4b-9

With their patience worn out by the journey, the people spoke against God and against Moses,
"Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water,
and we loathe this worthless food."
[6] Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people,
so that many people of Israel died.

[7] And the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD
and against you; pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us."
So Moses prayed for the people.
[8] And the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole;

and every one who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live."
[9] So Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole;
and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 78  ps 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

I will open my mouth in a parable;
 I will utter dark sayings from of old,
[3] things that we have heard and known,
 that our fathers have told us.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

When he slew them, they sought for him;
 they repented and sought God earnestly.
[35] They remembered that God was their rock,
 the Most High God their redeemer.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

But they flattered him with their mouths;
 they lied to him with their tongues.
[37] Their heart was not steadfast toward him;
 they were not true to his covenant.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

Yet he, being compassionate,
 forgave their iniquity,
 and did not destroy them;
 he restrained his anger often,
 and did not stir up all his wrath.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

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A Reading from Phillipians  phil 2:6-11

Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
[7] but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
[8] And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.

[9] Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name,
[10] that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

[11] and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Word of the Lord.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John jn 3:13-17

No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
[14] And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
[15] that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

[16] For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

[17] For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Today is Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
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1Cor 10:14-22
Ps 116:12-13,17-18
Lk 6:43-49

Response:  To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise.

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Today is Friday, September 12th, 2014
Friday of the 23rd week in Ordinary Time
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1Cor 9:16-19,22b-27
Ps 84:3,4,5-6,12
Lk 6:39-42

Response:  How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!

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Today is Thursday, September 11 2014
Thursday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
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1Cor 8:1b-7,11-13
Ps 139:1b-3,13-14ab,23-24
Lk 6:27-38

Response:  Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

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Today is Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Wednesday of the 23rd week in ordinary time
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1Cor 7:25-31
Ps 45:11-12,14-15,16-17
Lk 6:20-26

Response:  Listen to me, daughter; see and bend your ear.

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Today is Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Peter Claver, priest
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1Cor 6:1-11
Ps 149:1b-2,3-4,5-6a&9b
Lk 6:12-19

Response:  The Lord takes delight in his people.

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