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Tuesday 15 October 2019    (other days)
Saint Teresa of Ávila, Virgin, Doctor 
 on Tuesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.

These are the readings for the feria


First readingRomans 1:16-25 ©
These people knew God and failed to honour him
I am not ashamed of the Good News: it is the power of God saving all who have faith – Jews first, but Greeks as well – since this is what reveals the justice of God to us: it shows how faith leads to faith, or as scripture says: The upright man finds life through faith.
  The anger of God is being revealed from heaven against all the impiety and depravity of men who keep truth imprisoned in their wickedness. For what can be known about God is perfectly plain to them since God himself has made it plain. Ever since God created the world his everlasting power and deity – however invisible – have been there for the mind to see in the things he has made. That is why such people are without excuse: they knew God and yet refused to honour him as God or to thank him; instead, they made nonsense out of logic and their empty minds were darkened. The more they called themselves philosophers, the more stupid they grew, until they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for a worthless imitation, for the image of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds and reptiles. That is why God left them to their filthy enjoyments and the practices with which they dishonour their own bodies, since they have given up divine truth for a lie and have worshipped and served creatures instead of the creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen!

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 18(19):2-5 ©
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God,
  and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
  and night unto night makes known the message.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
No speech, no word, no voice is heard
  yet their span extends through all the earth,
  their words to the utmost bounds of the world.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

Gospel AcclamationPs118:135
Alleluia, alleluia!
Let your face shine on your servant,
and teach me your decrees.
Alleluia!
Or:Heb4:12
Alleluia, alleluia!
The word of God is something alive and active:
it can judge secret emotions and thoughts.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 11:37-41 ©
Give thanks for what you have and it will all be clean
Jesus had just finished speaking when a Pharisee invited him to dine at his house. He went in and sat down at the table. The Pharisee saw this and was surprised that he had not first washed before the meal. But the Lord said to him, ‘Oh, you Pharisees! You clean the outside of cup and plate, while inside yourselves you are filled with extortion and wickedness. Fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside too? Instead, give alms from what you have and then indeed everything will be clean for you.’
GospelLuke 11:37-41
Ἐν δὲ τῷ λαλῆσαι ἐρωτᾷ αὐτὸν Φαρισαῖος ὅπως ἀριστήσῃ παρ’ αὐτῷ· εἰσελθὼν δὲ ἀνέπεσεν. ὁ δὲ Φαρισαῖος ἰδὼν ἐθαύμασεν ὅτι οὐ πρῶτον ἐβαπτίσθη πρὸ τοῦ ἀρίστου. εἶπεν δὲ ὁ κύριος πρὸς αὐτόν· νῦν ὑμεῖς οἱ Φαρισαῖοι τὸ ἔξωθεν τοῦ ποτηρίου καὶ τοῦ πίνακος καθαρίζετε τὸ δὲ ἔσωθεν ὑμῶν γέμει ἁρπαγῆς καὶ πονηρίας. ἄφρονες, οὐχ ὁ ποιήσας τὸ ἔξωθεν καὶ τὸ ἔσωθεν ἐποίησεν; πλὴν τὰ ἐνόντα δότε ἐλεημοσύνην καὶ ἰδοὺ πάντα καθαρὰ ὑμῖν ἐστιν.

These are the readings for the memorial


First readingRomans 8:22-27 ©
The Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words
From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free. For we must be content to hope that we shall be saved – our salvation is not in sight, we should not have to be hoping for it if it were – but, as I say, we must hope to be saved since we are not saved yet – it is something we must wait for with patience.
  The Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 18(19):8-11 ©
The decrees of the Lord are truth and all of them just.
or
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
  it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
  it gives wisdom to the simple.
The decrees of the Lord are truth and all of them just.
or
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
  they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
  it gives light to the eyes.
The decrees of the Lord are truth and all of them just.
or
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.
The fear of the Lord is holy,
  abiding for ever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
  and all of them just.
The decrees of the Lord are truth and all of them just.
or
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.
They are more to be desired than gold,
  than the purest of gold
and sweeter are they than honey,
  than honey from the comb.
The decrees of the Lord are truth and all of them just.
or
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.

Gospel AcclamationJn15:9,5
Alleluia, alleluia!
Remain in my love, says the Lord;
whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty.
Alleluia!

GospelJohn 15:1-8 ©
I am the vine, you are the branches
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I am the true vine,
and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit
he cuts away,
and every branch that does bear fruit
he prunes to make it bear even more.
You are pruned already,
by means of the word that I have spoken to you.
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.
As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself,
but must remain part of the vine,
neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
is like a branch that has been thrown away – he withers;
these branches are collected and thrown on the fire,
and they are burnt.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
you may ask what you will
and you shall get it.
It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit,
and then you will be my disciples.’
GospelJohn 15:1-8
Ἐγὼ εἰμι ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινὴ
καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου ὁ γεωργός ἐστιν.
πᾶν κλῆμα ἐν ἐμοὶ μὴ φέρον καρπὸν
αἵρει αὐτὸ,
καὶ πᾶν τὁ καρπὸν φέρον
καθαίρει αὐτὸ ἵνα καρπὸν πλείονα φέρῃ.
ἤδη ὑμεῖς καθαροί ἐστε
διὰ τὸν λόγον ὃν λελάληκα ὑμῖν·
μείνατε ἐν ἐμοὶ καγὼ ἐν ὑμῖν.
καθὼς τὸ κλῆμα οὐ δύναται καρπὸν φέρειν ἀφ’ ἑαυτοῦ
ἐὰν μὴ μένῃ ἐν τῇ ἀμπέλῳ,
οὕτως οὐδὲ ὑμεῖς ἐὰν μὴ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένητε.
ἐγὼ εἰμι ἡ ἄμπελος,
ὑμεῖς τὰ κλήματα.
ὁ μένων ἐν ἐμοὶ καγὼ ἐν αὐτῷ
οὕτος φέρει καρπὸν πολύν,
ὅτι χωρὶς ἐμοῦ οὐ δύνασθε ποιεῖν οὐδέν.
ἐὰν μή τις μένη ἐν ἐμοὶ
ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη
καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὰ καὶ εἰς τὸ πῦρ βάλλουσιν
καὶ καίεται.
ἐὰν μείνητε ἐν ἐμοὶ
καὶ τὰ ῥήματα μου ἐν ὑμῖν μείνῃ,
ὃ ἐὰν θέλητε αἰτήσασθε,
καὶ γενήσεται ὑμῖν.
ἐν τούτῳ ἐδοξάσθη ὁ πατήρ μου, ἵνα καρπὸν πολὺν φέρητε
καὶ γένησθε ἐμοὶ μαθηταί.

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. The New American Bible readings, which are used at Mass in the United States, are available in the Universalis apps, programs and downloads.

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