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Monday 8 November 2021    (other days)
Commemoration of deceased clergy and religious of the Vicariate 
 on Monday of week 32 in Ordinary Time

Come, let us adore the King for whom all men are alive.

Year: B(I). Psalm week: 4. Liturgical Colour: Violet or Black.

Commemoration of Deceased Clergy and Religious

On this day, the Church in southern Arabia remembers all the departed clergy and religious who have laboured in the vineyard of the Lord and worked for the spread of the Gospel in the Arabian Mission.

Liturgical colour: black (or violet)

Violet is the colour of penance, and black is (for most of us) the colour of mourning. One or the other is therefore used in Masses for the Dead and, in particular, on All Souls’ Day.

Mid-morning reading (Terce)Leviticus 20:26 ©
Be consecrated to me, because I, the Lord, am holy, and I will set you apart from all these peoples so that you may be mine.

Noon reading (Sext)Wisdom 15:1,3 ©
You, our God, are kind, loyal and slow to anger, and you govern all things with mercy. To acknowledge you is indeed the perfect virtue, to know your power is the root of immortality.

Afternoon reading (None)Baruch 4:21-22 ©
Take courage, my children, call on God: he will deliver you from tyranny, from the hands of your enemies; for I look to the Eternal for your rescue, and joy has come to me from the Holy One at the mercy soon to reach you from your saviour, the Eternal.
Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. For on-line information about other Random House, Inc. books and authors, see the Internet web site at http://www.randomhouse.com.
 
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