Thursday 20 October 2016    (other days)
Thursday of week 29 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.

First reading
Ephesians 3:14-21 ©
This is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:
  Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.
  Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 32:1-2,4-5,11-12,18-19 ©
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
  for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.
Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
  with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
For the word of the Lord is faithful
  and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
  and fills the earth with his love.
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
His own designs shall stand for ever,
  the plans of his heart from age to age.
They are happy, whose God is the Lord,
  the people he has chosen as his own.
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
The Lord looks on those who revere him,
  on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
  to keep them alive in famine.
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Gospel AcclamationPhil3:8-9
Alleluia, alleluia!
I count all things worthless but this:
to gain Jesus Christ and to be found in him.

GospelLuke 12:49-53 ©
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
  ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

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