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Saturday 1 October 2016    (other days)
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor 
Feast

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.


First reading
Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-17 ©
This was the answer Job gave to the Lord:
I know that you are all-powerful:
  what you conceive, you can perform.
I am the man who obscured your designs
  with my empty-headed words.
I have been holding forth on matters I cannot understand,
  on marvels beyond me and my knowledge.
I knew you then only by hearsay;
  but now, having seen you with my own eyes,
I retract all I have said,
  and in dust and ashes I repent.
The Lord blessed Job’s new fortune even more than his first one. He came to own fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand she-donkeys. He had seven sons and three daughters; his first daughter he called ‘Turtledove’, the second ‘Cassia’ and the third ‘Mascara.’ Throughout the land there were no women as beautiful as the daughters of Job. And their father gave them inheritance rights like their brothers.
  After his trials, Job lived on until he was a hundred and forty years old, and saw his children and his children’s children up to the fourth generation. Then Job died, an old man and full of days.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 118:66,71,75,91,125,130 ©
Let your face shine on your servant, O Lord.
Teach me discernment and knowledge
  for I trust in your commands.
It was good for me to be afflicted,
  to learn your statutes.
Let your face shine on your servant, O Lord.
Lord, I know that your decrees are right,
  that you afflicted me justly.
By your decree it endures to this day;
  for all things serve you.
Let your face shine on your servant, O Lord.
I am your servant, give me knowledge;
  then I shall know your will.
The unfolding of your word gives light
  and teaches the simple.
Let your face shine on your servant, O Lord.

Gospel AcclamationMt11:25
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom
to mere children.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 10:17-24 ©
The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven.’
  It was then that, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’
  Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them in private, ‘Happy the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’

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