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Wednesday 27 October 2021    (other days)
Wednesday of week 30 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First readingRomans 8:26-30 ©

The Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words

The Spirit 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.
  We know that by turning everything to their good God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those that he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers. He called those he intended for this; those he called he justified, and with those he justified he shared his glory.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 12(13):4-6 ©
All my hope, O Lord, is in your loving kindness.
Look at me, answer me, Lord my God!
  Give light to my eyes lest I fall asleep in death,
lest my enemy say: ‘I have overcome him’;
  lest my foes rejoice to see my fall.
All my hope, O Lord, is in your loving kindness.
As for me, I trust in your merciful love.
  Let my heart rejoice in your saving help.
Let me sing to the Lord for his goodness to me,
  singing psalms to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
All my hope, O Lord, is in your loving kindness.

Gospel Acclamationcf.2Th2:14
Alleluia, alleluia!
God has called us with the gospel
to achieve the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 13:22-30 ©

The last shall be first and the first last

Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.
  ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will find yourself saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from. Away from me, all you wicked men!”
  ‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves turned outside. And men from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
  ‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

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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