Friday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time


I myself am convinced about you, my brothers and sisters,that you yourselves are full of goodness,filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another.But I have written to you rather boldly in some respects to remind you,because of the grace given me by Godto be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentilesin performing […]

Thursday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time


The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So Jesus addressed this parable to them.“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of themwould not leave the ninety-nine in the desertand go […]

Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time


Great crowds were traveling with Jesus,and he turned and addressed them,“If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters,and even his own life,he cannot be my disciple.Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after mecannot be my disciple.Which of you wishing to construct a towerdoes […]

Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time


One of those at table with Jesus said to him,“Blessed is the one who will dine in the Kingdom of God.”He replied to him,“A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.When the time for the dinner came,he dispatched his servant to say to those invited,‘Come, everything is now ready.’But one by one, […]

Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop


Responsorial Psalm Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36 R. (14c) Lord, in your great love, answer me.But I am afflicted and in pain;let your saving help, O God, protect me.I will praise the name of God in song,and I will glorify him with thanksgiving.R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.“See, you lowly ones, and be glad;you […]

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time


Brothers and sisters:We always pray for you,that our God may make you worthy of his callingand powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purposeand every effort of faith,that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you,and you in him,in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ. We ask you, […]

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed(All Souls)


Brothers and sisters:Hope does not disappoint,because the love of God has been poured out into our heartsthrough the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.For Christ, while we were still helpless,died at the appointed time for the ungodly.Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person,though perhaps for a good personone might […]

Solemnity of All Saints


I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,“Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the […]

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time


Brothers and sisters:If God is for us, who can be against us?He did not spare his own Sonbut handed him over for us all,how will he not also give us everything else along with him?Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones?It is God who acquits us.Who will condemn?It is Christ Jesus who died, […]

Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time


Jesus passed through towns and villages,teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.Someone asked him,“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,for many, I tell you, will attempt to enterbut will not be strong enough.After the master of the house has arisen and locked […]