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Readings of the Day: Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Friday, 24 September 2021

Reading for the Day
Haggai 2:1-9

  • 1 in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet,
  • 2 "Speak now to Zerub'babel the son of She-al'ti-el, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehoz'adak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say,
  • 3 `Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not in your sight as nothing?
  • 4 Yet now take courage, O Zerub'babel, says the LORD; take courage, O Joshua, son of Jehoz'adak, the high priest; take courage, all you people of the land, says the LORD; work, for I am with you, says the LORD of hosts,
  • 5 according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit abides among you; fear not.
  • 6 For thus says the LORD of hosts: Once again, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land;
  • 7 and I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the LORD of hosts.
  • 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of hosts.
  • 9 The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts; and in this place I will give prosperity, says the LORD of hosts.'"


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 43:1-4

Response: Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.

  • 1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people; from deceitful and unjust men deliver me! R
  • 2 For thou art the God in whom I take refuge; why hast thou cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? R
  • 3 Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me, let them bring me to thy holy hill and to thy dwelling! R
  • 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise thee with the lyre, O God, my God. R



Gospel for the Day
Luke 9:18-22

  • 18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"
  • 19 And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Eli'jah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen."
  • 20 And he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
  • 21 But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
  • 22 saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."
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Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
22 October 2021

The Gospels do not hesitate to put us followers of Jesus in a bad light. We, represented by the disciples, can be so dense that we miss something that evil demons know and that even a blind man can see. That is, that Jesus is the presence of the Reign of God among us.

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