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Readings of the Day: Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Thursday, 28 January 2021

Reading for the Day
Hebrews 10:19-25

  • 19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,
  • 20 by the new and living way which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
  • 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
  • 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
  • 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful;
  • 24 and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
  • 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 24:1-6

Response: Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

  • 1 The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein;
  • 2 for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers. R
  • 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
  • 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. R
  • 5 He will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.
  • 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. R


Gospel for the Day
Mark 4:21-25

  • 21 And he said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not on a stand?
  • 22 For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light.
  • 23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."
  • 24 And he said to them, "Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.
  • 25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away."
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Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
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