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Readings of the Day: Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus
Thursday, 01 October 2020

Reading for the Day
Job 19:21-27

  • 21Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me. 
  • 22Why do you persecute me as God, and glut yourselves with my flesh? 
  • 23Who will grant me that my words may be written? Who will grant me that they may be marked down in a book? 
  • 24With an iron pen and in a plate of lead, or else be graven with an instrument in flint stone. 
  • 25For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth. 
  • 26And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I will see my God.
  • 27Whom I myself shall see, and my eyes shall behold, and not another: this my hope is laid up in my bosom.

esponsorial Psalm

Psalms 27:7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14

Response: I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

  • 7 Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have mercy on me and hear me. 
  • 8b My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek. R
  • 9a Turn not away thy face from me; 
  • 9b decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. 
  • 9c Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour. 13 I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living. R
  • 14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Gospel for the Day
Luke 10:1-12

  • 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. 
  • 2 And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 
  • 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 
  • 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road. 
  • 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!' 
  • 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you. 
  • 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house. 
  • 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; 
  • 9 heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.' 
  • 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 
  • 11 `Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.' 
  • 12 I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
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