UCA News
Spiritual Resources
Readings of the Day: Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Reading for the Day
Ephesians 2:12-22


  • 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
  • 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.
  • 14 For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility,
  • 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
  • 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.
  • 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near;
  • 18 for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
  • 19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
  • 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
  • 21 in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
  • 22 in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 85:9-14

Response: The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

  • 8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
  • 9 Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.R
  • 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
  • 11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.R
  • 12 Yea, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
  • 13 Righteousness will go before him, and make his footsteps a way.R


Gospel for the Day
Luke 12:35-38

  • 35 "Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,
  • 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks.
  • 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them.
  • 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants!
Contribute to
help UCA News
Your support will help us grow the Catholic Church's media mission in Asia. We are happy to gift you a complementary copy of The Pontificate PDF/e-Book.
The pontificate of Francis has been prophetic. Get this 184-page PDF/e-Book consisting of 14 narrative essays, summarizing the key features of Francis' papacy.
Today's Mass
Mass on Demand - Tuesday 20 Oct 2020.
Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
27 November 2020

Faith, hope and love are virtues directed toward past, future and present. In Advent, we remind ourselves to be ever ready to meet and love the Lord who has come, who will come, who comes.

© Copyright 2020, Union of Catholic Asian News Limited. All rights reserved