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Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Saturday, 24 October 2020

Reading for the Day
Ephesians 4:7-16

  • 7 But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
  • 8 Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."
  • 9 (In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
  • 10 He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
  • 11 And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
  • 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
  • 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;
  • 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.
  • 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
  • 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love. 

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 122:1-5

Response: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

  • 1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
  • 2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! R
  • 3 Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together,
  • 4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. R
  • 5 There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David. R

Gospel for the Day
Luke 13:1-9

  • 1 There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
  • 2 And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus?
  • 3 I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
  • 4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Silo'am fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem?
  • 5 I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
  • 6 And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
  • 7 And he said to the vinedresser, `Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the ground?'
  • 8 And he answered him, `Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure.
  • 9 And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"
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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.

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