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October 1, 2018

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Memorial of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

In the first reading, Satan unsuccessfully attempts to undermine God by claiming that Job’s faith in God is rooted only in the blessings he has been given. In the Goispel, Jesus implores his disciples to not discourage anyone who acts in his name.

God is always present and always faithful

The most important relationship we have is the one we forge with God. When all may seem lost. God has not departed. He is there, ever faithful and true. We honor and respect him when we are faithful and make every effort to love and obey him. Let us pray for all the baptized, may the grace of our divine adoption help us work together to seek the fulfillment of the Reign of God. Amen.

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Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Lectionary: 455

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Reading 1 Jb 1:6-22

One day, when the angels of God came to present themselves before the LORD,
Satan also came among them.
And the LORD said to Satan, “Whence do you come?”
Then Satan answered the LORD and said,
“From roaming the earth and patrolling it.”
And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job,
and that there is no one on earth like him,
blameless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil?”
But Satan answered the LORD and said,
“Is it for nothing that Job is God-fearing?
Have you not surrounded him and his family
and all that he has with your protection?
You have blessed the work of his hands,
and his livestock are spread over the land.
But now put forth your hand and touch anything that he has,
and surely he will blaspheme you to your face.”
And the LORD said to Satan,
“Behold, all that he has is in your power;
only do not lay a hand upon his person.”
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

And so one day, while his sons and his daughters
were eating and drinking wine
in the house of their eldest brother,
a messenger came to Job and said,
“The oxen were ploughing and the asses grazing beside them,
and the Sabeans carried them off in a raid.
They put the herdsmen to the sword,
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
While he was yet speaking, another came and said,
“Lightning has fallen from heaven
and struck the sheep and their shepherds and consumed them;
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
While he was yet speaking, another messenger came and said,
“The Chaldeans formed three columns,
seized the camels, carried them off,
and put those tending them to the sword,
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
While he was yet speaking, another came and said,
“Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine
in the house of their eldest brother,
when suddenly a great wind came across the desert
and smote the four corners of the house.
It fell upon the young people and they are dead;
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Then Job began to tear his cloak and cut off his hair.
He cast himself prostrate upon the ground, and said,

“Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb,
and naked shall I go back again.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
blessed be the name of the LORD!”

In all this Job did not sin,
nor did he say anything disrespectful of God.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 17:1bcd, 2-3, 6-7

  1. (6) Incline your ear to me and hear my word.
    Hear, O LORD, a just suit;
    attend to my outcry;
    hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit.
    R. Incline your ear to me and hear my word.
    From you let my judgment come;
    your eyes behold what is right.
    Though you test my heart, searching it in the night,
    though you try me with fire, you shall find no malice in me.
    R. Incline your ear to me and hear my word.
    I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me; hear my word.
    Show your wondrous mercies,
    O savior of those who flee
    from their foes to refuge at your right hand.
    R. Incline your ear to me and hear my word.

Alleluia Mk 10:45

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Son of Man came to serve
    and to give his life as a ransom for many.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 9:46-50

An argument arose among the disciples
about which of them was the greatest.
Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child
and placed it by his side and said to them,
“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
For the one who is least among all of you
is the one who is the greatest.”

Then John said in reply,
“Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name
and we tried to prevent him
because he does not follow in our company.”
Jesus said to him,
“Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”

 

October 2, 2018

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Memorial of Holy Guardian Angels

In the first reading, Job bemoans his fate in the midst of all his trials. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that in order to enter the kingdom of heaven, it is necessary to become like children, whose worth is indicated by their angels’s presence before God.

We are never alone; God has blessed us with the presence of angels.

Because God loves us so much, he has blessed us, not just as bystanders and companions, but as one who actually fight with and for us as we journey through this world. Let us pray for those who struggle with depression or abandonment, may they know God’s constant presence with them. Amen.

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Memorial of the Guardian Angels

Lectionary: 456/650

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Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23

Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.
Job spoke out and said:

Perish the day on which I was born,
the night when they said, “The child is a boy!”

Why did I not perish at birth,
come forth from the womb and expire?
Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,
like babes that have never seen the light?
Wherefore did the knees receive me?
or why did I suck at the breasts?

For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;
had I slept, I should then have been at rest
With kings and counselors of the earth
who built where now there are ruins
Or with princes who had gold
and filled their houses with silver.

There the wicked cease from troubling,
there the weary are at rest.

Why is light given to the toilers,
and life to the bitter in spirit?
They wait for death and it comes not;
they search for it rather than for hidden treasures,
Rejoice in it exultingly,
and are glad when they reach the grave:
Those whose path is hidden from them,
and whom God has hemmed in!

Responsorial Psalm Ps 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8

  1. (3) Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    O LORD, my God, by day I cry out;
    at night I clamor in your presence.
    Let my prayer come before you;
    incline your ear to my call for help.
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    For my soul is surfeited with troubles
    and my life draws near to the nether world.
    I am numbered with those who go down into the pit;
    I am a man without strength.
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    My couch is among the dead,
    like the slain who lie in the grave,
    Whom you remember no longer
    and who are cut off from your care.
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    You have plunged me into the bottom of the pit,
    into the dark abyss.
    Upon me your wrath lies heavy,
    and with all your billows you overwhelm me.
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.

Alleluia Ps 103:21

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Bless the LORD, all you angels,
    you ministers, who do his will.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 18:1-5, 10

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”

 

October 3, 2018

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In the first reading, Job’s testimony to the power of God gives a picture of the relationship between God and humanity. In the Gospel of Luke, as the followers of Jesus commit to him, Jesus clarifies in concrete ways what it will mean to follow him.

What does following Jesus unconditionally look like in our own lives?

What does it mean to follow Jesus unconditionally? In today’s Gospel we learn the answer to this question directly from Jesus. It is to have an unwaring commitment to the proclamation of the kingdom of God. It is willingness to put this commitment before any earthly attachments so as not to hesitate in moving forward on the mission he gives us. Let us pray for that the work of the worlwide Church may prosper under the Spirit of Truth who guides her. Amen.

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Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 457

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Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16

Job answered his friends and said:

I know well that it is so;
but how can a man be justified before God?
Should one wish to contend with him,
he could not answer him once in a thousand times.
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;
who has withstood him and remained unscathed?

He removes the mountains before they know it;
he overturns them in his anger.
He shakes the earth out of its place,
and the pillars beneath it tremble.
He commands the sun, and it rises not;
he seals up the stars.

He alone stretches out the heavens
and treads upon the crests of the sea.
He made the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south;
He does great things past finding out,
marvelous things beyond reckoning.

Should he come near me, I see him not;
should he pass by, I am not aware of him;
Should he seize me forcibly, who can say him nay?
Who can say to him, “What are you doing?”

How much less shall I give him any answer,
or choose out arguments against him!
Even though I were right, I could not answer him,
but should rather beg for what was due me.
If I appealed to him and he answered my call,
I could not believe that he would hearken to my words.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 88:10bc-11, 12-13, 14-15

  1. (3) Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    Daily I call upon you, O LORD;
    to you I stretch out my hands.
    Will you work wonders for the dead?
    Will the shades arise to give you thanks?
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    Do they declare your mercy in the grave,
    your faithfulness among those who have perished?
    Are your wonders made known in the darkness,
    or your justice in the land of oblivion?
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
    But I, O LORD, cry out to you;
    with my morning prayer I wait upon you.
    Why, O LORD, do you reject me;
    why hide from me your face?
    R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.

Alleluia Phil 3:8-9

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I consider all things so much rubbish
    that I may gain Christ and be found in him.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 9:57-62

As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding
on their journey, someone said to him,
“I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
And to another he said, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.”
And another said, “I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”
Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

 

October 4, 2018

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Memorial of  Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, priest

The Lord speaks to Job, questioning whether he could possibly comprehend the creation of the earth or understand its breadth and all that surrounds it. Jesus criticizes cities that have not repented although they have seen mighty deeds, reminding his disciples that a rejection of them by the people of these towns is a rejection of Jesus himself.

Like Job, let us remember the mighty power of the one who formed us and guides us.

Job is reminded by God of the mighty power of the one who created the world. And Job listened. Jesus performed mighty deeds in the cities, but they did not listened. Can we say we listen like Job? Or do we sometimes resemble the people who did not listen to Jesus. Let us pray for that missionaries may be given the strength they need to face opposition and resistance to the Gospel. Amen.

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Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lectionary: 458

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Reading 1 Jb 19:21-27

Job said:

Pity me, pity me, O you my friends,
for the hand of God has struck me!
Why do you hound me as though you were divine,
and insatiably prey upon me?

Oh, would that my words were written down!
Would that they were inscribed in a record:
That with an iron chisel and with lead
they were cut in the rock forever!
But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives,
and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;
Whom I myself shall see:
my own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him,
And from my flesh I shall see God;
my inmost being is consumed with longing.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 27:7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14

  1. (13) I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Hear, O LORD, the sound of my call;
    have pity on me, and answer me.
    Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks.
    R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Your presence, O LORD, I seek.
    Hide not your face from me;
    do not in anger repel your servant.
    You are my helper: cast me not off.
    R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
    I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
    in the land of the living.
    Wait for the LORD with courage;
    be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
    R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

Alleluia Mk 1:15

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Kingdom of God is at hand;
    repent and believe in the Gospel.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 10:1-12

Jesus appointed seventy-two other disciples
whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say,
‘Peace to this household.’
If a peaceful person lives there,
your peace will rest on him;
but if not, it will return to you.
Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
for the laborer deserves his payment.
Do not move about from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
eat what is set before you,
cure the sick in it and say to them,
‘The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.’
Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you,
go out into the streets and say,
‘The dust of your town that clings to our feet,
even that we shake off against you.’
Yet know this: the Kingdom of God is at hand.
I tell you,
it will be more tolerable for Sodom on that day
than for that town.”

 

October 5, 2018

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Job cries out to his friends in pain and anguish, while affirming his faith that God will vindicate him. In the Gospel, Jesus sends his disciples to announce God’s kingdom, instructing them on what to carry with them and how to respond to their reception among the people.

Wev are called to carry God’s message of love to others in spite of distractions and challenges.

In spite of adversity and emotional plan, Job trusted God. Jesus instructed his disciples to concentrate on sharing the Good News rather than being preoccupied with possessions or reacting to rejection. We’re also called to trust God and focus on sharing his love with others, in spite of inner feelings or outside circumstances. Let us pray that those experiencing physical pain or emotional anguish may feel comfort of God’s presence through the ministry of his followers. Amen.

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Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 459

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Reading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said:

Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morning
and shown the dawn its place
For taking hold of the ends of the earth,
till the wicked are shaken from its surface?
The earth is changed as is clay by the seal,
and dyed as though it were a garment;
But from the wicked the light is withheld,
and the arm of pride is shattered.

Have you entered into the sources of the sea,
or walked about in the depths of the abyss?
Have the gates of death been shown to you,
or have you seen the gates of darkness?
Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?
Tell me, if you know all:
Which is the way to the dwelling place of light,
and where is the abode of darkness,
That you may take them to their boundaries
and set them on their homeward paths?
You know, because you were born before them,
and the number of your years is great!

Then Job answered the LORD and said:

Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you?
I put my hand over my mouth.
Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again;
though twice, I will do so no more.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab

  1. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
    you know when I sit and when I stand;
    you understand my thoughts from afar.
    My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
    with all my ways you are familiar.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    Where can I go from your spirit?
    From your presence where can I flee?
    If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    If I take the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
    Even there your hand shall guide me,
    and your right hand hold me fast.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    Truly you have formed my inmost being;
    you knit me in my mother’s womb.
    I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
    wonderful are your works.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Alleluia Ps 95:8

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    If today you hear his voice,
    harden not your hearts.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 10:13-16

Jesus said to them,
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would long ago have repented,
sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon
at the judgment than for you.
And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven?
You will go down to the netherworld.’
Whoever listens to you listens to me.
Whoever rejects you rejects me.
And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

 

October 6, 2018

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Memorial of  Saint Bruno, priest; USA: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, virgin; Saturday in honor of the BVM.

Job acknowledges that God knows and can do all things. He repents because he doubted, and God rewards him richly. In the Gospel, the seventy-two disciples return from their first mission rejoicing. Jesus joins in the rejoicing, but reminds them not to rejoice in their power, but in the knowledge that God has written their names in heaven.

God does marvelous things through and for us.

When things go well for us, we may be tempted to think we have done something remarkable. In fact, God is the one doing marvelous things through and for us. The one really good thing we can do is put our lives in God’s care and follow where he leads us. This brings not only earthly satisfaction, but eternal life as well. Let us pray for that each of us here may grow in faith and love as we live our lives of discipleship. Amen

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Saturday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 460

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Reading 1 Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17

Job answered the LORD and said:

I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.
I have dealt with great things that I do not understand;
things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.
I had heard of you by word of mouth,
but now my eye has seen you.
Therefore I disown what I have said,
and repent in dust and ashes.

Thus the LORD blessed the latter days of Job
more than his earlier ones.
For he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels,
a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
And he had seven sons and three daughters,
of whom he called the first Jemimah,
the second Keziah, and the third Kerenhappuch.
In all the land no other women were as beautiful
as the daughters of Job;
and their father gave them an inheritance
along with their brothers.
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years;
and he saw his children, his grandchildren,
and even his great-grandchildren.
Then Job died, old and full of years.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130

  1. (135) Lord, let your face shine on me.
    Teach me wisdom and knowledge,
    for in your commands I trust.
    R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
    It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
    that I may learn your statutes.
    R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
    I know, O LORD, that your ordinances are just,
    and in your faithfulness you have afflicted me.
    R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
    According to your ordinances they still stand firm:
    all things serve you.
    R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
    I am your servant; give me discernment
    that I may know your decrees.
    R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
    The revelation of your words sheds light,
    giving understanding to the simple.
    R. Lord, let your face shine on me.

Alleluia See Mt 11:25

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
    you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 10:17-24

The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing and said to Jesus,
“Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
Behold, I have given you the power
‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions
and upon the full force of the enemy
and nothing will harm you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,
but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

At that very moment he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
“I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
and who the Father is except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

Turning to the disciples in private he said,
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
many prophets and kings desired to see what you see,
but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”

 

October 7, 2018

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In Genesis, God creates a suitable partner for man: woman. The letter to the Hebrews reminds us that Jesus was made “lower than the angels” for our salvation. In the Gospel, Jesus answers the Pharisees’ question regarding devorce by referring to the sciptural account of creation and God’s design for man and woman.

Christ became one with us in the flesh for our salvation.

We are made for one another and for relationships. Christ became one with us in the flesh and shared all our human experiences so we might realize that true love is possible only when we are united with him. Let us pray for all families in our faith community, may justice, respect and reconciliation abound in them. Amen.

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 140

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Reading 1 Gn 2:18-24

The LORD God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone.
I will make a suitable partner for him.”
So the LORD God formed out of the ground
various wild animals and various birds of the air,
and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them;
whatever the man called each of them would be its name.
The man gave names to all the cattle,
all the birds of the air, and all wild animals;
but none proved to be the suitable partner for the man.

So the LORD God cast a deep sleep on the man,
and while he was asleep,
he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
The LORD God then built up into a woman the rib
that he had taken from the man.
When he brought her to the man, the man said:
“This one, at last, is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
this one shall be called ‘woman, ‘
for out of ‘her man’ this one has been taken.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother
and clings to his wife,
and the two of them become one flesh.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6

  1. (cf. 5) May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.
    Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
    who walk in his ways!
    For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
    blessed shall you be, and favored.
    R. May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.
    Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
    in the recesses of your home;
    your children like olive plants
    around your table.
    R. May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.
    Behold, thus is the man blessed
    who fears the LORD.
    The LORD bless you from Zion:
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
    R. May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.
    May you see your children’s children.
    Peace be upon Israel!
    R. May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.

Reading 2 Heb 2:9-11

Brothers and sisters:
He “for a little while” was made “lower than the angels, ”
that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

For it was fitting that he,
for whom and through whom all things exist,
in bringing many children to glory,
should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering.
He who consecrates and those who are being consecrated
all have one origin.
Therefore, he is not ashamed to call them “brothers.”

Alleluia 1 Jn 4:12

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    If we love one another, God remains in us
    and his love is brought to perfection in us.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 10:2-16

The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
They replied,
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.

So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.”
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”

And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them,
but the disciples rebuked them.
When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them,
“Let the children come to me;
do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to
such as these.
Amen, I say to you,
whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child
will not enter it.”
Then he embraced them and blessed them,
placing his hands on them.

or Mk 10:2-12

The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
They replied,
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.”
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”