Readings: Friday, October 19, 2012

First Reading


First Reading: Eph 1:11–14

Brothers and sisters: 
In Christ we were also chosen, 
          destined in accord with the purpose of the One 
          who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, 
          so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, 
          we who first hoped in Christ. 
In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, 
          the Gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, 
          were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 
          which is the first installment of our inheritance 
          toward redemption as God's possession, to the praise of his glory.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps  33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13

R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Exult, you just, in the Lord; 
          praise from the upright is fitting. 
Give thanks to the Lord on the harp; 
          with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises. 
R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

For upright is the word of the Lord, 
          and all his works are trustworthy. 
He loves justice and right; 
          of the kindness of the Lord the earth is full. 
R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Blessed the nation whose God is the Lord, 
          the people he has chosen for his own inheritance. 
From heaven the Lord looks down; 
          he sees all mankind. 
R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 12:1-7

Such a numerous crowd had gathered that they crushed one another. Then Jesus spoke to his disciples in this way, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known. Whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in daylight, and what you have whispered in hidden places, will be proclaimed from the housetops.I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who put to death the body and after that can do no more.
But I will tell you whom to fear: Fear the One who after killing you is able to throw you into hell. This one you must fear. Don't you get five sparrows for two pennies? Yet not one of them has been forgotten by God. Even the hairs of your head have been numbered. So do not fear: are you not worth more than a flock of sparrows?"