Readings: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading


First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10

On this mountain 
Yahweh Sabaoth will prepare 
for all peoples a feast 
of rich food and choice wines, 
meat full of marrow, 
fine wine strained.
On this mountain he will destroy 
the pall cast over all peoples, t
his very shroud 
spread over all nations, 
and death will be no more. 
The Lord Yahweh will wipe away 
the tears from all cheeks and eyes; 
he will take away 
the humiliation of his people 
all over the world: for Yahweh has spoken.
On that day you will say: This is our God. 
We have waited for him to save us, 
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. 
For on this mountain the hand of Yahweh rests.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps 23:1-3,3-4,5-6

R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

The Lord is my shepherd; l shall not want. 
In verdant pastures he gives me repose; 
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

He guides me in right paths 
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley 
I fear no evil; for you are at my side 
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

You spread the table before me 
in the sight of my foes
You anoint my head with oil; 
my cup overflows.
R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Only goodness and kindness 
follow me all the days of my life;
and l shall dwell in the house of the LORD 
for years to come.
R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Second Reading


Second Reading: Philippians 4:12-14,19-20

Brothers and sisters, I know what it is to be in want and what it is to have plenty. I am trained for both: to be hungry or satisfied, to have much or little. I can do all things in him who strengthens me.

However you did right in sharing my trials.
God himself will provide you with everything you need, according to his riches, and show you his generosity in Christ Jesus. Glory to God, our Father, for ever and ever: Amen.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-10

Jesus went on speaking to the chief priests and elders in parables: "This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A king celebrated the wedding of his son. He sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding feast, but the guests refused to come.

"Again he sent other servants ordering them to say to the invited guests: 'I have prepared a banquet, slaughtered my fattened calves and other animals, and now everything is ready; come then, to the wedding feast.' But they paid no attention and went away, some to their fields, and others to their work. While the rest seized the servants of the king, insulted them and killed them.

"The king became angry. He sent his troops to destroy those murderers and burn their city. Then he said to his servants: 'The wedding banquet is prepared, but the invited guests were not worthy. Go, then, to the crossroads and invite everyone you find to the wedding feast.'

"The servants went out at once into the streets and gathered everyone they found, good and bad alike, so that the hall was filled with guests."