Readings: Monday, November 6, 2017

First Reading


First Reading: Rom 11:29-36

Brothers and sisters:
The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
Just as you once disobeyed God but have now received
mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now disobeyed
in order that, by virtue of the mercy shown to you,
they too may now receive mercy. For God delivered all to
disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of
God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!
For who has known the mind of the Lord
or who has been his counselor?
Or who has given him anything
that he may be repaid?
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To
God be glory forever. Amen.
The word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 69:30–31, 33–34, 36

R./ Lord, in your great love, answer me.

But I am afflicted and in pain;
let your saving help, O God, protect me.
I will praise the name of God in song,
and I will glorify him with thanksgiving.
R./ Lord, in your great love, answer me.

“See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
you who seek God, may your hearts revive!
For the LORD hears the poor,
and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.”
R./ Lord, in your great love, answer me.

For God will save Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah.
They shall dwell in the land and own it,
and the descendants of his servants shall inherit it,
and those who love his name shall inhabit it.
R./ Lord, in your great love, answer me.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 14:12-14

Jesus addressed the man who had invited him and said, "When you give a lunch or a dinner, don't invite your friends, or your brothers and relatives and wealthy neighbors. For surely they will also invite you in return and you will be repaid. When you give a feast, invite instead the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. Fortunate are you then, because they can't repay you; you will be repaid at the Resurrection of the upright.