Mass Readings for the Day

21 October – Wednesday after Trinity 19 – Year II (29OT): Livestreamed Mass at 11am

Introit –  Salus populi (Cf. Ps 37:40, 28; 78:1)
I am the saving health of my people, saith the Lord: out of whatsoever tribulation they shall pray to me, I will surely help them, and I will be their God for ever and ever.
(Ps) Hear my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth.  Glory be…  As it was…  I am the saving …

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee: mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Ephesians 3:2-12
Brethren: I assume that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realised in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.

Gradual –  Dirigatur (Ps 141:2)
Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense, O Lord.
V. And let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

AlleluiaConfitemini Domine (Ps 105:1)
Alleluia.  Alleluia.  O give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his Name: tell the people what things he hath done.  Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – Luke 12:39-48
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “Know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would have been awake and would not have left his house to be broken into.  You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?”
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?  Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.  Truly, I tell you, he will set him over all his possessions.  But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful.  And that servant who knew his master’s will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating.  But he who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, shall receive a light beating.  Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.”


22 October – St John Paul II, Pope (Thursday after Trinity 19 – Year II [29 OT]): Livestreamed Mass at 11am

Introit Si diligis me (Jn 21:17; Ps 30:1)
If thou lovest me, Simon Peter: feed my lambs, feed my sheep.
(Ps) I will magnify thee, O Lord: for thou hast set me up and not made my foes to triumph over me.  Glory be…  As it was…  If thou…

O God, who art rich in mercy and who didst will that Saint John Paul the Second should preside as Pope over thy universal Church: grant, we pray; that instructed by his teaching, we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, the sole Redeemer of mankind; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Ephesians 3:14-21
Brethren: I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever.  Amen.

GradualExaltent eum (Ps 107:32, 31)
Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people: and praise him in the seat of the elders.
V. O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men.

Alleluia – Tu es Petrus (Mt 16:18)
Alleluia.  Alleluia.  Thou art Peter, and upon this rock: I will build my Church.  Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – Luke 12:49-53
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!  I have a baptism to be baptised with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!  Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”