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Thursday 14 November 2019    (other days)
Thursday of week 32 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First readingWisdom 7:22-8:1 ©
Wisdom is a breath of the power of God
Within Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy,
unique, manifold, subtle,
active, incisive, unsullied,
lucid, invulnerable, benevolent, sharp,
irresistible, beneficent, loving to man,
steadfast, dependable, unperturbed,
almighty, all-surveying,
penetrating all intelligent, pure
and most subtle spirits;
for Wisdom is quicker to move than any motion;
she is so pure, she pervades and permeates all things.
She is a breath of the power of God,
pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty;
hence nothing impure can find a way into her.
She is a reflection of the eternal light,
untarnished mirror of God’s active power,
image of his goodness.
Although alone, she can do all;
herself unchanging, she makes all things new.
In each generation she passes into holy souls,
she makes them friends of God and prophets;
for God loves only the man who lives with Wisdom.
She is indeed more splendid than the sun,
she outshines all the constellations;
compared with light, she takes first place,
for light must yield to night,
but over Wisdom evil can never triumph.
She deploys her strength from one end of the earth to the other,
ordering all things for good.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 118(119):89-91,130,135,175 ©
Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Your word, O Lord, for ever
  stands firm in the heavens:
your truth lasts from age to age,
  like the earth you created.
Your word is for ever, O Lord.
By your decree it endures to this day;
  for all things serve you.
The unfolding of your word gives light
  and teaches the simple.
Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Let your face shine on your servant
  and teach me your decrees.
Give life to my soul that I may praise you.
  Let your decrees give me help.
Your word is for ever, O Lord.

Gospel AcclamationJn15:5
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the vine and you are the branches, says the Lord;
those who live in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 17:20-25 ©
The kingdom of God is among you
Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was to come, Jesus gave them this answer, ‘The coming of the kingdom of God does not admit of observation and there will be no one to say, “Look here! Look there!” For, you must know, the kingdom of God is among you.’
  He said to the disciples, ‘A time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man and will not see it. They will say to you, “Look there!” or, “Look here!” Make no move; do not set off in pursuit; for as the lightning flashing from one part of heaven lights up the other, so will be the Son of Man when his day comes. But first he must suffer grievously and be rejected by this generation.’

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. The New American Bible readings, which are used at Mass in the United States, are available in the Universalis apps, programs and downloads.

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