Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Luke 14: 1, 7-11
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Reading 1 Philippians 1: 18b-26
As long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ
is being proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
Indeed I shall continue to rejoice, for I know that this will result in deliverance for
me through your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ. My eager expectation
and hope is that I shall not be put to shame in any way, but that with all boldness, now
as always, Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to
me life is Christ, and death is gain. If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor
for me. And I do not know which I shall choose. I am caught between the two. I long
to depart this life and be with Christ, for that is far better. Yet that I remain in the
flesh is more necessary for your benefit. And this I know with confidence, that I shall
remain and continue in the service of all of you for your progress and joy in the
faith, so that your boasting in Christ Jesus may abound on account of me when I come to
Psalm 42: 2, 3,
R. My soul is thirsting for the living God.
As the hind longs for the running
so my soul
longs for you, O God.
R. My soul is thirsting for
the living God.
Athirst is my soul for God, the living God.
When shall I go and behold the face of
R. My soul is thirsting for the living
I went with the throng
and led them in procession to the house of God.
Amid loud cries of joy and
the multitude keeping festival.
soul is thirsting for the living God.
Gospel Lk 14: 1,
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him
told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of
honor at the table. "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline
at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by
him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, 'Give your place to
this man,' and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest
place. Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the
host comes to you he may say, 'My friend, move up to a higher position.' Then you will
enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table. For everyone who exalts himself will be
humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be
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