Oct 19: Memorial of Saint John de Brébeuf and Saint Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs

Anonymous French Master, Abraham, Bible Historiale, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c. 1375

Readings for Mass
(Friday of the 28th week in Ordinary Time, Year I)
First Reading: Romans 4:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11
Gospel: Luke 12:1-7

‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness (NRSV, Romans 4:3b).’

Let us pray.

Father, you are the source, the origin, of all that is. Even the Word is begotten of you. The Holy Spirit proceeds from you. Everything we are, everything we have, everything we can become, all has its beginnng in you. All we can do, Father, is to say "Yes," to accept the gift of your divine life and let it fill us and transform us. Without faith, without saying "Yes" to you, we are nothing at all. In every situation, by saying "Yes" to your gift, may we not only grow in your life but may that same life go out from us in good works to change the world to the benefit of all of our sisters and brothers.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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