Oct. 27: Saturday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

John Singer Sargent, Study of a Fig Tree, Private Collection, 1908

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Romans 8:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

"‘The gardener replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig round it and put manure on it (NRSV, Luke 13:8).'"

Let us pray.

Father, how loving and patient you are. You offer us, through the Word in the Holy Spirit, a share in your own divine life and the possibility to grow in it at every moment. And yet, so often, we turn away from you and say “No.” Still, in spite of our sins, you are always there offering us forgiveness and reconciliation even before we ask. Father, may we turn from our sinful ways and accept your love and generosity, you who are our only true Future.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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