Nov. 4: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Nicholas Papas, Zacchaeus in the Sycamore

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Wisdom 11:22--12:1
Responsorial Psalm: 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14
Second Reading: Second Thessalonians 1:11--2:2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner (NRSV, Luke 19:7).’

Let us pray.

Father, no matter how much we turn away from you in sin, you never abandon us. Your Word is always present to us offering us forgiveness and reconciliation even before it is asked. Jesus went to the house of Zacchaeus the tax collector which changed Zacchaeus' life. My your presence to us through Jesus, the Word now made flesh, bring us also to repentance for our sins that we may continue to grow in the divine life which you offer to us in every situation.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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