Readings for the Week
October 18 - 25, 2020
Readings for Sunday, October 18:

Is 45-1, 4-6:  For the sake of the Israelites, the Lord calls Cyrus.  He gives him a title. It is the Lord who arms
him, and through him all people will know that there is only one Lord.

1 Thes 1:1-5b:
Paul writes to the Thessalonians encouraging them.  He prays for them constantly as they
prove their faith through works of love, for God has chosen them.

Mt 22:15-21:
The Pharisees try to confound Jesus.  They ask about a possible conflict of giving tribute to
Caesar and God.  Jesus asks for a coin which has Caesar’s inscription.  Jesus answers by saying: Give to 
Caesar his due and to God His due.

Today’s Message: 
The Lord is King and there is no other.  We are to render to God, therefore, fitting
praise and service, as is God’s due.  God’s word to us, in turn, is a matter of power and strength, to be
lived with conviction of heart.

Readings for Week of  October 18:

Sunday               Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10; 1
                            Thes 1:1-5b;  Mt 22:15-21

Monday               Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs:
                            Eph 2:1-10; Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4ab, 4c-5; Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday              Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest:  Eph 2:12-22; Ps 85:9ab-10, 11-12, 13-14; Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday         Eph 3:2-12; Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6; Lk 12:39-48

Thursday             Saint John Paul II, Pope:  Eph 3:14-21; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Lk 12:49-53

Friday                  Saint John of Capistrano, Priest: Eph 4:1-6; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 12:54-59

Saturday             Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop:  Eph 4:7-16; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5; Lk 13:1-9

Sunday               Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51; 1 Thes 1:5c-10;
                            Mt 22:34-40