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  • 1. Let the wicked abandon his way, the evil man his thoughts.
  • 2. 1st reading: From The Book of Isaiah.
  • 3. Seek the Lord while He may be found, call to Him while He is near.
  • 4. Let the wicked abandon his way, the evil man his thoughts.
  • 5. Let him turn to Yahweh for He will have mercy ,
  • 6. For our God is generous in forgiving.
  • 7. “ My thoughts are not your thoughts,
  • 8. My ways are not your ways”
  • 9. Says the Lord.
  • 10. For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
  • 11. So are My ways higher than your ways
  • 12. And My thoughts above your thoughts.
  • 13. The Word of God! Thanks be to God!
  • 14. Responsorial Psalm
  • 15. The Lord is close to all who call Him.
  • 16. The Lord is close to all who call Him.
  • 17. I will praise You day after day and exalt Your Name forever .
  • 18. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. His deeds are beyond measure.
  • 19. The Lord is close to all who call Him.
  • 20. Compassionate and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger and abounding in love.
  • 21. The Lord is good to everyone, His mercy embraces all His creation.
  • 22. The Lord is close to all who call Him.
  • 23. Just is the Lord in all His ways, loving in all His deeds .
  • 24. The Lord is close to all who call upon Him
  • 25. To all who call upon Him from their hearts.
  • 26. The Lord is close to all who call Him.
  • 27. 2 nd Reading: from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
  • 28. Brothers and sisters , Christ will be glorified in my body, whether I live or die.
  • 29. For living to me is Christ but dying is gain.
  • 30. If I am to go on living in this body, I am to continue bearing fruit.
  • 31. Which shall I choose? I feel torn between the two.
  • 32. On the one hand I desire greatly to leave this life and be with Christ, which would be better by far for me;
  • 33. On the other hand I know that to stay alive in this body is necessary for you.
  • 34. This I say to you: live your lives according to the Gospel of Christ.
  • 35. The Word of God! Thanks be to God!
  • 36. Lord, open our hearts so that we may accept the words of Your Son Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!
  • 37. A Gospel Reading from The Book of Matthew
  • 38. Then Jesus said to His disciples:
  • 39. “ The Kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning
  • 40. to hire workers for his vineyard.
  • 41. He agreed to pay each worker one dinar each day and sent them to work in the vinyard.
  • 42. He went out again around the third hour
  • 43. and seeing others idle in the town square he said to them,
  • 44. “ Go you too into my vineyard and I will pay you what is just.”
  • 45. So they went.
  • 46. He went out again around the sixth hour and again at the ninth hour and did the same.
  • 47. Around the eleventh hour he went out again and saw some other men idle.
  • 48. “ Why do you stay here idle the whole day?” He asked them.
  • 49. “ Because no one has hired us.” They replied. unemployed
  • 50. “ Go and work in my vineyard.” He replied.
  • 51. When evening came, the vineyard owner said to his steward :
  • 52. “ Call the workers and pay them, starting with those who came last, finishing with those who came first.”
  • 53. Those who came to work at the eleventh hour turned up and each was given a dinar.
  • 54. Those who came to work earlier expected to receive more but they too were given a dinar each.
  • 55. Upon receiving it, they started to grumble against the landowner saying: “ These last have hardly worked an hour and you have treated them the same as us who have endured the heavy work of day and the heat!”
  • 56. The landowner answered one of them saying: “My friend, I have not been unjust to you. Didn’t we agree on one dinar?”
  • 57. Take what is yours and leave. I want to give to the last one the same as I give to you. Can I not do as I please with what is mine? Why are you envious because of my kindness?
  • 58. And so, the last shall be first and the first shall be last.”
  • 59. The Word of God! Praise be to Christ!
  • 60. All pictures found on the internet and remain property of their rightful owners.