25th sunday cycle a

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25th sunday cycle a

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