Vol: 44, No.52 27TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( A) October 08 2017  
Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all. (Est. 4:17)
The salvation history is an account of God’s faithfulness and human beings’ infidelity. In love God created us; in His mercy redeemed us. As part of the redeeming plan of God, He sent us his messengers and finally his only Son. In leading us to salvation, God has been patient and persistent. Time and again we have proved ourselves ungrateful, indifferent and unfaithful to God. Over and over again, we have behaved like ‘masters’ and ‘owners’ when we are called to be ‘servants’ and ‘administrators’. For these failures, let us ask forgiveness from God. (Pause)
I confess to almighty God/and to you,/ my brothers and sisters,/that I have greatly sinned,/in my thoughts and in my words,/in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,/through my fault,/through my fault,/through my most grievous fault;/therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,/all the Angels and Saints/and you,/my brothers and sisters,/to pray for me to the Lord our God.
Glory to God in the highest…
Almighty ever-living God, who in the abundance of your kindness surpass the merits and the desires of those
who entreat you, pour out your mercy upon us to pardon what conscience dreads and give what prayer does not dare to ask. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
(The prophet Isaiah, through the symbolism of a vineyard, describes the care and the concern of God for his people).
A reading from the Book of Isaiah (5:1-7)
Let me sing for my beloved a love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He digged it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he looked for it to yield grapes but it yielded wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and briers and thorns shall grow up; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting; and he looked for justice, but
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