Vol: 44, No.53 28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( A) October 15 2017  
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand. But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel. (Ps 129:3-4)
The Eucharist is the foretaste of the great and eternal banquet of love God has prepared for us. We are all invited to this banquet. But do we render ourselves worthy of this invitation? Let us humbly acknowledge our sinfulness and ask the Lord to have mercy on us. (Pause)
I confess to almighty God/...
Glory to God in the highest…
May your grace, O Lord, we pray, at all times go before us and follow after and make us always determined to carry out good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
(Prophet Isaiah gives us a vision of the feast prepared for us in heaven, when death is no more and tears are a thing of the past).
A reading from the Book of Isaiah (25:6-10)
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wine on the lees well refined. And he will destroy on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread
over all nations. He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (23)
Response: In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell, for ever and ever.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit. R/
He guides me along the right path; he is true to his name. If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear. You are there with your crook and your staff; with these you give me comfort. R/
You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing. R/
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever. R/
(Paul thanks his Christians in Philippi for their support, and speaks of his confidence in Christ).
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