Vol: 44, No.57 32ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( A) November 12 2017  
Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. (Ps 87:3)
The standard of one’s life is judged with the purpose for which one lived his/her life. A life lived for oneself to fulfil all selfish ambitions is different from the life lived for others or for a noble task such as national, religious, social and literary causes. The Lord is inviting us to live for one important noble cause, namely, a wisdom way of living life. Such a lifestyle goes beyond all the boundaries of religion, culture, language and society. Let us ask the Lord to help us live life with a noble purpose and to forgive us for the many times we have lived for our selfish and shortsighted ambitions. (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 and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body
alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
(The author of the book of Wisdom invites us to seek wisdom in all that we do so that the Lady Wisdom may be our guide and protector).
A reading from the Book of Wisdom

Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her. She hastens to make herself known to those who desire her. He who rises early to seek her will have no difficulty, for he will find her sitting at his gates. To fix one’s thought on her is perfect understanding, and he who is vigilant on her account will soon be free from care, because she goes about seeking those worthy of her, and she graciously appears to them in their paths, and meets them in every thought.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (62)
Response: For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God.
O God, you are my God, for you I long: for you my soul is thirsting. My body pines for you like a dry, weary land without water. R/
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory. For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise. R/
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