October 11

Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings

Featured Saints

St. Philip baptizes the Ethiopian

St. Philip the Deacon, One of the seven first deacons of the Church chosen by the Apostles (cf. Acts 6:1-6). He converted the Samarian and baptized the minister of Queen Candace of Ethiopia.

St. Bruno, bishop (†965). Brother of the Emperor Otto I; he was simultaneously Bishop of Cologne and Duke of Lotharingia.

St. Radim Gaudentius,  bishop (†c. 1011). Benedictine monk, brother and missionary companion of St. Adalbert, Bishop of Prague, whose martyrdom he witnessed. He became the Archbishop de Gniezno, Poland.

St. Meinard, bishop (†1196). German monk who set out to evangelize Latvia in his old age; he was ordained Bishop there

St. Alexander Sauli, bishop (†1592). He abandoned his position in the court of Emperor Charles V to enter the Barnabite Congregation. He was the confessor of St. Charles Borromeu and Superior General of the congregation. Appointed Bishop of Aleria, her is considered the “Apostle of Corsica”.

St. Anastasius, presbítero (†666). Companion of St. Maximus the Confessor in suffering and defending the Faith; he died in exile in the Caucasus Mountains.

St. Peter Lê Tuy, priest and martyr (†1833). Beheaded at the time of Emperor Minh Mang, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

St. Maria Soledade Torres Acosta, virgin (†1887). From her youth she displayed extraordinary dedication to the sick and needy. To this end, she founded the Congregation of the Servants of Mary, Ministers to
the Sick.

Blessed Jacob Griesinger of Ulm, religious (†1491). Of German origin, he travelled to Italy at the age of 25 and eventually became a Dominican lay brother in Bologna, where for 50 years he dedicated himself with exemplary virtue and much skill to the art of stained glass painting.

Mass Readings

First Reading – Rom 1:1-7

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God, which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ; to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 98:1bcde, 2-3ab, 3cd-4(R. 2a)

R. The Lord has made known his salvation.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm. R.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel. R.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise. R.

Second Reading – Fl 4,12-14.19-20

Brothers and sisters: I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of  being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I can do all things in him who strengthens me. Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress. My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen.

Gospel – Lk 11:29-32

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and there is something greater than Solomon here.
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here.”


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