October 12

Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings

Featured Saints

King St. Edwin of Northumbria

St. Edwin of Northumbria, king (†633). Pagan king of Northumbria, who embraced Christianity under the influence of his Catholic wife, St. Ethelburga of Kent, and of St. Paulinus of York, by whom he was baptized in 627. Great-uncle of St. Hilda of Whitby, he contributed greatly to the evangelization of his domain, which rapidly adopted Christianity under his rule.

St. Felix IV, Pope (†530). He condemned semi-pelagianism  transformed two pagan temples from the Roman Forum into the Basilica dedicated to Sts. Cosmas and Damian.

St. Felix and Cyprian, bishops, and companions, martyrs (†483). Put to death along with approximately five thousand faithful Catholics by the Arian Vandal king, Hunneric.

St. Rotobald, bishop (†1254). He governed the Diocese of Pavia, Italy, dedicating himself especially to divine worship and gathering relics of the Saints.

St. Seraphin of Montegranaro

St. Seraphin of Montegranaro, religious (†1604). Capuchin from the convent of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, he learned from two main books”: the crucifix and the Rosary.

Blessed Roman Sitko, priest and martyr (†1942). Rector of the Seminary of Tarnów, Poland, he was imprisoned and underwent severe torture in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Blessed Pacifico Salcedo Puchades, religious and martyr (†1936). Capuchin lay brother shot to death during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the civil war. in Massamagrell, near Valencia.

Blessed Thomas Bullaker, priest and martyr (†1642). Religious name: John the Baptist. English Friar Minor, having receiving his formation and ordination in Spain. He then laboured in the English mission for nearly 12 years among the poor Catholics in London before being seized during the celebration of the Holy Mass. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn, during the reign of Charles I.

Mass Readings

First Reading – Rom 1:16-25

Brothers and sisters: I am not ashamed of the Gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek. For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous by faith will live.” The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 (R.2a)

R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day pours out the word to day,
and night to night imparts knowledge. R.

Not a word nor a discourse
whose voice is not heard;
Through all the earth their voice resounds,
and to the ends of the world, their message. R.

Gospel – LLk 11:37-41

After Jesus had spoken,
a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.
He entered and reclined at table to eat.
The Pharisee was amazed to see
that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees!
Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish,
inside you are filled with plunder and evil.
You fools!
Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?
But as to what is within, give alms,
and behold, everything will be clean for you.”


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