October 25

Monday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings

Featured Saints

St. John Houghton, priest and martyr (†1535). As Carthusian Prior of the Charterhouse of London, he was the first man to refuse to sign the Act of Supremacy which recognized King Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church in England, and is the Protomartyr of the English Reformation, executed at Tyburn.

St. Gaudentius, bishop (†circa 410). Bishop of Brescia, ordained by St. Ambrose.

St. Bernard Calbó, bishop(†1243). Cistercian Abbot of the Monastery of Santes Creus, he was later elected Bishop of Vic, Spain

St. Anthony of St. Anne Galvão, priest (†1822 São Paulo).

St. Fructos, eremita (†715). From a noble Spanish family, he distributed his goods among he poor and took up his abode on a riverbank escarpment, where he lived as a hermit.

 Blessed Thaddeus Machar, bishop (†1492). Irish noble, elected Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, he was obliged to leave his homeland due to hostility from those in power. He died in Borgo Sant’Antonio, Italy, during a trip to Rome.

Blessed Recaredo Centelles Abad, priest and martyr (†1936). Member of the Diocesan Confraternity of Worker Priests. During the anti-Catholic persecution of the Spanish Civil War, he was shot at the gates of the cemetery of Nules, Spain.


Mass Readings

First Reading – Rom 8:12-17

Brothers and sisters,
we are not debtors to the flesh,
to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,
but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body,
you will live.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a spirit of adoption,
through which we cry, “Abba, Father!”
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs,
heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so that we may also be glorified with him.

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 68:2 and 4, 6-7ab, 20-21 (R.21a)

R. Our God is the God of salvation.
God arises; his enemies are scattered,
and those who hate him flee before him.
But the just rejoice and exult before God;
they are glad and rejoice. R.

The father of orphans and the defender of widows
is God in his holy dwelling.
God gives a home to the forsaken;
he leads forth prisoners to prosperity. R.

Blessed day by day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for us;
the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death. R.

Gospel – Lk 13:10-17

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
And a woman was there who for eighteen years
had been crippled by a spirit;
she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said,
“Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.”
He laid his hands on her,
and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
But the leader of the synagogue,
indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
said to the crowd in reply,
“There are six days when work should be done.
Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day.”
The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites!
Does not each one of you on the sabbath
untie his ox or his ass from the manger
and lead it out for watering?
This daughter of Abraham,
whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now,
ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day
from this bondage?”
When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated;
and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.


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