October 27

Wednesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings

Featured Saints

Pope St. Evaristus – Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome

St. Evaristus, Pope (†108). He led the Roman Church, as fourth successor of St. Peter, during the time of Emperor Trajan.

St. Gaudiosus, bishop († fifth/ sixth century). Bishop of Abitina, in present-day Tunisia, who, while fleeing persecution of the Vandals, ended his days in a monastery that he had founded in Naples, Italy.

St. Oran of Iona, monk (†sixth century). One of the first disciples of St. Columba, he was Abbot of Meath and worked in the evangelization of Scotland.

Blessed Bartholomew of Braganza, bishop (†1270). Dominican Friar who instituted the Militia of Jesus Christ in Vicenza, Italy, where he was Bishop.

Blessed Salvador Mollar Ventura, martyr (†1936). Franciscan Friar Minor. Martyred for his fidelity during the anti-Catholic persecution of the Spanish Civil War.

Mass Readings

First Reading – Rom 8:26-30

Brothers and sisters:
The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.
And the one who searches hearts
knows what is the intention of the Spirit,
because he intercedes for the holy ones
according to God’s will.

We know that all things work for good for those who love God,
who are called according to his purpose.
For those he foreknew he also predestined
to be conformed to the image of his Son,
so that he might be the firstborn
among many brothers.
And those he predestined he also called;
and those he called he also justified;
and those he justified he also glorified.

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 13:4-5, 6 (R.6a)

R. My hope, O Lord, is in your mercy.
Look, answer me, O LORD, my God!
Give light to my eyes that I may not sleep in death
lest my enemy say, “I have overcome him”;
lest my foes rejoice at my downfall.
R. My hope, O Lord, is in your mercy.
Though I trusted in your mercy,
Let my heart rejoice in your salvation;
let me sing of the LORD, “He has been good to me.” R.

Gospel – Lk 13:22-30

Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’
He will say to you in reply,
‘I do not know where you are from.’
And you will say,
‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’
Then he will say to you,
‘I do not know where you are from.
Depart from me, all you evildoers!’
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the Kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”


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