Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Ephesians 4.1-7, 11-13

Brothers and sisters:
I, the prisoner in the Lord,
beg you to walk in a manner
worthy of the calling
with which you were called,
with all lowliness and humility, with patience,
bearing with one another in love;
being eager to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body, and one Spirit,
even as you also were called
in one hope of your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in us all.

But to each one of us was the grace given
according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

He gave some to be apostles;
and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
and some, pastors and teachers;
for the perfecting of the saints,
to the work of serving,
to the building up of the body of Christ;
until we all attain to the unity of the faith,
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to a full-grown man,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Responsorial – Psalm 19.2-3, 4-5 Resp. 5

R. Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

The heavens show forth the glory of God,
and the firmament declares the work of his hands.
Day to day utters speech,
and night to night shows knowledge.

R. Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

There are no speeches nor languages,
in which their voices are not heard.
Their sound has gone forth through all the earth,
and their words unto the ends of the world.

R. Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

Gospel – Matthew 9.9-13

As Jesus passed by,
he saw a human called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office.
He said to him, “Follow me.” He got up and followed him.

As he sat in the house, behold,
many tax collectors and sinners came
and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples,
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
When Jesus heard it, he said to them,
“Those who are healthy have no need for a physician,
but those who are sick do.
But you go and learn what this means:
‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’
for I came not to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

No comments:

Post a Comment