XXXIII Domingo ordinario – 17 De Noviembre 2019

Primera lectura

Mal 3, 19-20

“Ya viene el día del Señor, ardiente como un horno, y todos los soberbios y malvados serán como la paja. El día que viene los consumirá, dice el Señor de los ejércitos, hasta no dejarles ni raíz ni rama. Pero para ustedes, los que temen al Señor, brillará el sol de justicia, que les traerá la salvación en sus rayos”.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 97, 5-6. 7-9a. 9bc

R. (cf. 9) Toda la tierra ha visto al Salvador.
Cantemos al Señor al son del arpa,,
aclamemos al son de los clarines
al Señor, nuestro Rey.
R. Toda la tierra ha visto al Salvador.
Alégrese el mar y el mundo submarino,
el orbe y todos los que en él habitan,
Que los ríos estallen en aplausos
y las montañas salten alegría. R.
R. Toda la tierra ha visto al Salvador.
Regocíjese todo ante el Señor,
porque ya viene a gobernar el orbe.
Justicia y rectitud serán las normas
con las que rija a todas las naciones.
R. Toda la tierra ha visto al Salvador.


Segunda lectura

2 Tes 3, 7-12

Hermanos: Ya saben cómo deben vivir para imitar mi ejemplo, puesto que, cuando estuve entre ustedes, supe ganarme la vida y no dependí de nadie para comer; antes bien, de día y de noche trabajé hasta agotarme, para no serles gravoso. Y no porque no tuviera yo derecho a pedirles el sustento, sino para darles un ejemplo que imitar. Así, cuando estaba entre ustedes, les decía una y otra vez: “El que no quiera trabajar, que no coma”.

Y ahora vengo a saber que algunos de ustedes viven como holgazanes, sin hacer nada, y además, entrometiéndose en todo. Les suplicamos a esos tales y les ordenamos, de parte del Señor Jesús, que se pongan a trabajar en paz para ganarse con sus propias manos la comida.

Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Lc 21, 28

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Estén atentos y levanten la cabeza,
porque se acerca la hora de su liberación, dice el Señor.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 21, 5-19

En aquel tiempo, como algunos ponderaban la solidez de la construcción del templo y la belleza de las ofrendas votivas que lo adornaban, Jesús dijo: “Días vendrán en que no quedará piedra sobre piedra de todo esto que están admirando; todo será destruido”.

Entonces le preguntaron: “Maestro, ¿cuándo va a ocurrir esto y cuál será la señal de que ya está a punto de suceder?” Él les respondió: “Cuídense de que nadie los engañe, porque muchos vendrán usurpando mi nombre y dirán: ‘Yo soy el Mesías. El tiempo ha llegado’. Pero no les hagan caso. Cuando oigan hablar de guerras y revoluciones, que no los domine el pánico, porque eso tiene que acontecer, pero todavía no es el fin”.

Luego les dijo: “Se levantará una nación contra otra y un reino contra otro. En diferentes lugares habrá grandes terremotos, epidemias y hambre, y aparecerán en el cielo señales prodigiosas y terribles.

Pero antes de todo esto los perseguirán a ustedes y los apresarán; los llevarán a los tribunales y a la cárcel, y los harán comparecer ante reyes y gobernadores, por causa mía. Con esto darán testimonio de mí.

Grábense bien que no tienen que preparar de antemano su defensa, porque yo les daré palabras sabias, a las que no podrá resistir ni contradecir ningún adversario de ustedes.

Los traicionarán hasta sus propios padres, hermanos, parientes y amigos. Matarán a algunos de ustedes y todos los odiarán por causa mía. Sin embargo, no caerá ningún cabello de la cabeza de ustedes. Si se mantienen firmes, conseguirán la vida”.

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 17, 2019

Fr. Tekle’s grapes were picked Nov. 8, 2019. The racoons had already harvested about 50% of our crop! The grapes have been crushed, fermented and pressed, see photos below.

Reading 1MAL 3:19-20A

Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven,
 when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble,
 and the day that is coming will set them on fire,
 leaving them neither root nor branch,
 says the LORD of hosts.
 But for you who fear my name, there will arise
 the sun of justice with its healing rays.

Responsorial PsalmPS 98:5-6, 7-8, 9

R. (cf. 9)  The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.
R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
Let the sea and what fills it resound,
the world and those who dwell in it;
let the rivers clap their hands,
the mountains shout with them for joy.
R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
Before the LORD, for he comes,
for he comes to rule the earth,
he will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with equity.
R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

Reading 22 THES 3:7-12

Brothers and sisters:
You know how one must imitate us.
For we did not act in a disorderly way among you,
nor did we eat food received free from anyone.
On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day
we worked, so as not to burden any of you.
Not that we do not have the right.
Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you,
so that you might imitate us.
In fact, when we were with you,
we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work,
neither should that one eat.
We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a
disorderly way,
by not keeping busy but minding the business of others.
Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly
and to eat their own food.

AlleluiaLK 21:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 21:5-19

While some people were speaking about
how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings,
Jesus said, “All that you see here–
the days will come when there will not be left
a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”

Then they asked him,
“Teacher, when will this happen?
And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”
He answered,
“See that you not be deceived,
for many will come in my name, saying,
‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’
Do not follow them!
When you hear of wars and insurrections,
do not be terrified; for such things must happen first,
but it will not immediately be the end.”
Then he said to them,
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues
from place to place;
and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.

“Before all this happens, however,
they will seize and persecute you,
they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons,
and they will have you led before kings and governors
because of my name.
It will lead to your giving testimony.
Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand,
for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking
that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.
You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends,
and they will put some of you to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.
By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”

XXXII Domingo ordinario – 10 De Noviembre 2019

Primera lectura

2 Mc 7, 1-2. 9-14

En aquellos días, arrestaron a siete hermanos junto con su madre. El rey Antíoco Epífanes los hizo azotar para obligarlos a comer carne de puerco, prohibida por la ley. Uno de ellos, hablando en nombre de todos, dijo: “¿Qué quieres saber de nosotros? Estamos dispuestos a morir antes que quebrantar la ley de nuestros padres”.

El rey se enfureció y lo mandó matar. Cuando el segundo de ellos estaba para morir, le dijo al rey: “Asesino, tú nos arrancas la vida presente, pero el rey del universo nos resucitará a una vida eterna, puesto que morimos por fidelidad a sus leyes”.

Después comenzaron a burlarse del tercero. Presentó la lengua como se lo exigieron, extendió las manos con firmeza y declaró confiadamente: “De Dios recibí estos miembros y por amor a su ley los desprecio, y de él espero recobrarlos”. El rey y sus acompañantes quedaron impresionados por el valor con que aquel muchacho despreciaba los tormentos.

Una vez muerto éste, sometieron al cuarto a torturas semejantes. Estando ya para expirar, dijo: “Vale la pena morir a manos de los hombres, cuando se tiene la firme esperanza de que Dios nos resucitará. Tú, en cambio, no resucitarás para la vida”


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 16, 1. 5-6. 8b y 15

R. (15b) Al despertar, Señor, contemplaré tu rostro.
Señor, hazme justicia
y a mi clamor atiende;
presta oído a mi súplica,
pues mis labios no mienten.
R. Al despertar, Señor, contemplaré tu rostro.
Mis pies en tus caminos se mantuvieron firmes,
no tembló mi pisada.
A ti mi voz elevo, pues sé que me respondas.
Atiéndeme, Dios mío, y escucha mis palabras.
R. Al despertar, Señor, contemplaré tu rostro.
Protégeme, Señor, como a las niñas de tus ojos,
bajo la sombra de tus alas escóndeme,
pues yo, por serte fiel, contemplaré tu rostro
y al despertarme, espero saciarme de tu vista.
R. Al despertar, Señor, contemplaré tu rostro.


Segunda lectura

2 Tes 2, 16–3, 5

Hermanos: Que el mismo Señor nuestro, Jesucristo, y nuestro Padre Dios, que nos ha amado y nos ha dado gratuitamente un consuelo eterno y una feliz esperanza, conforten los corazones de ustedes y los dispongan a toda clase de obras buenas y de buenas palabras.

Por lo demás, hermanos, oren por nosotros para que la palabra del Señor se propague con rapidez y sea recibida con honor, como aconteció entre ustedes. Oren también para que Dios nos libre de los hombres perversos y malvados que nos acosan, porque no todos aceptan la fe.

Pero el Señor, que es fiel, les dará fuerza a ustedes y los librará del maligno. Tengo confianza en el Señor de que ya hacen ustedes y continuarán haciendo cuanto les he mandado. Que el Señor dirija su corazón para que amen a Dios y esperen pacientemente la venida de Cristo.

Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Apoc 1, 5. 6

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Jesucristo es el primogénito de los muertos;
a él sea dada la gloria y el poder por siempre.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 20, 27-38

En aquel tiempo, se acercaron a Jesús algunos saduceos. Como los saduceos niegan la resurrección de los muertos, le preguntaron: “Maestro, Moisés nos dejó escrito que si alguno tiene un hermano casado que muere sin haber tenido hijos, se case con la viuda para dar descendencia a su hermano. Hubo una vez siete hermanos, el mayor de los cuales se casó y murió sin dejar hijos. El segundo, el tercero y los demás, hasta el séptimo, tomaron por esposa a la viuda y todos murieron sin dejar sucesión. Por fin murió también la viuda. Ahora bien, cuando llegue la resurrección, ¿de cuál de ellos será esposa la mujer, pues los siete estuvieron casados con ella?”

Jesús les dijo: “En esta vida, hombres y mujeres se casan, pero en la vida futura, los que sean juzgados dignos de ella y de la resurrección de los muertos, no se casarán ni podrán ya morir, porque serán como los ángeles e hijos de Dios, pues él los habrá resucitado.

Y que los muertos resucitan, el mismo Moisés lo indica en el episodio de la zarza, cuando llama al Señor, Dios de Abraham, Dios de Isaac, Dios de Jacob. Porque Dios no es Dios de muertos, sino de vivos, pues para él todos viven”.

O bien: 

Lc 20, 27. 34-38

En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a los saduceos, que niegan la resurrección de los muertos:

“En esta vida, hombres y mujeres se casan, pero en la vida futura, los que sean juzgados dignos de ella y de la resurrección de los muertos, no se casarán ni podrán ya morir, porque serán como los ángeles e hijos de Dios, pues él los habrá resucitado.

Y que los muertos resucitan, el mismo Moisés lo indica en el episodio de la zarza, cuando llama al Señor, Dios de Abraham, Dios de Isaac, Dios de Jacob. Porque Diosno es Dios de muertos, sino de vivos, pues para él todos viven”.

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 10, 2019

Reading 12 MC 7:1-2, 9-14

It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested
and tortured with whips and scourges by the king,
to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law.
One of the brothers, speaking for the others, said:
“What do you expect to achieve by questioning us?
We are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors.”

At the point of death he said:
“You accursed fiend, you are depriving us of this present life,
but the King of the world will raise us up to live again forever.
It is for his laws that we are dying.”

After him the third suffered their cruel sport.
He put out his tongue at once when told to do so,
and bravely held out his hands, as he spoke these noble words:
“It was from Heaven that I received these;
for the sake of his laws I disdain them;
from him I hope to receive them again.”
Even the king and his attendants marveled at the young man’s courage,
because he regarded his sufferings as nothing.

After he had died,
they tortured and maltreated the fourth brother in the same way.
When he was near death, he said,
“It is my choice to die at the hands of men
with the hope God gives of being raised up by him;
but for you, there will be no resurrection to life.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15

R. (15b)  Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
Hear, O LORD, a just suit;
attend to my outcry;
hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit.
R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
My steps have been steadfast in your paths,
my feet have not faltered.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me; hear my word.
R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
Keep me as the apple of your eye,
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
But I in justice shall behold your face;
on waking I shall be content in your presence.
R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

Reading 22 THES 2:16-3:5

Brothers and sisters:
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement
and good hope through his grace,
encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed
and word.

Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us,
so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified,
as it did among you,
and that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked people,
for not all have faith.
But the Lord is faithful;
he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you,
you are doing and will continue to do.
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God
and to the endurance of Christ.

AlleluiaRV 1:5A, 6B

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus Christ is the firstborn of the dead;
to him be glory and power, forever and ever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 20:27-38

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,
came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying,
“Teacher, Moses wrote for us,
If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child,
his brother must take the wife
and raise up descendants for his brother.

Now there were seven brothers;
the first married a woman but died childless.
Then the second and the third married her,
and likewise all the seven died childless.
Finally the woman also died.
Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be?
For all seven had been married to her.”
Jesus said to them,
“The children of this age marry and remarry;
but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age
and to the resurrection of the dead
neither marry nor are given in marriage.
They can no longer die,
for they are like angels;
and they are the children of God
because they are the ones who will rise.
That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush,
when he called out ‘Lord, ‘
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
and he is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.”

OrLK 20:27, 34-38

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,
came forward.

Jesus said to them,
“The children of this age marry and remarry;
but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age
and to the resurrection of the dead
neither marry nor are given in marriage.
They can no longer die,
for they are like angels;
and they are the children of God
because they are the ones who will rise.
That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush,
when he called out ‘Lord, ‘
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
and he is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.”

XXI Domingo Ordiario – 3 De Noviembre 2019

Primera lectura

Sab 11, 22–12, 2

Señor, delante de ti,
el mundo entero es como un grano de arena en la balanza,
como gota de rocío mañanero,
que cae sobre la tierra.

Te compadeces de todos,
y aunque puedes destruirlo todo,
aparentas no ver los pecados de los hombres,
para darles ocasión de arrepentirse.
Porque tú amas todo cuanto existe
y no aborreces nada de lo que has hecho;
pues si hubieras aborrecido alguna cosa,
no la habrías creado.

¿Y cómo podrían seguir existiendo las cosas,
si tú no lo quisieras?
¿Cómo habría podido conservarse algo hasta ahora,
si tú no lo hubieras llamado a la existencia?

Tú perdonas a todos,
porque todos son tuyos, Señor, que amas la vida,
porque tu espíritu inmortal, está en todos los seres.

Por eso a los que caen,
los vas corrigiendo poco a poco,
los reprendes y les traes a la memoria sus pecados,
para que se arrepientan de sus maldades
y crean en ti, Señor.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 144, 1-2.8-9. 10-11. 13cd-14

R. (cf. 1) Bendeciré al Señor eternamente.
Dios y rey mío, yo te alabaré,
bendeciré tu nombre siempre y para siempre.
Un día tras otro bendeciré tu nombre
y no cesará mi boca de alabarte.
R. Bendeciré al Señor eternamente.
El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso,
lento para enojarse y generoso para perdonar.
Bueno es el Señor para con todos
y su amor se extiende a todas sus creaturas.
R. Bendeciré al Señor eternamente.
Que te alaben, Señor, todas tus obras
y que todos tus fieles te bendigan.
Que proclamen la gloria de tu reino
y narren tus proezas a los hombres.
R. Bendeciré al Señor eternamente.
El Señor es siempre fiel a sus palabras
y lleno de bondad en sus acciones.
De su apoyo el Señor al que tropieza
y al agobiado alivia.
R. Bendeciré al Señor eternamente.

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 3, 2019

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 153

Reading 1WIS 11:22-12:2

Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance
 or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth.
 But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things;
 and you overlook people’s sins that they may repent.
 For you love all things that are
 and loathe nothing that you have made;
 for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.
 And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
 or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?
 But you spare all things, because they are yours,
 O LORD and lover of souls,
 for your imperishable spirit is in all things!
 Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little,
 warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing,
 that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you, O LORD!

Responsorial PsalmPS 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14

R. (cf. 1)  I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
I will extol you, O my God and King,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
The LORD is faithful in all his words
and holy in all his works.
The LORD lifts up all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Reading 22 THES 1:11-2:2

Brothers and sisters:
We always pray for you,
that our God may make you worthy of his calling
and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose
and every effort of faith,
that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you,
and you in him,
in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.

We ask you, brothers and sisters,
with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our assembling with him,
not to be shaken out of your minds suddenly, or to be alarmed
either by a “spirit,” or by an oral statement,
or by a letter allegedly from us
to the effect that the day of the Lord is at hand.

AlleluiaJN 3:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 19:1-10

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.
Now a man there named Zacchaeus,
who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man,
was seeking to see who Jesus was;
but he could not see him because of the crowd,
for he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus,
who was about to pass that way.
When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said,
“Zacchaeus, come down quickly,
for today I must stay at your house.”
And he came down quickly and received him with joy.
When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying,
“He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord,
“Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor,
and if I have extorted anything from anyone
I shall repay it four times over.”
And Jesus said to him,
“Today salvation has come to this house
because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.
For the Son of Man has come to seek
and to save what was lost.”

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 3, 2019

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 153

Reading 1WIS 11:22-12:2

Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance
 or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth.
 But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things;
 and you overlook people’s sins that they may repent.
 For you love all things that are
 and loathe nothing that you have made;
 for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.
 And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
 or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?
 But you spare all things, because they are yours,
 O LORD and lover of souls,
 for your imperishable spirit is in all things!
 Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little,
 warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing,
 that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you, O LORD!

Responsorial PsalmPS 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14

R. (cf. 1)  I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
I will extol you, O my God and King,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
The LORD is faithful in all his words
and holy in all his works.
The LORD lifts up all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Reading 22 THES 1:11-2:2

Brothers and sisters:
We always pray for you,
that our God may make you worthy of his calling
and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose
and every effort of faith,
that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you,
and you in him,
in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.

We ask you, brothers and sisters,
with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our assembling with him,
not to be shaken out of your minds suddenly, or to be alarmed
either by a “spirit,” or by an oral statement,
or by a letter allegedly from us
to the effect that the day of the Lord is at hand.

AlleluiaJN 3:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 19:1-10

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.
Now a man there named Zacchaeus,
who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man,
was seeking to see who Jesus was;
but he could not see him because of the crowd,
for he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus,
who was about to pass that way.
When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said,
“Zacchaeus, come down quickly,
for today I must stay at your house.”
And he came down quickly and received him with joy.
When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying,
“He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord,
“Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor,
and if I have extorted anything from anyone
I shall repay it four times over.”
And Jesus said to him,
“Today salvation has come to this house
because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.
For the Son of Man has come to seek
and to save what was lost.”