October 01, 2008 - Daily Mass Readings

September 30, 2008

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church

Reading 1
Jb 9:1-12, 14-16

And Job answered, and said:
Indeed I know it is so,
and that man cannot be justified, compared with God.
If he will contend with him,
he cannot answer him one for a thousand.
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength:
who hath resisted him, and hath had peace?

Who hath removed mountains,
and they whom he overthrew in his wrath, knew it not.
Who shaketh the earth out of her place,
and the pillars thereof tremble.
Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not:
and shutteth up the stars, as it were, under a seal:

Who alone spreadeth out the heavens,
and walketh upon the waves of the sea.
Who maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades,
and the inner parts of the south.
Who doth things great and incomprehensible, and wonderful,
of which there is no number.

If he come to me, I shall not see him:
if he depart, I shall not understand.
If he examine on a sudden, who shall answer him?
or who can say: Why dost thou so?

What am I then, that I should answer him,
and have words with him?
I, who although I should have any just thing, would not answer,
but would make supplication to my judge.
And if he should hear me when I call,
I should not believe that he had heard my voice.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 88:10bc-11, 12-13, 14-15

R. Let my prayer come in before thee
All the day I cried to thee, O Lord:
I stretched out my hands to thee.
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead?
or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee?
R. Let my prayer come in before thee
Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy:
and thy truth in destruction?
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark;
and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?
R. Let my prayer come in before thee
But I, O Lord, have cried to thee:
and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.
Lord, why castest thou off my prayer:
why turnest thou away thy face from me?
R. Let my prayer come in before thee

Lk 9:57-62

And it came to pass, as they walked in the way,
that a certain man said to him:
I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests:
but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
But he said to another: Follow me.
And he said: Lord, suffer me first to go and to bury my father.
And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead:
but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And another said: I will follow thee, Lord;
but let me first take my leave of them that are at my house.
Jesus said to him:
No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back
is fit for the kingdom of God.


The readings on this site are not official for the Mass of Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the USA, but are from The Challoner Douay Rheims version of the Sacred Bible, a source free from copyright and entirely in the public domain.

The Challoner Douay Rheims version was prepared by Bishop Richard Challoner, about A.D. 1749-1752, by revising the original Douay Rheims version and by comparing it to the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible.

Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

September 30, 2008

10/21 - Since January 22, 1973, more than 48,000,000 babies have had their voices silenced through surgical abortion in this nation alone. Over 3,000 children have their lives taken each day in the name of choice. Over 3,000 women are emotionally damaged every day. On October 21st, people from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. Red arm bands and duct tape will identify them as taking part in the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day. See www.silentday.org  for more information.

Worldwide Rosary for Unborn Babies

September 30, 2008

10/18 - Participants will pray the Rosary during the 9:00 a.m.* hour for the following intention: For an end to the surgical and non-surgical killing of unborn babies. Because participants will be praying the Rosary during the 9:00 a.m. hour according to the particular time zone they are in, it is hoped that the earth will be circled with multiple waves of Rosaries within a 24-hour time period. For more information, see www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org

Respect Life Month Quarterly Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession for an End to Abortion in Dallas

September 30, 2008

10/18 - 7:30 a.m. Latin Mass celebrated by Fr. Joseph Terra, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave., Dallas, with special prayers for the unborn and an end to abortion. Mass will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus to Planned Parenthood abortion center, 7424 Greenville Ave., Dallas. We will return to St. Thomas Aquinas Church for Benediction. Following Benediction is a baby shower for Gabriel mothers whose babies were born in April through June of this year. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us and bring a new or gently used item for the new babies. Extra gifts will be given by the Convert-to-Life Ministry to mothers who have chosen life! For more information on the baby shower, contact Antoinette Wilson at 972-217-0616 or [email protected]. For information on the Mass, contact Jacqulyn Dudasko, 214-728-2902, or [email protected]

Faithful Citizenship Seminars (Morning and Evening), featuring Deirdre McQuade from the USCCB

September 30, 2008

10/16 -

These seminars, co-sponsored by the Fort Worth Diocesan Offices of Adult Catechesis and Respect Life and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas, will be presented at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2100 N. Davis Dr., Arlington 76012, and will be offered to deepen our understanding and awareness of the unique and profound ties between our civic and moral obligations for the upcoming election and beyond. Morning Seminar, from 9:30-12:00, for priests, religious, and parish staff members, features two talks: “Faithful Citizenship: Living Out Our Baptism in the Public Square” and “Building the House of Human Rights from the Ground Up”. RSVP required: Jose Castillo, 817-560-3300, Ext. 255, or [email protected] by Monday, October 13.

In the evening, Ms. McQuade will present a second seminar open to the general public from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The seminar is entitled “Truth, Dialogue & Jacob’s Well: A Scriptural Model for Faithful Citizenship”. Ms. McQuade serves the USCCB as the Assistant Director for Policy and Communications for the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities and is their primary spokesperson on abortion and related life issues. No RSVP is required for the evening session and all are invited to attend. Contact Andrew Smith, 972-267-LIFE (5433), or [email protected]

“Good Marriages Don’t Just Happen” - Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Family conference

September 30, 2008

10/11 - 10/12  - Sponsored by the Speakers Guild of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie: 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday with honored guest Fr. Richard Hogan, a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Fr. Hogan has co-authored two books on the theology of Pope John Paul II. Seeing the need to teach young people the Pope’s new understanding of the faith, Fr. Hogan was one of the authors and editors of the Image of God series, a textbook program for use in Catholic religion programs for grade-school age children. He has been seen as a regular guest on EWTN and has a TV series called Theology of the Body. Mass is followed by dinner in Pondant Hall. After dinner Fr. Hogan speaks to teens and parents on the topic of chastity. On Sunday morning at 9:00, Dr. Joseph P. Behan, an NFP-only OB/GYN practicing in Dallas, will address the medical links between contraceptives, abortion, and cancer. Mass is celebrated at 10:30 followed by a parish lunch in Pondant Hall. At 12:30 Monica Ashour, co-founder of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET), speaks about Couples for Christ and chastity within marriage. Monica was the recipient of the 2008 Bishop’s Pro-Life Award for Civic Action. We will conclude with a wrap-up talk at 1:30. Join our special guests, local and national, for informative talks, great food, and question and answer sessions. This entire weekend is FREE with the exception of a charitable donation for food. Childcare is also available with a reservation. On display will be various pro-life materials, NFP materials, and Catholic books for sale. Contact the St. Anthony parish office, 972-442-2765, to make
a reservation for the talks, food, and childcare. Also visit the parish web site www.saint-anthony.com. The church is located at 404 N. Ballard St., Wylie 75098.

Beautiful GEMS Inside and Out

September 30, 2008

10/11 - A Special Style and Beauty Event for Gabriel Angels, Gabriel Moms and GEMS Academy Candidates. Time and location: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Family Life Center, Room 1 of St. Monica Catholic Church. Angels and friends of Project Gabriel are invited to a fun afternoon of pampering, style tips, makeovers and insights on dressing for success. Do you love the warm glow of autumn or the fresh flowers of spring? Come learn your best colors based on your skin tone, hair and eye color. Everyone will receive a door prize and a pampering bag! Light lunch included. Free childcare available with advance reservation. To register, call Alison at 214-621-9249 by October 8.

3rd Annual Youth For Life Leadership Conference

September 30, 2008

10/11 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., John Paul II High School - Junior Presentation Hall, 900 Coit Rd., Plano. If you are the leader of your school pro-life club or you would like to start a pro-life club at your school or parish, then this conference is for you! We’ll discuss how to make your group successful and effective and plan for upcoming events. Group moderators, group officers, and anyone else interested should attend. The event is FREE but you must register by contacting Jacquelyn Smith at [email protected] by October 6th.

Convert-to-Life Ministry Meeting

September 30, 2008

10/11 - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., at the same location as the Sidewalk Counselor Training. All sidewalk counselors, prayer partners, and those who have completed the morning training session are welcome to attend. Contact Antoinette Wilson, 972-217-0616, or [email protected].

Sidewalk Counseling Training

September 30, 2008

10/11 - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the University of Dallas Gorman Lecture Center B, 1845 East Northgate Dr., Irving. How do you Save a Life?? Come learn the Msgr. Philip Reilly method of peaceful, prayerful presence which has helped more than 22,000 mothers turn away from abortion in New York and 3,000 mothers here in Dallas. If you feel called to be a prayer partner for a sidewalk counselor, then this training is also for you. Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Antoinette Wilson, 972-217-0616, or [email protected]. Online registration is available at https://www.prolifedallas.org/pages/Sidewalk_Counseling_Registration.

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