Friday of the Thirtieth week in Ordinary Time
Letter to the Philippians - 1,1-11.
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the holy ones in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and ministers:
grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you,
praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you,
because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now.
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right that I should think this way about all of you, because I hold you in my heart, you who are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception,
to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.
Psalms - 111(110),1-2.3-4.5-6.
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
Majesty and glory are his work,
and his justice endures forever.
He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
gracious and merciful is the LORD.
He has given food to those who fear him;
He will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
giving them the inheritance of the nations.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke - 14,1-6.
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully.
In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy.
Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, "Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?"
But they kept silent; so he took the man and, after he had healed him, dismissed him.
Then he said to them, "Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?"
But they were unable to answer his question.
St. Marcellus (Martyr (3rd century))
SAINT MARCELLUS THE CENTURION
In the year 298, Emperor Maximian Herculeus' birthday was celebrated with extraordinary feasting and solemnity. Marcellus, a Christian centurion or captain in the legion of Trajan, then posted in Spain, left his company rather than partake in the pagan rituals. Identifying with Jesus Christ, Marcellus nobly declared his faith, and was afterward imprisoned.
When the festival was over, Marcellus was brought before a judge, who remanded him to officials known to give light sentences. However, Marcellus was taken instead to Aurelian Agricolaus, vicar to the prefect of the prætorium. Once Marcellus confessed his allegiance to Jesus Christ as true God and King of Kings, Aurelian passed the sentence of death. St. Marcellus was forthwith led to execution, and beheaded on October 30.
Cassian, the secretary or notary of the court, refused to write the sentence pronounced against the martyr, because it was unjust. He was immediately hurried to prison, and was beheaded, about a month after, on December 3.
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez ()
Category: Mass by Year / Catholic Missal 2020 / Catholic Missal of october 2020