October 1, 2021

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First Reading

Baruch 1:15-22

15"And you shall say: `Righteousness belongs to the Lord our God, but confusion of face, as at this day, to us, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 16and to our kings and our princes and our priests and our prophets and our fathers, 17because we have sinned before the Lord, 18and have disobeyed him, and have not heeded the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in the statutes of the Lord which he set before us. 19From the day when the Lord brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt until today, we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, and we have been negligent, in not heeding his voice. 20So to this day there have clung to us the calamities and the curse which the Lord declared through Moses his servant at the time when he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt to give to us a land flowing with milk and honey. 21We did not heed the voice of the Lord our God in all the words of the prophets whom he sent to us, but we each followed the intent of his own wicked heart by serving other gods and doing what is evil in the sight of the Lord our God.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalms 79:1-5, 8-9

1O God, the heathen have come into thy inheritance; they have defiled thy holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 2They have given the bodies of thy servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of thy saints to the beasts of the earth. 3They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury them. 4We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those round about us. 5How long, O LORD? Wilt thou be angry for ever? Will thy jealous wrath burn like fire? 8Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers; let thy compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low. 9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake!

Gospel

Luke 10:13-16

13"Woe to you, Chora'zin! woe to you, Beth-sa'ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it shall be more tolerable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15And you, Caper'na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. 16"He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."