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Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

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Reading 1 and//usccb.org/bible/ephesians/4and1 EPH 4and1-7, 11-13 Brothers and sistersandI, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the Spiritthrough the bond of peaceandone Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your callone Lord, one faith, one baptismone God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all.But grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ’s gift.And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,for building up the Body of Christ,until we all attain to the unity of faithand knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,to the extent of the full stature of Christ. Responsorial Psalm and//usccb.org/bible/psalms/19:2 PS 19:2-3, 4-5 R. Their message goes out through all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of Godand the firmament proclaims his handiwork.Day pours out the word to day,and night to night imparts knowledge. R.Their message goes out through all the earth. Not a word nor a discoursewhose voice is not heardThrough all the earth their voice resounds,and to the ends of the world, their message. R.Their message goes out through all the earth. Alleluia - SeeTe Deum R.Alleluia, alleluia.We praise you, O God,we acclaim you as Lordthe glorious company of Apostles praise you.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and//usccb.org/bible/matthew/9and9 MT 9and9-13 As Jesus passed by,he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.He said to him, Follow me.”And he got up and followed him.While he was at table in his house,many tax collectors and sinners cameand sat with Jesus and his disciples.The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”He heard this and said, Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

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