Friday, 34th Week of Ordinary Time (Weekday, Cycle – II)

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Feast – Andrew the Apostle

First Reading:

Rom 10 9-18 (Beautiful feet of the messenger)

If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved. The Scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord id Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. For, every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”

But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!” But they have not all heeded the gospel; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ. But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have; for “Their vice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.”

Responsorial Psalms:

Ps 19: 2-3, 4-5

Responsorial Antiphon:

“Their span goes forth through all the earth.”

Gospel Reading:

Mt 4: 18-22 (I will make you fish for people)

As he (Jesus) walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

What do you think?