The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year C
14th August 2022

Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 83

Turn your eyes, O God, our shield;
and look on the face of your anointed one;
one day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.

1st Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

'The king's leading men spoke to the king. "Let Jeremiah be put to death:
he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city,
and all the people too, by talking like this. The fellow does not have
the welfare of this people at heart so much as its ruin ... '

Responsorial Psalm: 39
Lord, come to my aid!

2nd Reading: Letter to the Hebrews 12:1-4
'With so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us,
we too, then, should throw off everything that hinders us,
especially the sin that clings so easily, and keep running
steadily in the race we have started ..."'

Gospel Acclamation: Acts 16:14
Alleluia, alleluia!
Open our heart, O Lord,
to accept the words of your Son.

Gospel: Luke 12:49-53
'Jesus said to his disciples, "I have come to bring fire to the earth,
and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must
still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division ..."'

Communion Antiphon: Psalm 129
With the Lord there is mercy; in him is plentiful redemption