The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A
24th September 2023

Entrance Antiphon:

I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord.
Should they cry to me in any distress,
I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

1st Reading: Isaiah 55:6-9

Seek the Lord while he is still to be found, call to him
while he is still near. Let the wicked man abandon his way,
the evil man his thoughts ...'

Responsorial Psalm 144
The Lord is close to all who call him.

2nd Reading: Philippians 1:20-24,27
Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or by my death.
Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me
something more; but then again, living in this body means doing work
which is having good results - I do not know what I should choose ...

Gospel Acclamation: Luke 19:38, 2:14
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heavens!

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16
Jesus said to his disciples: "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner
going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made
an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day and sent them out
to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour, he saw others
standing idle in the market place and said to them 'You go to my
vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage ...'

Communion Antiphon: Psalm 118:4-5
You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept;
may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes..