First Reading - Isaiah 25:6-10

The Lord will prepare a feast 

and will wipe away the tears from every cheek.


Second Reading - Philippians 4:12-14,19-20

I am able to do all things in him who strengthens me.


Gospel - Matthew 22: 1-14

whosoever you find, invite to the wedding.


Divine Office

Sunday 12th October  - Saturday 18th October


Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 

in you we contemplate the splendour of true love, 

to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too may be places

 of communion and prayer, authentic schools 

of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.


Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability 

of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.