What are the readings and the gospel for today, October 20

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The Vatican updates the gospel and the readings every day (Illustrative image Infobae)

In the Catholic Churchthe Mass It is considered the most important liturgical celebration. Although it is known for taking place on Sundays, in many parishes they are held during the week, practically daily.

That is why the Vatican updates the readings and the gospelthat is, those passages of the Bible that are the raw material of this Eucharistic celebration.

These are the steps to discharge a liturgical calendar with daily readings:

Go to one of the websites that offer a liturgical calendar with daily readings, such as Ciudad Redonda, ACI Prensa, or La Iglesia Episcopal.

Then, go to the calendar section of the website.

Find the month and year for which you want to download the calendar.

Click the download button or link, if available.

Save the file to your computer or device.

Open the file to view the liturgical calendar with daily readings.

The gospel and the readings are passages from the Bible. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
The gospel and the readings are passages from the Bible. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Reading of the letter of the apostle Saint Paul to the Romans

Rom 4, 1-8

Brothers: What shall we say of Abraham, father of our race? If Abraham had obtained justification by his works, he would have something to be proud of, but not before God. Indeed, what does Scripture say? Abraham believed God and that earned him justification.

To those who, thanks to their work, have works, their payment is not given as a gift, but as something that is owed to them. On the other hand, he who does not have works, but believes in him who justifies the sinner, his faith earns him justification.

In this sense, David also proclaims blessed the man whom God considers righteous, regardless of works: Blessed are those whose iniquities have been forgiven and whose sins have been buried. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not take his sin into account.

Reading of the holy gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 12, 1-7

At that time, the crowd surrounded Jesus in such large numbers that they trampled each other. Then Jesus said to his disciples:

"Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, that is, hypocrisy. For there is nothing hidden that will not be discovered, nor anything secret that will not be known. Therefore, whatever you have said in darkness will be said." in full light and what they have said quietly and in private will be proclaimed from the rooftops.

I say to you, my friends: Do not fear those who kill the body and then cannot do anything else. I'm going to tell you who you should fear: Fear the one who, after killing you, can throw you into the place of punishment. I repeat: You do have to fear him.

Aren't five birds sold for two coins? However, not a single one of them is forgotten by God; and as for you, all the hairs of his head are numbered. Do not be afraid, then, because you are worth much more than all the sparrows.

At Masses, fragments of the Bible are disseminated through gospels and readings. (Reuters/Vatican Media/Handout)
At Masses, fragments of the Bible are disseminated through gospels and readings. (Reuters/Vatican Media/Handout)

Catholicism is one of the largest and most important religions and one of the most practiced in the world.

According to the latest data from the Vatican Ecclesial Statistical Yearbook, there are around 1.36 billion Catholics all over the planet.

It is on the American continent where there are the most Catholics, with almost half of those registered by the Catholic Church.

Within America, there is an area that stands out: South America, where more than a quarter of the world's Catholics are located.

In recent years, the Vatican has noted that the presence of Catholics has increased significantly on two continents: Asia - particularly the Middle East - and Africa.

In contrast, religious numbers in Europe have been declining, while in Oceania they have remained stable.

With information from Vatican News


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