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21st MARCH, GOSPEL READING (MATTHEW 21:33-43, 45-46)

THIS IS THE HEIR. COME ON, LET US KILL HIM.

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: “Listen to another parable. There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard; he fenced it round, dug a winepress in it and built a tower; then he leased it to tenants and went abroad. When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third. Next he sent some more servants, this time a large number, and they dealt with them in the same way.

Finally he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said. But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come on, let us kill him and take over his inheritance.’ So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They answered, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver the produce to him when the season arrives.”

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: It was the stone rejected by the builders that became the keystone. This was the Lord’s doing and it is wonderful to see? I tell you, then, that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.”

When they heard his parables, the chief priests and the scribes realised he was speaking about them but though they would have liked to arrest him they were afraid of the crowds, who looked on him as a prophet.

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 117)

R. The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.

1. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say:
“His love has no end.”
Let those who fear the Lord say:
“His love has no end.” (R.)

2. The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad. (R.)

3. O Lord, grant us salvation;
O Lord, grant success.
Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from the house of the Lord;
the Lord God is our light. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad.
Alleluia!

 

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EASTER SUNDAY, RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 117)

R. This day was made by the Lord:
we rejoice and are glad.

1. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say:
“His love has no end.” (R.)

2. The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds. (R.)

3. The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.

 

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