Unity of faith

Greetings on this the Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist
Readings: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; PS 19:2-3, 4-5; Mt 9:9-13
Notes: Our unity of faith is in the person of Jesus Christ, rooted in the Gospel message, protected by the Apostolic succession and lived out through the credo of Jesus:

I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.

First reading
And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

Responsorial Psalm
Their message goes out through all the earth.

Alleluia Verse
We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as Lord;
the glorious company of Apostles praise you.

Gospel Portion
(Jesus) said,
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words,
I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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