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Reading I: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Responsorial Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
Reading II: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28

Dear Lord, give us faith like this unswerving woman.
(Introductory Prayers)

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THE GOSPEL

Matthew 15:21-28

Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith!”

Nothing can hold back
the brave woman from Canaah.

Not religious boundaries,
 not gender rules,
  nothing, 
when 
she 
told 
him the
 needs of her 
 precious child.

Dear Lord,
 give us faith like this unswerving woman.
Make us stubborn. Fearless.
Bold, creative.

 Whatever it  
 takes. 

Let us hear, “O, great is your faith.
Let it be done for you
as you wish”


THE FIRST READING

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.

Lord, the door to your
 house of prayer
stands open
always.

No locks,
no “members only,”
no first or second class,
no dress codes.
No dues.

Love alone.

THE SECOND READING

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.

Infinite God,

you pour out your
 boundless
 mercy
 and
  love,
 
upon
all who
will receive it.

Fond Father,
thank you for your care.
Please help us and our world
  to receive it.

Anne Osdieck
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go http://www.ltp.org