First Reading for The Common of Pastors - Daily Catholic Mass Reading

Acts 20:17-18a, 28-32, 36

From Miletus Paul had the presbyters of the Church at Ephesus summoned.

When they came to him, he addressed them, "Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, in which you tend the Church of God that he acquired with his own Blood.

I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you, and they will not spare the flock.

And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth to draw the disciples away after them.

So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and day, I unceasingly admonished each of you with tears.

And now I commend you to God and to that gracious word of his that can build you up and give you the inheritance among all who are consecrated."

When he had finished speaking he knelt down and prayed with them all.

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