He is not God of the dead but of the living.
Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and put this question to him, saying, “Teacher,
Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife
but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up
descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers.
The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants. So the second brother married her and died, leaving
no descendants, and the third likewise. And the seven left
no descendants. Last of all the woman also died. At the
resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be? For all
seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “Are you
not misled because you do not know the Scriptures or the
power of God? When they rise from the dead, they neither
marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels
in heaven. As for the dead being raised, have you not read
in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how
God told him, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead but of the
living. You are greatly misled.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Prayer over the Offerings
Trusting in your compassion, O Lord,
we come eagerly with our offerings to your sacred altar,
that, through the purifying action of your grace,
we may be cleansed by the very mysteries we serve.
Through Christ our Lord.
Communion Antiphon Cf. Psalm 17 ( 16): 6
To you I call, for you will surely heed me, O God; / turn
your ear to me; hear my words.