Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude – Almighty, eternal and merciful God, You have invited all of us sinners to Your banquet table that we might receive your gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation. You have blessed us with a precious wedding garment, the forgiveness earned for us on the cross by your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. By Your Holy Spirit let us accept your invitation and share Your gracious invitation with others. We offer our prayers in gratitude for the work of Your Son, and for the work you do through us, in Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.