First Reading: Romans 10:9-18 Reading of Saint Paul's letter to the Romans – Brothers, 9if, with your mouth, you confess Jesus as Lord and, in your heart, believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10It is by believing in the heart that righteousness is achieved and it is by confessing faith with the mouth that salvation is achieved. 11For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12Therefore, the difference between Jew and Greek does not matter; they all have the same Lord, who is generous to all who call upon him. 13Indeed, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 14But how can we call on him without first believing in him? And how can you believe without having heard of him before? And how can you listen without someone preaching? 15And how can you preach without being sent to do so? This is how it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good”. 16But not everyone obeyed the Good News. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our preaching?” 17Therefore, faith comes from preaching, and preaching is done through the word of Christ. 18So I ask: Did they not hear? They certainly heard, for “their voice went abroad throughout the earth, and their words reached the ends of the world.” - Word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm: 18(19A) Its sound resonates and spreads throughout the land. 1. The heavens proclaim the glory of the Lord, / and the firmament, the work of his hands; / day to day transmits this message, / night to night publishes this news. – R. 2. They are not speeches or phrases or words, / nor are they voices that can be heard; / his sound resonates and spreads throughout the earth, / his voice reaches the ends of the universe. – R. Gospel: Matthew 4,18-22 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. Come after me, said the Lord, / and I will teach people to fish (Mt 4,19). – R. Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Matthew – At that time, 18when Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting the net into the sea, as they were fishermen. 19Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20They immediately left their nets and followed him. 21Walking a little further, Jesus saw two other brothers: James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in the boat with their father, Zebedee, mending the nets. Jesus called them. 22They immediately left the boat and their father and followed him. – Word of salvation. Reflection: There are two traditions regarding André's vocation. In Mc 1:16ff., he was called together with Peter, when they were fishing in the Sea of Galilee. According to John 1:40ff., he was called together with another disciple of the Baptist, who named Jesus as the “Lamb of God”. André appears in the list of the twelve apostles. In John 6:8, it is Andrew who reports about a boy who has the loaves and fish that are soon shared among everyone. In John 12:22, Andrew acts as mediator between Jesus and the Greeks who ask for an interview with Jesus. Some traditions state that Andrew developed his apostolic ministry in Greece and Asia Minor. According to such traditions, he died a martyr in Patras, on a cross arranged in an X. His relics, taken to Rome in 1462, were returned to Greece by Pope Paul VI.