The banquet hall is the Church militant here, triumphant hereafter. Of those first invited, such as the Jews, some refuse the invitation on mere pretexts, while others maltreat and even slay God's messengers. Finally, comes the call to the Gentiles in home and foreign missions. But to receive Jesus worthily at the altar rail of time or eternity, a wedding garment is necessary (Gospel). St. Paul describes this garment in the Epistle as a putting on of Christ through lively faith and putting off the spirit of anti- Christ both in our soul and in dealings with our neighbour.
On Sunday, falls the feast of St. Jerome Presb. C. D. of the IV Century whose body lies at St. Mary Major in Rome and who translated the Bible and produced the Vulgate Edition, the official scripture of the Holy Church. We don’t commemorate him in the Mass using the 1962 Missal but nonetheless we ought to pray to thank the Saint for giving the Church the authoritative edition of the Holy Scriptures.