• Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000: Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 SGS 3:1-4B

    The Bride says:
    On my bed at night I sought him
    whom my heart loves–
    I sought him but I did not find him.
    I will rise then and go about the city;
    in the streets and crossings I will seek
    Him whom my heart loves.
    I sought him but I did not find him.
    The watchmen came upon me,
    as they made their rounds of the city:
    Have you seen him whom my heart loves?
    I had hardly left them
    when I found him whom my heart loves.

    OR  2 COR 5:14-17

    Brothers and sisters:
    The love of Christ impels us,
    once we have come to the conviction that one died for all;
    therefore, all have died.
    He indeed died for all,
    so that those who live might no longer live for themselves
    but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

    Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh;
    even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh,
    yet now we know him so no longer.
    So whoever is in Christ is a new creation:
    the old things have passed away;
    behold, new things have come.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

    R. (2) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
    O God, you are my God whom I seek;
    for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts
    like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water.
    R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
    Thus have I gazed toward you in the sanctuary
    to see your power and your glory,
    For your kindness is a greater good than life;
    my lips shall glorify you.
    R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
    Thus will I bless you while I live;
    lifting up my hands, I will call upon your name.
    As with the riches of a banquet shall my soul be satisfied,
    and with exultant lips my mouth shall praise you.
    R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
    You are my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.
    My soul clings fast to you;
    your right hand upholds me.
    R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

    Alleluia

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Tell us Mary, what did you see on the way?
    I saw the glory of the risen Christ, I saw his empty tomb.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Jn 20:1-2, 11-18

    On the first day of the week,
    Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning,
    while it was still dark,
    and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
    So she ran and went to Simon Peter
    and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
    "They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
    and we don't know where they put him."

    Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.
    And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb
    and saw two angels in white sitting there,
    one at the head and one at the feet
    where the Body of Jesus had been.
    And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?"
    She said to them, "They have taken my Lord,
    and I don't know where they laid him."
    When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,
    but did not know it was Jesus.
    Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?
    Whom are you looking for?"
    She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
    "Sir, if you carried him away,
    tell me where you laid him,
    and I will take him."
    Jesus said to her, "Mary!"
    She turned and said to him in Hebrew,
    "Rabbouni," which means Teacher.
    Jesus said to her,
    "Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
    But go to my brothers and tell them,
    'I am going to my Father and your Father,
    to my God and your God.'"
    Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,
    "I have seen the Lord,"
    and then reported what he told her.
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  • Sun, 21 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Gn 18:1-10a

    The LORD appeared to Abraham by the terebinth of Mamre,
    as he sat in the entrance of his tent,
    while the day was growing hot.
    Looking up, Abraham saw three men standing nearby.
    When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them;
    and bowing to the ground, he said:
    "Sir, if I may ask you this favor,
    please do not go on past your servant.
    Let some water be brought, that you may bathe your feet,
    and then rest yourselves under the tree.
    Now that you have come this close to your servant,
    let me bring you a little food, that you may refresh yourselves;
    and afterward you may go on your way."
    The men replied, "Very well, do as you have said."

    Abraham hastened into the tent and told Sarah,
    "Quick, three measures of fine flour! Knead it and make rolls."
    He ran to the herd, picked out a tender, choice steer,
    and gave it to a servant, who quickly prepared it.
    Then Abraham got some curds and milk,
    as well as the steer that had been prepared,
    and set these before the three men;
    and he waited on them under the tree while they ate.

    They asked Abraham, "Where is your wife Sarah?"
    He replied, "There in the tent."
    One of them said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year,
    and Sarah will then have a son."

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 5

    R.(1a) He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.
    One who walks blamelessly and does justice;
    who thinks the truth in his heart
    and slanders not with his tongue.
    R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.
    Who harms not his fellow man,
    nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
    by whom the reprobate is despised,
    while he honors those who fear the LORD.
    R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.
    Who lends not his money at usury
    and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
    One who does these things
    shall never be disturbed.
    R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

    Reading 2 Col 1:24-28

    Brothers and sisters:
    Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake,
    and in my flesh I am filling up
    what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ
    on behalf of his body, which is the church,
    of which I am a minister
    in accordance with God's stewardship given to me
    to bring to completion for you the word of God,
    the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past.
    But now it has been manifested to his holy ones,
    to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory
    of this mystery among the Gentiles;
    it is Christ in you, the hope for glory.
    It is he whom we proclaim,
    admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
    that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

    Alleluia Cf. Lk 8:15

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
    and yield a harvest through perseverance.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 10:38-42

    Jesus entered a village
    where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
    She had a sister named Mary
    who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
    Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
    "Lord, do you not care
    that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?
    Tell her to help me."
    The Lord said to her in reply,
    "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
    There is need of only one thing.
    Mary has chosen the better part
    and it will not be taken from her."
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  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000: Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Ex 12:37-42

    The children of Israel set out from Rameses for Succoth,
    about six hundred thousand men on foot,
    not counting the little ones.
    A crowd of mixed ancestry also went up with them,
    besides their livestock, very numerous flocks and herds.
    Since the dough they had brought out of Egypt was not leavened,
    they baked it into unleavened loaves.
    They had rushed out of Egypt and had no opportunity
    even to prepare food for the journey.

    The time the children of Israel had stayed in Egypt
    was four hundred and thirty years.
    At the end of four hundred and thirty years,
    all the hosts of the LORD left the land of Egypt on this very date.
    This was a night of vigil for the LORD,
    as he led them out of the land of Egypt;
    so on this same night
    all the children of Israel must keep a vigil for the LORD
    throughout their generations.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 136:1 and 23-24, 10-12, 13-15

    R. His mercy endures forever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
    for his mercy endures forever;
    Who remembered us in our abjection,
    for his mercy endures forever;
    And freed us from our foes,
    for his mercy endures forever.
    R. His mercy endures forever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Who smote the Egyptians in their first-born,
    for his mercy endures forever;
    And brought out Israel from their midst,
    for his mercy endures forever;
    With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,
    for his mercy endures forever.
    R. His mercy endures forever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Who split the Red Sea in twain,
    for his mercy endures forever;
    And led Israel through its midst,
    for his mercy endures forever;
    But swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea,
    for his mercy endures forever.
    R. His mercy endures forever.    
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia 2 Cor 5:19

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
    and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 12:14-21

    The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus
    to put him to death.

    When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place.
    Many people followed him, and he cured them all,
    but he warned them not to make him known.
    This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

    Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
    my beloved in whom I delight;
    I shall place my Spirit upon him,
    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
    He will not contend or cry out,
    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
    A bruised reed he will not break,
    a smoldering wick he will not quench,
    until he brings justice to victory.
    And in his name the Gentiles will hope.

     

    For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Apollinaris, please go here.


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  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000: Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Ex 11:10—12:14

    Although Moses and Aaron performed various wonders
    in Pharaoh's presence,
    the LORD made Pharaoh obstinate,
    and he would not let the children of Israel leave his land.

    The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
    "This month shall stand at the head of your calendar;
    you shall reckon it the first month of the year.
    Tell the whole community of Israel:  On the tenth of this month
    every one of your families must procure for itself a lamb,
    one apiece for each household.
    If a family is too small for a whole lamb,
    it shall join the nearest household in procuring one
    and shall share in the lamb
    in proportion to the number of persons who partake of it.
    The lamb must be a year-old male and without blemish.
    You may take it from either the sheep or the goats.
    You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, and then,
    with the whole assembly of Israel present,
    it shall be slaughtered during the evening twilight.
    They shall take some of its blood
    and apply it to the two doorposts and the lintel
    of every house in which they partake of the lamb.
    That same night they shall eat its roasted flesh
    with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
    It shall not be eaten raw or boiled, but roasted whole,
    with its head and shanks and inner organs.
    None of it must be kept beyond the next morning;
    whatever is left over in the morning shall be burned up.

    "This is how you are to eat it:
    with your loins girt, sandals on your feet and your staff in hand,
    you shall eat like those who are in flight.
    It is the Passover of the LORD.
    For on this same night I will go through Egypt,
    striking down every first born of the land, both man and beast,
    and executing judgment on all the gods of Egypt—I, the LORD!
    But the blood will mark the houses where you are.
    Seeing the blood, I will pass over you;
    thus, when I strike the land of Egypt,
    no destructive blow will come upon you.

    "This day shall be a memorial feast for you,
    which all your generations shall celebrate
    with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual institution."

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 116:12-13, 15 and 16bc, 17-18

    R.(13) I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
    How shall I make a return to the LORD
    for all the good he has done for me?
    The cup of salvation I will take up,
    and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
    R. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
    Precious in the eyes of the LORD
    is the death of his faithful ones.
    I am your servant, the son of your handmaid;
    you have loosed my bonds.
    R. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
    To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving,
    and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
    My vows to the LORD I will pay
    in the presence of all his people.
    R. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.

    Alleluia Jn 10:27

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord,
    I know them, and they follow me.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 12:1-8

    Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath.
    His disciples were hungry
    and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them.
    When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him,
    "See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath."
    He said to them, "Have you not read what David did
    when he and his companions were hungry,
    how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering,
    which neither he nor his companions
    but only the priests could lawfully eat?
    Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath
    the priests serving in the temple violate the sabbath
    and are innocent?
    I say to you, something greater than the temple is here.
    If you knew what this meant, I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    you would not have condemned these innocent men.
    For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath."
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  • Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000: Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time - USCCB Daily Readings

    Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20

    Moses, hearing the voice of the LORD from the burning bush, said to him,
    "When I go to the children of Israel and say to them,
    'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,'
    if they ask me, 'What is his name?' what am I to tell them?"
    God replied, "I am who am."
    Then he added, "This is what you shall tell the children of Israel:
    I AM sent me to you."

    God spoke further to Moses, "Thus shall you say to the children of Israel:
    The LORD, the God of your fathers,
    the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob,
    has sent me to you.

    "This is my name forever;
    this my title for all generations.

    "Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and tell them:
    The LORD, the God of your fathers,
    the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
    has appeared to me and said:
    I am concerned about you
    and about the way you are being treated in Egypt;
    so I have decided to lead you up out of the misery of Egypt
    into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites,
    Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites,
    a land flowing with milk and honey.

    "Thus they will heed your message.
    Then you and the elders of Israel
    shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him:
    "The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent us word.
    Permit us, then, to go a three-days' journey in the desert,
    that we may offer sacrifice to the LORD, our God.

    "Yet I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go
    unless he is forced.
    I will stretch out my hand, therefore,
    and smite Egypt by doing all kinds of wondrous deeds there.
    After that he will send you away."

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:1 and 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27

    R.(8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
    make known among the nations his deeds.
    Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought,
    his portents, and the judgments he has uttered.
    R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    He remembers forever his covenant
    which he made binding for a thousand generations--
    Which he entered into with Abraham
    and by his oath to Isaac.
    R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    He greatly increased his people
    and made them stronger than their foes,
    Whose hearts he changed, so that they hated his people,
    and dealt deceitfully with his servants.
    R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    He sent Moses his servant;
    Aaron, whom he had chosen.
    They wrought his signs among them,
    and wonders in the land of Ham.
    R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia Mt 11:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
    and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 11:28-30

    Jesus said:
    "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
    and I will give you rest.
    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
    for I am meek and humble of heart;
    and you will find rest for yourselves.
    For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."

    For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Camillus de Lellis, please go here.

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