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In those days, the princes said to the king:
"Jeremiah ought to be put to death;
he is demoralizing the soldiers who are left in this city,
and all the people, by speaking such things to them;
he is not interested in the welfare of our people,
but in their ruin."
King Zedekiah answered: "He is in your power";
for the king could do nothing with them.
And so they took Jeremiah
and threw him into the cistern of Prince Malchiah,
which was in the quarters of the guard,
letting him down with ropes.
There was no water in the cistern, only mud,
and Jeremiah sank into the mud.

Ebed-melech, a court official,
went there from the palace and said to him:
"My lord king,
these men have been at fault
in all they have done to the prophet Jeremiah,
casting him into the cistern.
He will die of famine on the spot,
for there is no more food in the city."
Then the king ordered Ebed-melech the Cushite
to take three men along with him,
and draw the prophet Jeremiah out of the cistern before
he should die.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 40:2, 3, 4, 18

R. (14b)  Lord, come to my aid!
I have waited, waited for the LORD,
and he stooped toward me.
R. Lord, come to my aid!
The LORD heard my cry.
He drew me out of the pit of destruction,
 out of the mud of the swamp;
he set my feet upon a crag;
 he made firm my steps.
R. Lord, come to my aid!
And he put a new song into my mouth,
 a hymn to our God.
Many shall look on in awe
 and trust in the LORD.
R. Lord, come to my aid!
Though I am afflicted and poor,
 yet the LORD thinks of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
 O my God, hold not back!
R. Lord, come to my aid!

Reading 2 Heb 12:1-4

Brothers and sisters:
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us
and persevere in running the race that lies before us
while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus,
the leader and perfecter of faith.
For the sake of the joy that lay before him
he endured the cross, despising its shame,
and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.
Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners,
in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
In your struggle against sin
you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.

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 Lk 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples:
"I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing!
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized,
and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided,
three against two and two against three;
a father will be divided against his son
and a son against his father,
a mother against her daughter
and a daughter against her mother,
a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."


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Sun, 14 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081422.cfm
Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081322.cfm Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32
The word of the LORD came to me:
Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverb
that you recite in the land of Israel:

"Fathers have eaten green grapes,
thus their children's teeth are on edge"?

As I live, says the Lord GOD:
I swear that there shall no longer be anyone among you
who will repeat this proverb in Israel.
For all lives are mine;
the life of the father is like the life of the son, both are mine;
only the one who sins shall die.

If a man is virtuous—if he does what is right and just,
if he does not eat on the mountains,
nor raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel;
if he does not defile his neighbor's wife,
nor have relations with a woman in her menstrual period;
if he oppresses no one,
gives back the pledge received for a debt,
commits no robbery;
if he gives food to the hungry and clothes the naked;
if he does not lend at interest nor exact usury;
if he holds off from evildoing,
judges fairly between a man and his opponent;
if he lives by my statutes and is careful to observe my ordinances,
that man is virtuous—he shall surely live, says the Lord GOD.

But if he begets a son who is a thief, a murderer,
or lends at interest and exacts usury–
this son certainly shall not live.
Because he practiced all these abominations, he shall surely die;
his death shall be his own fault.

Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel,
each one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD.
Turn and be converted from all your crimes,
that they may be no cause of guilt for you.
Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed,
and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
Why should you die, O house of Israel?
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,
says the Lord GOD. Return and live!

Responsorial Psalm Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19

R. (12a) Create a clean heart in me, O God.
A clean heart create for me, O God;
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners shall return to you.
R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.
For you are not pleased with sacrifices;
should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

Alleluia See Mt 11:25

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 19:13-15

Children were brought to Jesus
that he might lay his hands on them and pray.
The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said,
"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them;
for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
After he placed his hands on them, he went away.
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Sat, 13 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081322.cfm
Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081222.cfm Reading 1 EZ 16:1-15, 60, 63

The word of the LORD came to me: 
Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.
Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem:
By origin and birth you are of the land of Canaan;
your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
As for your birth, the day you were born your navel cord was not cut;
you were neither washed with water nor anointed,
nor were you rubbed with salt, nor swathed in swaddling clothes.
No one looked on you with pity or compassion
to do any of these things for you.
Rather, you were thrown out on the ground as something loathsome,
the day you were born.

Then I passed by and saw you weltering in your blood.
I said to you:  Live in your blood and grow like a plant in the field.
You grew and developed, you came to the age of puberty;
your breasts were formed, your hair had grown,
but you were still stark naked.
Again I passed by you and saw that you were now old enough for love.
So I spread the corner of my cloak over you to cover your nakedness;
I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you;
you became mine, says the Lord GOD.
Then I bathed you with water, washed away your blood,
and anointed you with oil.
I clothed you with an embroidered gown,
put sandals of fine leather on your feet;
I gave you a fine linen sash and silk robes to wear.
I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms, 
a necklace about your neck, a ring in your nose,
pendants in your ears, and a glorious diadem upon your head.
Thus you were adorned with gold and silver;
your garments were of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth.
Fine flour, honey, and oil were your food.
You were exceedingly beautiful, with the dignity of a queen.
You were renowned among the nations for your beauty, perfect as it was,
because of my splendor which I had bestowed on you,
says the Lord GOD.

But you were captivated by your own beauty,
you used your renown to make yourself a harlot,
and you lavished your harlotry on every passer-by,
whose own you became.

Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,
and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you,
that you may remember and be covered with confusion,
and that you may be utterly silenced for shame
when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.


Or

Ez 16:59-63

Thus says the LORD:
I will deal with you according to what you have done,
you who despised your oath, breaking a covenant.
Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,
and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you.
Then you shall remember your conduct and be ashamed
when I take your sisters, those older and younger than you,
and give them to you as daughters,
even though I am not bound by my covenant with you.
For I will re-establish my covenant with you,
that you may know that I am the LORD,
that you may remember and be covered with confusion,
and that you may be utterly silenced for shame
when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.

Responsorial Psalm ISAIAH 12:2-3, 4BCD, 5-6

R. (1c)  You have turned from your anger.
God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.
R. You have turned from your anger.
Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name;
among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is his name.
R. You have turned from your anger.
Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel!
R. You have turned from your anger.

 

 

Alleluia See 1 THES 2:13

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Receive the word of God, not as the word of men,
but, as it truly is, the word of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel MT 19:3-12

Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,
“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning
the Creator made them male and female and said,
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?

So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.” 
They said to him, “Then why did Moses command
that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?”
He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts
Moses allowed you to divorce your wives,
but from the beginning it was not so.
I say to you, whoever divorces his wife
(unless the marriage is unlawful)
and marries another commits adultery.”
His disciples said to him,
“If that is the case of a man with his wife,
it is better not to marry.”
He answered, “Not all can accept this word,
but only those to whom that is granted.
Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so;
some, because they were made so by others;
some, because they have renounced marriage
for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”  

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Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081122.cfm
  • Readings for the Memorial of Saint Clare, virgin
  • Reading 1 EZ 12:1-12

    The word of the LORD came to me: 
    Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house;
    they have eyes to see but do not see,
    and ears to hear but do not hear,
    for they are a rebellious house.
    Now, son of man, during the day while they are looking on,
    prepare your baggage as though for exile, 
    and again while they are looking on,
    migrate from where you live to another place;
    perhaps they will see that they are a rebellious house.
    You shall bring out your baggage like an exile in the daytime 
    while they are looking on;
    in the evening, again while they are looking on,
    you shall go out like one of those driven into exile;
    while they look on, dig a hole in the wall and pass through it;
    while they look on, shoulder the burden and set out in the darkness;
    cover your face that you may not see the land,
    for I have made you a sign for the house of Israel.

    I did as I was told.
    During the day I brought out my baggage
    as though it were that of an exile,
    and at evening I dug a hole through the wall with my hand
    and, while they looked on, set out in the darkness,
    shouldering my burden.

    Then, in the morning, the word of the LORD came to me:
    Son of man, did not the house of Israel, that rebellious house,
    ask you what you were doing?
    Tell them: Thus says the Lord GOD:
    This oracle concerns Jerusalem
    and the whole house of Israel within it.
    I am a sign for you: 
    as I have done, so shall it be done to them;
    as captives they shall go into exile.
    The prince who is among them shall shoulder his burden
    and set out in darkness,
    going through a hole he has dug out in the wall,
    and covering his face lest he be seen by anyone.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62

    R. (see 7b)  Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    They tempted and rebelled against God the Most High,
    and kept not his decrees.
    They turned back and were faithless like their fathers;
    they recoiled like a treacherous bow.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    They angered him with their high places
    and with their idols roused his jealousy.
    God heard and was enraged
    and utterly rejected Israel.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    And he surrendered his strength into captivity,
    his glory in the hands of the foe.
    He abandoned his people to the sword
    and was enraged against his inheritance.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!

     

     

    Alleluia PS 119:135

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Let your countenance shine upon your servant
    and teach me your statutes.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 18:21–19:1

    Peter approached Jesus and asked him,
    “Lord, if my brother sins against me,
    how often must I forgive him?
    As many as seven times?”
    Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.
    That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
    who decided to settle accounts with his servants.
    When he began the accounting,
    a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.
    Since he had no way of paying it back,
    his master ordered him to be sold,
    along with his wife, his children, and all his property,
    in payment of the debt.
    At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said,
    ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’
    Moved with compassion the master of that servant
    let him go and forgave him the loan.
    When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants
    who owed him a much smaller amount.
    He seized him and started to choke him, demanding,
    ‘Pay back what you owe.’
    Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him,
    ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’
    But he refused.
    Instead, he had the fellow servant put in prison
    until he paid back the debt.
    Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened,
    they were deeply disturbed,
    and went to their master and reported the whole affair.
    His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant!
    I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
    Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,
    as I had pity on you?’
    Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers
    until he should pay back the whole debt.
    So will my heavenly Father do to you,
    unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”

    When Jesus finished these words, he left Galilee
    and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.

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    Thu, 11 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081122.cfm
    Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081022.cfm Reading 1 2 COR 9:6-10

    Brothers and sisters:
    Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
    and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
    Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,
    for God loves a cheerful giver.
    Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,
    so that in all things, always having all you need,
    you may have an abundance for every good work.
    As it is written:
    He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
    his righteousness endures forever.

    The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
    will supply and multiply your seed
    and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9

    R. (5) Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    Blessed the man who fears the LORD,
    who greatly delights in his commands.
    His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth;
    the upright generation shall be blessed.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    Well for the man who is gracious and lends,
    who conducts his affairs with justice;
    He shall never be moved;
    the just one shall be in everlasting remembrance.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    An evil report he shall not fear;
    his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
    His heart is steadfast; he shall not fear
    till he looks down upon his foes.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    Lavishly he gives to the poor, 
    his generosity shall endure forever;
    his horn shall be exalted in glory.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.

     

     

    Alleluia JN 8:12

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness
    but will have the light of life, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel JN 12:24-26

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Amen, amen, I say to you,
    unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
    it remains just a grain of wheat;
    but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
    Whoever loves his life loses it,
    and whoever hates his life in this world
    will preserve it for eternal life.
    Whoever serves me must follow me,
    and where I am, there also will my servant be.
    The Father will honor whoever serves me.”
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    Wed, 10 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081022.cfm
    Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080922.cfm Reading 1 EZ 2:8—3:4

    The Lord GOD said to me:
    As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:
    be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,
    but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you.

    It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me,
    in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.
    It was covered with writing front and back,
    and written on it was: 
    Lamentation and wailing and woe!

    He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you;
    eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.
    So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat.
    Son of man, he then said to me,
    feed your belly and fill your stomach
    with this scroll I am giving you.
    I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
    He said: Son of man, go now to the house of Israel,
    and speak my words to them.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131

    R. (103a)  How sweet to my taste is your promise!
    In the way of your decrees I rejoice,
    as much as in all riches.
    R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!
    Yes, your decrees are my delight;
    they are my counselors.
    R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!
    The law of your mouth is to me more precious
    than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
    R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!
    How sweet to my palate are your promises,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!
    R.  How sweet to my taste is your promise!
    Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
    the joy of my heart they are.
    R.  How sweet to my taste is your promise!
    I gasp with open mouth,
    in my yearning for your commands.
    R.  How sweet to my taste is your promise!

     

     

    Alleluia MT 11:29

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
    for I am meek and humble of heart.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

    The disciples approached Jesus and said,
    “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
    He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
    “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
    you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
    Whoever becomes humble like this child
    is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
    And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

    “See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
    for I say to you that their angels in heaven
    always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.
    What is your opinion?
    If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
    will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
    and go in search of the stray?
    And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
    than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 
    In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
    that one of these little ones be lost."

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    Tue, 09 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080922.cfm
    Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080822.cfm
  • Readings for the Memorial of Saint Dominic, priest
  • Reading 1 Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c

    On the fifth day of the fourth month of the fifth year,
    that is, of King Jehoiachin's exile,
    The word of the LORD came to the priest Ezekiel,
    the son of Buzi,
    in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar.—
    There the hand of the LORD came upon me.

    As I looked, a stormwind came from the North,
    a huge cloud with flashing fire enveloped in brightness,
    from the midst of which (the midst of the fire)
    something gleamed like electrum.
    Within it were figures resembling four living creatures
    that looked like this: their form was human.

    Then I heard the sound of their wings,
    like the roaring of mighty waters,
    like the voice of the Almighty.
    When they moved, the sound of the tumult was like the din of an army.
    And when they stood still, they lowered their wings.

    Above the firmament over their heads
    something like a throne could be seen,
    looking like sapphire.
    Upon it was seated, up above, one who had the appearance of a man.
    Upward from what resembled his waist I saw what gleamed like electrum;
    downward from what resembled his waist I saw what looked like fire;
    he was surrounded with splendor.
    Like the bow which appears in the clouds on a rainy day
    was the splendor that surrounded him.
    Such was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14

    R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Praise the LORD from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights;
    Praise him, all you his angels;
    praise him, all you his hosts.
    R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,
    the princes and all the judges of the earth,
    Young men too, and maidens,
    old men and boys,
    R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Praise the name of the LORD,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    His majesty is above earth and heaven.
    R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    And he has lifted up the horn of his people.
    Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,
    from the children of Israel, the people close to him.
    Alleluia.
    R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia See 2 Thes 2:14

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God has called you through the Gospel
    To possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 17:22-27

    As Jesus and his disciples were gathering in Galilee,
    Jesus said to them,
    "The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,
    and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day."
    And they were overwhelmed with grief.

    When they came to Capernaum,
    the collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said,
    "Does not your teacher pay the temple tax?"
    "Yes," he said.
    When he came into the house, before he had time to speak,
    Jesus asked him, "What is your opinion, Simon?
    From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax?
    From their subjects or from foreigners?"
    When he said, "From foreigners," Jesus said to him,
    "Then the subjects are exempt.
    But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook,
    and take the first fish that comes up.
    Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax.
    Give that to them for me and for you."
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    Mon, 08 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080822.cfm
    Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080722.cfm Reading 1 Wis 18:6-9
    The night of the passover was known beforehand to our fathers,
     that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith,
     they might have courage.
     Your people awaited the salvation of the just
     and the destruction of their foes.
     For when you punished our adversaries,
     in this you glorified us whom you had summoned.
     For in secret the holy children of the good were offering sacrifice
     and putting into effect with one accord the divine institution.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22

    R. (12b) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    Exult, you just, in the LORD;
     praise from the upright is fitting.
    Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
     the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
     upon those who hope for his kindness,
    To deliver them from death
     and preserve them in spite of famine.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    Our soul waits for the LORD,
     who is our help and our shield.
    May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
     who have put our hope in you.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

    Reading 2 Heb 11:1-2, 8-19

    Brothers and sisters:
    Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
    and evidence of things not seen.
    Because of it the ancients were well attested.

    By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
    that he was to receive as an inheritance;
    he went out, not knowing where he was to go.
    By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country,
    dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise;
    for he was looking forward to the city with foundations,
    whose architect and maker is God.
    By faith he received power to generate,
    even though he was past the normal age
    —and Sarah herself was sterile—
    for he thought that the one who had made the promise was
    trustworthy.
    So it was that there came forth from one man,
    himself as good as dead,
    descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky
    and as countless as the sands on the seashore.

    All these died in faith.
    They did not receive what had been promised
    but saw it and greeted it from afar
    and acknowledged themselves to be strangers and aliens on earth,
    for those who speak thus show that they are seeking a homeland.
    If they had been thinking of the land from which they had come,
    they would have had opportunity to return.
    But now they desire a better homeland, a heavenly one.
    Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God,
    for he has prepared a city for them.

    By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac,
    and he who had received the promises was ready to offer his only son,
    of whom it was said,
    “Through Isaac descendants shall bear your name.”
    He reasoned that God was able to raise even from the dead,
    and he received Isaac back as a symbol.

    Or Heb 11:1-2, 8-12

    Brothers and sisters:
    Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
    and evidence of things not seen.
    Because of it the ancients were well attested.

    By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
    that he was to receive as an inheritance;
    he went out, not knowing where he was to go.
    By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country,
    dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise;
    for he was looking forward to the city with foundations,
    whose architect and maker is God.
    By faith he received power to generate,
    even though he was past the normal age
    —and Sarah herself was sterile—
    for he thought that the one who had made the promise was
    trustworthy.
     So it was that there came forth from one man,
    himself as good as dead,
    descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky
    and as countless as the sands on the seashore.

    Alleluia Mt 24;42a, 44

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Stay awake and be ready!
    For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 12:32-48

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock,
    for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
    Sell your belongings and give alms.
    Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out,
    an inexhaustible treasure in heaven
    that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.
    For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

    “Gird your loins and light your lamps
    and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
    ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
    Blessed are those servants
    whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.  
    Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself,
    have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
    And should he come in the second or third watch
    and find them prepared in this way,
    blessed are those servants.
    Be sure of this:
    if the master of the house had known the hour
    when the thief was coming,
    he would not have let his house be broken into.
    You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
    the Son of Man will come.”

    Then Peter said,
    “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”
    And the Lord replied,
    “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward
    whom the master will put in charge of his servants
    to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?
    Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
    Truly, I say to you, the master will put the servant
    in charge of all his property.
    But if that servant says to himself,
    ‘My master is delayed in coming,’
    and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
    to eat and drink and get drunk,
    then that servant’s master will come
    on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour
    and will punish the servant severely
    and assign him a place with the unfaithful.
    That servant who knew his master’s will
    but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
    shall be beaten severely;
    and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will
    but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
    shall be beaten only lightly.
    Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
    and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”

    Or Lk 12:35-40

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Gird your loins and light your lamps
    and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
    ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
    Blessed are those servants
    whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.
    Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself,
    have the servants recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
    And should he come in the second or third watch
    and find them prepared in this way,
    blessed are those servants.
    Be sure of this:
    if the master of the house had known the hour
    when the thief was coming,
    he would not have let his house be broken into.
    You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
    the Son of Man will come.”



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    Sun, 07 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080722.cfm
    Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080622.cfm Reading I Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

    As I watched:

        Thrones were set up
            and the Ancient One took his throne.
        His clothing was bright as snow,
            and the hair on his head as white as wool;
        his throne was flames of fire,
            with wheels of burning fire.
        A surging stream of fire
            flowed out from where he sat;
        Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,
            and myriads upon myriads attended him.
    The court was convened and the books were opened.

    As the visions during the night continued, I saw:

        One like a Son of man coming,
            on the clouds of heaven;
        When he reached the Ancient One
            and was presented before him,
        The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
            all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
        His dominion is an everlasting dominion
            that shall not be taken away,
            his kingship shall not be destroyed.

    Responsorial Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9

    R.    (1a and 9a)  The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
        let the many islands be glad.
    Clouds and darkness are round about him,
        justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
    R.    The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
        before the LORD of all the earth.
    The heavens proclaim his justice,
        and all peoples see his glory.
    R.    The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    Because you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth,
        exalted far above all gods. 
    R.    The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

    Reading II 2 Pt 1:16-19

    Beloved:
    We did not follow cleverly devised myths
    when we made known to you
    the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    For he received honor and glory from God the Father
    when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory,
    “This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
    We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven
    while we were with him on the holy mountain.
    Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.
    You will do well to be attentive to it,
    as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
    until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 

    Alleluia Mt 17:5c

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
    listen to him.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 9:28b-36

    Jesus took Peter, John, and James
    and went up a mountain to pray.
    While he was praying his face changed in appearance
    and his clothing became dazzling white.
    And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
    who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
    that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
    Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
    but becoming fully awake,
    they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
    As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
    “Master, it is good that we are here;
    let us make three tents,
    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
    But he did not know what he was saying.
    While he was still speaking,
    a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
    and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
    Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
    “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
    After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
    They fell silent and did not at that time
    tell anyone what they had seen.


     

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    Sat, 06 Aug 2022 04:30:00 EDT USCCB https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080622.cfm
    Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080522.cfm Reading 1 NA 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7

    See, upon the mountains there advances
    the bearer of good news, 
    announcing peace!
    Celebrate your feasts, O Judah,
    fulfill your vows!
    For nevermore shall you be invaded
    by the scoundrel; he is completely destroyed.
    The LORD will restore the vine of Jacob,
    the pride of Israel,
    Though ravagers have ravaged them 
    and ruined the tendrils.

    Woe to the bloody city, all lies,
    full of plunder, whose looting never stops!
    The crack of the whip, the rumbling sounds of wheels;
    horses a-gallop, chariots bounding, 
    Cavalry charging, the flame of the sword, the flash of the spear,
    the many slain, the heaping corpses,
    the endless bodies to stumble upon!
    I will cast filth upon you,
    disgrace you and put you to shame;
    Till everyone who sees you runs from you, saying,
    “Nineveh is destroyed; who can pity her?
    Where can one find any to console her?”

    Responsorial Psalm DEUTERONOMY 32:35CD-36AB, 39ABCD, 41

    R. (39c)  It is I who deal death and give life.
    Close at hand is the day of their disaster,
    and their doom is rushing upon them!
    Surely, the LORD shall do justice for his people;
    on his servants he shall have pity.
    R. It is I who deal death and give life.
    “Learn then that I, I alone, am God,
    and there is no god besides me.
    It is I who bring both death and life,
    I who inflict wounds and heal them.”
    R. It is I who deal death and give life.
    I will sharpen my flashing sword,
    and my hand shall lay hold of my quiver,
    “With vengeance I will repay my foes
    and requite those who hate me.”
    R. It is I who deal death and give life.

     

     

    Alleluia MATTHEW 5:10

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness;
    for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 16:24-28

    Jesus said to his disciples,
    “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
    take up his cross, and follow me.
    For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
    but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
    and forfeit his life?
    Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
    For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
    and then he will repay each according to his conduct.
    Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here
    who will not taste death
    until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”

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