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  • Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time June 26, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 Gn 12:1-9The LORD said to Abram:"Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father's house to a land that I will show you."I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless youand curse those who curse you.All the communities of the earthshall find blessing in you."Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him.Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.Abram took his wife, Sarai, his brother's son Lot,all the possessions that they had accumulated,and the persons they had acquired in Haran,and they set out for the land of Canaan.When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the landas far as the sacred place at Shechem,by the terebinth of Moreh.(The Canaanites were then in the land.)The LORD appeared to Abram and said,"To your descendants I will give this land."So Abram built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel,pitching his tent with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east.He built an altar there to the LORD and invoked the LORD by name.Then Abram journeyed on by stages to the Negeb.Responsorial Psalm Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.From heaven the LORD looks down;he sees all mankind.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 deathand 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 uswho have put our hope in you.R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.Alleluia Heb 4:12R. Alleluia, alleluia.The word of God is living and effective,able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 7:1-5Jesus said to his disciples:"Stop judging, that you may not be judged.For as you judge, so will you be judged,and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye,but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?How can you say to your brother,'Let me remove that splinter from your eye,'while the wooden beam is in your eye?You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first;then you will see clearlyto remove the splinter from your brother's eye." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 25, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13Jeremiah said:"I hear the whisperings of many:'Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!'All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.'Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.'But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for to you I have entrusted my cause.Sing to the LORD,praise the LORD,for he has rescued the life of the poorfrom the power of the wicked!"Responsorial Psalm Ps 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35R. (14c) Lord, in your great love, answer me.For your sake I bear insult,and shame covers my face.I have become an outcast to my brothers,a stranger to my children,Because zeal for your house consumes me,and the insults of those who blaspheme you fall upon me.R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.I pray to you, O LORD,for the time of your favor, O God!In your great kindness answer mewith your constant help.Answer me, O LORD, for bounteous is your kindness;in your great mercy turn toward me.R. Lord, in your great love, answer me."See, you lowly ones, and be glad;you who seek God, may your hearts revive!For the LORD hears the poor,and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.Let the heavens and the earth praise him,the seas and whatever moves in them!''R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.Reading 2 Rom 5:12-15Brothers and sisters:Through one man sin entered the world,and through sin, death,and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned—for up to the time of the law, sin was in the world,though sin is not accounted when there is no law.But death reigned from Adam to Moses,even over those who did not sinafter the pattern of the trespass of Adam,who is the type of the one who was to come.But the gift is not like the transgression.For if by the transgression of the one the many died,how much more did the grace of Godand the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christoverflow for the many.Alleluia Jn 15:26b, 27aR. Alleluia, alleluia.The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord;and you also will testify.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 10:26-33Jesus said to the Twelve:"Fear no one.Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,nor secret that will not be known.What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;rather, be afraid of the one who can destroyboth soul and body in Gehenna.Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.Even all the hairs of your head are counted.So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Everyone who acknowledges me before othersI will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.But whoever denies me before others,I will deny before my heavenly Father." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the BaptistMass during the Day June 24, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory.Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed me as his servant from the womb,that Jacob may be brought back to himand Israel gathered to him;and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD,and my God is now my strength!It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant,to raise up the tribes of Jacob,and restore the survivors of Israel;I will make you a light to the nations,that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.Responsorial Psalm Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15R. (14) I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.O LORD, you have probed me, you know me:you know when I sit and when I stand;you understand my thoughts from afar.My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,with all my ways you are familiar.R. I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.Truly you have formed my inmost being;you knit me in my mother's womb.I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;wonderful are your works.R. I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.My soul also you knew full well;nor was my frame unknown to youWhen I was made in secret,when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth.R. I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.Reading 2 Acts 13:22-26In those days, Paul said:"God raised up David as king; of him God testified,I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;he will carry out my every wish.From this man's descendants God, according to his promise,has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentanceto all the people of Israel;and as John was completing his course, he would say,'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.Behold, one is coming after me;I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.'"My brothers, sons of the family of Abraham,and those others among you who are God-fearing,to us this word of salvation has been sent."Alleluia See Lk 1:76R. Alleluia, alleluia.You, child, will be called prophet of the Most High,for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Lk 1:57-66, 80When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her childshe gave birth to a son.Her neighbors and relatives heardthat the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,and they rejoiced with her.When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,but his mother said in reply,"No. He will be called John."But they answered her,"There is no one among your relatives who has this name."So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called.He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name,"and all were amazed.Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,and he spoke blessing God.Then fear came upon all their neighbors,and all these matters were discussedthroughout the hill country of Judea.All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,"What, then, will this child be?"For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the desert until the dayof his manifestation to Israel. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus June 23, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his strong handfrom the place of slavery,and ransomed you from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.Understand, then, that the LORD, your God, is God indeed,the faithful God who keeps his merciful covenantdown to the thousandth generationtoward those who love him and keep his commandments,but who repays with destruction a person who hates him;he does not dally with such a one,but makes them personally pay for it.You shall therefore carefully observe the commandments,the statutes and the decrees that I enjoin on you today."Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 10R. (cf. 17) The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.Bless the LORD, O my soul;all my being, bless his holy name.Bless the LORD, O my soul;and forget not all his benefits.R. The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.He pardons all your iniquities,heals all your ills.He redeems your life from destruction,crowns you with kindness and compassion.R. The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.Merciful and gracious is the LORD,slow to anger and abounding in kindness.Not according to our sins does he deal with us,nor does he requite us according to our crimes.R. The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.Reading 2 1 Jn 4:7-16Beloved, let us love one another,because love is of God;everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.In this way the love of God was revealed to us:God sent his only Son into the worldso that we might have life through him.In this is love:not that we have loved God, but that he loved usand sent his Son as expiation for our sins.Beloved, if God so loved us,we also must love one another.No one has ever seen God.Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,and his love is brought to perfection in us.This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,that he has given us of his Spirit.Moreover, we have seen and testifythat the Father sent his Son as savior of the world.Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,God remains in him and he in God.We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us.God is love, and whoever remains in loveremains in God and God in him.Alleluia Mt 11:29abR. Alleluia, alleluia.Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord;and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 11:25-30At that time Jesus exclaimed:"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learnedyou have revealed them to little ones.Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father,and no one knows the Father except the Sonand anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."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." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 22, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 2 Cor 11:1-11Brothers and sisters:If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me!Please put up with me.For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God,since I betrothed you to one husbandto present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning,your thoughts may be corruptedfrom a sincere and pure commitment to Christ.For if someone comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached,or if you receive a different spirit from the one you receivedor a different gospel from the one you accepted,you put up with it well enough.For I think that I am not in any way inferior to these "superapostles."Even if I am untrained in speaking, I am not so in knowledge;in every way we have made this plain to you in all things.Did I make a mistake when I humbled myself so that you might be exalted,because I preached the Gospel of God to you without charge?I plundered other churches by accepting from themin order to minister to you.And when I was with you and in need, I did not burden anyone,for the brothers who came from Macedoniasupplied my needs.So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.By the truth of Christ in me,this boast of mine shall not be silencedin the regions of Achaia.And why? Because I do not love you?God knows I do!Responsorial Psalm Ps 111:1b-2, 3-4, 7-8R. (7a) Your works, O Lord, are justice and truth.or:R. Alleluia.I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heartin the company and assembly of the just.Great are the works of the LORD,exquisite in all their delights.R. Your works, O Lord, are justice and truth.or:R. Alleluia.Majesty and glory are his work,and his justice endures forever.He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;gracious and merciful is the LORD.R. Your works, O Lord, are justice and truth.or:R. Alleluia.The works of his hands are faithful and just;sure are all his precepts,Reliable forever and ever,wrought in truth and equity. R. Your works, O Lord, are justice and truth.or:R. Alleluia.Alleluia Rom 8:15bcR. Alleluia, alleluia.You have received a spirit of adoption as sonsthrough which we cry: Abba! Father!R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 6:7-15Jesus said to his disciples:"In praying, do not babble like the pagans,who think that they will be heard because of their many words.Do not be like them.Your Father knows what you need before you ask him."This is how you are to pray:'Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name,thy Kingdom come,thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us;and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.'"If you forgive others their transgressions,your heavenly Father will forgive you.But if you do not forgive others,neither will your Father forgive your transgressions." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious June 21, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-11Brothers and sisters, consider this: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 foodwill supply and multiply your seedand increase the harvest of your righteousness.You are being enriched in every way for all generosity,which through us produces thanksgiving to God.Responsorial Psalm Ps 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 9R. (1b) Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.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 fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Wealth and riches shall be in his house;his generosity shall endure forever.Light shines through the darkness for the upright;he is gracious and merciful and just.R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Lavishly he gives to the poor;his generosity shall endure forever;his horn shall be exalted in glory.R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Alleluia Jn 14:23R. Alleluia, alleluia.Whoever loves me will keep my word,and my Father will love himand we will come to him.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 6:1-6, 16-18Jesus said to his disciples:"Take care not to perform righteous deedsin order that people may see them;otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you,as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streetsto win the praise of others.Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.But when you give alms,do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,so that your almsgiving may be secret.And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites,who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street cornersso that others may see them.Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door,and pray to your Father in secret.And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.They neglect their appearance,so that they may appear to others to be fasting.Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,so that you may not appear to others to be fasting,except to your Father who is hidden.And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 20, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 2 Cor 8:1-9We want you to know, brothers and sisters, of the grace of Godthat has been given to the churches of Macedonia,for in a severe test of affliction,the abundance of their joy and their profound povertyoverflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.For according to their means, I can testify,and beyond their means, spontaneously,they begged us insistently for the favor of taking partin the service to the holy ones,and this, not as we expected,but they gave themselves first to the Lordand to us through the will of God,so that we urged Titus that, as he had already begun,he should also complete for you this gracious act also.Now as you excel in every respect,in faith, discourse, knowledge, all earnestness,and in the love we have for you,may you excel in this gracious act also.I say this not by way of command,but to test the genuineness of your loveby your concern for others.For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ,that for your sake he became poor although he was rich,so that by his poverty you might become rich.Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:2, 5-6ab, 6c- 7, 8-9aR. (1b) Praise the Lord, my soul!or:R. Alleluia.Praise the LORD, my soul!I will praise the LORD all my life;I will sing praise to my God while I live.R. Praise the Lord, my soul!or:R. Alleluia.Blessed he whose help is the God of Jacob,whose hope is in the LORD, his God,Who made heaven and earth,the sea and all that is in them.R. Praise the Lord, my soul!or:R. Alleluia.Who keeps faith forever,secures justice for the oppressed,gives food to the hungry.The LORD sets captives free. R. Praise the Lord, my soul!or:R. Alleluia.The LORD gives sight to the blind.The LORD raises up those who were bowed down;the LORD loves the just.The LORD protects strangers. R. Praise the Lord, my soul!or:R. Alleluia.Alleluia Jn 13:34R. Alleluia, alleluia.I give you a new commandment:love one another as I have loved you.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 5:43-48Jesus said to his disciples:"You have heard that it was said,You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.But I say to you, love your enemiesand pray for those who persecute you,that you may be children of your heavenly Father,for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?Do not the tax collectors do the same?And if you greet your brothers only,what is unusual about that?Do not the pagans do the same?So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 19, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 2 Cor 6:1-10Brothers and sisters:As your fellow workers, we appeal to younot to receive the grace of God in vain.For he says:In an acceptable time I heard you,and on the day of salvation I helped you.Behold, now is a very acceptable time;behold, now is the day of salvation.We cause no one to stumble in anything,in order that no fault may be found with our ministry;on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselvesas ministers of God, through much endurance,in afflictions, hardships, constraints,beatings, imprisonments, riots,labors, vigils, fasts;by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness,in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love, in truthful speech,in the power of God;with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left;through glory and dishonor, insult and praise.We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful;as unrecognized and yet acknowledged;as dying and behold we live;as chastised and yet not put to death;as sorrowful yet always rejoicing;as poor yet enriching many;as having nothing and yet possessing all things.Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:1, 2b, 3ab, 3cd-4R. (2a) The Lord has made known his salvation.Sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done wondrous deeds;His right hand has won victory for him, his holy arm.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.In the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulnesstoward the house of Israel. R. The Lord has made known his salvation.All the ends of the earth have seenthe salvation by our God.Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;break into song; sing praise.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.Alleluia Ps 119:105R. Alleluia, alleluia.A lamp to my feet is your word,a light to my path.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 5:38-42Jesus said to his disciples:"You have heard that it was said,An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.When someone strikes you on your right cheek,turn the other one to him as well.If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic,hand him your cloak as well.Should anyone press you into service for one mile,go with him for two miles.Give to the one who asks of you,and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 18, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16aMoses said to the people:"Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,has directed all your journeying in the desert,so as to test you by afflictionand find out whether or not it was your intentionto keep his commandments. He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,and then fed you with manna,a food unknown to you and your fathers,in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD."Do not forget the LORD, your God,who brought you out of the land of Egypt,that place of slavery;who guided you through the vast and terrible desertwith its saraph serpents and scorpions,its parched and waterless ground;who brought forth water for you from the flinty rockand fed you in the desert with manna,a food unknown to your fathers."Responsorial Psalm Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20R. (12) Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;praise your God, O Zion.For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;he has blessed your children within you.R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.He has granted peace in your borders;with the best of wheat he fills you.He sends forth his command to the earth;swiftly runs his word!R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.He has proclaimed his word to Jacob,his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.He has not done thus for any other nation;his ordinances he has not made known to them. Alleluia.R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.Reading 2 1 Cor 10:16-17Brothers and sisters:The cup of blessing that we bless,is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?The bread that we break,is it not a participation in the body of Christ?Because the loaf of bread is one,we, though many, are one body,for we all partake of the one loaf.Sequence — Lauda SionLaud, O Zion, your salvation,Laud with hymns of exultation,Christ, your king and shepherd true:Bring him all the praise you know,He is more than you bestow.Never can you reach his due.Special theme for glad thanksgivingIs the quick'ning and the livingBread today before you set:From his hands of old partaken,As we know, by faith unshaken,Where the Twelve at supper met.Full and clear ring out your chanting,Joy nor sweetest grace be wanting,From your heart let praises burst:For today the feast is holden,When the institution oldenOf that supper was rehearsed.Here the new law's new oblation,By the new king's revelation,Ends the form of ancient rite:Now the new the old effaces,Truth away the shadow chases,Light dispels the gloom of night.What he did at supper seated,Christ ordained to be repeated,His memorial ne'er to cease:And his rule for guidance taking,Bread and wine we hallow, makingThus our sacrifice of peace.This the truth each Christian learns,Bread into his flesh he turns,To his precious blood the wine:Sight has fail'd, nor thought conceives,But a dauntless faith believes,Resting on a pow'r divine.Here beneath these signs are hiddenPriceless things to sense forbidden;Signs, not things are all we see:Blood is poured and flesh is broken,Yet in either wondrous tokenChrist entire we know to be.Whoso of this food partakes,Does not rend the Lord nor breaks;Christ is whole to all that taste:Thousands are, as one, receivers,One, as thousands of believers,Eats of him who cannot waste.Bad and good the feast are sharing,Of what divers dooms preparing,Endless death, or endless life.Life to these, to those damnation,See how like participationIs with unlike issues rife.When the sacrament is broken,Doubt not, but believe 'tis spoken,That each sever'd outward tokendoth the very whole contain.Nought the precious gift divides,Breaking but the sign betidesJesus still the same abides,still unbroken does remain.The shorter form of the sequence begins here.Lo! the angel's food is givenTo the pilgrim who has striven;see the children's bread from heaven,which on dogs may not be spent.Truth the ancient types fulfilling,Isaac bound, a victim willing,Paschal lamb, its lifeblood spilling,manna to the fathers sent.Very bread, good shepherd, tend us,Jesu, of your love befriend us,You refresh us, you defend us,Your eternal goodness send usIn the land of life to see.You who all things can and know,Who on earth such food bestow,Grant us with your saints, though lowest,Where the heav'nly feast you show,Fellow heirs and guests to be. Amen. Alleluia.Alleluia Jn 6:51R. Alleluia, alleluia.I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord;whoever eats this bread will live forever.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Jn 6:51-58Jesus said to the Jewish crowds:"I am the living bread that came down from heaven;whoever eats this bread will live forever;and the bread that I will giveis my flesh for the life of the world."The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,"How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" Jesus said to them,"Amen, amen, I say to you,unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my bloodhas eternal life,and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food,and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my bloodremains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent meand I have life because of the Father,so also the one who feeds on mewill have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,whoever eats this bread will live forever." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
  • Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 17, 2017 9:30 am
    Reading 1 2 Cor 5:14-21Brothers 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 themselvesbut 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.And all this is from God,who has reconciled us to himself through Christand given us the ministry of reconciliation,namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,not counting their trespasses against themand entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.So we are ambassadors for Christ,as if God were appealing through us.We implore you on behalf of Christ,be reconciled to God.For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.Bless the LORD, O my soul;and all my being, bless his holy name.Bless the LORD, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits.R. The Lord is kind and merciful.He pardons all your iniquities,he heals all your ills.He redeems your life from destruction,he crowns you with kindness and compassion.R. The Lord is kind and merciful.He will not always chide,nor does he keep his wrath forever.Not according to our sins does he deal with us,nor does he requite us according to our crimes. R. The Lord is kind and merciful.For as the heavens are high above the earth,so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.As far as the east is from the west,so far has he put our transgressions from us. R. The Lord is kind and merciful.Alleluia Ps 119:36a, 29bR. Alleluia, alleluia.Incline my heart, O God, to your decrees;and favor me with your law.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 5:33-37Jesus said to his disciples:"You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,Do not take a false oath,but make good to the Lord all that you vow.But I say to you, do not swear at all;not by heaven, for it is God's throne;nor by the earth, for it is his footstool;nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.Do not swear by your head,for you cannot make a single hair white or black.Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.'Anything more is from the Evil One." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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