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Today is Saturday June 27, 2015
Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Book of Genesis GN 18:1-15

And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day.
[2] He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood in front of him.
When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the earth,
[3] and said, "My lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.

[4] Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree,
[5] while I fetch a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on --
since you have come to your servant." So they said, "Do as you have said."
[6] And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes."

[7] And Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it.
[8] Then he took curds, and milk, and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
They said to him, "Where is Sarah your wife?" And he said, "She is in the tent."

[10] The LORD said, "I will surely return to you in the spring, and Sarah your wife shall have a son."
And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him.
[11] Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
[12] So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have grown old,
and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?"

[13] The LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, and say, `Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?'
[14] Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, in the spring, and Sarah shall have a son."
[15] But Sarah denied, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh."

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Today's Response if from the Gospel of Luke LUKE 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 AND 53, 54-55

R. The Lord has remembered his mercy.

"My soul magnifies the Lord,
[47] and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

R. The Lord has remembered his mercy.

for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
[49] for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.

R. The Lord has remembered his mercy.

And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
[53] he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.

R. The Lord has remembered his mercy.

He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
[55] as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."

R. The Lord has remembered his mercy.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to  Matthew    MT 8:5-17

As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him
[6] and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress."
[7] And he said to him, "I will come and heal him."
[8] But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.

[9] For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another,
`Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
[10] When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him,
"Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.

[11] I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
[12] while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness;
there men will weep and gnash their teeth."
[13] And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed."
And the servant was healed at that very moment.
[14]

And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever;
[15] he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and served him.
[16] That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons;
and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.
[17] This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases."

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Today is Friday June 26, 2015
Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Book of Genesis GN 17:1, 9-10, 15-22

[1] When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty;
walk before me, and be blameless.

And God said to Abraham, "As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
[10] This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your descendants after you:
Every male among you shall be circumcised.

And God said to Abraham, "As for Sar'ai your wife, you shall not call her name Sar'ai, but Sarah shall be her name.

[16] I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her; I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations;
kings of peoples shall come from her."
[17] Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said to himself,
"Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"
[18] And Abraham said to God, "O that Ish'mael might live in thy sight!"
[19] God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac.
I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
[20] As for Ish'mael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly;
he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
[21] But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this season next year."
[22]
When he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.

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From Psalm 128 PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5

R. See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

1] Blessed is every one who fears the LORD,
who walks in his ways!
[2] You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

R. See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

[3] Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.

R. See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the LORD.
[5] The LORD bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!

R. See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew   MT 8:1-4
When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him;
[2] and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying,
"Lord, if you will, you can make me clean."
[3] And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean.
" And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

[4] And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest,
and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to the people."

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Today is Thursday June 25, 2015
Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Book of Genesis   GN 16:1-12, 15-16

1]
Now Sar'ai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar;


[2] and Sar'ai said to Abram, "Behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children;
go in to my maid; it may be that I shall obtain children by her." And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sar'ai.
[3] So, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, Sar'ai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid,
and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.
[4] And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.
[5] And Sar'ai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my maid to your embrace,
and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!"
[6] But Abram said to Sar'ai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her as you please."
Then Sar'ai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.
[7]
The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.

[8] And he said, "Hagar, maid of Sar'ai, where have you come from and where are you going?"
She said, "I am fleeing from my mistress Sar'ai."
[9] The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit to her."
[10] The angel of the LORD also said to her, "I will so greatly multiply your descendants that
they cannot be numbered for multitude."
[11] And the angel of the LORD said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son;
you shall call his name Ish'mael; because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
[12] He shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against every man and every man's hand against him;
and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen."

[15]And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ish'mael.
[16] Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ish'mael to Abram.

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From Psalm 106 PS 106:1B-2, 3-4A, 4B-5

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever!
[2] Who can utter the mighty doings of the LORD,
or show forth all his praise?

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Blessed are they who observe justice,
who do righteousness at all times!
[4] Remember me, O LORD, when thou showest favor to thy people;

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

help me with your saving help;
[5] that I may see the prosperity of thy chosen ones,
that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation,
that I may glory with thy heritage.

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to  Matthew   MT 7:21-29

Jesus said to his Disciples:
"Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

[22] On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name,
and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'
[23] And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'
[24]
"Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;


[25] and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house,
but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
[26] And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man
who built his house upon the sand;
[27] and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house,
and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
[28]
And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,
[29] for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

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Today is Wednesday June 24, 2015
Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah   IS 49:1-6

Listen to me, O coastlands,

and hearken, you peoples from afar.
The LORD called me from the womb,
from the body of my mother he named my name.
[2] He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
[3] And he said to me, "You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified."
[4] But I said, "I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my right is with the LORD,
and my recompense with my God."
[5] And now the LORD says,
who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD,
and my God has become my strength --
[6] he says:
"It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the preserved of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth."

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From Psalm 139    PS 139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15

R. I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

[1] O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me!
[2] Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up;
thou discernest my thoughts from afar.
[3] Thou searchest out my path and my lying down,
and art acquainted with all my ways.

R. I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

For thou didst form my inward parts,
thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb.
[14] I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful.
Wonderful are thy works!

R. I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

Thou knowest me right well;
[15] my frame was not hidden from thee,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.

R. I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

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A Reading from Acts of the Apostles    Acts 13:22-26

In those days, Paul said:
God raised up David to be their king; of whom he testified and said,
`I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'
[23] Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.
[24] Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
[25] And as John was finishing his course, he said, `What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.
No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
[26]
"Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to  Luke     LK 1:57-66, 80

Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son.

[58] And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.
[59] And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would have named him Zechari'ah after his father,
[60] but his mother said, "Not so; he shall be called John."
[61] And they said to her, "None of your kindred is called by this name."
[62] And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he would have him called.
[63] And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." And they all marveled.
[64] And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
[65] And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea;
[66] and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?"
For the hand of the Lord was with him.


And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel.

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Today is Tuesday June 23, 2015
Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Book of Genesis GN 13:2, 5-18

Now Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,
[6] so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together;
for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together,
[7] and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle.
At that time the Canaanites and the Per'izzites dwelt in the land.
[8]
Then Abram said to Lot, "Let there be no strife between you and me, a
nd between your herdsmen and my herdsmen; for we are kinsmen.


[9] Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand,
then I will go to the right; or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left."
[10] And Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw that the Jordan valley was well watered everywhere
like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zo'ar;
this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomor'rah.
[11] So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan valley, and Lot journeyed east; thus they separated from each other.
[12] Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, while Lot dwelt among the cities of the valley
and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
[13] Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.
[14]
The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;


[15] for all the land which you see I will give to you and to your descendants for ever.
[16] I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if one can count the dust of the earth,
your descendants also can be counted.
[17] Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you."
[18] So Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron;
and there he built an altar to the LORD.

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From Psalm 15  PS 15:2-3A, 3BC-4AB, 5

R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

He who walks blamelessly, and does what is right,
and speaks truth from his heart;
[3] who does not slander with his tongue,

R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

He who does no evil to his friend,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
[4] in whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
but who honors those who fear the LORD;

R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Who does not put out his money at interest,
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.

R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

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A Reading from The Holy Gospel according to Matthew    MT 7:6, 12-14

Jesus said to his disciples:
Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you.

So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
"Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction,
and those who enter by it are many.

[14] For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

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Today is Monday June 22, 2015
Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Book of Genesis Gen 12:1-9

Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.


[2] And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
[3] I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves."
[4]
So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.


[5] And Abram took Sar'ai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions which they had gathered,
and the persons that they had gotten in Haran; and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan.
When they had come to the land of Canaan,
[6] Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.

[7] Then the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, "To your descendants I will give this land."
So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
[8] Thence he removed to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent,
with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
[9] And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.


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From Psalm 33 PS 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 AND 22

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
[13] The LORD looks down from heaven,
he sees all the sons of men;

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

[18] Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
[19] that he may deliver their soul from death,
and keep them alive in famine.

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

[20] Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and shield.
[22] Let thy steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in thee.

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

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A Reading from The Holy Gospel according to Matthew        MT 7:1-5

Jesus said to his disciples:

Judge not, that you be not judged.
[2] For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
[3] Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye,
but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
[4] Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye?
[5] You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye,
and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

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Today is Sunday June 21, 2015
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Book of Job Jb 38:1, 8-11

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:
who shut in the sea with doors,
 when it burst forth from the womb;
when I made clouds its garment,
 and thick darkness its swaddling band,
 and prescribed bounds for it,
 and set bars and doors,
 and said, `Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
 and here shall your proud waves be stayed'?


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From Psalm 107     Ps 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31

R: Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

Some went down to the sea in ships,
 doing business on the great waters;
they saw the deeds of the LORD,
his wondrous works in the deep.

R: Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

For he commanded, and raised the stormy wind,
 which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
 their courage melted away in their evil plight;

R: Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
 and he delivered them from their distress;
he made the storm be still,
 and the waves of the sea were hushed.

R: Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

Then they were glad because they had quiet,
 and he brought them to their desired haven.
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
 for his wonderful works to the sons of men!

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A Reading from Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians    2 Cor 5:14-17

For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
[15] And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves
but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
[16]
From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view;
even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.

[17] Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.


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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark   Mk 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side."

[36] And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.
[37] And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.
[38] But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?"
[39] And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
[40] He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?"
[41] And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?"

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 12:1-10
Ps 34:8-9,10-11,12-13
Mt 6:24-34

Response:  Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 11:18,21-30
Ps 34:2-3,4-5,6-7
Mt 6:19-23

Response:  From all their distress God rescues the just.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 11:1-11
Ps 111:1b-2,3-4,7-8
Mt 6:7-15

Response:  Your works, O Lord, are justice and truth.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 9:6-11
Ps 112:1bc-2,3-4,9
Mt 6:1-6,16-18

Response:  Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 8:1-9
Ps 146:2,5-6ab,6c-7,8-9a
Mt 5:43-48

Response:  Praise the Lord, my soul!

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 6:1-10
Ps 98:1,2b,3ab,3cd-4
Mt 5:38-42

Response:  The Lord has made known his salvation.

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Today is Sunday, June 14, 2015
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Ez 17:22-24
Ps 92:2-3,13-14,15-16
2Cor 5:6-10
Mk 4:26-34

Response:  Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

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Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 5:14-21
Ps 103:1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12
Mt 5:33-37

Response:  The Lord is kind and merciful.

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Friday, June 12th, 2015
Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
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Hos 11:1,3-4,8c-9
Is 12:2-3,4,5-6
Eph 3:8-12,14-19
Jn 19:31-37

Response:  You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle
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Acts 11:21b-26;13:1-3
Ps 98:1,2-3ab,3cd-4,5-6
Mt 5:20-26

Response:  The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 3:4-11
Ps 99:5,6,7,8,9
Mt 5:17-19

Response:  Holy is the Lord our God.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
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2Cor 1:18-22
Ps 119:129,130,131,132,133,135
Mt 5:13-16

Response:  Lord, let your face shine on me.

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Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Saturday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
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Tb 12:1,5-15,20
Tb 13:2,6efgh,7,8
Mk 12:38-44

Response:  Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

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Friday, June 5th, 2015
Memorial of St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr
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Tb 11:5-17
Ps 146:1b-2,6c-7,8-9a,9bc-10
Mk 12:35-37

Response:  Praise the Lord, my soul!

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
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Tb 6:10-11;7:1bcde,9-17;8:4-9a
Ps 128:1-2,3,4-5
Mk 12:28-34

Response:  Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
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Tb 3:1-11a,16-17a
Ps 25:2-3,4-5ab,6&7bc,8-9
Mk 12:18-27

Response:  To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
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Tb 2:9-14
Ps 112:1-2,7-8,9
Mk 12:13-17

Response:  The heart of the just one is firm, trusting in the Lord.

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Monday, June 1st, 2015
Memorial of St. Justin, Martyr
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Tb 1:3;2:1a-8
Ps 112:1b-2,3b-4,5-6
Mk 12:1-12

Response:  Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
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Dt 4:32-34,39-40
Ps 33:4-5,6,9,18-19,20,22
Rom 8:14-17
Mt 28:16-20

Response:  Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

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Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
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Sir 51:12cd-20
Ps 19:8,9,10,11
(RSV Ps 19:7,8,9,10)
Mk 11:27-33

Response:  The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart

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Friday, May 29th, 2015
Friday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time.
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Sir 44:1,9-13
Ps 149:1b-2,3-4,5-6a&9b
Mk 11:11-26

Response:  The LORD takes pleasure in his people

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Thursday of the Eighth week in Ordinary Time.
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Sir 42:15-25
Ps 33:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9
Mk 10:46-52

Response:  By the word of the LORD the heavens were made

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
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Sir 36:1,4-5a,10-17
Ps 79:8,9,11&13
Mk 10:32-45

Response:  Show us, O Lord, the light of your kindness.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest
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Sir 35:1-12
Ps 50:5-6,7-8,14&23
Mk 10:28-31

Response:  To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

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Monday May 25th, 2015
Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
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Sir 17:20-24
Ps 32:1-2,5,6,7
Mk 10:17-27

Response:  Let the just exult and rejoice in the Lord.

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Sunday May 24th, 2015
Pentecost Sunday - Vigil Mass
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Gn 11:1-9
Ps 104:1-2,24&35,27-28,29-30
Rom 8:22-27
Jn 7:37-39

Response:  Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

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Today is Saturday May 23, 2015 - Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 28: 16 – 20, 30 – 31
16 And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him. 17 After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews; and when they had gathered, he said to them, “Brethren, though I had done nothing against the people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. 18 When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case. 19 But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar — though I had no charge to bring against my nation. 20 For this reason therefore I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.” 30 And he lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered.
The Word of the Lord
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From Psalm 11
R: The upright shall behold his face.
Psalms 11: 4, 5, 7
4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids test, the children of men.
R: The upright shall behold his face.
5 The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates him that loves violence. 7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
R: The upright shall behold his face.
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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John
John 21: 20 – 25
20 Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!” 23 The saying spread abroad among the brethren that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?” 24 This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. 25 But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.
The Gospel of the Lord
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Today is Friday May 22, 2015 - Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 25: 13 – 21
13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Berni’ce arrived at Caesare’a to welcome Festus. 14 And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying, “There is a man left prisoner by Felix; 15 and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews gave information about him, asking for sentence against him. 16 I answered them that it was not the custom of the Romans to give up any one before the accused met the accusers face to face, and had opportunity to make his defense concerning the charge laid against him. 17 When therefore they came together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought in. 18 When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge in his case of such evils as I supposed; 19 but they had certain points of dispute with him about their own superstition and about one Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20 Being at a loss how to investigate these questions, I asked whether he wished to go to Jerusalem and be tried there regarding them. 21 But when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be held until I could send him to Caesar.”
The Word of the Lord
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From Psalm  103
R:  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens
Psalms 103: 1 – 2, 11 – 12, 19 – 20
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
R:  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens
 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
R:  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens
19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. 20 Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word!
R:  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens
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A reading from the Holy Gospel  according to John

John 21: 15 – 19
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, “Follow me.”
The Gospel of the Lord
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Today is Thursday May  21, 2015 - Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 22: 30; 23: 6 – 11
30 But on the morrow, desiring to know the real reason why the Jews accused him, he unbound him, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down and set him before them. 23:6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sad’ducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead I am on trial.” 7 And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sad’ducees; and the assembly was divided. 8 For the Sad’ducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. 9 Then a great clamor arose; and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party stood up and contended, “We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?” 10 And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them and bring him into the barracks. 11 The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified about me at Jerusalem, so you must bear witness also at Rome.”
The Word of the Lord
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From Psalm 16
R: Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge
Psalms 16: 1 – 2, 5, 7 – 11
1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. 2 I say to the LORD, “Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee.” 5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
R: Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge
7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. 8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
R: Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure. 10 For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit.
R: Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge
 11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.
R: Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge
 
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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John
John 17: 20 – 26
20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me. 26 I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
The Gospel of the Lord
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