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Today is Saturday September 20, 2014
Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs

A Reading from First Corinthians 1 cor 15:35-37, 42-49

But some one will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?"

[36] You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
[37] And what you sow is not the body which is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.

So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.

[43] It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
[44] It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.
[45] Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

[46] But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical, and then the spiritual.
[47] The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.
[48] As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven.
[49] Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 56   ps 56:10c-12, 13-14

R: I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

In God, whose word I praise,
 in the LORD, whose word I praise,
[11] in God I trust without a fear.
 What can man do to me?

R: I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

My vows to thee I must perform, O God;
 I will render thank offerings to thee.
[13] For thou hast delivered my soul from death,
 yea, my feet from falling,
 that I may walk before God
 in the light of life.
 
R: I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke lk 8:4-15

And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:

[5] "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot,
and the birds of the air devoured it.
[6] And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
[7] And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it.

[8] And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,

[10] he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God;
but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
[11] Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

[12] The ones along the path are those who have heard;
then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved.

[13] And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy;
but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
[14] And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear,

but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
[15] And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word,
hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Today is Wednesday September 17, 2014
Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from First Corinthians 1 cor 12:31-13:13

earnestly desire the higher gifts.
And I will show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

[2] And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
[3] If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
[4]
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;

[5] it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
[6] it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
[7] Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
[8]
Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will pass away.

[9] For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
[10] but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
[11] When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child;

when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
[12] For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part;
 
then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
[13] So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 33

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

Praise the LORD with the lyre,
 make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
[3] Sing to him a new song,
 play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

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

For the word of the LORD is upright;
 and all his work is done in faithfulness.
[5] He loves righteousness and justice;
 the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

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!
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 Luke lk 7:31-35

"To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

[32] They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance;
 we wailed, and you did not weep.'
[33] For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.'

[34] The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say,
`Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
[35] Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."

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Today is Sunday September 14, 2014
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

A reading from Numbers Nm 21:4b-9

With their patience worn out by the journey, the people spoke against God and against Moses,
"Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water,
and we loathe this worthless food."
[6] Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people,
so that many people of Israel died.

[7] And the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD
and against you; pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us."
So Moses prayed for the people.
[8] And the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole;

and every one who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live."
[9] So Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole;
and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 78  ps 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

I will open my mouth in a parable;
 I will utter dark sayings from of old,
[3] things that we have heard and known,
 that our fathers have told us.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

When he slew them, they sought for him;
 they repented and sought God earnestly.
[35] They remembered that God was their rock,
 the Most High God their redeemer.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

But they flattered him with their mouths;
 they lied to him with their tongues.
[37] Their heart was not steadfast toward him;
 they were not true to his covenant.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

Yet he, being compassionate,
 forgave their iniquity,
 and did not destroy them;
 he restrained his anger often,
 and did not stir up all his wrath.

R: Do not forget the works of the Lord!

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A Reading from Phillipians  phil 2:6-11

Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
[7] but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
[8] And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.

[9] Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name,
[10] that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

[11] and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Word of the Lord.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John jn 3:13-17

No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
[14] And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
[15] that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

[16] For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

[17] For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Today is Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
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1Cor 10:14-22
Ps 116:12-13,17-18
Lk 6:43-49

Response:  To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise.

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Today is Friday, September 12th, 2014
Friday of the 23rd week in Ordinary Time
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1Cor 9:16-19,22b-27
Ps 84:3,4,5-6,12
Lk 6:39-42

Response:  How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!

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Today is Thursday, September 11 2014
Thursday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
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1Cor 8:1b-7,11-13
Ps 139:1b-3,13-14ab,23-24
Lk 6:27-38

Response:  Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

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Today is Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Wednesday of the 23rd week in ordinary time
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1Cor 7:25-31
Ps 45:11-12,14-15,16-17
Lk 6:20-26

Response:  Listen to me, daughter; see and bend your ear.

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Today is Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Peter Claver, priest
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1Cor 6:1-11
Ps 149:1b-2,3-4,5-6a&9b
Lk 6:12-19

Response:  The Lord takes delight in his people.

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Today is Monday, September 8th, 2014
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Mi 5:1-4a
Ps 13:6ab,6c
Mt 1:1-16,18-23

Response:  With delight I rejoice in the Lord.

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Today is Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Ez 33:7-9
Ps 95:1-2,6-7,8-9(8)
Rom 13:8-10
Mt 18:15-20

Response:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

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Today is Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time

 

1 Cor 4:6b-15

Ps 145:17-18, 19-20, 21

Lk 6:1-5

 

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A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 4:6b-15

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[6b] I have applied all this to myself and Apol'los for your benefit, 

brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, 

that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

[7] For who sees anything different in you? 

What have you that you did not receive? 

If then you received it, why do you boast as if it were not a gift? 

[8] Already you are filled! Already you have become rich! 

Without us you have become kings! 

And would that you did reign, 

so that we might share the rule with you!

[9] For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, 

like men sentenced to death; 

because we have become a spectacle to the world, 

to angels and to men. 

[10] We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. 

We are weak, but you are strong. 

You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 

[11] To the present hour we hunger and thirst, 

we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, 

[12] and we labor, working with our own hands. 

When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 

[13] when slandered, we try to conciliate; 

we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, 

the offscouring of all things. 

[14] I do not write this to make you ashamed, 

but to admonish you as my beloved children.

[15] For though you have countless guides in Christ, 

you do not have many fathers. 

For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 145

Ps 145:17-18, 19-20, 21

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R. (18) The Lord is near to all who call upon him

 

[17] The LORD is just in all his ways,

and kind in all his doings.

[18] The LORD is near to all who call upon him,

to all who call upon him in truth.

 

R. (18) The Lord is near to all who call upon him

 

[19] He fulfils the desire of all who fear him,

he also hears their cry, and saves them.

[20] The LORD preserves all who love him;

but all the wicked he will destroy.

 

R. (18) The Lord is near to all who call upon him

 

[21] My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,

and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

 

R. (18) The Lord is near to all who call upon him

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 6:1-5

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[1] On a sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, 

his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, 

rubbing them in their hands.

[2] But some of the Pharisees said, 

"Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath?" 

[3] And Jesus answered, 

"Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, 

he and those who were with him: 

[4] how he entered the house of God, 

and took and ate the bread of the Presence, 

which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, 

and also gave it to those with him?" 

[5] And he said to them, "The Son of man is lord of the sabbath.

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time

 

1 Cor 4:1-5

Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 27-28, 39-40

Lk 5:33-39

 

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A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 4:1-5

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[1] This is how one should regard us, 

as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

[2] Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 

[3] But with me it is a very small thing 

that I should be judged by you or by any human court. 

I do not even judge myself. 

[4] I am not aware of anything against myself, 

but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 

[5] Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, 

before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things 

now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. 

Then every man will receive his commendation from God. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 37

Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 27-28, 39-40

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R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord

 

[3] Trust in the LORD, and do good;

so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.

[4] Take delight in the LORD,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.

 

R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord

 

[5] Commit your way to the LORD;

trust in him, and he will act.

[6] He will bring forth your vindication as the light,

and your right as the noonday.

 

R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord

 

[27] Depart from evil, and do good;

so shall you abide for ever.

[28] For the LORD loves justice;

he will not forsake his saints.

The righteous shall be preserved for ever,

but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

 

R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord

 

[39] The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;

he is their refuge in the time of trouble.

[40] The LORD helps them and delivers them;

he delivers them from the wicked, and saves them,

because they take refuge in him.

 

R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 5:33-39

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[33] And they said to him, 

"The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, 

and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink."

[34] And Jesus said to them, 

"Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 

[35] The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, 

and then they will fast in those days." 

[36] He told them a parable also: 

"No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it upon an old garment;

if he does, he will tear the new, 

and the piece from the new will not match the old. 

[37] And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; 

if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, 

and the skins will be destroyed. 

[38] But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 

[39] And no one after drinking old wine desires new; 

for he says, `The old is good.'" 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time

 

1 Cor 3:18-23

Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

Lk 5:1-11

 

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A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 3:18-23

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[18] Let no one deceive himself. 

If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, 

let him become a fool that he may become wise.

[19] For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. 

For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness," 

[20] and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile." 

[21] So let no one boast of men. For all things are yours, 

[22] whether Paul or Apol'los or Cephas or the world 

or life or death or the present or the future, all are yours; 

[23] and you are Christ's; and Christ is God's. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 24

Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

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R. (1) To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it

 

[1bc] The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof,

the world and those who dwell therein;

[2] for he has founded it upon the seas,

and established it upon the rivers.

 

R. (1) To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it

 

[3] Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?

And who shall stand in his holy place?

[4ab] He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

who does not lift up his soul to what is false,

 

R. (1) To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it

 

[5] He will receive blessing from the LORD,

and vindication from the God of his salvation.

[6] Such is the generation of those who seek him,

who seek the face of the God of Jacob. [Selah]

 

R. (1) To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 5:1-11

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[1] While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, 

he was standing by the lake of Gennes'aret.

[2] And he saw two boats by the lake; 

but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 

[3] Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, 

he asked him to put out a little from the land. 

And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 

[4] And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, 

"Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." 

[5] And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! 

But at your word I will let down the nets." 

[6] And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; 

and as their nets were breaking, 

[7] they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them.

And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 

[8] But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying,

"Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 

[9] For he was astonished, and all that were with him, 

at the catch of fish which they had taken; 

[10] and so also were James and John, sons of Zeb'edee, 

who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, 

"Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." 

[11] And when they had brought their boats to land, 

they left everything and followed him. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

 

1 Cor 3:1-9

Ps 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21

Lk 4:38-44

 

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A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 3:1-9

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[1] But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, 

but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ.

[2] I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; 

and even yet you are not ready, 

[3] for you are still of the flesh. 

For while there is jealousy and strife among you, 

are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men? 

[4] For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, 

"I belong to Apol'los," are you not merely men? 

[5] What then is Apol'los? What is Paul? 

Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.

[6] I planted, Apol'los watered, but God gave the growth. 

[7] So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, 

but only God who gives the growth. 

[8] He who plants and he who waters are equal, 

and each shall receive his wages according to his labor. 

[9] For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 33

Ps 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21

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R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own

 

[12] 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. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own

 

[14] from where he sits enthroned he looks forth

on all the inhabitants of the earth,

[15] he who fashions the hearts of them all,

and observes all their deeds.

 

R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own

 

[20] Our soul waits for the LORD;

he is our help and shield.

[21] Yea, our heart is glad in him,

because we trust in his holy name.

 

R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 4:38-44

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[38] And he arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's house. 

Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, 

and they besought him for her.

[39] And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her; 

and immediately she rose and served them. 

[40] Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick 

with various diseases brought them to him; 

and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

[41] And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" 

But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, 

because they knew that he was the Christ. 

[42] And when it was day he departed and went into a lonely place. 

And the people sought him and came to him, 

and would have kept him from leaving them;

[43] but he said to them, "I must preach the good news 

of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; 

for I was sent for this purpose." 

[44] And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time

 

1 Cor 2:10b-16

Ps 145: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14

Lk 4:31-37

 

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A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 2:10b-16

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[10b] For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 

[11] For what person knows a man's thoughts except the 

spirit of the man which is in him? 

So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God 

except the Spirit of God. 

[12] Now we have received not the spirit of the world, 

but the Spirit which is from God, 

that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. 

[13] And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom 

but taught by the Spirit, 

interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit. 

[14] The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, 

for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them 

because they are spiritually discerned.

[15] The spiritual man judges all things, 

but is himself to be judged by no one. 

[16] "For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" 

But we have the mind of Christ. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 145

Ps 145: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14

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R. (17) The Lord is just in all his ways

 

[8] The LORD is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

[9] The LORD is good to all,

and his compassion is over all that he has made.

 

R. (17) The Lord is just in all his ways

 

[10] All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD,

and all thy saints shall bless thee!

[11] They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,

and tell of thy power,

 

R. (17) The Lord is just in all his ways

 

[12] to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds,

and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.

[13ab] Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and thy dominion endures throughout all generations.

 

R. (17) The Lord is just in all his ways

 

[13cd] The LORD is faithful in all his words,

and gracious in all his deeds.

[14] The LORD upholds all who are falling,

and raises up all who are bowed down.

 

R. (17) The Lord is just in all his ways

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 4:31-37

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[31] And he went down to Caper'na-um, a city of Galilee. 

And he was teaching them on the sabbath;

[32] and they were astonished at his teaching, 

for his word was with authority. 

[33] And in the synagogue there was a man 

who had the spirit of an unclean demon; 

and he cried out with a loud voice, 

[34] "Ah! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? 

Have you come to destroy us? 

I know who you are, the Holy One of God." 

[35] But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" 

And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, 

he came out of him, having done him no harm. 

[36] And they were all amazed and said to one another, "What is this word? 

For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, 

and they come out." 

[37] And reports of him went out into every place in the surrounding region. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

 

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Today is Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time

 

1 Cor 2:1-5

Ps 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102

Lk 4:16-30

 

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A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 2:1-5

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[1] When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you 

the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom.

[2] For I decided to know nothing among you except 

Jesus Christ and him crucified. 

[3] And I was with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling; 

[4] and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, 

but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 

[5] that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men 

but in the power of God. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 119

Ps 119: 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102

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 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

[97] Oh, how I love thy law!

It is my meditation all the day.

 

 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

[98] Thy commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,

for it is ever with me.

 

 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

[99] I have more understanding than all my teachers,

for thy testimonies are my meditation.

 

 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

[100] I understand more than the aged,

for I keep thy precepts.

 

 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

[101] I hold back my feet from every evil way,

in order to keep thy word.

 

 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

[102] I do not turn aside from thy ordinances,

for thou hast taught me.

 

 R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 4:16-30

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[16] And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; 

and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. 

And he stood up to read;

[17] and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. 

He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 

[18] "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

[19] to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

[20] And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, 

and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 

[21] And he began to say to them, 

"Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." 

[22] And all spoke well of him, 

and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; 

and they said, "Is not this Joseph's son?" 

[23] And he said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb,

`Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Caper'na-um, 

do here also in your own country.'" 

[24] And he said, "Truly, I say to you, 

no prophet is acceptable in his own country. 

[25] But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel 

in the days of Eli'jah, when the heaven was shut up three years 

and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land; 

[26] and Eli'jah was sent to none of them but only to Zar'ephath,

in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 

[27] And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of 

the prophet Eli'sha; and none of them was cleansed, 

but only Na'aman the Syrian." 

[28] When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 

[29] And they rose up and put him out of the city, 

and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, 

that they might throw him down headlong. 

[30] But passing through the midst of them he went away. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Sunday, August 31, 2014

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Jer 20:7-9

Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

Rom 12:1-2

Mt 16:21-27

 

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A reading from the Book of Jeremiah

Jer 20:7-9

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[7] O LORD, thou hast deceived me,

and I was deceived;

thou art stronger than I,

and thou hast prevailed.

I have become a laughingstock all the day;

every one mocks me.

[8] For whenever I speak, I cry out,

I shout, "Violence and destruction!"

For the word of the LORD has become for me

a reproach and derision all day long.

[9] If I say, "I will not mention him,

or speak any more in his name,"

there is in my heart as it were a burning fire

shut up in my bones,

and I am weary with holding it in,

and I cannot.

 

The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 63

Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

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R. (2b) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God

 

[2] O God, thou art my God, I seek thee,

my soul thirsts for thee;

my flesh faints for thee,

as in a dry and weary land where no water is.

 

R. (2b) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God

 

[3] So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary,

beholding thy power and glory.

[4] Because thy steadfast love is better than life,

my lips will praise thee.

 

R. (2b) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God

 

[5] So I will bless thee as long as I live;

I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.

[6] My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat,

and my mouth praises thee with joyful lips

 

R. (2b) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God

 

[8] for thou hast been my help,

and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy.

[9] My soul clings to thee;

thy right hand upholds me.

 

R. (2b) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God

 

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A reading from Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Rom 12:1-2

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[1] I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, 

to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, 

holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

[2] Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by 

the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

 

The Word of the Lord

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew

Mt 16:21-27

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[21] From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must 

go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and 

chief priests and scribes, and be killed, 

and on the third day be raised.

[22] And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, 

"God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you." 

[23] But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! 

You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, 

but of men." 

[24] Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, 

let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

[25] For whoever would save his life will lose it, 

and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 

[26] For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world 

and forfeits his life? 

Or what shall a man give in return for his life? 

[27] For the Son of man is to come with his angels 

in the glory of his Father, 

and then he will repay every man for what he has done. 

 

The Gospel of the Lord

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time
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1Cor 1:26-31
Ps 33:12-13,18-19,20-21
Mt 25:14-30

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

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