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Monday, July 01, 2013
Blessed Junipero Serra, OFM, Priest (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 18:16-33
Psalm 103:1-4, 8-11
Matthew 8:18-22

All they that wait on Thee, shall not be confounded, O Lord. Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me: and teach me Thy paths.

-- Ps. 24:3,4

Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 19:15-29
Psalm 26:2-3, 9-12
Matthew 8:23-27

Though human reason is, strictly speaking, truly capable by its own natural power and light of attaining to a true and certain knowledge of the one personal God, who watches over and controls the world by his providence, and of the natural law written in our hearts by the Creator; yet there are many obstacles which prevent reason from the effective and fruitful use of this inborn faculty. For the truths that concern the relations between God and man wholly transcend the visible order of things, and, if they are translated into human action and influence it, they call for self-surrender and abnegation. The human mind, in its turn, is hampered in the attaining of such truths, not only by the impact of the senses and the imagination, but also by disordered appetites which are the consequences of original sin. So it happens that men in such matters easily persuade themselves that what they would not like to be true is false or at least doubtful.

-- Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
St. Thomas, Apostle (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Ephesians 2:19-22
Psalm 117:1-2
John 20:24-29

I speak of Thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed. I meditated also on Thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.

-- Ps. 118:46,47

Thursday, July 04, 2013
Independence Day
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Isaiah 58:6-11
Psalm 107:2-9
Matthew 25:31-46

You should do no harm to anybody whatsoever, and as much as it is possible, do good to all.

-- St Peter Fourier

Friday, July 05, 2013
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67
Psalm 106:1-5
Matthew 9:9-13

Indeed, the Church, though scattered throughout the whole world, even to the ends of the earth, having received the faith from the apostles and their disciples. . . guards [this preaching and faith] with care, as dwelling in but a single house, and similarly believes as if having but one soul and a single heart, and preaches, teaches and hands on this faith with a unanimous voice, as if possessing only one mouth.

-- St. Iranaeus, Adversus haereses

Saturday, July 06, 2013
St. Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 27:1-5, 15-29
Psalm 135:1-6
Matthew 9:14-17

Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God. There was not any found the like to him, who kept the law of the most High.

-- Ecclus. 44:44,16

Sunday, July 07, 2013
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20
Galatians 6:14-18
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. Show me O Lord, Thy ways and teach me Thy paths.

-- Ps. 24:1-3

Monday, July 08, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 28:10-22
Psalm 91:1-4, 14-15
Matthew 9:18-26

Come and hear, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what great things the Lord hath done for my soul.

-- Ps. 65:16

Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 32:23-33
Psalm 17:1-3, 6-7, 8, 15
Matthew 9:32-38

He who is kind is free, even if he is a slave. He who is evil is a slave, even if he is king!

-- St. Augustine

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
St. Veronica Giuliani, Virgin (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Corinthians 4:6-11, 16, 17
Psalm 59:2, 10, 17-18
Matthew 16:24-27

Assuredly nothing can so humble us before the compassion of God as the abundance of His mercies; nothing so humble us before His justice as the abundance of our misdeeds. Let us reflect on all He has done for us, and all we have done against Him; and as we count over our sins in detail, even so let us count over His mercies.

-- St Francis de Sales

Thursday, July 11, 2013
St. Benedict, Abbot (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 44:18-21, 23-29, 45:1-5
Psalm 105:16-21
Matthew 10:7-15

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun? As the rainbow giving light in the bright clouds, and as the flower of roses in the days of spring.

-- Cant. 6:9; Ecclus 50:8

Friday, July 12, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 46:1-7, 28-30
Psalm 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Matthew 10:16-23

After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her neighbours shall be brought to Thee with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple to the Lord the King.

-- Ps. xliv. 15,16

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Genesis 49:29-32; 50:15-26
Psalm 105:1-4, 6-7
Matthew 10:24-33

At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.

-- St John of the Cross

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Deuteronomy 30:10-14
Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36-37 or Psalm 19:8-11
Colossians 1:15-20
Luke 10:25-37

Before Me there was no god formed, and after Me there shall be none; for every knee shall be bowed to Me, and every tongue shall confess Me.

-- Is xliii. 10, Is xlv. 24

Monday, July 15, 2013
St. Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Wisdom 8:2-7, 16-18 or 1 Corinthians 2:6-13
Psalm 16:5-9, 11
Matthew 5:13-19

The whole of man's history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God's grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity.

-- Gaudium et Spes 37

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 2:1-15
Psalm 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34
Matthew 11:20-24

Christ's inexpressible grace gave us blessings better than those the demon's envy had taken away.

-- St. Leo the Great, Sermo 73

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12
Psalm 103:1-4, 6-7
Matthew 11:25-27

At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son from the Father. . .who suffered and died for us and who now, after rising, is living with us forever.

-- Catechesi tradendae 5

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 3:13-20
Psalm 105:1, 5, 8-9, 24-27
Matthew 11:28-30

In our ordinary behavior we need a power far greater than that of the legendary King Midas, who changed all he touched to gold. We have to change, through love, the human work of our usual working day into the work of God: something that will last forever.

-- St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

Friday, July 19, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 11:10 -- 12:14
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18
Matthew 12:1-8

The Church. . . believes that the key, the centre and the purpose of the whole of man's history is to be found in its Lord and Master.

-- Gaudium et Spes, 10

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 12:37-42
Psalm 136:1, 23-24, 10-15
Matthew 12:14-21

For in the name of Christ is implied, He that anoints, He that is anointed, and the unction itself with which He is anointed. And it is the Father who anoints, but the Son who is anointed by the Spirit, who is the unction, as the Word declares by Isaiah, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me,"--pointing out both the anointing Father, the anointed Son, and the unction, which is the Spirit.

-- St. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Genesis 18:1-10
Psalm 15:2-5
Colossians 1:24-28
Luke 10:38-42

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened, and bud forth a saviour.

-- Is. xlv. 8

Monday, July 22, 2013
St. Mary Magdalen (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 14:5-18
Exodus 15:1-6
John 20:1-2, 11-18

Sick, our nature demanded to be healed; fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again. We had lost the possession of the good; it was necessary for it to be given back to us. Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Saviour; prisoners, help; slaves, a liberator. Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?

-- St. Gregory of Nyssa

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 14:21 -- 15:1
Exodus 15:8-10, 12, 17
Matthew 12:46-50

This day you shall know that the Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see His glory.

-- Ps. xvi. 6,7

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15
Psalm 78:18-19, 23-28
Matthew 13:1-9

A light shall shine upon us this day: for the Lord is born to us: and He shall be called Wonderful, God, the Prince of Peace, the Father of the world to come: of whose reign there shall be no end.

-- Is. ix. 2, 6

Thursday, July 25, 2013
St. James, Apostle (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Psalm 126:1-6
Matthew 20:20-28

The Lord hath said to me: Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee.

-- Ps. Ii. 7

Friday, July 26, 2013
Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Sirach 44:1, 10-15
Psalm 132:11, 13-14, 17-18
Matthew 13:16-17

Princes sat, and spoke against me: and the wicked persecuted me: help me, O Lord my God, for Thy servant was employed in Thy justifications.

-- Ps. cxviii. 23, 86

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 24:3-8
Psalm 50:1-2, 5-6, 14-15
Matthew 13:24-30

In the midst of the Church the Lord opened his mouth: and filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding: he clothed him with a robe of glory.

-- Ecclesisasticus xv. 5

Sunday, July 28, 2013
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8
Colossians 2:12-14
Luke 11:1-13

Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings, O God, Thou hast perfected praise, because of Thy enemies.

-- Psalm viii. 3

Monday, July 29, 2013
St. Martha (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34
Psalm 106:19-23
John 11:19-27 or
Luke 10:38-42

The father of the just rejoiceth greatly, let Thy father and mother be joyful, and let her rejoice that bore Thee.

-- Proverbs xxiii. 24,25

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28
Psalm 103:6-13
Matthew 13:36-43

For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God.

-- St. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99:5-7, 9
Matthew 13:44-46

Come ye after me and I will make you to be fishers of men; and they, immediately leaving their nets, followed the lord.

-- Matt. 4: 19-20

 

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