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Our Readings for the Month of August

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  1. Azureknight 773

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    Saint Alphonsus Liguouri, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
    Lectionary: 403

    Reading 1 JER 15:10, 16-21

    Woe to me, mother, that you gave me birth!
    a man of strife and contention to all the land!
    I neither borrow nor lend,
    yet all curse me.
    When I found Your words, I devoured them;
    they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,
    Because I bore Your Name,
    O LORD, God of hosts.
    I did not sit celebrating
    in the circle of merrymakers;
    Under the weight of your hand I sat alone
    because You filled me with indignation.
    Why is my pain continuous,
    my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?
    You have indeed become for me a treacherous brook,
    whose waters do not abide!
    Thus the LORD answered me:
    If you repent, so that I restore you,
    in My presence you shall stand;
    If you bring forth the precious without the vile,
    you shall be My mouthpiece.
    Then it shall be they who turn to you,
    and you shall not turn to them;
    And I will make you toward this people
    a solid wall of brass.
    Though they fight against you,
    they shall not prevail,
    For I am with you,
    to deliver and rescue you, says the LORD.
    I will free you from the hand of the wicked,
    and rescue you from the grasp of the violent.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18

    R. (17d) God is my refuge on the day of distress.

    Rescue me from my enemies, O my God;
    from my adversaries defend me.
    Rescue me from evildoers;
    from bloodthirsty men save me.
    R. God is my refuge on the day of distress.
    For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
    mighty men come together against me,
    Not for any offense or sin of mine, O LORD.
    R. God is my refuge on the day of distress.
    O my strength! for You I watch;
    for You, O God, are my stronghold,
    As for my God, may His mercy go before me;
    may He show me the fall of my foes.
    R. God is my refuge on the day of distress.
    But I will sing of Your strength
    and revel at dawn in Your mercy;
    You have been my stronghold,
    my refuge in the day of distress.
    R. God is my refuge on the day of distress.
    O my strength! Your praise will I sing;
    for You, O God, are my stronghold,
    my merciful God!
    R. God is my refuge on the day of distress.

    Alleluia JN 15:15B

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I call you My friends, says the Lord,
    for I have made known to you all that the Father has told Me.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 13:44-46

    Jesus said to His disciples:
    "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,
    which a person finds and hides again,
    and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
    Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
    searching for fine pearls.
    When he finds a pearl of great price,
    he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."

    Verbum Domini

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    Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Lectionary: 404

    Reading 1 JER 18:1-6


    This word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
    Rise up, be off to the potter's house;
    there I will give you My message.
    I went down to the potter's house and there he was,
    working at the wheel.
    Whenever the object of clay which he was making
    turned out badly in his hand,
    he tried again,
    making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.
    Then the word of the LORD came to me:
    Can I not do to you, house of Israel,
    as this potter has done? says the LORD.
    Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter,
    so are you in My hand, house of Israel.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 146:1B-2, 3-4, 5-6AB

    R. (5a) Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia
    .
    Praise the LORD, O my soul;
    I will praise the LORD all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God while I live.
    R. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Put not your trust in princes,
    in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.
    When his spirit departs he returns to his earth;
    on that day his plans perish.
    R. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    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. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.


    Alleluia SEE ACTS 16:14B

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Open our heart, O Lord,
    to listen to the words of Your Son.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 13:47-53


    Jesus said to the disciples:
    "The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea,
    which collects fish of every kind.
    When it is full they haul it ashore
    and sit down to put what is good into buckets.
    What is bad they throw away.
    Thus it will be at the end of the age.
    The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous
    and throw them into the fiery furnace,
    where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth."

    "Do you understand all these things?"
    They answered, "Yes."
    And He replied,
    "Then every scribe who has been instructed in the Kingdom of heaven
    is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom
    both the new and the old."
    When Jesus finished these parables, He went away from there.

    Verbum Domini
     
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    Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Lectionary: 405

    Reading 1 JER 26:1-9

    In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim,
    son of Josiah, king of Judah,
    this message came from the LORD:
    Thus says the LORD:
    Stand in the court of the house of the LORD
    and speak to the people of all the cities of Judah
    who come to worship in the house of the LORD;
    whatever I command you, tell them, and omit nothing.
    Perhaps they will listen and turn back,
    each from his evil way,
    so that I may repent of the evil I have planned to inflict upon them
    for their evil deeds.
    Say to them: Thus says the LORD:
    If you disobey Me,
    not living according to the law I placed before you
    and not listening to the words of My servants the prophets,
    whom I send you constantly though you do not obey them,
    I will treat this house like Shiloh,
    and make this the city to which all the nations of the earth
    shall refer when cursing another.

    Now the priests, the prophets, and all the people
    heard Jeremiah speak these words in the house of the LORD.
    When Jeremiah finished speaking
    all that the LORD bade him speak to all the people,
    the priests and prophets laid hold of him, crying,
    "You must be put to death!
    Why do you prophesy in the name of the LORD:
    'This house shall be like Shiloh,' and
    'This city shall be desolate and deserted'?"
    And all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 69:5, 8-10, 14

    R. (14c) Lord, in Your great love, answer me.
    Those outnumber the hairs of my head
    who hate me without cause.
    Too many for my strength
    are they who wrongfully are my enemies.
    Must I restore what I did not steal?
    R. Lord, in Your great love, answer me.
    Since for Your sake I bear insult,
    and shame covers my face.
    I have become an outcast to my brothers,
    a stranger to my mother’s sons,
    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.
    But I pray to You, O LORD,
    for the time of Your favor, O God!
    In Your great kindness answer me
    with Your constant help.
    R. Lord, in Your great love, answer me.

    Alleluia 1 PT 1:25

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The word of the Lord remains forever;
    this is the word that has been proclaimed to you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 13:54-58

    Jesus came to His native place and taught the people in their synagogue.
    They were astonished and said,
    “Where did this Man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?
    Is He not the carpenter’s son?
    Is not His mother named Mary
    and His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
    Are not His sisters all with us?
    Where did this man get all this?”
    And they took offense at Him.
    But Jesus said to them,
    “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
    and in his own house.”
    And He did not work many mighty deeds there
    because of their lack of faith.

    Verbum Domini
     
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    Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest
    Lectionary: 406

    Reading 1 JER 26:11-16, 24

    The priests and prophets said to the princes and to all the people,
    "This man deserves death;
    he has prophesied against this city,
    as you have heard with your own ears."
    Jeremiah gave this answer to the princes and all the people:
    "It was the LORD who sent me to prophesy against this house and city
    all that you have heard.
    Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds;
    listen to the voice of the LORD your God,
    so that the LORD will repent of the evil with which He threatens you.
    As for me, I am in your hands;
    do with me what you think good and right.
    But mark well: if you put me to death,
    it is innocent blood you bring on yourselves,
    on this city and its citizens.
    For in truth it was the LORD who sent me to you,
    to speak all these things for you to hear."

    Thereupon the princes and all the people
    said to the priests and the prophets,
    "This man does not deserve death;
    it is in the name of the LORD, our God, that he speaks to us."

    So Ahikam, son of Shaphan, protected Jeremiah,
    so that he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34

    R. (14c) Lord, in Your great love, answer me.

    Rescue me out of the mire; may I not sink!
    may I be rescued from my foes,
    and from the watery depths.
    Let not the flood-waters overwhelm me,
    nor the abyss swallow me up,
    nor the pit close its mouth over me.
    R. Lord, in Your great love, answer me.
    But I am afflicted and in pain;
    let Your saving help, O God, protect me.
    I will praise the Name of God in song,
    and I will glorify Him with thanksgiving.
    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."
    R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.

    Alleluia MT 5:10

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

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

    Gospel MT 14:1-12

    Herod the tetrarch heard of the reputation of Jesus
    and said to his servants, "This man is John the Baptist.
    He has been raised from the dead;
    that is why mighty powers are at work in Him."

    Now Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison
    on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip,
    for John had said to him,
    "It is not lawful for you to have her."
    Although he wanted to kill him, he feared the people,
    for they regarded him as a prophet.
    But at a birthday celebration for Herod,
    the daughter of Herodias performed a dance before the guests
    and delighted Herod so much
    that he swore to give her whatever she might ask for.
    Prompted by her mother, she said,
    "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
    The king was distressed,
    but because of his oaths and the guests who were present,
    he ordered that it be given, and he had John beheaded in the prison.
    His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl,
    who took it to her mother.
    His disciples came and took away the corpse
    and buried him; and they went and told Jesus.

    Verbum Domini
     
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    Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lectionary: 113

    Reading 1 EX 16:2-4, 12-15

    The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.
    The Israelites said to them,
    "Would that we had died at the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt,
    as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!
    But you had to lead us into this desert
    to make the whole community die of famine!"

    Then the LORD said to Moses,
    "I will now rain down bread from heaven for you.
    Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion;
    thus will I test them,
    to see whether they follow my instructions or not.

    "I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites.
    Tell them: In the evening twilight you shall eat flesh,
    and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread,
    so that you may know that I, the LORD, am your God."

    In the evening quail came up and covered the camp.
    In the morning a dew lay all about the camp,
    and when the dew evaporated, there on the surface of the desert
    were fine flakes like hoarfrost on the ground.
    On seeing it, the Israelites asked one another, "What is this?"
    for they did not know what it was.
    But Moses told them,
    "This is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat."

    Responsorial Psalm PS 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54


    R. (24b) The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

    What we have heard and know,
    and what our fathers have declared to us,
    We will declare to the generation to come
    the glorious deeds of the LORD and His strength
    and the wonders that He wrought.
    R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
    He commanded the skies above
    and opened the doors of heaven;
    He rained manna upon them for food
    and gave them heavenly bread.
    R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
    Man ate the bread of angels,
    food He sent them in abundance.
    And He brought them to His holy land,
    to the mountains His right hand had won.
    R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

    Reading 2 EPH 4:17, 20-24


    Brothers and sisters:
    I declare and testify in the Lord
    that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do,
    in the futility of their minds;
    that is not how you learned Christ,
    assuming that you have heard of Him and were taught in Him,
    as truth is in Jesus,
    that you should put away the old self of your former way of life,
    corrupted through deceitful desires,
    and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
    and put on the new self,
    created in God's way in righteousness and holiness of truth.

    Alleluia MT 4:4B


    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    One does not live on bread alone,
    but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel JN 6:24-35

    When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there,
    they themselves got into boats
    and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
    And when they found him across the sea they said to Him,
    "Rabbi, when did You get here?"
    Jesus answered them and said,
    "Amen, amen, I say to you,
    you are looking for me not because you saw signs
    but because you ate the loaves and were filled.
    Do not work for food that perishes
    but for the food that endures for eternal life,
    which the Son of Man will give you.
    For on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
    So they said to Him,
    "What can we do to accomplish the works of God?"
    Jesus answered and said to them,
    "This is the work of God, that you believe in the One He sent."
    So they said to Him,
    "What sign can You do, that we may see and believe in You?
    What can You do?
    Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:
    He gave them bread from heaven to eat."
    So Jesus said to them,
    "Amen, amen, I say to you,
    it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven;
    My Father gives you the true Bread from heaven.
    For the Bread of God is that which comes down from heaven
    and gives life to the world."

    So they said to Him,
    "Sir, give us this bread always."
    Jesus said to them,
    "I am the bread of life;
    whoever comes to Me will never hunger,
    and whoever believes in Me will never thirst."

    Verbum Domini
     
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    Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

    Lectionary: 614
    Reading 1 DN 7:9-10, 13-14

    As I watched:

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

    As the visions during the night continued, I saw:

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

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

    R. (1a and 9a) The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

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

    Reading 2 2 PT 1:16-19


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

    Alleluia MT 17:5C

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

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

    Gospel MK 9:2-10

    Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John,
    and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
    And He was transfigured before them,
    and His clothes became dazzling white,
    such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
    Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
    and they were conversing with Jesus.
    Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
    "Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
    Let us make three tents:
    one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
    He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
    Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
    from the cloud came a voice,
    "This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him."
    Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
    but Jesus alone with them.

    As they were coming down from the mountain,
    He charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
    except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
    So they kept the matter to themselves,
    questioning what rising from the dead meant.

    Verbum Domini
     
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