August 18, 2017 - Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 JOS 24:1-13 Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, summoning their elders, their leaders, their judges and their officers. When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people: “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: In times past your fathers, down to Terah,
August 17, 2017 - Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 JOS 3:7-10A, 11, 13-17 The LORD said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses. Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant to come to a halt in the Jordan when you reach the edge of the waters.”
August 16, 2017 - Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 DT 34:1-12 Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho, and the LORD showed him all the land— Gilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,
August 15, 2017 – Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 RV 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.
August 14, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 DT 10:12-22 Moses said to the people: “And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of you but to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly, to love and serve the LORD, your God, with all your heart and all your soul, to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD which I enjoin on you today for your own good? Think! The heavens, even the highest heavens,
August 13, 2017 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 KGS 19:9A, 11-13A At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.”
August 12, 2017 - Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 DT 6:4-13 Moses said to the people: “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.
August 11, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin Reading 1 DT 4:32-40 Moses said to the people: “Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God created man upon the earth; ask from one end of the sky to the other: Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of?
August 10, 2017 - Feast of Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr Reading 1 2 COR 9:6-10 Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,
August 9, 2017 - Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 NM 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26A-29A, 34-35 The LORD said to Moses [in the desert of Paran,] “Send men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan, which I am giving the children of Israel. You shall send one man from each ancestral tribe, all of them princes.”
May 26, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 ACTS 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision, “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you. No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” He settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them.