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Blog posts July 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                     Matthew 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, t…

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Memorial of Saint Martha

Gospel   Luke 10:38-42

Jesus entered a village
where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary
who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
“Lord, do you not care
that my sister has left me by m…

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Monday of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                  Matthew 13:31-35

Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds.
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
that a person took and sowed in a field.
It is the smallest of all the seeds,
yet when full-grown it is the largest of plan…

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1                                  1Kings3:5,7-12

The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.
God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”
Solomon answered:
“O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king
to succeed my father …

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Memorial of Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Virgin Mary

Gospel                                      Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds.
“The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man
who sowed good seed in his field.
While everyone was asleep his enemy came
and sowed weeds all through the wheat…

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Feast of Saint James, The Apostle

Gospel                                         Matthew 25:20-28

The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
He said to her,
“What do you wish?”
She answered him,
“Command that these t…

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Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

   Gospel                   Matthew 13:10-17

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?”
He said to them in reply,
“Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven
has been granted to you, but to them it has not been gra…

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Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                                   Matthew 13:1-9

On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.
Such large crowds gathered around him
that he got into a boat and sat down,
and the whole crowd stood along the …

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Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene

Gospel                                    John 20:1-2, 11-18

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other di…

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Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                      Matthew 12:38-42

Some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus,
“Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”
He said to them in reply,
“An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign,
but no sign will be given it
except the sign of Jonah the pro…

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 2            Romans 8:26-27

Brothers and sisters:
The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.
And the one who searches hearts
knows what is the intention of the Spirit,

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Saturday of the Fifteenth Day in Ordinary Time

Reading 1       Micah 2:1-5

Woe to those who plan iniquity,
and work out evil on their couches;
In the morning light they accomplish it
when it lies within their power.
They covet fields, and seize them;
houses, and they take them;
They cheat an owner of his house,
a man of his inheritance.

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Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Matthew 12:1-8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. 

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time


Gospel               Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus said:
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

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Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time


Matthew 11: 25 -27

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been hand…

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Memorial of Saint Bonaventura

Gospel                                                                                                                                                             Matthew 11:20-24…

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Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

   In Loving Memory of Anna Maria Galietti DeVecchis August 13, 1964 -July 9, 2014 Laid to rest on Monday July 14, 2014

Gospel                                                                                                              Matthew10:34-11:1…

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                                                                                                                          Matthew 13:1-23

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Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                                 Matthew 10:24-33

Jesus said to his Apostles: “No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he be…

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Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

Gospel                                  Matthew 19:16-23

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves;
so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.
But beware of men,
for they will hand you over to courts
and scourge you i…

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