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Blog posts August 2014

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel                       Matthew 16:21-27

Jesus began to show his disciples
that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly
from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.
Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him…

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Saturday of the Twenty-first Saturday in Ordinary Time

 

Gospel        Matthew 25:14-30

Jesus told his disciples this parable:
“A man going on a journey
called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.
To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one–
to each according to his ability.
Then he went away.
Immediately th…

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Memorial of the Passion of John The Baptist

 

Gospel                                                      Mark 6:17-20

Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison
on account of Herodias,
the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.
John had said to Herod…

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Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the church

Gospel                  Matthew 24:42-51

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Stay awake!
For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Be sure of this:
if the master of the house
had known the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house…

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Memorial of Saint Monica

Gospel                                              Matthew 23:27-32

Jesus said,
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside,
but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every…

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Tuesday of Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

 

Gospel                               Matthew 23:23-26

Jesus said:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin,
and have neglected the weightier things of the law:
judgment and mercy and fidelity.
But these you should h…

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Monday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                     Matthew 23:13-22

Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You lock the Kingdom of heaven before men.
You do not enter yourselves,
nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.

“Woe to you, …

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel                           Matthew 16:13-20

Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and
he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the proph…

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Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel             Matthew 23:1-12

Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying,
“The scribes and the Pharisees
have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,
but do not follow their example.
For they preach but the…

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Memorial of the Queenship of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Gospel                                                 Matthew 22:34-40

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,
they gathered together, and one of them,
a scholar of the law, tested him by asking,
“Teacher, which commandment in …

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Memorial of Saint Pius X, POPE

Pope Pius X- Born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto 1835-1914 "I was born poor, I have lived in poverty, and I wish to die poor." -Last will and Testament of Pope Pius X

Gospel                                                                                  Matthew 22:1-14…

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Memorial of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux 1091-1153

WWW.stbernardslevittown.org    I love this church where my nieces, Nicole and Erica were confirmed.


“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may more surely obtain the assi…

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Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                            Matthew 19:23-30

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich
to enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Again I say to you,
it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is r…

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Monday of the twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                         Matthew 19:16-22

A young man approached Jesus and said,
“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”
He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good?
There is only One who is good.
If you wish to enter into life, keep the command…

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                            Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
“Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!
My daughter is tor…

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Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                            Matthew 19:13-15

Children were brought to Jesus
that he might lay his hands on them and pray.
The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said,
“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them;
for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as …

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Solemnity of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Volume 36                                                                                                     August 15, 1938

"The feast of Assumption is the most beautiful, the most sublime fe…

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Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe

 

'That night, I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me, a Child of Faith. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked me if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should be…

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Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                               Matthew 18:15-20

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If your brother sins against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
If he does not listen,
take one or two oth…

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Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                              Matthew 18:1-5, 10,12-14

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like chil…

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