Readings for the Week
August 14 - 21, 2022
Readings for Sunday, August 14:

Jer 38: 4-6,8-10: 
In a symbolic way the prophet’s experience is a resurrection.  He is buried in the cistern
and later drawn up from it.

Heb 12:1-4: 
Take courage from the example of Christ.  Do not lose sight of the eternal reward.

Lk 12:49-53: 
Many cannot find peace because they do not accept Christ.  To them his coming is the cause
of division.

Today’s Message: 
The Lord came to the aid of Jeremiah whose preaching brought upon him rejection
and ill treatment.  For those who take the gospel seriously, misunderstanding and division must likewise
be expected.  Like Christ, we must never grow despondent or abandon the struggle to proclaim and live
the truth.

Readings for Week of August 14:

Sunday              Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Ps 40:2, 3, 4, 18; Heb 12:1-4;
                            Lk 12:49-53

Monday              Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10, 11, 12,
                           16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56

Tuesday             Memorial of Saint Stephen of Hungary: 
Ez 28:1-10; Dt 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30,35c;
                           Mt 19:23-30

Ez 34:1-11; Ps 23:1-3A, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mt 20:1-16

Thursday           Ez 36:23-28; Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19; Mt 22:1-14

Friday                 Memorial of Saint John Eudes, Priest: 
Ez 37:1-14; Ps 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 22:34-40

Saturday            Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church: 
Ez 43:1-7ab; Ps 85:9ab
                           and 10, 11-12, 13-14; Mt 23:1-12

Sunday              Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
Is 66:18-21; Ps 117:1, 2; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13;