Readings for the Week
7/23/2017 - 7/30/2017
Readings for Sunday, July 23:

Wis 12:13,16-19: The real source of might and power is justice.  Through justice a man becomes master of his power.  He can become lenient and kind and encourage repentance for sin.

Rom 8:26-27:
Through the Spirit our weakness in prayer is overcome.    He searches our hearts and makes true intercessions in our behalf.

Mt 13:24-43:
Jesus teaches about Godís Kingdom in parables.  His Kingdom is like a field  in which good grain and weed grow.  At harvest time the good will be sorted from the bad.  Godís Kingdom is also like a mustard plant reaching out to embrace all as it grows. 

Todayís Message -
In His patience, the Lord allows both weeds  and wheat to grow together, both saints  and sinners to respond to salvation in the Kingdom.  The Lord is good  and forgiving , lenient to all, desiring repentance for our sins.  May the Spirit assist us in our weakness.

 


Readings for Week of July 23:

Sunday              Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Wis 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Rom 8:26-27;
                            Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30


Monday              Saint Sharbel Makhlķf, Priest: Ex 14:5-18; Ex 15:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 12:38-42

Tuesday             Saint James, Apostle: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6;Mt 20:20-28

Wednesday       Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 
Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19,
                            23-24, 25-26, 27-28; Mt 13:1-9

Thursday           Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56;Mt 13:10-17


Friday                 Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Mt 13:18-23

Saturday            Saint Martha:  Ex 24:3-8; Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42

Sunday              Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128,
                           129-130; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
 
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