Readings for the Week
August 18 - 25, 2019
Reading for Sunday, August 18:
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 18:
Sunday Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Ps 40:2, 3, 4, 18; Heb 12:1-4;
Monday Saint John Eudes, Priest: Jgs 2:11-19; Ps 106:34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43ab and 44;
Tuesday Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church: Jgs 6:11-24a; Ps 85:, 11-12,
13-14; Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope: Jgs 9:6-15; Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Mt 20:1
Thursday Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Jgs 11:29-39a; Ps 40:5, 7-8a, 8b-9,
10; Mt 22:1-14
Friday Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Ps 146:5-6ab, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10;
Saturday Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle: Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18; Jn 1:45-51
Sunday Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 66:18-21; Ps 117:1, 2; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13;