Readings for the Week
August 23 - 30, 2020
Readings for Sunday, August 23:

Is 22:19-23: 
Eliakim is given the leadership of the Israelites.  He is to become the father of the Jewish people.
He shall have the key of the House of David. He is to have a place of honor for his family.

Rom 11:33-36: 
Paul offers a description of God, noting His infinite wisdom.  Godís ways are unsearchable
and no one can really measure the mind of God. But in Him all things have their being.

Mt 16:13-20: 
Peter acknowledges that Jesus is the Messiah.  Jesus in turn declares Peter the rock upon
which His Church is to be built.  He also gives Peter the power of the keys.  Todayís Message:  As Eliakim
is given authority as master of the palace, so does Jesus confer upon Peter authority to bind and loose.
To Jesus, who promised to be with His Church for all time, be glory for ever and ever.

Spiritual Communion: 
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were
already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

Readings for Week of  August 23:

Sunday              Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Is 22:19-23; Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8; Rom 11:33-36;
                            Mt 16:13-20

Monday              Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle: 
Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18; Jn 1:45-51

Tuesday             Saint Louis; Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest: 
2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13;
                            Mt 23:23-26

2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Ps 128:1-2, 4-5; Mt 23:27-32

Thursday           Memorial of Saint Monica:  1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Mt 24:42-51

Friday                 Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church:  1 Cor 1:17-25;
                            Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11; Mt 25:1-13

Saturday            Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist: 
1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33:12-13, 18-19,
                            20-21; Mk 6:17-29

Sunday              T wenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Rom 12:1-2;
                           Mt 16:21-27