Readings for the Week
8/13/2017 - 8/20/2017
Readings for Sunday, August 13:

Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a:  The Lord tells Elijah to await Him on the mountain. Elijahís faith is tried as he witnesses a devastating wind, an earthquake, and a fire. After these the Lord speaks to Elijah in the sound of a gentle breeze.

Rom 9:1-5:
  Paul admits that grief is in his heart. He would even accept separation from Jesus if it would help his brothers and sisters who have been privileged to know the revelation of God through the ages. Blessed be God forever.

Mt 14:22-33b: 
Jesus feeds the crowds and then withdraws to pray.  His disciples want to cross the lake but a threatening storm arises.  Jesus appears and Peter gets out of the boat to walk to Jesus,
but because Peter doubts, he begins to sink. Jesus saves him, and admonishes him for his little faith. Then Jesus calms the storm.

Todayís Message: 
In the midst of our trials and tribulations, the Lord extends His hands to us and saves us. He calms our frightened hearts through His quiet presence. May our faith in the Lord draw Godís chosen people to the new covenant in Christ.

Readings for Week of August 13:

Sunday          Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12,
                       13-14;  Rom 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33

Monday         Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr: 
Dt 10:12-22; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15,
                       19-20; Mt 17:22-27

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

Wednesday    Saint Stephen of Hungary: 
Dt 34:1-12; Ps 66:1-3a, 5 and 8, 16-17; Mt 18:15-20

Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17; Ps 114:1-2, 3-4, 5-6;Mt 18:21-19:1

Jos 24:1-13; Ps 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22 and 24;Mt 19:3-12

Saturday         Saint John Eudes, Priest: 
Jos 24:14-29; Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 11;Mt 19:13-15

Sunday           Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
Is 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Rom 11:13-15,
                         29-32; Mt 15:21-28