Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 15, 2024 - Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:19-21 Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;he was following the twelfth.Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,"Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,and I will follow you."Elijah answered, "Go back! Have I done anything to you?"Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,and gave it to his people to eat.Then he left and followed Elijah as his attendant. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10 R. (see 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;I say to the LORD, "My Lord are you."O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,you it is who hold fast my lot.R. You… ...
Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 14, 2024 - Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16 At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter.But the word of the LORD came to him,"Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by."A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind.After the wind there was an earthquake— but the LORD was not in the earthquake.After the earthquake there was fire—but the LORD was not in the fire.After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.When he heard this,Elijah hid his face in his cloakand went and stood at the entrance of the cave.A voice said to him, "Elijah, why are you here?"He replied, "I have been most zealous for the LORD,the God of hosts.But the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant,torn down your altars,and put your prophets to… ...
Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church June 13, 2024 - Readings for the Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 1 Kgs 18:41-46 Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink,for there is the sound of a heavy rain."So Ahab went up to eat and drink,while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel,crouched down to the earth,and put his head between his knees."Climb up and look out to sea," he directed his servant,who went up and looked, but reported, "There is nothing."Seven times he said, "Go, look again!"And the seventh time the youth reported,"There is a cloud as small as a man's hand rising from the sea."Elijah said, "Go and say to Ahab,'Harness up and leave the mountain before the rain stops you.'"In a trice the sky grew dark with clouds and wind,and a heavy rain fell.Ahab mounted his chariot and made for Jezreel.But the hand of the LORD was on Elijah,who girded… ...
Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 12, 2024 - Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:20-39 Ahab sent to all the children of Israel and had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel. Elijah appealed to all the people and said, "How long will you straddle the issue? If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him." The people, however, did not answer him. So Elijah said to the people, "I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD, and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal. Give us two young bulls. Let them choose one, cut it into pieces, and place it on the wood, but start no fire. I shall prepare the other and place it on the wood, but shall start no fire. You shall call on your gods, and I will call on the LORD. The God who answers with fire is God." All the people answered, "Agreed!" Elijah then said to the prophets… ...
Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle June 11, 2024 - Readings for the Memorial of Saint Barnabas, ApostleReading 1  ACTS 11:21B-26; 13:1-3 In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the Church and taught a large number of people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and… ...
Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 10, 2024 - Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:1-6 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab:“As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve,during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.”The LORD then said to Elijah:“Leave here, go eastand hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.You shall drink of the stream,and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.”So he left and did as the LORD had commanded.He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning,and bread and meat in the evening,and he drank from the stream. Responsorial Psalm Ps 121:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 R. (see 2) Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.I lift up my eyes toward the mountains;whence shall help come to me?My help is from the LORD,who made heaven and earth.R. Our… ...
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 9, 2024 - Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then asked the woman,"Why did you do such a thing?"The woman answered, "The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it."Then the LORD God said to the serpent:"Because you have done this, you shall be bannedfrom all the animalsand from all the wild creatures;on your belly shall you crawl,and dirt shall you eatall the days of your life.I will put enmity between… ...
Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary June 8, 2024 - Readings for the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Tm 4:1-8 Beloved:I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,who will judge the living and the dead,and by his appearing and his kingly power:proclaim the word;be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrinebut, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity,will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truthand will be diverted to myths.But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances;put up with hardship;perform the work of an evangelist;fulfill your ministry.For I am already being poured out like a libation,and the time of my departure is at hand.I have competed well;I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,which the Lord, the just judge,will… ...
Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus June 7, 2024 - Reading 1 Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9 Thus says the LORD:When Israel was a child I loved him,out of Egypt I called my son.Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,who took them in my arms;I drew them with human cords,with bands of love;I fostered them like onewho raises an infant to his cheeks;Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,they did not know that I was their healer.My heart is overwhelmed,my pity is stirred.I will not give vent to my blazing anger,I will not destroy Ephraim again;For I am God and not a man,the Holy One present among you;I will not let the flames consume you. Responsorial Psalm Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6. R. (3) You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.God indeed is my savior;I am confident and unafraid.My strength and my courage is the LORD,and he has been my savior.With joy you will draw waterat… ...
Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time June 6, 2024 - Reading 1 2 Tm 2:8-15 Beloved:Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David:such is my Gospel, for which I am suffering,even to the point of chains, like a criminal.But the word of God is not chained.Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen,so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus,together with eternal glory.This saying is trustworthy:If we have died with himwe shall also live with him;if we perseverewe shall also reign with him.But if we deny himhe will deny us.If we are unfaithfulhe remains faithful,for he cannot deny himself.Remind people of these thingsand charge them before God to stop disputing about words.This serves no useful purpose since it harms those who listen.Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God,a workman who causes no disgrace,imparting the word of truth without deviation. Responsorial Psalm Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10… ...

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