Reading for Thursday, Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green First Reading: (Exodus 40: 16-21, 34-38) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 84: 3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11) Gospel: (Matthew 13: 47-53)

First Reading: (Exodus 40: 16-21, 34-38) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 84: 3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11) Gospel: (Matthew 13: 47-53)   First Reading: (Exodus 40: 16-21, 34-38) And Moses did all that the Lord had commanded. So in the first month of the second year, the first day of the month, the tabernacle was set up. And Moses reared it up, and placed the boards and the sockets and the bars, and set up the pillars, And spread the roof over the tabernacle, putting over it a cover, as the Lord…

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Pope’s prayer intention for August 2017: For Artists

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network invites all to join in the Holy Father’s August 2017 prayer intention: “That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.” Popes though the ages have been great supporters of the arts. As St John Paul wrote in his letter to artists: “None can sense more deeply than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty that you are, something of the pathos with which God at the dawn of creation looked upon the work of his hands. A glimmer…

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