Reading for Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: green/white

Reading: (Genesis 16: 1-12, 15-16)

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 106: 1b-2, 3-4a, 4b-5)

Gospel: (Matthew 7: 21-29)

First Reading: (Genesis 16: 1-12, 15-16)

Now Sarai the wife of Abram, had brought forth no children; but having a handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar, She said to her husband: Behold, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: go in unto my handmaid, it may be I may have children of her at least.

And when he agreed to her request, She took Agar the Egyptian her handmaid, ten years after they first dwelt in the land of Chanaan, and gave her to her husband to wife. And he went in to her.

But she, perceiving that she was with child, despised her mistress. And Sarai said to Abram: Thou dost unjustly with me: I gave my handmaid into thy bosom, and she perceiving herself to be with child, despiseth me.

The Lord judge between me and thee. And Abram made answer, and said to her: Behold thy handmaid is in thy own hand, use her as it pleaseth thee.

And when Sarai afflicted her, she ran away. And the angel of the Lord having found her, by a fountain of water in the wilderness, which is in the way to Sur in the desert, He said to her: Agar, handmaid of Sarai, whence comest thou? and whither goest thou?

And she answered: I flee from the face of Sarai, my mistress. And the angel of the Lord said to her: Return to thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hand. And again he said: I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.

And again: Behold, said he, thou art with child, and thou shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Ismael, because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men’s hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.

And Agar brought forth a son to Abram: who called his name Ismael. Abram was four score and six years old when Agar brought him forth Ismael.

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 106: 1b-2, 3-4a, 4b-5)

Alleluia.

Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Who shall declare the powers of the Lord? who shall set forth all his praises?

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.

Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of thy people: visit us with thy salvation.

That we may see the good of thy chosen, that we may rejoice in the joy of thy nation: that thou mayst be praised with thy inheritance.

Gospel: (Matthew 7: 21-29)

Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity. Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock, And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.

And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand, And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.

And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.

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Reading for Saturday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop; Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs; BVM. Liturgical Colour: green/white/red/white

First Reading: (2 Corinthians 12: 1-10)

If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed), but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man

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Reading for Friday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Jerome Emiliani; Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin. Liturgical Colour: green/white/white

First Reading: (Hebrews 13: 1-8)

Let the charity of the brotherhood abide in you. And hospitality do not forget; for by this some, being not aware

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Reading for Friday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (1 Corinthians 1: 17-25) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 33: 1-2, 4-5, 10-11) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 1-13)   First Reading: (1 Corinthians 1: 17-25) The sons of Sem: Elam and Asur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Hus, and Hul, and Gether, and Mosoch. And Arphaxad beget Sale, and Sale beget Heber. And to Heber were born two sons, the name of the one was Phaleg, because In his days the earth was divided; and the name of his brother was Jectan. And Jectan beget Elmodad, and Saleph, and Asarmoth, and Jare, And…

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Reading for Thursday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (1 Corinthians 1: 1-9) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 145: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7) Gospel: (Matthew 24: 42-51)   First Reading: (1 Corinthians 1: 1-9) Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Malaleel, Jared, Henoc, Mathusale, Lamech, Noe, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, Thubal, Mosoch, Thiras. And the sons of Gomer: Ascenez, and Riphath, and Thogorma. And the sons of Javan: Elisa and Tharsis, Cethim and Dodanim. The sons of Cham: Chus, and Mesrai, and Phut, and Chaanan. And the sons of Chus: Saba, and Hevila, Sabatha, and…

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Reading for Saturday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: hSaint Louis; Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest; BVM. Liturgical Colour: green/white/white/white

First Reading: (Ezekiel 43: 1-7ab) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 85: 9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14) Gospel: (Matthew 23: 1-12)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 43: 1-7ab) And he brought me to the gate that looked towards the east. And behold the glory of the God of Israel came in by the way of the east: and his voice was like the noise of many waters, and the earth shone with his majesty. And I saw the vision according to the appearance which I had seen when he came to destroy the city: and the appearance…

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Reading for Thursday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (Ezekiel 36: 23-28) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 51: 12-13, 14-15, 18-19) Gospel: (Matthew 22: 1-14)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 36: 23-28) And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the Gentiles, which you have profaned in the midst of them: that the Gentiles may know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord of hosts, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the Gentiles, and will gather you together out of all the countries, and will bring you into…

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Reading for Wednesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Ezekiel 34: 1-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6) Gospel: (Matthew 20: 1-16)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 34: 1-11) And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds? You ate the milk, and you clothed yourselves with the wool, and you killed that which was fat: but my flock you…

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