Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot
July 11, 2013

Psalter: Week II

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 44:18-21, 23-29; 45:1-5
    18 Then Judah went up to him and said, "O my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant; for you are like Pharaoh himself.
    19 My lord asked his servants, saying, `Have you a father, or a brother?'
    20 And we said to my lord, `We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children; and his father loves him.'
    21 Then you said to your servants, `Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes upon him.'
    23 Then you said to your servants, `Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall see my face no more.'
    24 When we went back to your servant my father we told him the words of my lord.
    25 And when our father said, `Go again, buy us a little food,'
    26 we said, `We cannot go down. If our youngest brother goes with us, then we will go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.'
    27 Then your servant my father said to us, `You know that my wife bore me two sons;
    28 one left me, and I said, Surely he has been torn to pieces; and I have never seen him since.
    29 If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring down my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol.'
    1 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him; and he cried, "Make every one go out from me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
    2 And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.
    3 And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph; is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
    4 So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, I pray you." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
    5 And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 105:16-21
    16 When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread,
    17 he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
    18 His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;
    19 until what he had said came to pass the word of the LORD tested him.
    20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free;
    21 he made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:7-15
    7 And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
    8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.
    9 Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts,
    10 no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food.
    11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart.
    12 As you enter the house, salute it.
    13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
    14 And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town.
    15 Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomor'rah than for that town.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Proverbs 2:1-9
    1 My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
    2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
    3 yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
    4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures;
    5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
    6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
    8 guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his saints.
    9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-11
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want!
    10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 19:27-29
    27 Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?"
    28 Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
    29 And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.


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