Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
July 16, 2013

Psalter: Week III

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 2:1-15
    1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
    2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
    3 And when she could hide him no longer she took for him a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with bitumen and pitch; and she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds at the river's brink.
    4 And his sister stood at a distance, to know what would be done to him.
    5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, and her maidens walked beside the river; she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to fetch it.
    6 When she opened it she saw the child; and lo, the babe was crying. She took pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
    7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?"
    8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." So the girl went and called the child's mother.
    9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.
    10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son; and she named him Moses, for she said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
    11 One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.
    12 He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
    13 When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together; and he said to the man that did the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow?"
    14 He answered, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, and thought, "Surely the thing is known."
    15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh, and stayed in the land of Mid'ian; and he sat down by a well.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34
    2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
    13 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of thy steadfast love answer me. With thy faithful help
    29 But I am afflicted and in pain; let thy salvation, O God, set me on high!
    30 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    32 Let the oppressed see it and be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
    33 For the LORD hears the needy, and does not despise his own that are in bonds.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:20-24
    20 Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.
    21 "Woe to you, Chora'zin! woe to you, Beth-sa'ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
    22 But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
    23 And you, Caper'na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
    24 But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Zechariah 2:14-17
    10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for lo, I come and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD.
    11 And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
    12 And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem."
    13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Luke 1:46-55
    46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
    49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
    50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.
    51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
    52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree;
    53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
    54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
    55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."

  • Gospel

    Matthew 12:46-50
    46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.
    48 But he replied to the man who told him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
    49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
    50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother."


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