Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest
July 31, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 34:29-35
    29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.
    30 And when Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
    31 But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them.
    32 And afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in Mount Sinai.
    33 And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face;
    34 but whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the people of Israel what he was commanded,
    35 the people of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses would put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 99:5-7, 9
    5 Extol the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!
    6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They cried to the LORD, and he answered them.
    7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his testimonies, and the statutes that he gave them.
    9 Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 13:44-46
    44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
    45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,
    46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 10:31--11:1
    31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
    33 just as I try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.
    1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

  • 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

    Luke 14:25-33
    25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them,
    26 "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
    27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
    28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
    29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
    30 saying, `This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'
    31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
    32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.
    33 So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.


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