First Reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
1 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab upon mount Nebo, to the top of Phasga over against Jericho: and the Lord shewed him all the land of Galaad as far as Dan.
2 And all Nephtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasses, and all the land of Juda unto the furthermost sea,
3 And the south part, and the breadth of the plain of Jericho the city of palm trees as far as Segor.
4 And the Lord said to him: This is the land, for which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying: I will give it to thy seed. Thou hast seen it with thy eyes, and shalt not pass over to it.
5 And Moses the servant of the Lord died there, in the land of Moab, by the commandment of the Lord:
6 And he buried him in the valley of the land of Moab over against Phogor: and no man hath known of his sepulchre until this present day.
7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, neither were his teeth moved.
8 And the children of Israel mourned for him in the plains of Moab thirty days: and the days of their mourning in which they mourned for Moses were ended.
9 And Josue the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands upon him. And the children of Israel obeyed him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
10 And there arose no more a prophet in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
11 In all the signs and wonders, which he sent by him, to do in the land of Egypt to Pharao, and to all his servants, and to his whole land,
12 And all the mighty hand, and great miracles, which Moses did before all Israel.
Psalm: Psalms 66:1-3a, 5 and 8, 16-17
1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth,
2 Sing ye a psalm to his name; give glory to his praise.
3 a Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord!
5 Come and see the works of God; who is terrible in his counsels over the sons of men.
8 O bless our God, ye Gentiles: and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what great things he hath done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth: and I extolled him with my tongue.
Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20
15 But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother.
16 And if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more: that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand.
17 And if he will not hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican.
18 Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven.
19 Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning any thing whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by my Father who is in heaven.
20 For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr
August 14, 2013