Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
August 5, 2014

Psalter: Week II

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22
    1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
    2 "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.
    12 "For thus says the LORD: Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
    13 There is none to uphold your cause, no medicine for your wound, no healing for you.
    14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they care nothing for you; for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy, the punishment of a merciless foe, because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant.
    15 Why do you cry out over your hurt? Your pain is incurable. Because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant, I have done these things to you.
    18 "Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt upon its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.
    19 Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who make merry. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.
    20 Their children shall be as they were of old, and their congregation shall be established before me; and I will punish all who oppress them.
    21 Their prince shall be one of themselves, their ruler shall come forth from their midst; I will make him draw near, and he shall approach me, for who would dare of himself to approach me? says the LORD.
    22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 102:16-21, 29, 22-23
    15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
    16 For the LORD will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory;
    17 he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.
    18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD:
    19 that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
    20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die;
    21 that men may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,
    22 when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.
    28 The children of thy servants shall dwell secure; their posterity shall be established before thee.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 14:22-36
    22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
    23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
    24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them.
    25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
    26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
    27 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear."
    28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water."
    29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;
    30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
    31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?"
    32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
    33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
    34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
    35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent round to all that region and brought to him all that were sick,
    36 and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.


    Matthew 15:1-2, 14-14
    1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
    2 "Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat."
    14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 21:1-5
    1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
    2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;
    3 and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;
    4 he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away."
    5 And he who sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Judith 13:18-19
    18 And Uzziah said to her, "O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God above all women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, who has guided you to strike the head of the leader of our enemies.
    19 Your hope will never depart from the hearts of men, as they remember the power of God.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:27-28
    27 As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!"
    28 But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"


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