St. Benedict, Abbot (Memorial)
July 11, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 32:23-33
    23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.
    24 And Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
    25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and Jacob's thigh was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
    26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me."
    27 And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
    28 Then he said, "Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."
    29 Then Jacob asked him, "Tell me, I pray, your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him.
    30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peni'el, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved."
    31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penu'el, limping because of his thigh.
    32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the sinew of the hip which is upon the hollow of the thigh, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh on the sinew of the hip.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 17:1-3, 6-7, 8, 15
    1 Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
    2 From thee let my vindication come! Let thy eyes see the right!
    3 If thou triest my heart, if thou visitest me by night, if thou testest me, thou wilt find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.
    6 I call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God; incline thy ear to me, hear my words.
    7 Wondrously show thy steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at thy right hand.
    8 Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings,
    15 As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with beholding thy form.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 9:32-38
    32 As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him.
    33 And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel."
    34 But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons."
    35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
    36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
    38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."

  • 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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