St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
August 1, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28
    7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; and he called it the tent of meeting. And every one who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp.
    8 Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and every man stood at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he had gone into the tent.
    9 When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses.
    10 And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the door of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, every man at his tent door.
    11 Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tent.
    5 And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
    6 The LORD passed before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
    7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation."
    8 And Moses made haste to bow his head toward the earth, and worshiped.
    9 And he said, "If now I have found favor in thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in the midst of us, although it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thy inheritance."
    28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 103:6-13
    6 The LORD works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed.
    7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
    8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger for ever.
    10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.
    11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
    12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
    13 As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear him.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 13:36-43
    36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."
    37 He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;
    38 the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one,
    39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels.
    40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age.
    41 The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
    42 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
    43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:1-4
    1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
    3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
    4 in order that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:9-14
    9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
    10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
    11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
    12 Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes!
    13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth.
    14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 5:13-19
    13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
    14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
    15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
    16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
    17 "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.
    18 For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.
    19 Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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