St. John Mary Vianney, Priest (Memorial)
August 4, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37
    1 The LORD said to Moses,
    4 "These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them.
    5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, is the LORD's passover.
    6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to the LORD; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
    7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.
    8 But you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD seven days; on the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work."
    9 And the LORD said to Moses,
    10 "Say to the people of Israel, When you come into the land which I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest;
    11 and he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, that you may find acceptance; on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
    15 "And you shall count from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven full weeks shall they be,
    16 counting fifty days to the morrow after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a cereal offering of new grain to the LORD.
    27 "On the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present an offering by fire to the LORD.
    34 "Say to the people of Israel, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the feast of booths to the LORD.
    35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.
    36 Seven days you shall present offerings by fire to the LORD; on the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is a solemn assembly; you shall do no laborious work.
    37 "These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim as times of holy convocation, for presenting to the LORD offerings by fire, burnt offerings and cereal offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its proper day;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 81:3-6, 10-11
    2 Raise a song, sound the timbrel, the sweet lyre with the harp.
    3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
    4 For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
    5 He made it a decree in Joseph, when he went out over the land of Egypt. I hear a voice I had not known:
    9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
    10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 13:54-58
    54 and coming to his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?
    55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
    56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?"
    57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house."
    58 And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ezekiel 3:17-21
    17 "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.
    18 If I say to the wicked, `You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
    19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you will have saved your life.
    20 Again, if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
    21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning; and you will have saved your life."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 117:1-2
    1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
    2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 9:35--10:1
    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."
    1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.

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