St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious (Memorial)
June 21, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 9:6-11
    6 The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
    7 Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
    8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.
    9 As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever."
    10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
    11 You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 112:1-4, 9
    1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.
    4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
    1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
    2 "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
    4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
    5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
    16 "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
    18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 5:1-5
    1 Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child.
    2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
    3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
    4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.
    5 Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
    1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
    2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee."
    5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
    7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
    8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 22:34-40
    34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad'ducees, they came together.
    35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him.
    36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
    37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    38 This is the great and first commandment.
    39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
    40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."

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