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St. Gregory Grassi, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs (Optional Memorial)
July 8, 2019

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 28:10-22
    10 Jacob left Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
    11 And he came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.
    12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
    13 And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants;
    14 and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves.
    15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you."
    16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place; and I did not know it."
    17 And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
    18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone which he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.
    19 He called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
    20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,
    21 so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God,
    22 and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou givest me I will give the tenth to thee."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 91:1-4, 14-15
    1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
    2 will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
    3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
    4 he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
    14 Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.
    15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 9:18-26
    18 While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."
    19 And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples.
    20 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment;
    21 for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well."
    22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.
    23 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd making a tumult,
    24 he said, "Depart; for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him.
    25 But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
    26 And the report of this went through all that district.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 7:9-17
    9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
    10 and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!"
    11 And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
    12 saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen."
    13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?"
    14 I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence.
    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
    17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-9
    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!

  • Gospel

    John 15:18-21
    18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
    19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
    20 Remember the word that I said to you, `A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
    21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me.