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Saints John Fisher, Bishop, Martyr and Thomas More, Martyr (Optional Memorial)
June 22, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18
    5 Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Sama'ria, and for three years he besieged it.
    6 In the ninth year of Hoshe'a the king of Assyria captured Sama'ria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
    7 And this was so, because the people of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods
    8 and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel, and in the customs which the kings of Israel had introduced.
    13 Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets."
    14 But they would not listen, but were stubborn, as their fathers had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
    15 They despised his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and the warnings which he gave them. They went after false idols, and became false, and they followed the nations that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had commanded them that they should not do like them.
    18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight; none was left but the tribe of Judah only.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 60:3-5, 12-13
    1 O God, thou hast rejected us, broken our defenses; thou hast been angry; oh, restore us.
    2 Thou hast made the land to quake, thou hast rent it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.
    3 Thou hast made thy people suffer hard things; thou hast given us wine to drink that made us reel.
    10 Hast thou not rejected us, O God? Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies.
    11 O grant us help against the foe, for vain is the help of man!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 7:1-5
    1 "Judge not, that you be not judged.
    2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
    3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
    4 Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye?
    5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Peter 4:12-19
    12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you.
    13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
    14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
    15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker;
    16 yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.
    17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
    18 And "If the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the impious and sinner appear?"
    19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 126:1-6
    1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
    2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
    3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
    4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb!
    5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!
    6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:34-39
    34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
    35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
    36 and a man's foes will be those of his own household.
    37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
    38 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
    39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.

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