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The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (Optional Memorial)
June 30, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12
    1 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt:
    2 "You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
    3 "Do two walk together, unless they have made an appointment?
    4 Does a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing?
    5 Does a bird fall in a snare on the earth, when there is no trap for it? Does a snare spring up from the ground, when it has taken nothing?
    6 Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does evil befall a city, unless the LORD has done it?
    7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
    8 The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken; who can but prophesy?"
    11 "I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomor'rah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me," says the LORD.
    12 "Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 5:4-8
    3 O LORD, in the morning thou dost hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for thee, and watch.
    4 For thou art not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not sojourn with thee.
    5 The boastful may not stand before thy eyes; thou hatest all evildoers.
    6 Thou destroyest those who speak lies; the LORD abhors bloodthirsty and deceitful men.
    7 But I through the abundance of thy steadfast love will enter thy house, I will worship toward thy holy temple in the fear of thee.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 8:23-27
    23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
    24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
    25 And they went and woke him, saying, "Save, Lord; we are perishing."
    26 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
    27 And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?"

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:31-39
    31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
    32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;
    34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 124:2-5, 7-8
    2 if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us,
    3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
    4 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
    5 then over us would have gone the raging waters.
    7 We have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
    8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 24:4-13
    4 And Jesus answered them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
    5 For many will come in my name, saying, `I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
    6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
    7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places:
    8 all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
    9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
    10 And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another.
    11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
    12 And because wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold.
    13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.

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