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Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Optional Memorial)
July 16, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19
    7 The way of the righteous is level; thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous.
    8 In the path of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; thy memorial name is the desire of our soul.
    9 My soul yearns for thee in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks thee. For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
    12 O LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us, thou hast wrought for us all our works.
    16 O LORD, in distress they sought thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
    17 Like a woman with child, who writhes and cries out in her pangs, when she is near her time, so were we because of thee, O LORD;
    18 we were with child, we writhed, we have as it were brought forth wind. We have wrought no deliverance in the earth, and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen.
    19 Thy dead shall live, their bodies shall rise. O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For thy dew is a dew of light, and on the land of the shades thou wilt let it fall.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 102:13-21
    12 But thou, O LORD, art enthroned for ever; thy name endures to all generations.
    13 Thou wilt arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come.
    14 For thy servants hold her stones dear, and have pity on her dust.
    15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
    16 For the LORD will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory;
    17 he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.
    18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD:
    19 that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
    20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die;

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:28-30
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Zechariah 2:14-17
    10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for lo, I come and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD.
    11 And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
    12 And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem."
    13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Luke 1:46-55
    46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
    49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
    50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.
    51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
    52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree;
    53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
    54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
    55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."

  • Gospel

    Matthew 12:46-50
    46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.
    48 But he replied to the man who told him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
    49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
    50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother."