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St. Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr (Optional Memorial)
July 6, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hosea 2:16-18, 21-22
    16 "And in that day, says the LORD, you will call me, `My husband,' and no longer will you call me, `My Ba'al.'
    17 For I will remove the names of the Ba'als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.
    18 And I will make for you a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.
    21 "And in that day, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth;
    22 and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:2-9
    2 Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
    3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
    4 One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
    5 On the glorious splendor of thy majesty, and on thy wondrous works, I will meditate.
    6 Men shall proclaim the might of thy terrible acts, and I will declare thy greatness.
    7 They shall pour forth the fame of thy abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
    8 The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    9 The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

  • 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

    1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20
    13 "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food" -- and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
    14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.
    15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!
    17 But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
    18 Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body.
    19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own;
    20 you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6, 8, 16-17
    2 Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    15 My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
    16 Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!

  • Gospel

    John 12:24-26
    24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
    25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
    26 If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.