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St. Gregory Grassi, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs (Optional Memorial)
July 8, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hosea 10:1-3, 7-8, 12
    1 Israel is a luxuriant vine that yields its fruit. The more his fruit increased the more altars he built; as his country improved he improved his pillars.
    2 Their heart is false; now they must bear their guilt. The LORD will break down their altars, and destroy their pillars.
    3 For now they will say: "We have no king, for we fear not the LORD, and a king, what could he do for us?"
    7 Sama'ria's king shall perish, like a chip on the face of the waters.
    8 The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed. Thorn and thistle shall grow up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us, and to the hills, Fall upon us.
    12 Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain salvation upon you.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 105:2-7
    2 Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works!
    3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
    4 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his presence continually!
    5 Remember the wonderful works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
    6 O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
    7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:1-7
    1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
    2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zeb'edee, and John his brother;
    3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
    4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
    5 These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans,
    6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
    7 And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'

  • 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.