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St. Monica (Memorial)
August 27, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 1:1-9
    1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sos'thenes,
    2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
    3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    4 I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,
    5 that in every way you were enriched in him with all speech and all knowledge --
    6 even as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you --
    7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
    8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:2-7
    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.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 24:42-51
    42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
    43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.
    44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
    45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?
    46 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.
    47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
    48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, `My master is delayed,'
    49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken,
    50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know,
    51 and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16
    1 Happy is the husband of a good wife; the number of his days will be doubled.
    2 A loyal wife rejoices her husband, and he will complete his years in peace.
    3 A good wife is a great blessing; she will be granted among the blessings of the man who fears the Lord.
    4 Whether rich or poor, his heart is glad, and at all times his face is cheerful.
    13 A wife's charm delights her husband, and her skill puts fat on his bones.
    14 A silent wife is a gift of the Lord, and there is nothing so precious as a disciplined soul.
    15 A modest wife adds charm to charm, and no balance can weigh the value of a chaste soul.
    16 Like the sun rising in the heights of the Lord, so is the beauty of a good wife in her well-ordered home.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Luke 7:11-17
    11 Soon afterward he went to a city called Na'in, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
    12 As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her.
    13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."
    14 And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
    15 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
    16 Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"
    17 And this report concerning him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.

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