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St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (Memorial)
July 31, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Leviticus 25:1, 8-17
    1 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
    8 "And you shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
    9 Then you shall send abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall send abroad the trumpet throughout all your land.
    10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his family.
    11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you; in it you shall neither sow, nor reap what grows of itself, nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines.
    12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat what it yields out of the field.
    13 "In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property.
    14 And if you sell to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.
    15 According to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years for crops he shall sell to you.
    16 If the years are many you shall increase the price, and if the years are few you shall diminish the price, for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you.
    17 You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 7-8
    1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, [Selah]
    2 that thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving power among all nations.
    4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for thou dost judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. [Selah]
    6 The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.
    7 God has blessed us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 14:1-12
    1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus;
    2 and he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist, he has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him."
    3 For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison, for the sake of Hero'di-as, his brother Philip's wife;
    4 because John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
    5 And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet.
    6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Hero'di-as danced before the company, and pleased Herod,
    7 so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
    8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter."
    9 And the king was sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given;
    10 he sent and had John beheaded in the prison,
    11 and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
    12 And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 10:31--11:1
    31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
    33 just as I try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.
    1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-11
    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!
    9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want!
    10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  • Gospel

    Luke 14:25-33
    25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them,
    26 "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
    27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
    28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
    29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
    30 saying, `This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'
    31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
    32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.
    33 So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

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