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St. John Mary Vianney, Priest (Memorial)
August 4, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Numbers 13:1-2, 25--14:1, 26-29, 34-35
    1 The LORD said to Moses,
    2 "Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I give to the people of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a leader among them."
    25 At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.
    26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
    27 And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us; it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
    28 Yet the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.
    29 The Amal'ekites dwell in the land of the Negeb; the Hittites, the Jeb'usites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan."
    30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once, and occupy it; for we are well able to overcome it."
    31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."
    32 So they brought to the people of Israel an evil report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land, through which we have gone, to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature.
    33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim); and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them."
    1 Then all the congregation raised a loud cry; and the people wept that night.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 106:6-7, 13-14, 21-23
    6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
    7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider thy wonderful works; they did not remember the abundance of thy steadfast love, but rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea.
    13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.
    14 But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;
    21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
    22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red Sea.
    23 Therefore he said he would destroy them -- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 15:21-28
    21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
    22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon."
    23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us."
    24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
    25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."
    26 And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
    27 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
    28 Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ezekiel 3:17-21
    17 "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.
    18 If I say to the wicked, `You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
    19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you will have saved your life.
    20 Again, if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
    21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning; and you will have saved your life."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 117:1-2
    1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
    2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 9:35--10:1
    35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
    36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
    38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."
    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.

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