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  • Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
    on June 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Gn15:1-12, 17-18 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:"Fear not, Abram!I am your shield;I will make your reward very great."But Abram said,"O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,if I keep on being childlessand have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?"Abram continued,"See, you have given me no offspring,and so one of my servants will be my heir."Then the word of the LORD came to him:"No, that one shall not be your heir;your own issue shall be your heir."He took him outside and said:"Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can.Just so," he added, "shall your descendants be."Abram put his faith in the LORD,who credited it to him as an act of righteousness.He then said to him,"I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeansto give you this land as a possession.""O Lord GOD," he asked,"how am I to know that I shall possess it?"He answered him,"Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old she-goat,a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."Abram brought him all these, split them in two,and placed each half opposite the other;but the birds he did not cut up.Birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses,but Abram stayed with them.As the sun was about to set, a trance fell upon Abram,and a deep, terrifying darkness enveloped him.When the sun had set and it was dark,there appeared a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch,which passed between those pieces.It was on that occasion that the LORD made a covenant with Abram,saying: "To your descendants I give this land,from the Wadi of Egypt to the Great River the Euphrates." Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 R.(8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;make known among the nations his deeds.Sing to him, sing his praise,proclaim all his wondrous deeds.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Glory in his holy name;rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!Look to the LORD in his strength;seek to serve him constantly.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.You descendants of Abraham, his servants,sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!He, the LORD, is our God;throughout the earth his judgments prevail. R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.He remembers forever his covenantwhich he made binding for a thousand generations—Which he entered into with Abrahamand by his oath to Isaac.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Alleluia Jn 15:4a, 5bR. Alleluia, alleluia.Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord;whoever remains in me will bear much fruit.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 7:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples:"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,but underneath are ravenous wolves.By their fruits you will know them.Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut downand thrown into the fire.So by their fruits you will know them." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
    on June 25, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Gn 13:2, 5-18 Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,so that the land could not support them if they stayed together;their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.There were quarrels between the herdsmen of Abram's livestockand those of Lot's.(At this time the Canaanites and the Perizziteswere occupying the land.)So Abram said to Lot:"Let there be no strife between you and me,or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are kinsmen.Is not the whole land at your disposal?Please separate from me.If you prefer the left, I will go to the right;if you prefer the right, I will go to the left."Lot looked about and saw how well wateredthe whole Jordan Plain was as far as Zoar,like the LORD's own garden, or like Egypt.(This was before the LORD had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)Lot, therefore, chose for himself the whole Jordan Plainand set out eastward.Thus they separated from each other;Abram stayed in the land of Canaan,while Lot settled among the cities of the Plain,pitching his tents near Sodom.Now the inhabitants of Sodom were very wickedin the sins they committed against the LORD.After Lot had left, the LORD said to Abram:"Look about you, and from where you are,gaze to the north and south, east and west;all the land that you see I will give to youand your descendants forever.I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth;if anyone could count the dust of the earth,your descendants too might be counted.Set forth and walk about in the land, through its length and breadth,for to you I will give it."Abram moved his tents and went on to settlenear the terebinth of Mamre, which is at Hebron.There he built an altar to the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 R. (1b) He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.He who walks blamelessly and does justice;who thinks the truth in his heartand slanders not with his tongue.R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.Who harms not his fellow man,nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;By whom the reprobate is despised,while he honors those who fear the LORD.R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.Who lends not his money at usuryand accepts no bribe against the innocent.He who does these thingsshall never be disturbed. R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord. Alleluia Jn 8:12 R. Alleluia, alleluia.I am the light of the world, says the Lord;whoever follows me will have the light of life.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 7:6, 12-14 Jesus said to his disciples:"Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine,lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces."Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.This is the Law and the Prophets."Enter through the narrow gate;for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction,and those who enter through it are many.How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.And those who find it are few." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Mass during the Day
    on June 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory.Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed me as his servant from the womb,that Jacob may be brought back to himand Israel gathered to him;and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD,and my God is now my strength!It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant,to raise up the tribes of Jacob,and restore the survivors of Israel;I will make you a light to the nations,that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15 R.(14) I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.O LORD, you have probed me, you know me:you know when I sit and when I stand;you understand my thoughts from afar.My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,with all my ways you are familiar.R. I praise you for I am wonderfully made.Truly you have formed my inmost being;you knit me in my mother's womb.I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;wonderful are your works.R. I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.My soul also you knew full well;nor was my frame unknown to youWhen I was made in secret,when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth.R. I praise you, for I am wonderfully made. Reading 2 Acts 13:22-26 In those days, Paul said:"God raised up David as king; of him God testified,I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;he will carry out my every wish.From this man's descendants God, according to his promise,has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentanceto all the people of Israel;and as John was completing his course, he would say,'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.Behold, one is coming after me;I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.'"My brothers, sons of the family of Abraham,and those others among you who are God-fearing,to us this word of salvation has been sent."Alleluia See Lk 1:76R. Alleluia, alleluia.You, child, will be called prophet of the Most High,for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 1:57-66, 80 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her childshe gave birth to a son.Her neighbors and relatives heardthat the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,and they rejoiced with her.When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,but his mother said in reply,"No. He will be called John."But they answered her,"There is no one among your relatives who has this name."So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called.He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name,"and all were amazed.Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,and he spoke blessing God.Then fear came upon all their neighbors,and all these matters were discussedthroughout the hill country of Judea.All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,"What, then, will this child be?"For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.The child grew and became strong in spirit,                and he was in the desert until the dayof his manifestation to Israel. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Vigil
    on June 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Jer 1:4-10 In the days of King Josiah, the word of the LORD came to me, saying:Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you."Ah, Lord GOD!" I said,"I know not how to speak; I am too young."But the LORD answered me,Say not, "I am too young."To whomever I send you, you shall go;whatever I command you, you shall speak.Have no fear before them,because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying,See, I place my words in your mouth!This day I set youover nations and over kingdoms,to root up and to tear down,to destroy and to demolish,to build and to plant. Responsorial Psalm Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15ab and 17 R. (6) Since my mother's womb, you have been my strength.In you, O LORD, I take refuge;let me never be put to shame.In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;incline your ear to me, and save me.R. Since my mother's womb, you have been my strength.Be my rock of refuge,a stronghold to give me safety,for you are my rock and my fortress.O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.R. Since my mother's womb, you have been my strength.For you are my hope, O LORD;my trust, O LORD, from my youth.On you I depend from birth;from my mother's womb you are my strength.R. Since my mother's womb, you have been my strength.My mouth shall declare your justice,day by day your salvation.O God, you have taught me from my youth,and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.R. Since my mother's womb, you have been my strength. Reading 2 1 Pt 1:8-12 Beloved:Although you have not seen Jesus Christ you love him;even though you do not see him now yet believe in him,you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.Concerning this salvation,prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yourssearched and investigated it,investigating the time and circumstancesthat the Spirit of Christ within them indicatedwhen he testified in advanceto the sufferings destined for Christand the glories to follow them.It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but youwith regard to the things that have now been announced to youby those who preached the Good News to youthrough the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,things into which angels longed to look.Alleluia See Jn 1:7, LK 1:17R. Alleluia, alleluia.He came to testify to the light,to prepare a people fit for the Lord.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 1:5-17 In the days of Herod, King of Judea,there was a priest named Zechariahof the priestly division of Abijah;his wife was from the daughters of Aaron,and her name was Elizabeth.Both were righteous in the eyes of God,observing all the commandmentsand ordinances of the Lord blamelessly.But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barrenand both were advanced in years.Once when he was servingas priest in his division's turn before God,according to the practice of the priestly service,he was chosen by lotto enter the sanctuary of the Lord to burn incense.Then, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outsideat the hour of the incense offering,the angel of the Lord appeared to him,standing at the right of the altar of incense.Zechariah was troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him.But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah,because your prayer has been heard.Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,and you shall name him John.And you will have joy and gladness,and many will rejoice at his birth,for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.John will drink neither wine nor strong drink.He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb,and he will turn many of the children of Israelto the Lord their God.He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijahto turn their hearts toward their childrenand the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous,to prepare a people fit for the Lord." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
    on June 23, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Gn 14:18-20 In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine,and being a priest of God Most High,he blessed Abram with these words:"Blessed be Abram by God Most High,the creator of heaven and earth;and blessed be God Most High,who delivered your foes into your hand."Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Responsorial Psalm Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 R.(4b) You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.The LORD said to my Lord: "Sit at my right handtill I make your enemies your footstool."R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.The scepter of your power the LORD will stretch forth from Zion:"Rule in the midst of your enemies."R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek."Yours is princely power in the day of your birth, in holy splendor;before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you."R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.The LORD has sworn, and he will not repent:"You are a priest forever, according to the order of  Melchizedek."R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek. Reading 2 1 Cor 11:23-26 Brothers and sisters:I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks,broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you.Do this in remembrance of me."In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood.Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.Sequence Lauda SionLaud, O Zion, your salvation,Laud with hymns of exultation, Christ, your king and shepherd true:Bring him all the praise you know,He is more than you bestow. Never can you reach his due.Special theme for glad thanksgivingIs the quick'ning and the living Bread today before you set:From his hands of old partaken,As we know, by faith unshaken, Where the Twelve at supper met.Full and clear ring out your chanting,Joy nor sweetest grace be wanting, From your heart let praises burst:For today the feast is holden,When the institution olden Of that supper was rehearsed.Here the new law's new oblation,By the new king's revelation, Ends the form of ancient rite:Now the new the old effaces,Truth away the shadow chases, Light dispels the gloom of night.What he did at supper seated,Christ ordained to be repeated, His memorial ne'er to cease:And his rule for guidance taking,Bread and wine we hallow, making Thus our sacrifice of peace.This the truth each Christian learns,Bread into his flesh he turns, To his precious blood the wine:Sight has fail'd, nor thought conceives,But a dauntless faith believes, Resting on a pow'r divine.Here beneath these signs are hiddenPriceless things to sense forbidden; Signs, not things are all we see:Blood is poured and flesh is broken,Yet in either wondrous token Christ entire we know to be.Whoso of this food partakes,Does not rend the Lord nor breaks; Christ is whole to all that taste:Thousands are, as one, receivers,One, as thousands of believers, Eats of him who cannot waste.Bad and good the feast are sharing,Of what divers dooms preparing, Endless death, or endless life.Life to these, to those damnation,See how like participation Is with unlike issues rife.When the sacrament is broken,Doubt not, but believe 'tis spoken, That each sever'd outward token doth the very whole contain.Nought the precious gift divides,Breaking but the sign betides Jesus still the same abides, still unbroken does remain.The shorter form of the sequence begins here.Lo! the angel's food is givenTo the pilgrim who has striven; see the children's bread from heaven, which on dogs may not be spent.Truth the ancient types fulfilling,Isaac bound, a victim willing, Paschal lamb, its lifeblood spilling, manna to the fathers sent.Very bread, good shepherd, tend us,Jesu, of your love befriend us, You refresh us, you defend us, Your eternal goodness send usIn the land of life to see.You who all things can and know,Who on earth such food bestow, Grant us with your saints, though lowest, Where the heav'nly feast you show,Fellow heirs and guests to be. Amen. Alleluia. Alleluia Jn 6:51 R. Alleluia, alleluia.I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord;whoever eats this bread will live forever.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Lk 9:11b-17Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God,and he healed those who needed to be cured.As the day was drawing to a close,the Twelve approached him and said,"Dismiss the crowdso that they can go to the surrounding villages and farmsand find lodging and provisions;for we are in a deserted place here."He said to them, "Give them some food yourselves."They replied, "Five loaves and two fish are all we have,unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people."Now the men there numbered about five thousand.Then he said to his disciples,"Have them sit down in groups of about fifty."They did so and made them all sit down.Then taking the five loaves and the two fish,and looking up to heaven,he said the blessing over them, broke them,and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.They all ate and were satisfied.And when the leftover fragments were picked up,they filled twelve wicker baskets. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
    on June 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 2 Cor 12:1-10 Brothers and sisters:I must boast; not that it is profitable,but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago(whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows),was caught up to the third heaven.And I know that this man(whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows)was caught up into Paradise and heard ineffable things,which no one may utter.About this man I will boast,but about myself I will not boast, except about my weaknesses.Although if I should wish to boast, I would not be foolish,for I would be telling the truth.But I refrain, so that no one may think more of methan what he sees in me or hears from mebecause of the abundance of the revelations.Therefore, that I might not become too elated,a thorn in the flesh was given to me, an angel of Satan,to beat me, to keep me from being too elated.Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me,but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you,for power is made perfect in weakness."I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses,in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults,hardships, persecutions, and constraints,for the sake of Christ;for when I am weak, then I am strong. Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:8-9, 10-11, 12-13 R. (9a) Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.The angel of the LORD encampsaround those who fear him, and delivers them.Taste and see how good the LORD is;blessed the man who takes refuge in him.R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.Fear the LORD, you his holy ones,for nought is lacking to those who fear him.The great grow poor and hungry;but those who seek the LORD want for no good thing.R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.Come, children, hear me;I will teach you the fear of the LORD.Which of you desires life,and takes delight in prosperous days?R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Alleluia 2 Cor 8:9 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich,so that by his poverty you might become rich.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 6:24-34 Jesus said to his disciples:"No one can serve two masters.He will either hate one and love the other,or be devoted to one and despise the other.You cannot serve God and mammon."Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,what you will eat or drink,or about your body, what you will wear.Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?Look at the birds in the sky;they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are not you more important than they?Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?Why are you anxious about clothes?Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.They do not work or spin.But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendorwas clothed like one of them.If God so clothes the grass of the field,which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow,will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?'or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?'All these things the pagans seek.Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things will be given you besides.Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.Sufficient for a day is its own evil."For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, please go here.For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Paulinus of Nola, please go here. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
    on June 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 2 Cor 11:18, 21-30 Brothers and sisters:Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast.To my shame I say that we were too weak!But what anyone dares to boast of (I am speaking in foolishness)I also dare.Are they Hebrews?  So am I.Are they children of Israel?  So am I.Are they descendants of Abraham?  So am I.Are they ministers of Christ? (I am talking like an insane person).I am still more, with far greater labors,far more imprisonments, far worse beatings,and numerous brushes with death.Five times at the hands of the JewsI received forty lashes minus one.Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned,three times I was shipwrecked,I passed a night and a day on the deep;on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers,dangers from robbers, dangers from my own race,dangers from Gentiles, dangers in the city,dangers in the wilderness, dangers at sea,dangers among false brothers;in toil and hardship, through many sleepless nights,through hunger and thirst, through frequent fastings,through cold and exposure.And apart from these things, there is the daily pressure upon meof my anxiety for all the churches.Who is weak, and I am not weak?Who is led to sin, and I am not indignant?If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 R. (see 18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.I will bless the LORD at all times;his praise shall be ever in my mouth.Let my soul glory in the LORD;the lowly will hear me and be glad.R. From all their distress God rescues the just.Glorify the LORD with me,let us together extol his name.I sought the LORD, and he answered meand delivered me from all my fears. R. From all their distress God rescues the just.Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,and your faces may not blush with shame.When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,and from all his distress he saved him.R. From all their distress God rescues the just. Alleluia Mt 5:3 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are the poor in spirit;for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 6:19-23 Jesus said to his disciples:"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.But store up treasures in heaven,where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be."The lamp of the body is the eye.If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light;but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be."For the readings of the Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, please go here. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]