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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-24-14, OM, St. Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

    07/23/2014 9:36:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
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    July 24, 2014Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 This word of the LORD came to me:Go, cry out this message for Jerusalem to hear! I remember the devotion of your youth,how you loved me as a bride,Following me in the desert,in a land unsown.Sacred to the LORD was Israel,the first fruits of his harvest;Should any presume to partake of them,evil would befall them, says the LORD. When I brought you into the garden land to eat its goodly fruits,You entered and defiled my land,you made my heritage loathsome.The priests asked...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-14, OM, St. Bridget of Sweden

    07/22/2014 9:29:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    July 23, 2014Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jer 1:1, 4-10 The words of Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah,of a priestly family in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin. The word of the LORD came to me thus: 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-22-14, M, St. Mary Magdalene

    07/21/2014 10:02:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
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    July 22, 2014Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene  Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into the depths of...
  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-14, OM, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest, Doctor/Church

    07/20/2014 8:45:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    July 21, 2014Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Mi 6:1-4, 6-8 Hear what the LORD says:Arise, present your plea before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice!Hear, O mountains, the plea of the LORD,pay attention, O foundations of the earth!For the LORD has a plea against his people,and he enters into trial with Israel. O my people, what have I done to you,or how have I wearied you? Answer me!For I brought you up from the land of Egypt,from the place of slavery I released you;and I sent before you Moses,Aaron, and Miriam....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-19-14

    07/18/2014 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
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    July 19, 2014Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Mi 2:1-5 Woe to those who plan iniquity,and work out evil on their couches;In the morning light they accomplish itwhen it lies within their power.They covet fields, and seize them;houses, and they take them;They cheat an owner of his house,a man of his inheritance.Therefore thus says the LORD:Behold, I am planning against this race an evilfrom which you shall not withdraw your necks;Nor shall you walk with head high,for it will be a time of evil. On that day a satire shall be sung over you,and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-14, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2014Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 When Hezekiah was mortally ill,the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:“Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,for you are about to die; you shall not recover.”Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD: “O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedlyI conducted myself in your presence,doing what was pleasing to you!”And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: “Go, tell Hezekiah:Thus says the LORD, the God of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-17-14

    07/16/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 17, 2014Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 The way of the just is smooth;the path of the just you make level.Yes, for your way and your judgments, O LORD,we look to you;Your name and your titleare the desire of our souls.My soul yearns for you in the night,yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you;When your judgment dawns upon the earth,the world’s inhabitants learn justice.O LORD, you mete out peace to us,for it is you who have accomplished all we have done. O LORD, oppressed by your punishment,we...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-14, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2014 9:43:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    July 16, 2014Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 Thus says the LORD:Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger,my staff in wrath.Against an impious nation I send him,and against a people under my wrath I order himTo seize plunder, carry off loot,and tread them down like the mud of the streets.But this is not what he intends,nor does he have this in mind;Rather, it is in his heart to destroy,to make an end of nations not a few. For he says:“By my own power I have done it,and by my wisdom, for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-15-14, M, St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    07/14/2014 8:19:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    July 15, 2014Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Is 7:1-9 In the days of Ahaz, king of Judah, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah,Rezin, king of Aram,and Pekah, king of Israel, son of Remaliah,went up to attack Jerusalem,but they were not able to conquer it.When word came to the house of David that Aramwas encamped in Ephraim,the heart of the king and the heart of the people trembled,as the trees of the forest tremble in the wind. Then the LORD said to Isaiah: Go out to meet Ahaz,you and your son Shear-jashub,at...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-14, M, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

    07/13/2014 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
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    July 14, 2014Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin    Reading 1 Is 1:10-17 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah!What care I for the number of your sacrifices?says the LORD.I have had enough of whole-burnt ramsand fat of fatlings;In the blood of calves, lambs and goatsI find no pleasure. When you come in to visit me,who asks these things of you?Trample my courts no more!Bring no more worthless offerings;your incense is loathsome to me.New moon and sabbath, calling of assemblies,octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear.Your new moons and festivals...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-13-14, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/12/2014 7:44:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
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    July 13, 2014Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downand do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,so shall my word bethat goes forth from my mouth;my word shall not return to me void,but shall do my will,achieving the end for which I sent it. Responsorial Psalm Ps 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 R/ (Lk 8:8) The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.You...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-12-14

    07/11/2014 9:25:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 12, 2014Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 6:1-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:with two they veiled their faces,with two they veiled their feet,and with two they hovered aloft. They cried one to the other,“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!”At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-11-14, M, St. Benedict, Abbot

    07/11/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    July 11, 2014Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot    Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion.”I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is turned away from them.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-10-14

    07/09/2014 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    July 10, 2014Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9 Thus says the LORD:When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son.The more I called them,the farther they went from me,Sacrificing to the Baalsand burning incense to idols.Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,who took them in my arms;I drew them with human cords,with bands of love;I fostered them like onewho raises an infant to his cheeks;Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,they did not know that I was their healer. My heart is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-09-14, OM, St. Augustine Zhao Rong/comp, Martyrs

    07/08/2014 9:47:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
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    July 9, 2014Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 Israel is a luxuriant vinewhose fruit matches its growth.The more abundant his fruit,the more altars he built;The more productive his land,the more sacred pillars he set up.Their heart is false,now they pay for their guilt;God shall break down their altarsand destroy their sacred pillars.If they would say,“We have no king”—Since they do not fear the LORD,what can the king do for them? The king of Samaria shall disappear,like foam upon the waters.The high places of Aven shall be destroyed,the sin of Israel;thorns...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-08-14

    07/07/2014 10:52:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    July 8, 2014Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Hos 8:4-7, 11-13 Thus says the LORD:They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority;they established princes, but without my approval.With their silver and gold they madeidols for themselves, to their own destruction.Cast away your calf, O Samaria!my wrath is kindled against them;How long will they be unable to attaininnocence in Israel?The work of an artisan,no god at all,Destined for the flames—such is the calf of Samaria! When they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind;The stalk of grain that forms no earcan yield...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-07-14

    07/06/2014 7:34:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    July 7, 2014Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD:I will allure her;I will lead her into the desertand speak to her heart.She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD,She shall call me “My husband,”and never again “My baal.” I will espouse you to me forever:I will espouse you in right and in justice,in love and in mercy;I will espouse you in fidelity,and you shall know the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-06-14, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/05/2014 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 6, 2014Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Zec 9:9-10 Thus says the LORD:Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion,shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!See, your king shall come to you;a just savior is he,meek, and riding on an ass,on a colt, the foal of an ass.He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim,and the horse from Jerusalem;the warrior’s bow shall be banished,and he shall proclaim peace to the nations.His dominion shall be from sea to sea,and from the River to the ends of the earth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 R/ (cf. 1) I will praise your name...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-05-14, OM, St. Elizabeth of Portugal, St. Anthony Zaccaria

    07/04/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
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    July 5, 2014Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 9:11-15 Thus says the LORD:On that day I will raise upthe fallen hut of David;I will wall up its breaches,raise up its ruins,and rebuild it as in the days of old,That they may conquer what is left of Edomand all the nations that shall bear my name,say I, the LORD, who will do this.Yes, days are coming,says the LORD,When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,and the vintager, him who sows the seed;The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains,and all the hills shall run...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-14

    07/03/2014 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
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    July 4, 2014Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 8:4-6, 9-12 Hear this, you who trample upon the needyand destroy the poor of the land!“When will the new moon be over,” you ask,“that we may sell our grain,and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat?”We will diminish the containers for measuring,add to the weights,and fix our scales for cheating!We will buy the lowly man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals;even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!” On that day, says the Lord GOD,I will make the sun...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-14, FEAST, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    July 3, 2014Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle    Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;in him you also are being built togetherinto a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.Praise...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-02-14

    07/01/2014 10:08:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    July 2, 2014Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24 Seek good and not evil,that you may live;Then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts,be with you as you claim!Hate evil and love good,and let justice prevail at the gate;Then it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts,will have pity on the remnant of Joseph. I hate, I spurn your feasts, says the LORD,I take no pleasure in your solemnities;Your cereal offerings I will not accept,nor consider your stall-fed peace offerings.Away with your noisy songs!I will not listen to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-14, OM, Bl. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2014 8:14:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    July 1, 2014Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you,over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth;Therefore I will punish youfor all your crimes. Do two walk togetherunless they have agreed?Does a lion roar in the forestwhen it has no prey?Does a young lion cry out from its denunless it has seized something?Is a bird brought to earth by a snarewhen there...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-14, OM, First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2014 9:24:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    June 30, 2014Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 2:6-10, 13-16 Thus says the LORD:For three crimes of Israel, and for four,I will not revoke my word;Because they sell the just man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals.They trample the heads of the weakinto the dust of the earth,and force the lowly out of the way.Son and father go to the same prostitute,profaning my holy name.Upon garments taken in pledgethey recline beside any altar;And the wine of those who have been finedthey drink in the house of their god. Yet...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-29-14, Sol, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Mass/Day

    06/28/2014 6:08:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
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    June 29, 2014Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.–He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but prayer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-14, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Mass

    06/28/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
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    June 29, 2014Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate”every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, “Look at us.”He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-14, M, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    06/27/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
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    June 28, 2014Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord has consumed without pityall the dwellings of Jacob;He has torn down in his angerthe fortresses of daughter Judah;He has brought to the ground in dishonorher king and her princes. On the ground in silence sitthe old men of daughter Zion;They strew dust on their headsand gird themselves with sackcloth;The maidens of Jerusalembow their heads to the ground. Worn out from weeping are my eyes,within me all is in ferment;My gall is poured out on the groundbecause of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-14, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/26/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
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    June 27, 2014Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11 Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-26-14

    06/25/2014 11:07:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    June 26, 2014Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign,and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Nehushta,daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.He did evil in the sight of the LORD,just as his forebears had done. At that time the officials of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,attacked Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,himself arrived at the citywhile his servants were besieging it.Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother,his ministers, officers, and functionaries,surrendered to the king of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-25-14

    06/24/2014 7:09:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    June 25, 2014Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan,“I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD.”Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported,“Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the templeand have consigned them to the master workmenin the temple of the LORD.”The scribe Shaphan also informed the kingthat the priest Hilkiah had given him a book,and then read it aloud to the king.When the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-14, SOL, Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Mass/Day

    06/23/2014 7:48:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
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    June 24, 2014Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Mass during the Day    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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-14, SOL, Nativity of .St John the Baptist, Vigil Mass

    06/23/2014 7:31:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    June 24, 2014Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Vigil Mass    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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-14

    06/22/2014 8:37:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    June 23, 2014Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, occupied the whole landand attacked Samaria, which he besieged for three years.In the ninth year of Hoshea, king of Israelthe king of Assyria took Samaria,and deported the children of Israel to Assyria,setting them in Halah, at the Habor, a river of Gozan,and the cities of the Medes. This came about because the children of Israel sinned against the LORD,their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt,from under the domination of Pharaoh, king of...
  • Catholic Caucus:Sunday Mass Readings, 06-22-14, SOL Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ-Corpus Christi

    06/21/2014 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 63 replies
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    June 22, 2014Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)    Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a Moses said to the people:"Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,has directed all your journeying in the desert,so as to test you by afflictionand find out whether or not it was your intentionto keep his commandments. He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,and then fed you with manna,a food unknown to you and your fathers,in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,but by every word that comes forth from the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-20-14

    06/19/2014 7:34:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
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    June 20, 2014Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah,saw that her son was dead,she began to kill off the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah,took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse,from the bedroom where the princes were about to be slain.She concealed him from Athaliah, and so he did not die.For six years he remained hidden in the temple of the LORD,while Athaliah ruled the land. But in the seventh year,Jehoiada summoned the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-19-14, OM, St. Romuald, Abbot

    06/18/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    June 19, 2014Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord’s word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to yours?You brought a dead man back to lifefrom the nether world, by the will of the LORD.You sent kings down to destruction,and easily broke their power into pieces.You brought down nobles, from their...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-18-14

    06/17/2014 9:49:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
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    June 18, 2014Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,he and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here;the LORD has sent me on to the Jordan.”“As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live,I will not leave you,” Elisha replied.And so the two went on together.Fifty of the guild prophets followed andwhen the two stopped at the Jordan,they stood facing them at a distance.Elijah took his mantle, rolled it upand struck the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-17-14

    06/16/2014 9:19:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    June 17, 2014Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:17-29 After the death of Naboth the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite:“Start down to meet Ahab, king of Israel,who rules in Samaria.He will be in the vineyard of Naboth,of which he has come to take possession.This is what you shall tell him,‘The LORD says: After murdering, do you also take possession?For this, the LORD says:In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth,the dogs shall lick up your blood, too.’”Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me out, my enemy?”“Yes,”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-16-14

    06/15/2014 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    June 16, 2014Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:1-16 Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreelnext to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden,since it is close by, next to my house.I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or,if you prefer, I will give you its value in money.”Naboth answered him, “The LORD forbidthat I should give you my ancestral heritage.”Ahab went home disturbed and angry at the answerNaboth the Jezreelite had made to him:“I will not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-15-14, SOL, Most Holy Trinity

    06/14/2014 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
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    June 15, 2014The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Reading 1 Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9 Early in the morning Moses went up Mount Sinaias the LORD had commanded him,taking along the two stone tablets. Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with Moses thereand proclaimed his name, "LORD."Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out,"The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God,slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity."Moses at once bowed down to the ground in worship.Then he said, "If I find favor with you, O Lord,do come along in our company.This is indeed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-14-14

    06/13/2014 8:40:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
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    June 14, 2014Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:19-21 Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;he was following the twelfth.Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,“Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,and I will follow you.”Elijah answered, “Go back! Have I done anything to you?”Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,and gave it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-14, M, St. Anthony of Padua, Priest, Doctor of Church

    06/12/2014 7:40:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
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    June 13, 2014Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church  Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16 At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter.But the word of the LORD came to him,“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by.”A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind.After the wind there was an earthquake— but the LORD was not in the earthquake.After the earthquake there was fire—but the LORD was not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-12-14

    06/11/2014 8:58:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    June 12, 2014Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:41-46 Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink,for there is the sound of a heavy rain.”So Ahab went up to eat and drink,while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel,crouched down to the earth,and put his head between his knees.“Climb up and look out to sea,” he directed his servant,who went up and looked, but reported, “There is nothing.”Seven times he said, “Go, look again!”And the seventh time the youth reported,“There is a cloud as small as a man’s hand rising from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-11-14, M, St. Barnabas, Apostle

    06/10/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    June 11, 2014Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle    Reading 1 Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3 In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord.The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.When he arrived and saw the grace of God,he rejoiced and encouraged them allto remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart,for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith.And a large number of people was added to the Lord.Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul,and when he had found...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-10-14

    06/09/2014 8:10:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    June 10, 2014Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:7-16 The brook near where Elijah was hiding ran dry,because no rain had fallen in the land.So the LORD said to Elijah: “Move on to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there.I have designated a widow there to provide for you.”He left and went to Zarephath.As he arrived at the entrance of the city,a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her,“Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink.”She left to get it, and he called out after her,“Please bring along...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-09-14, OM, St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

    06/08/2014 7:30:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
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    June 9, 2014Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:1-6 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab:“As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve,during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.”The LORD then said to Elijah:“Leave here, go eastand hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.You shall drink of the stream,and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.”So he left and did as the LORD had commanded.He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.Ravens...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-04-14, OM, St. Casimir

    03/03/2014 11:04:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    March 4, 2014Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Pt 1:10-16 Beloved:Concerning the salvation of your soulsthe prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yourssearched and investigated itinvestigating the time and circumstancesthat the Spirit of Christ within them indicatedwhen it 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-14, OM, St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin

    03/02/2014 10:49:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    March 3, 2014Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-02-14, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    03/01/2014 10:03:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
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    March 2, 2014Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1Is 49:14-15 Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me;my LORD has forgotten me.”Can a mother forget her infant,be without tenderness for the child of her womb?Even should she forget,I will never forget you. Responsorial Psalm Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 R/ (6a) Rest in God alone, my soul.Only in God is my soul at rest;from him comes my salvation.He only is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all.R/ Rest in God alone, my soul.Only in God be at rest, my soul,for from him comes my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-01-14

    03/01/2014 9:25:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    March 1, 2014Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Jas 5:13-20 Beloved:Is anyone among you suffering?He should pray.Is anyone in good spirits?He should sing a song of praise. Is anyone among you sick?He should summon the presbyters of the Church,and they should pray over himand anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.The prayer of faith will save the sick person,and the Lord will raise him up.If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one anotherand pray for one another, that you may be healed.The fervent prayer...