Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Catholic Caucus - Daily Mass Readings - Monday, July 14, 2003
USCCB ^ | July 14, 2003

Posted on 07/14/2003 5:55:53 AM PDT by NYer

July 14, 2003
Memorial of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin

Psalm: Monday 31

Reading I Responsorial Psalm


Reading I
Ex 1:8-14, 22

A new king, who knew nothing of Joseph, came to power in Egypt.
He said to his subjects, "Look how numerous and powerful
the people of the children of Israel are growing, more so than we ourselves!
Come, let us deal shrewdly with them to stop their increase;
otherwise, in time of war they too may join our enemies
to fight against us, and so leave our country."

Accordingly, taskmasters were set over the children of Israel
to oppress them with forced labor.
Thus they had to build for Pharaoh
the supply cities of Pithom and Raamses.
Yet the more they were oppressed,
the more they multiplied and spread.
The Egyptians, then, dreaded the children of Israel
and reduced them to cruel slavery,
making life bitter for them with hard work in mortar and brick
and all kinds of field work–the whole cruel fate of slaves.

Pharaoh then commanded all his subjects,
"Throw into the river every boy that is born to the Hebrews,
but you may let all the girls live."

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8

R (8a) Our help is in the name of the Lord.
Had not the LORD been with us–
let Israel say, had not the LORD been with us–
When men rose up against us,
then would they have swallowed us alive,
When their fury was inflamed against us.
R Our help is in the name of the Lord.
Then would the waters have overwhelmed us;
The torrent would have swept over us;
over us then would have swept
the raging waters.
Blessed be the LORD, who did not leave us
a prey to their teeth.
R Our help is in the name of the Lord.
We were rescued like a bird
from the fowlers' snare;
Broken was the snare,
and we were freed.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
R Our help is in the name of the Lord.

Mt 10:34—11:1

Jesus said to his Apostles:
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth.
I have come to bring not peace but the sword.
For I have come to set
a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one's enemies will be those of his household.

"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

"Whoever receives you receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet
will receive a prophet's reward,
and whoever receives a righteous man
because he is righteous
will receive a righteous man's reward.
And whoever gives only a cup of cold water
to one of these little ones to drink
because he is a disciple–
amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward."

When Jesus finished giving these commands to his Twelve disciples,
he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns.

Lectionary for Mass, Copyright © 1970, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2001 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.

TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Worship
KEYWORDS: bible; catholiclist; gospel; lectionary; mass

1 posted on 07/14/2003 5:55:54 AM PDT by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: *Catholic_list; father_elijah; nickcarraway; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Siobhan; Lady In Blue; attagirl; ...

For the Canonization of
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

O God who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the St. Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech You, the favor we beg through her intercession; that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among her Saints by Holy Mother Church, and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, DD
Bishop of Albany

Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions
2021 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

* * *

Please remember Salvation in your prayers.

2 posted on 07/14/2003 6:00:03 AM PDT by NYer (Laudate Dominum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Lighten Up, Francis!
Fundraising posts only happen quarterly, and are gone as soon as we meet the goal. Help make it happen.

3 posted on 07/14/2003 6:00:10 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Daily Reflection

July 14, 2003

Readings: Ex 1: 8-14, 22 Ps 124: 1-8 Mt 10: 34- 11:1

Jesus does not waste words in teaching us what he came to do. Without a doubt He has a vision, a goal, if you will. He states that it is so important a task that there will be division because of His tasks. We must bee aware that carrying out God*s will was more important than anything else. Jesus tells us that nothing can have more importance in our lives. We must love God above all things and that this may mean that we will have to carry a cross as He did. Jesus also tells us that those who receive Him received the one who sent Him. Those who carry out the Word of God and welcome the disciples will be blessed.

Take time today to see who or what is number one in your life. Is there something or someone who comes before God? What will you do to change this? Give time to be with God and ask God to help you remain steadfast in your love and service of Him.

4 posted on 07/14/2003 6:21:45 AM PDT by NYer (Laudate Dominum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Excellent reflection.

How is Salvation doing?
5 posted on 07/14/2003 6:41:04 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Bush/Cheney in '04 and Tommy Daschole out the door)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Comment #6 Removed by Moderator

To: Bigg Red
How is Salvation doing?

Wish I knew. Her daughter freepmailed me on the night of her fall but has not contacted me since. As soon as I have any word from her, I will post it to the group. Thank you for asking.

7 posted on 07/14/2003 8:14:42 AM PDT by NYer (Laudate Dominum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson