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Readings of the Day: Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin
Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Reading for the day
Ezekiel 2:8-3:4

  • The Lord GOD said to me:
  • As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you: be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,
    but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you.
  • It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me, in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.
  • It was covered with writing front and back,and written on it was: Lamentation and wailing and woe!

  • He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you; eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.
  • So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat.
  • Son of man, he then said to me, feed your belly and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you.
  • I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
  • He said: Son of man, go now to the house of Israel, and speak my words to them.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 119(118):14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131

Response: How sweet to my taste is your promise!

  • 14 In the way of your decrees I rejoice,as much as in all riches. R
  • 24 Yes, your decrees are my delight; they are my counselors. 
  • 72 The law of your mouth is to me more precious than thousands of gold and silver pieces. R
  • 103 How sweet to my palate are your promises,sweeter than honey to my mouth! 
  • 111 Your decrees are my inheritance forever;the joy of my heart they are. 
  • 131 I gasp with open mouth, in my yearning for your commands. R

Gospel for the day
Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14

  • 1 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven?
  • 2 And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them,
  • 3 And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.
  • 5 And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
  • 10 See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
  • 12 What think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go to seek that which is gone astray?
  • 13 And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray.
  • 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.




Today's Mass
Mass on Demand – Monday 10 August 2020
Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm: Nineteenth Sunday of the Year (A)
07 August 2020

The Lord is willing to support us in doing the impossible. What we need is enough faith to enable us to step out of the security of the boat we call everyday \"sensible\" life.

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