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Readings of the Day: Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest
Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Reading for the day
Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22

  • 1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
  • 2 "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.
  • 12 "For thus says the LORD: Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
  • 13 There is none to uphold your cause, no medicine for your wound, no healing for you.
  • 14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they care nothing for you; for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy, the punishment of a merciless foe, because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant.
  • 15 Why do you cry out over your hurt? Your pain is incurable. Because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant, I have done these things to you.
  • 18 "Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt upon its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.
  • 19 Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who make merry. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.
  • 20 Their children shall be as they were of old, and their congregation shall be established before me; and I will punish all who oppress them.
  • 21 Their prince shall be one of themselves, their ruler shall come forth from their midst; I will make him draw near, and he shall approach me, for who would dare of himself to approach me? says the LORD.
  • 22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God."

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 102:16-21, 29, 22-23

Response: The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.

  • 15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
  • 16 For the LORD will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory; R
  • 17 he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.
  • 18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD: R
  • 19 that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
  • 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die; R
  • 21 that men may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,
  • 22 when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.
  • 28 The children of thy servants shall dwell secure; their posterity shall be established before thee. R

Gospel for the Day
Matthew 15: 1-2, 10-14

  • 1 Then came to him from Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees, saying:
  • 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
  • 10 And having called together the multitudes unto him, he said to them: Hear ye and understand.
  • 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man: but what cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
  • 12 Then came his disciples, and said to him: Dost thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard this word, were scandalized?
  • 13 But he answering them, said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
  • 14 Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.
Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
18 September 2020

Just as the parables of Jesus show the love of God in stories about lost coins, vineyards and generous landowners, the followers of Jesus must make the events of everyday life point to God\'s loving presence among us.

Today's Mass
Mass on Demand – Tuesday 4 August 2020
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