AUGUST 2-8: READINGS AND FEASTS

AUGUST 2 Mon Weekday [Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop; Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest]

Nm 11:4b-15/Mt 14:13-21 

3 Tue Weekday Nm 12:1-13/Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14 

4 Wed Saint John Vianney, Priest Memorial Nm 13:1-2, 25—14:1, 26-29a, 34-35/Mt 15:21-28 

5 Thu Weekday [ Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major] Nm 20:1-13/Mt 16:13-23

6 Fri The Transfiguration of the Lord Feast Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/2 Pt 1:16-19/Mk 9:2-10 

7 Sat Weekday [Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs; Saint Cajetan, Priest;]

Dt 6:4-13/Mt 17:14-20 

8 SUN NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

1 Kgs 19:4-8/Eph 4:30—5:2/Jn 6:41-51 

The feasts of saints span the centuries. This week we remember saints of the early church, like St.Sixtus and his companions, martyrs from the 3rd centuries, and saints closer to our time like St. John Vianney and Peter Eymard. Holiness is found everywhere and at all times.

We continue reading from the Torah in our first readings. This week from the Book of Numbers and Deuteronomy. Gospel readings are from St. Matthew.

The dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major is celebrated this Thursday. St. Mary Major is the most important church in Rome dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. It’s an important church where some of the first feasts of the Christmas celebration were celebrated. Mary plays an important role in the mysteries of Jesus Christ.

MORNING AND EVENING PRAYERS HERE, WEEK 2

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