JULY 4 Mon Weekday ( Independence Day) Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22/Mt 9:18-26
or, for Independence Day, any readings from the Mass “For the Country or a City”
5 Tue Weekday [St Anthony Zaccaria, Priest; USA: St Elizabeth of Portugal]
Hos 8:4-7, 11-13/Mt 9:32-38
6 Wed Weekday [St Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr] Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12/Mt 10:1-7
7 Thu Weekday Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9/Mt 10:7-15
8 Fri Weekday Hos 14:2-10/Mt 10:16-23
9 Sat Weekday [Saint Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs]
Is 6:1-8/Mt 10:24-33
10 SUN 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Dt 30:10-14/Col 1:15-20/Lk 10:25-37
Recently in his exhortation on the liturgy, Pope Frances called for Christians to “rediscover the meaning of the liturgical year…The church year offers us the possibility of growing in our knowledge of the mystery of Christ, immersing our life in the mystery of His Death and Resurrection, awaiting his return in glory. This is a true ongoing formation. Our life is not a random chaotic series of events, one following the other. It is rather a precise itinerary which, from one annual celebration of the His Death and Resurrection to the next, conforms us to Him, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.” Desiderio Desiderarvi 
I hope to comment on his letter this week.
Someone is setting off fireworks in our neighborhood before July 4. That civil holiday is tomorrow, a good time to pray for our country now in political and economic turmoil and get our bearings through it all.
Our first readings this week are mostly from Hosea.