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  • Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time June 25, 2024
    Reading 1  2 KGS 19:9B-11, 14-21, 31-35A, 36 Sennacherib, king of Assyria, sent envoys to Hezekiahwith this message: “Thus shall you say to Hezekiah, king of Judah:‘Do not let your God on whom you rely deceive youby saying that Jerusalem will not be handed overto the king of Assyria.You have heard what the kings of Assyria […]
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  • Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist June 24, 2024
    Reading I Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,             listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth,             from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword             and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. He made me a polished arrow,             in his […]
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  • Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 23, 2024
    Reading I Jb 38:1, 8-11 The Lord addressed Job out of the storm and said:     Who shut within doors the sea,         when it burst forth from the womb;     when I made the clouds its garment         and thick darkness its swaddling bands?     When I set limits for it    […]
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  • Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 22, 2024
    Reading 1 2 Chr 24:17-25 After the death of Jehoiada,the princes of Judah came and paid homage to King Joash,and the king then listened to them.They forsook the temple of the LORD, the God of their fathers,and began to serve the sacred poles and the idols;and because of this crime of theirs,wrath came upon Judah […]
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  • Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious June 21, 2024
    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, religiousReading 1 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah,saw that her son was dead,she began to kill off the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah,took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse,from the […]
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  • Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 20, 2024
    Reading 1  SIR 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah whose words were as a flaming furnace. Their staff of bread he shattered, in his zeal he reduced them to straits; By the Lord’s word he shut up the heavens and three times brought down fire. How awesome are you, Elijah, in your […]
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  • Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 19, 2024
    Reading 1 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,he and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here;the LORD has sent me on to the Jordan.”“As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live,I will not leave you,” Elisha […]
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  • Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 18, 2024
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:17-29 After the death of Naboth the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite:"Start down to meet Ahab, king of Israel,who rules in Samaria.He will be in the vineyard of Naboth,of which he has come to take possession.This is what you shall tell him,'The LORD says: After murdering, do you also take […]
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  • Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 17, 2024
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:1-16 Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreelnext to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden,since it is close by, next to my house.I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or,if you prefer, I will give […]
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  • Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 16, 2024
    Reading 1 Ez 17:22-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar,from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot,and plant it on a high and lofty mountain;on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it.It shall put forth branches and bear fruit,and become a majestic cedar.Birds of […]
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