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Friday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time - September 1, 2017

Father Michael Coutts S.J. - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 429
Reading 1 1 THES 4:1-8

Brothers and sisters,
we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,
as you received from us
how you should conduct yourselves to please God–
and as you are conducting yourselves–
you do so even more.

Thursday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time - August 31, 2017


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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Franciscan Media
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Lectionary: 428
Reading 1 1 THES 3:7-13

We have been reassured about you, brothers and sisters,
in our every distress and affliction, through your faith.
For we now live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

Wednesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time - August 30, 2017

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Jem Sullivan, PHD, Author, "The Beauty of Faith"
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Lectionary: 427
Reading 1 1 THES 2:9-13

You recall, brothers and sisters, our toil and drudgery.
Working night and day in order not to burden any of you,

Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist - August 29, 2017

Father Pat Fitzpatrick - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 426/634
Reading 1 1 THES 2:1-8

You yourselves know, brothers and sisters,
that our reception among you was not without effect.
Rather, after we had suffered and been insolently treated,
as you know, in Philippi,
we drew courage through our God

Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church - August 28, 2017

Father Dan Donovan, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 425
Reading 1 1 THES 1:1-5, 8B-10

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Church of the Thessalonians
in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
grace to you and peace.

We give thanks to God always for all of you,
remembering you in our prayers,

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 27, 2017

Rev. Tomasz Skibinski, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 121
Reading 1 IS 22:19-23

Thus says the LORD to Shebna, master of the palace:
"I will thrust you from your office
and pull you down from your station.
On that day I will summon my servant
Eliakim, son of Hilkiah;
I will clothe him with your robe,
and gird him with your sash,
and give over to him your authority.

Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time - August 26, 2017

Father Jack Lynch s.f.m., Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 424
Reading 1 RU 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17

Naomi had a prominent kinsman named Boaz,
of the clan of her husband Elimelech.
Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi,
"Let me go and glean ears of grain in the field
of anyone who will allow me that favor."
Naomi said to her, "Go, my daughter," and she went.

Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time - August 25, 2017

Father Michael Coutts S.J. - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 423
Reading 1 RU 1:1, 3-6, 14B-16, 22

Once in the time of the judges there was a famine in the land;
so a man from Bethlehem of Judah
departed with his wife and two sons
to reside on the plateau of Moab.
Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died,

Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle - August 24, 2017

Father Thomas Rosica, CSB - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 629
Reading 1 RV 21:9B-14

The angel spoke to me, saying,
"Come here.
I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain
and showed me the holy city Jerusalem
coming down out of heaven from God.
It gleamed with the splendor of God.

Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time - August 23, 2017

Msgr. Sam Bianco - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 421
Reading 1 JGS 9:6-15

All the citizens of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together
and proceeded to make Abimelech king
by the terebinth at the memorial pillar in Shechem.

When this was reported to him,
Jotham went to the top of Mount Gerizim and, standing there,