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Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 22, 2017

Father Pat Fitzpatrick - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 420
Reading 1 JGS 6:11-24A

The angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth in Ophrah
that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite.
While his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press
to save it from the Midianites,
the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said,

Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope - August 21, 2017

Cardinal Thomas Collins - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 419
Reading 1 JGS2:11-19

The children of Israel offended the LORD by serving the Baals.
Abandoning the LORD, the God of their fathers,
who led them out of the land of Egypt,
they followed the other gods of the various nations around them,

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 20, 2017

Rev. Thomas Lynch, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 118
Reading 1 IS 56:1, 6-7

Thus says the LORD:
Observe what is right, do what is just;
for my salvation is about to come,
my justice, about to be revealed.

The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,
ministering to him,
loving the name of the LORD,
and becoming his servants—
all who keep the sabbath free from profanation

Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 19, 2017

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

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 418
Reading 1 JOS 24:14-29

Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,
and addressed them, saying:
"Fear the LORD and serve him completely and sincerely.
Cast out the gods your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt,
and serve the LORD.

Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 18, 2017

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

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 417

Reading 1 JOS 24:1-13

Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,
summoning their elders, their leaders,
their judges and their officers.
When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people:
"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel:

Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 17, 2017

Father Gilles Mongeau S.J.- Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 416
Reading 1 JOS 3:7-10A, 11, 13-17

The LORD said to Joshua,
"Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,
that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses.
Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant
to come to a halt in the Jordan

Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Msgr. Sam Bianco - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 415
Reading 1 DT 34:1-12

Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,
the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,
and the LORD showed him all the land—
Gilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,
the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,
all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,

Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass During The Day August 15, 2017

Msgr. Sam Bianco - Celebrant, Archdiocese of Toronto

Deacon Mike Walsh - Homilist, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 622
Reading 1 RV 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB

God's temple in heaven was opened,
and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet,

Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr - August 14, 2017

Father Dan Donovan, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 413
Reading 1 DT 10:12-22

Moses said to the people:
"And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of you
but to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly,
to love and serve the LORD, your God,
with all your heart and all your soul,
to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 13, 2017

Rev. Thomas Lynch, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 115
Reading 1 1 KGS 19:9A, 11-13A

At the mountain of God, Horeb,
Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter.
Then the LORD said to him,
"Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;
the LORD will be passing by."
A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD—
but the LORD was not in the wind.