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Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 12, 2017

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

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 412
Reading 1 DT 6:4-13

Moses said to the people:
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength.
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.

Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin - August 11, 2017

Father Michael Coutts S.J., Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 411
Reading 1 DT 4:32-40

Moses said to the people:
"Ask now of the days of old, before your time,
ever since God created man upon the earth;
ask from one end of the sky to the other:
Did anything so great ever happen before?
Was it ever heard of?
Did a people ever hear the voice of God

Feast of Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr - August 10, 2017

Father Favin Alemão, Archdiocese of Toronto

Loretto Abbey, Toronto

Lectionary: 618
Reading 1 2 COR 9:6-10

Brothers and sisters:
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.

Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time - august 9, 2017

Father Bill Irwin C.S.B., Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 409
Reading 1 NM 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26A-29A, 34-35

The LORD said to Moses [in the desert of Paran,]
"Send men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan,
which I am giving the children of Israel.
You shall send one man from each ancestral tribe,
all of them princes."

After reconnoitering the land for forty days they returned,

Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest - August 8, 2017

Rev. John Bertao, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 408
Reading 1 NM 12:1-13

Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretext
of the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.
They complained, "Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?
Does he not speak through us also?"
And the LORD heard this.
Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth.

Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 7, 2017


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Msgr. James C. Vlaun, TelecareTV.org
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Lectionary: 407
Reading 1 NM 11:4B-15

The children of Israel lamented,
"Would that we had meat for food!
We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt,
and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks,

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord - August 6, 2017

Rev. Edwin Gonsalves, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 614
Reading 1 DN 7:9-10, 13-14

As I watched:

Thrones were set up
and the Ancient One took his throne.
His clothing was bright as snow,
and the hair on his head as white as wool;
his throne was flames of fire,
with wheels of burning fire.
A surging stream of fire
flowed out from where he sat;

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 5, 2017


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Nicholas Sciarapa, Diocese of Pittsburgh
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Lectionary: 406
Reading 1 LV 25:1, 8-17

The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
"Seven weeks of years shall you count–seven times seven years–
so that the seven cycles amount to forty-nine years.

Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest - August 4, 2017


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Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, Archdiocese of San Antonio
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Lectionary: 405
Reading 1 LV 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34B-37

The LORD said to Moses,
"These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrate
at their proper time with a sacred assembly.

Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time - August 3, 2017


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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Franciscan Media
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Lectionary: 404
Reading 1 EX 40:16-21, 34-38

Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.
On the first day of the first month of the second year
the Dwelling was erected.