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15/07/2022 Day 196

Friday, 15 July 2022

Memorial of Saint Bonaventure – Bishop & Doctor – Year II

Readings on p. 1060 and Antiphons on p. 1039 of the Daily Missal.

First Reading: Isaiah 38:1-6.7-8.21-22
A reading from the Book of Isaiah.

In those days 
Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. 
And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, 
and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: 
Set your house in order; 
for you shall die, you shall not recover.”

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, 
and prayed to the Lord, and said, 
“Remember now, O Lord, I beseech you, 
how I have walked before you in faithfulness 
and with a whole heart,
and have done what is good in your sight.” 
And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: 
“Go and say to Hezekiah, 
Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: 
I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; 
behold, I will add fifteen years to your life. 
I will deliver you and this city 
out of the hand of the king of Assyria, 
and defend this city.

Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs, 
and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.”
Hezekiah also had said, 
“What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?”
(Isaiah answered) “This is the sign to you from the Lord, 
that the Lord will do this thing that he has promised: 
Behold, I will make the shadow 
cast by the declining sun on the dial of Ahaz 
turn back ten steps.” 
So the sun turned back on the dial the ten steps 
by which it had declined.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 38:10.11.12abcd.16 (R. see 17cd)
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. O Lord, you have snatched my soul lest it perish.

I said, In the noontide of my days
I must depart;
I am consigned to the gates of Sheol
for the rest of my years.
I said, I shall not see the Lord
in the land of the living;
I shall look upon man no more
among the inhabitants of the world.

My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me
like a shepherd’s tent;
like a weaver I have rolled up my life;
he cuts me off from the loom; O Lord, by these things men live,
and in all these is the life of my spirit.
Oh, restore me to health and make me live!

R/. O Lord, you have snatched my soul lest it perish.


Alleluia, Alleluia.
 My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; and I know them, and they follow me.


Gospel: Matthew 12:1-8
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time 
Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; 
his disciples were hungry,
and they began to pluck ears of grain and to eat. 
But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, 
“Look, your disciples are doing 
what is not lawful to do on the sabbath.”

He said to them, 
“Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, 
and those who were with him: 
how he entered the house of God 
and ate the showbread, 
which it was not lawful for him to eat 
nor for those who were with him, 
but only for the priests? 
Or have you not read in the law how on the sabbath 
the priests in the temple profane the sabbath and are guiltless? 
I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 
And if you had known what this means, 
‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ 
you would not have condemned the guiltless. 
For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

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