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30/07/2021 Day 211

Leviticus 23:1.4-11.15-16.27.34b-37; Matthew 13:54-58


Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1
Readings on p.1107 and Antiphons on p 1089 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.

 

First Reading: Leviticus 23:1.4-11.15-16.27.34b-37

A reading from the Book of Leviticus

The Lord said to Moses,
“These are the appointed feasts of the Lord,
the holy convocations,
which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them.
In the first month,
on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening,
is the Lord’s Passover.
And on the fifteenth day of the same month
is the feast of unleavened bread to the Lord;
seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
On the first day, you shall have a holy convocation;
you shall do no laborious work.
But you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord seven days;
on the seventh day is a holy convocation;
you shall do no laborious work.”

And the Lord said to Moses,
“Say to the people of Israel,
When you come into the land which I give you
and reap its harvest,
you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest
to the priest;
and he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord,
that you may find acceptance;
on the day after the sabbath, the priest shall wave it.

“And you shall count from the day after the sabbath,
from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering;
seven full weeks shall they be,
counting fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath;
then you shall present a cereal offering of new grain to the Lord.

“On the tenth day of this seventh month
is the day of atonement;
it shall be for you a time of holy convocation,
and you shall afflict yourselves
and present an offering by fire to the Lord.  

On the fifteenth day of this seventh month
and for seven days is the feast of booths to the Lord.
On the first day shall be a holy convocation;
you shall do no laborious work.
Seven days you shall present offerings by fire to the Lord;
on the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation
and present an offering by fire to the Lord;
it is a solemn assembly;
you shall do no laborious work.

“These are the appointed feasts of the Lord,
which you shall proclaim as times of holy convocation,
for presenting to the Lord offerings by fire,
burnt offerings and cereal offerings,
sacrifices and drink offerings,
each on its proper day.”

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 81:3-4.5-6ab.10-11ab (R. 2a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Sing joyfully to God our strength.

Raise a song and sound the timbrel,
the sweet-sounding harp and the lute;
blow the trumpet at the new moon,
when the moon is full, on our feast.

For this is a statute in Israel,
a command of the God of Jacob.
He made it a decree for Joseph,
when he went out from the land of Egypt.

“Let there be no strange god among you,
nor shall you worship a foreign god.
I am the Lord your God,
who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”

R/. Sing joyfully to God our strength.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
The word of the Lord abides forever;
that word is the good news which was preached to you.
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: Matthew 13:54-58

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Coming to his own country
Jesus taught them in their synagogue,
so that they were astonished, and said,
“Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?
Is not this the carpenter’s son?
Is not his mother called Mary?
And are not his brethren James and Joseph
and Simon and Judas?
And are not all his sisters with us?
Where then did this man get all this?”
And they took offence at him.

But Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honour
except in his own country and in his own house.”
And he did not do many mighty works there,
because of their unbelief.

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.

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