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31/07/2021 Day 212

Leviticus 25:1.8-17; Matthew 14:1-12

Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Readings on p.1110 and Antiphons on p 1698 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
At the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

First Reading: Leviticus 25:1.8-17

A reading from the Book of Leviticus

The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
“You shall count seven weeks of years,
seven times seven years
so that the time of the seven weeks of years
shall be to you forty-nine years.
Then you shall send abroad the loud trumpet
on the tenth day of the seventh month;
on the day of atonement,
you shall send abroad the trumpet throughout all your land.
And you shall hallow the fiftieth year
and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants;
it shall be a jubilee for you
when each of you shall return to his property
and each of you shall return to his family.
A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you;
in it, you shall neither sow,
nor reap what grows of itself,
nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines.
For it is a jubilee;
it shall be holy to you;
you shall eat what it yields out of the field.

“In this year of jubilee,
each of you shall return to his property.
And if you sell to your neighbour or buy from your neighbour,
you shall not wrong one another.
According to the number of years after the jubilee,
you shall buy from your neighbour,
and according to the number of years of crops,
he shall sell to you.
If the years are many you shall increase the price,
and if the years are few you shall diminish the price,
for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you.
You shall not wrong one another,
but you shall fear your God;
for I am the Lord your God.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 67:2-3.5.7-8 (R. 4)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Let the peoples praise you, O God:
let all the peoples praise you!

O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
and all nations learn your salvation.

Let the nations be glad and shout for joy,
with uprightness you rule the peoples;
you guide the nations on earth.

The earth has yielded its fruit
for God, our God, has blessed us.
May God still give us his blessing
that all the ends of the earth may revere him.

R/. Let the peoples praise you, O God:
let all the peoples praise you!

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time,
Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus;
and he said to his servants,
“This is John the Baptist,
he has been raised from the dead;
that is why these powers are at work in him.”

For Herod had seized John
and bound him and put him in prison,
for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife;
because John said to him,
“It is not lawful for you to have her.”
And though he wanted to put him to death,
he feared the people,
because they held him to be a prophet.
But when Herod’s birthday came,
the daughter of Herodias danced before the company,
and pleased Herod,
so that he promised with an oath to give her
whatever she might ask.
Prompted by her mother, she said,
“Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”
And the king was sorry,
but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given;
he sent and had John beheaded in the prison,
and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl,
and she brought it to her mother.
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it,
and they went and told Jesus.

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
Thus says the Lord; I have come to cast fire on the earth, and how I wish that it were kindled!

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