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08/07/2021 Day 189

Genesis 44:18-21.23b-29; 45:1-5; Matthew 10:7-15

Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1
Readings on p.1030 and Antiphons on p 1015 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with saving justice.

 

First Reading: Genesis 44:18-21.23b-29; 45:1-5

A reading from the Book of Genesis

In those days:
Judah went up to Joseph and said,
“O my lord, let your servant, I beg you,
speak a word in my lord’s ears,
and let not your anger burn against your servant;
for you are like Pharaoh himself.
My lord asked his servants, saying,
‘Have you a father, or a brother?’
And we said to my lord,
‘We have a father, an old man,
and a young brother, the child of his old age;
and his brother is dead,
and he alone is left of his mother’s children;
and his father loves him.’
Then you said to your servants,
‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes upon him.’
‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you,
you shall see my face no more.’
When we went back to your servant my father
we told him the words of my lord.
And when our father said,
‘Go again, buy us a little food,’
we said, ‘We cannot go down.
If our youngest brother goes with us,
then we will go down;
for we cannot see the man’s face
unless our youngest brother is with us.’
Then your servant my father said to us,
‘You know that my wife bore me two sons;
one left me, and I said, Surely he has been torn to pieces,
and I have never seen him since.
If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him,
you will bring down my grey hairs in sorrow to Sheol.’

Then Joseph could not control himself
before all those who stood by him;
and he cried, “Make everyone go out from me.”
So no one stayed with him
when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
And he wept aloud so that the Egyptians heard it,
and the household of Pharaoh heard it.
And Joseph said to his brothers,
“I am Joseph; is my father still alive?”
But his brothers could not answer him,
for they were dismayed at his presence.

So Joseph said to his brothers,
“Come near to me, I beg you.”
And they came near.
And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph,
whom you sold into Egypt.
And now do not be distressed,
or angry with yourselves
because you sold me here;
for God sent me before you to preserve life.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 105:16-17.18-19.20-21 (R. 5a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Remember the wonders the Lord has done.

But he called down a famine on the land;
he broke their staff of bread.
He had sent a man ahead of them,
Joseph, sold as a slave.

His feet were weighed down in chains,
his neck was bound with iron,
until what he said came to pass,
and the word of the LORD proved him true.

Then the king sent orders and released him;
the ruler of the peoples set him free.
He made him master of his house
and ruler of all his possessions.

R/. Remember the wonders the Lord has done.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
The kingdom of God is at hand;
repent, and believe in the Gospel.
Alleluia.

 

Gospel: Matthew 10:7-15

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Jesus said to his apostles,
“Preach as you go, saying,
‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Heal the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse lepers, cast out demons.
You received without pay,
give without pay.
Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts,
no bag for your journey,
nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff;
for the labourer deserves his food.
And whatever town or village you enter,
find out who is worthy in it,
and stay with him until you depart.
As you enter the house, salute it.
And if the house is worthy,
let your peace come upon it;
but if it is not worthy,
let your peace return to you.
And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words,
shake off the dust from your feet
as you leave that house or town.
Truly, I say to you,
it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment
for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah
than for that town.”

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed the man who seeks refuge in him.

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