Readings for the 13th Week of the Year

July 1  Mon Weekday

[USA: Saint Junípero Serra, Priest]

Gn 18:16-33/Mt 8:18-22 

2 Tue Weekday

Gn 19:15-29/Mt 8:23-27 

3 Wed Saint Thomas, Apostle Feast

Eph 2:19-22/Jn 20:24-29 

4 Thu Weekday

[USA: Independence Day]

Gn 22:1b-19/Mt 9:1-8, or “For Peace and Justice,” nos. 887-891

5 Fri Weekday

[Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest; USA: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal]

Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67/Mt 9:9-13 (381)

6 Sat Weekday

[Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr; 

Gn 27:1-5, 15-29/Mt 9:14-17 (382)

7 SUN FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Is 66:10-14c/Gal 6:14-18/Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9 (102)

The calendar brings three “hot-button” issues before us this week.

 Monday: What do we think of our missionary work among the native peoples? (St. Junipero Serra)

Thursday: What do we mean by “All men are created equal?” (Independence Day}

 Saturday: Is purity still possible in today’s world? (St. Maria Gorretti)

Our calendar is not just a bland recital of nice things that should comfort us. Celebrations bring questions.

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