Monday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

“If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.”

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Monday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time.  Our video is up and running on our Facebook page, and the readings for today are posted below.

Deacon Tony Campise is our celebrant and homilist today.  Our reflection at the end of Liturgy of the Word is a prayer to The Infant Jesus of Prague.

You will understand the significance of the picture I have inserted above today when you hear the Gospel proclaimed in the video or read it below.  I took that picture at the Church in Magdala along the shore of the Sea of Galilee.  The painting is quite large and quite striking in person.

Indeed, if the whole world would just reach out for Jesus, this world would be healed.

A couple of reminders for this week:

The Tuesday and Friday Masses this week are full now as we have lowered the capacity of all the Weekday Masses.  And, two Masses have been cancelled this week.  Both cancellations…. Wednesday’s Mass and Thursday’s Mass…are cancelled due to funerals.

I will post new sign-ups on the SignUp Genius page for next week as soon as we are sure that the schedule will remain the same for next week.  I hope to have that up for you by tomorrow’s daily email.

As we announced last Friday, Masses for this upcoming weekend are also cancelled.

We will celebrate, however, the Sunday live-streamed 10:30 Mass live on our Facebook page and we hope you can join us for that.  If you miss it live at 10:30, you can go back and watch the recorded version anytime.

We hope you stay blessed and stay safe.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken

Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
July 6, 2020

Reading 1

HOS 2:16, 17C-18, 21-22

Thus says the LORD:
I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth, when she came up from the land of Egypt.

On that day, says the LORD, She shall call me “My husband,” and never again “My baal.”

I will espouse you to me forever: I will espouse you in right and in justice, in love and in mercy; I will espouse you in fidelity, and you shall know the LORD.

 

Responsorial Psalm

145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (8a) The Lord is gracious and merciful.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
Generation after generation praises your works
and proclaims your might.
They speak of the splendor of your glorious majesty
and tell of your wondrous works.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
They discourse of the power of your terrible deeds
and declare your greatness.
They publish the fame of your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your justice.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

 

Alleluia See 2 TM 1:10

 

Gospel

MT 9:18-26

While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward, knelt down before him, and said, “My daughter has just died. But come, lay your hand on her, and she will live.”

Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples.

A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.”

Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured.

When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.”

And they ridiculed him.

When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose. And news of this spread throughout all that land.