Tuesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
Welcome to Tuesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time. It is also the Memorial of St. John Vianney.
Our Liturgy of the Word video is now posted and running and yours truly is the celebrant and homilist for today. After the Liturgy of the Word has concluded, we have a prayer of intercession to Our Lady of Fatima, which includes the Memorare.
The readings for today are inserted below.
In the video, I explain how unusual it is to have the same Gospel two days in a row, but that is what we have today…the same Gospel as yesterday. I have a story to tell from our Holy Land Pilgrimage this year, when a massive storm broke out over the Sea of Galilee and the Mt. of Beatitudes while we were there, so I was thrilled when I realized what the Gospel was for today.
I would also like to invite you to watch a short video that I posted from a previous pilgrimage: I Will Make You Fishers of Men. In this video, you will see a storm brewing out of nowhere over the Sea of Galilee, which is very much like what happened in the Gospel for today. It is very short but gives you a sense of the view of this beautiful lake where Jesus demonstrated His power.
I have posted the Masses on SignUp Genius for this coming Sunday.
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And, I have posted another week of Weekday Masses with the capacity remaining at 50 as before.
The one big change that I already announced but now remind you of: on Friday the 14th, the Mass time will be at 8:00 am instead of 12:00 noon. The Mass this Friday is at noon, but it changes next week to 8:00 am. So, be aware of that as you sign up.
So, we hope you are blessed by today’s Liturgy of the Word.
Please stay safe.
Your servant in Christ,
Readings for Tuesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
A Reading from the prophet Jeremiah (30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22)
The following message came to Jeremiah from the Lord: For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write all the words I have spoken to you in a book.
For thus says the Lord:
Incurable is your wound,
grievous your bruise;
There is none to plead your cause,
no remedy for your running sore,
no healing for you.
All your lovers have forgotten you,
they do not seek you.
I struck you as an enemy would strike,
punished you cruelly;
Why cry out over your wound?
your pain is without relief.
Because of your great guilt,
your numerous sins,
I have done this to you.
Thus says the Lord:
See! I will restore the tents of Jacob,
his dwellings I will pity;
City shall be rebuilt upon hill,
and palace restored as it was.
From them will resound songs of praise,
the laughter of happy men.
I will make them not few, but many;
they will not be tiny, for I will glorify them.
His sons shall be as of old,
his assembly before me shall stand firm;
I will punish all his oppressors.
His leader shall be one of his own,
and his rulers shall come from his kin.
When I summon him, he shall approach me;
how else should one take the deadly risk
of approaching me? says the Lord.
You shall be my people,
and I will be your God.
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
R. The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.
The nations shall revere your name, O Lord,
and all the kings of the earth your glory,
When the Lord has rebuilt Zion
and appeared in his glory;
When he has regarded the prayer of the destitute,
and not despised their prayer. R.
Let this be written for the generation to come,
and let his future creatures praise the Lord:
“The Lord looked down from his holy height,
from heaven he beheld the earth,
To hear the groaning of the prisoners,
to release those doomed to die.” R.
The children of your servants shall abide,
and their posterity shall continue in your presence,
That the name of the Lord may be declared on Zion;
and his praise, in Jerusalem, When the peoples gather together and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. R.
A reading from the Holy Gospel, according to Matthew…
Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side of the sea, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone.
Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear.
At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.”
Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down. Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”
After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret. When the men of that place recognized him, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought to him all those who were sick and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak, and as many as touched it were healed.