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  • Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious June 21, 2018
    Reading 1 Sir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord's word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to […]
  • Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 20, 2018
    Reading 1 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,he and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here;the LORD has sent me on to the Jordan.”“As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live,I will not leave you,” Elisha […]
  • Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 19, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:17-29 After the death of Naboth the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite:"Start down to meet Ahab, king of Israel,who rules in Samaria.He will be in the vineyard of Naboth,of which he has come to take possession.This is what you shall tell him,'The LORD says: After murdering, do you also take […]
  • Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time June 18, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:1-16 Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreelnext to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden,since it is close by, next to my house.I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or,if you prefer, I will give […]
  • Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 17, 2018
    Reading 1 Ez 17:22-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar,from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot,and plant it on a high and lofty mountain;on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it.It shall put forth branches and bear fruit,and become a majestic cedar.Birds of […]
  • Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 16, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:19-21 Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;he was following the twelfth.Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,"Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,and I will […]
  • Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 15, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16 At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter.But the word of the LORD came to him,"Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by."A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORD—but […]
  • Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 14, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:41-46 Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink,for there is the sound of a heavy rain."So Ahab went up to eat and drink,while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel,crouched down to the earth,and put his head between his knees."Climb up and look out to sea," he directed his […]
  • Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church June 13, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs18:20-39 Ahab sent to all the children of Israeland had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel.Elijah appealed to all the people and said,"How long will you straddle the issue?If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him."The people, however, did not answer him.So Elijah said to the people,"I am the […]
  • Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time June 12, 2018
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:7-16 The brook near where Elijah was hiding ran dry,because no rain had fallen in the land.So the LORD said to Elijah: "Move on to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there.I have designated a widow there to provide for you."He left and went to Zarephath.As he arrived at the entrance of […]