Daily Mass Reading – 16 July 2015 – Thursday

Thursday in the 15th Week
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
First Reading: Exodus 3:13-20

13 “But,” said Moses to God, “when I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?”

14 God replied, “I am who am.” Then he added, “This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.”

15 God spoke further to Moses, “Thus shall you say to the Israelites: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. “This is my name forever; this is my title for all generations.

16 “Go and assemble the elders of the Israelites, and tell them: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I am concerned about you and about the way you are being treated in Egypt;

17 so I have decided to lead you up out of the misery of Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.

18 “Thus they will heed your message. Then you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him: The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent us word. Permit us, then, to go a three days’ journey in the desert, that we may offer sacrifice to the LORD, our God.

19 “Yet I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go unless he is forced.

20 I will stretch out my hand, therefore, and smite Egypt by doing all kinds of wondrous deeds there. After that he will send you away.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 105: 1, 5, 8-9, 24-25

1 Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name; make known among the peoples his deeds!

5 Recall the wondrous deeds he has done, his signs and his words of judgment,

8 He remembers forever his covenant, the pact imposed for a thousand generations,

9 Which was made with Abraham, confirmed by oath to Isaac,

24 God greatly increased his people, made them too many for their foes.

25 He turned their hearts to hate his people, to treat his servants unfairly.

Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

July
SUN 5 12 19 26
MON 6 13 20 27
TUE 7 14 21 28
WED 1 8 15 22 29
THU 2 9 16 23 30
FRI 3 10 17 24 31
SAT 4 11 18 25
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