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Live the Liturgy - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

WEEKLY PRAYER

St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 5, 2020
SUN 7/26 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 [97a]/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
MON 7/27 Jer 13:1-11/Dt 32:18-19, 20, 21 [cf. 18a]/Mt 13:31-35
TUE 7/28 Jer 14:17-22/Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 [9]/Mt 13:36-43
WED 7/29 Jer 15:10, 16-21/Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 [2]/Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
THR 7/30 Jer 18:1-6/Ps 34, 5-6ab [5a]/Mt 13:47-53
FRI 7/31 Jer 26:1-9/Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14 [14c]/Mt 13:54-58
SAT 8/1 Jer 26:11-16, 24/Ps 69:15-16, 30-31, 14:1-12
SUN 8/2 Is 55:1-3/Ps 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18 [cf. 16]/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14:13-21
OBSERVANCES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 26, 2020
Sunday: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday: St. Martha
Thursday: St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Friday: St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest
Saturday: St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Next Sunday: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

LIVE THE LITURGY
Inspiration for the week

When a merchant finally finds a priceless, perfect pearl, he sells all he has and buys it. He does this because that pearl matters to him. It has significance and brings a depth of joy like none other. What matters and is of importance to you? When what matters to us has something to do with the kingdom of God, God is delighted. His exuberant happiness is hard to contain because He knows that we are happy stumbling upon this beautiful wisdom. Ask God to help you discover this pearl of great price. There are many things competing for our attention every day. But not all of these things are important. We focus too much energy on the unimportant, superficial stuff and neglect paying attention to the things that really make a difference and have the greatest impact. Things all too easily become more significant than people, and our agendas become more essential than God's. We do not have to empty our bank accounts and totally detach from everything we have in order to serve God. But, we are asked to prioritize our lives and make what matters to God what matters most to us. In doing so, when we rise each day, we will be able to see what really needs our attention and embrace it with great joy!

Delight in Him Always

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020 | 17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

(Posted Jun 29, 2020)