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Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

 • 04:05 AM Sat Jul 4, 2015

Reading 1 and//www.usccb.org/bible/genesis/27and1 GN 27and1-5, 15-29 When Isaac was so old that his eyesight had failed him,he called his older son Esau and said to him, Son!” Yes father!” he replied.Isaac then said, As you can see, I am so oldthat I may now die at any time.Take your gear, therefore–your quiver and bow–and go out into the country to hunt some game for me.With your catch prepare an appetizing dish for me, such as I like,and bring it to me to eat,so that I may give you my special blessing before I die.”Rebekah had been listeningwhile Isaac was speaking to his son Esau.So, when Esau went out into the countryto hunt some game for his father,Rebekah [then] took the best clothes of her older son Esauthat she had in the house,and gave them to her younger son Jacob to wearand with the skins of the kids she covered up his handsand the hairless parts of his neck.Then she handed her son Jacob the appetizing dishand the bread she had prepared.Bringing them to his father, Jacob said, Father!” Yes?” replied Isaac. Which of my sons are you?”Jacob answered his fatherand I am Esau, your first-born.I did as you told me.Please sit up and eat some of my game,so that you may give me your special blessing.”But Isaac asked, How did you succeed so quickly, son?”He answered, The LORD, your God, let things turn out well with me.”Isaac then said to Jacob, Come closer, son, that I may feel you,to learn whether you really are my son Esau or not.”So Jacob moved up closer to his father.When Isaac felt him, he said, Although the voice is Jacob’s, the hands are Esau’s.”(He failed to identify him because his hands were hairy,like those of his brother Esauso in the end he gave him his blessing.)Again he asked Jacob, Are you really my son Esau?” Certainly,” Jacob replied.Then Isaac said, Serve me your game, son, that I may eat of itand then give you my blessing.”Jacob served it to him, and Isaac atehe brought him wine, and he drank.Finally his father Isaac said to Jacob, Come closer, son, and kiss me.”As Jacob went up and kissed him,Isaac smelled the fragrance of his clothes.With that, he blessed him saying, Ah, the fragrance of my sonis like the fragrance of a fieldthat the LORD has blessed! May God give to youof the dew of the heavensAnd of the fertility of the earthabundance of grain and wine. Let peoples serve you,and nations pay you homageBe master of your brothers,and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.Cursed be those who curse you,and blessed be those who bless you.” Responsorial Psalm and//www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/135and1 PS 135and1B-2, 3-4, 5-6 R. (3a)Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!orandR.Alleluia.Praise the name of the LORDPraise, you servants of the LORDWho stand in the house of the LORD,in the courts of the house of our God.R.Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!orandR.Alleluia.Praise the LORD, for the LORD is goodsing praise to his name, which we loveFor the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,Israel for his own possession.R.Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!orandR.Alleluia.For I know that the LORD is greatour LORD is greater than all gods.All that the LORD wills he doesin heaven and on earth,in the seas and in all the deeps.R.Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!orandR.Alleluia. Alleluia and//www.usccb.org/bible/john/10:27 JN 10:27 R.Alleluia, alleluia.My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.I know them, and they follow me.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and//www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/9:14 MT 9:14-17 The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,but your disciples do not fast?”Jesus answered them, Can the wedding guests mournas long as the bridegroom is with them?The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,and then they will fast.No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth,for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse.People do not put new wine into old wineskins.Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined.Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

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