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Thursday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

 • 07:06 AM Thu Jul 9, 2015

Reading 1 and// GN 44:18-21, 23B-29 45and1-5 Judah approached Joseph and saidand I beg you, my lord,let your servant speak earnestly to my lord,and do not become angry with your servant,for you are the equal of Pharaoh.My lord asked your servants, ‘Have you a father, or another brother?’So we said to my lord, ‘We have an aged father,and a young brother, the child of his old age.This one’s full brother is dead,and since he is the only one by that mother who is left,his father dotes on him.’Then you told your servants,‘Bring him down to me that my eyes may look on him.Unless your youngest brother comes back with you,you shall not come into my presence again.’When we returned to your servant our father,we reported to him the words of my lord. Later, our father told us to come back and buy some food for the family.So we reminded him, ‘We cannot go down thereonly if our youngest brother is with us can we go,for we may not see the man if our youngest brother is not with us.’Then your servant our father said to us,‘As you know, my wife bore me two sons.One of them, however, disappeared, and I had to concludethat he must have been torn to pieces by wild beastsI have not seen him since.If you now take this one away from me, too,and some disaster befalls him,you will send my white head down to the nether world in grief.’ Joseph could no longer control himselfin the presence of all his attendants,so he cried out, Have everyone withdraw from me!”Thus no one else was about when he made himself known to his brothers.But his sobs were so loud that the Egyptians heard him,and so the news reached Pharaoh’s palace. I am Joseph,” he said to his brothers. Is my father still in good health?”But his brothers could give him no answer,so dumbfounded were they at him. Come closer to me,” he told his brothers.When they had done so, he saidand I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt.But now do not be distressed,and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here.It was really for the sake of saving livesthat God sent me here ahead of you.” Responsorial Psalm and// PS 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 R. (5a)Remember the marvels the Lord has done.orandR.Alleluia.When the LORD called down a famine on the landand ruined the crop that sustained them,He sent a man before them,Joseph, sold as a slave.R.Remember the marvels the Lord has done.orandR.Alleluia.They had weighed him down with fetters,and he was bound with chains,Till his prediction came to passand the word of the LORD proved him true.R.Remember the marvels the Lord has done.orandR.Alleluia.The king sent and released him,the ruler of the peoples set him free.He made him lord of his houseand ruler of all his possessions.R.Remember the marvels the Lord has done.orandR.Alleluia. Alleluia and// MK 1:15 R.Alleluia, alleluia.The Kingdom of God is at handandrepent and believe in the Gospel.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and// MT 10and7-15 Jesus said to his Apostlesand As you go, make this proclamationand‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’Cure the sick, raise the dead,cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.Without cost you have received without cost you are to give.Do not take gold or silver or copper for your beltsno sack for the journey, or a second tunic,or sandals, or walking stick.The laborer deserves his keep.Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it,and stay there until you leave.As you enter a house, wish it peace.If the house is worthy,let your peace come upon itif not, let your peace return to you.Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerablefor the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgmentthan for that town.”

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