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Catholic Mass Readings for August 29 2020, Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist – Homily

August 29 2020: Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Mass Readings – Lectionary: 427/634

Mass Readings for August 29 2020, Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist
1st Reading 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 96:10, 11-12, 13
Alleluia Hebrews 4:12
Gospel Matthew 23:23-26

Mass Readings for August 29 2020, Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist

1st Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

26 Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

27 Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,

28 and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something,

29 so that no human being might boast before God.

30 It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,

31 so that, as it is written, Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 33:12-13, 18-19, 20-21

R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

12 Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
13 From heaven the LORD looks down;
he sees all mankind.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

18 But see, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
upon those who hope for his kindness,
19 To deliver them from death
and preserve them in spite of famine.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

20 Our soul waits for the LORD,
who is our help and our shield,
21 For in him our hearts rejoice;
in his holy name we trust.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Alleluia – Matthew 5:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Mark 6:17-29

17 Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.

18 John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”

19 Herodias harbored a grudge against him and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so.

20 Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody. When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed, yet he liked to listen to him.

21 She had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday, gave a banquet for his courtiers, his military officers, and the leading men of Galilee.

22 Herodias’ own daughter came in and performed a dance that delighted Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you.”

23 He even swore many things to her, “I will grant you whatever you ask of me, even to half of my kingdom.”

24 She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the Baptist.”

25 The girl hurried back to the king’s presence and made her request, “I want you to give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”

26 The king was deeply distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests
he did not wish to break his word to her.

27 So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders to bring back his head. He went off and beheaded him in the prison.

28 He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl. The girl, in turn, gave it to her mother.

29 When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

Tomorrow’s Catholic Daily Readings for Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Catholic Daily Homily – August 29 2020, Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist

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