Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Apollinaris (martyr 1st or 2nd century)
Readings of the Day:
RB: Ch 41 The Times for Community Meals
Mass: Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; Resp Ps (Is 38); Mt 12:1-8
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord:'O Lord, remember how fa
Readings of the day: RB 23 Faults Which Deserve Excommunication; RB 24 Different Degrees of ExcommunicationMass: Jr 17:5-10; Resp Ps 1; Lk 16:19-21
I the Lord test the mind and search the heart,to give all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.(Jr 17:10)
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