Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Brian Schoonover August 14, 2019 Daily Readings Reading 1 Dt 34:1-12 Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,and the LORD showed him all the land—Gilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,the Negeb, the circuit of the Jordanwith the lowlands at Jericho, city of palms,and as far as Zoar.The LORD then said to him, “This is the landwhich I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacobthat I would give to their descendants.I have let you feast your eyes upon it, but you shall not cross over.”So there, in the land of Moab, Moses, the servant of the LORD,died as the LORD had said; and he was buried in the ravineopposite Beth-peor in the land of Moab,but to this day no one knows the place of his burial.Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died,yet his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated.For thirty days the children of Israel wept for Mosesin the plains of Moab, till they had completedthe period of grief and mourning for Moses. Now Joshua, son of Nun, was filled with the spirit of wisdom,since Moses had laid his hands upon him;and so the children of Israel gave him their obedience,thus carrying out the LORD’s command to Moses. Since then no prophet has arisen in Israel like Moses,whom the LORD knew face to face.He had no equal in all the signs and wondersthe LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egyptagainst Pharaoh and all his servants and against all his land,and for the might and the terrifying powerthat Moses exhibited in the sight of all Israel. Responsorial Psalm Ps 66:1-3a, 5 and 8, 16-17 R.(see 20a and 10b) Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;sing praise to the glory of his name;proclaim his glorious praise. Say to God: “How tremendous are your deeds!”R. Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!Come and see the works of God,his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.Bless our God, you peoples; loudly sound his praise.R. Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare what he has done for me.When I appealed to him in words,praise was on the tip of my tongue.R. Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire! Alleluia 2 Cor 5:19 R. Alleluia, alleluia.God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples:“If your brother sins against you,go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you,so that every fact may be establishedon the testimony of two or three witnesses.If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church.If he refuses to listen even to the Church,then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.Amen, I say to you,whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earthabout anything for which they are to pray,it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.For where two or three are gathered together in my name,there am I in the midst of them.” For the readings of the Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, please go here. – – – Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.