Daily Catholic Readings – June 19, 2024

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First Reading 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14
ResponseBe strong, let your heart take courage, all who hope in the Lord.
Gospel Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

R/. Be strong, let your heart take courage, all who hope in the Lord.

How great is the goodness, Lord,
that you keep for those who fear you,
that you show to those who trust you
in the sight of the children of men. R/.

You hide them in the shelter of your presence,
secure from human scheming; you keep them safe within your tent
from disputing tongues. R/.

Love the Lord, all you his saints.
The Lord guards the faithful. But the Lord will repay to the full
the one who acts with pride. R/.

V/. Alleluia

R/. Alleluia

V/. If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, says the Lord; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.

R/. Alleluia.

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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