17 Aug 2019
For 17 August 2019, Saturday of week 19 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 19:13-15
Little children were being brought to Jesus in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, â€œLet the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.â€ And he laid his hands on them and went on his way.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.