Daybreak for August 7, 2021

  • Saturday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of Pope St. Sixtus II, and companions; Sixtus restored rlations with the African and Eastern churches; Sixtus and six deacons were martyred under the persection of Valerian in 258; his seventh deacon, Lawrence, was martyred four days later
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/7/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 17:14-20