Daybreak for August 5, 2023

  • Saturday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of the Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome; first raised in the mid-4th Century, it has survived many restorations; one of the four “patriarchal churches” in memory of the first centers of the Church; the feast is also known as Our Lady of the Snows
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/5/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12