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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2018-08-10:

  • Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr 2018:


    2 Cor 9:6-10

    Brothers and sisters:
    Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
    and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
    Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,
    for God loves a cheerful giver.
    Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,
    so that in all things, always having all you need,
    you may have an abundance for every good work.
    As it is written:

    He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
    his righteousness endures forever.

    The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
    will supply and multiply your seed
    and increase the harvest of your righteousness.


    PS 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9

    R. (5) Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    Blessed the man who fears the LORD,
    who greatly delights in his commands.
    His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth;
    the upright generation shall be blessed.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    Well for the man who is gracious and lends,
    who conducts his affairs with justice;
    He shall never be moved;
    the just one shall be in everlasting remembrance.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    An evil report he shall not fear;
    his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
    His heart is steadfast;he shall not fear
    till he looks down upon his foes.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
    Lavishly he gives to the poor,
    his generosity shall endure forever;
    his horn shall be exalted in glory.
    R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.


    Jn 12:24-26

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Amen, amen, I say to you,
    unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
    it remains just a grain of wheat;
    but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
    Whoever loves his life loses it,
    and whoever hates his life in this world
    will preserve it for eternal life.
    Whoever serves me must follow me,
    and where I am, there also will my servant be.
    The Father will honor whoever serves me.”


    Ordinary Time.


    na 2:1, 3;3:1-3, 6-7

    See, upon the mountains there advances
    the bearer of good news,
    announcing peace!
    Celebrate your feasts, O Judah,
    fulfill your vows!
    For nevermore shall you be invaded
    by the scoundrel;he is completely destroyed.
    The LORD will restore the vine of Jacob,
    the pride of Israel,
    Though ravagers have ravaged them
    and ruined the tendrils.

    Woe to the bloody city, all lies,
    full of plunder, whose looting never stops!
    The crack of the whip, the rumbling sounds of wheels;
    horses a-gallop, chariots bounding,
    Cavalry charging, the flame of the sword, the flash of the spear,
    the many slain, the heaping corpses,
    the endless bodies to stumble upon!
    I will cast filth upon you,
    disgrace you and put you to shame;
    Till everyone who sees you runs from you, saying,
    “Nineveh is destroyed;who can pity her?
    Where can one find any to console her?”


    dt 32:35cd-36ab, 39abcd, 41

    R. (39c) It is I who deal death and give life.
    Close at hand is the day of their disaster,
    and their doom is rushing upon them!
    Surely, the LORD shall do justice for his people;
    on his servants he shall have pity.
    R. It is I who deal death and give life.
    “Learn then that I, I alone, am God,
    and there is no god besides me.
    It is I who bring both death and life,
    I who inflict wounds and heal them.”
    R. It is I who deal death and give life.
    I will sharpen my flashing sword,
    and my hand shall lay hold of my quiver,
    “With vengeance I will repay my foes
    and requite those who hate me.”
    R. It is I who deal death and give life.


    mt 16:24-28

    Jesus said to his disciples,
    “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
    take up his cross, and follow me.
    For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
    but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
    and forfeit his life?
    Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
    For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
    and then he will repay each according to his conduct.
    Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here
    who will not taste death
    until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”

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