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HOLY MASS MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER 2014

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2014-05-12:

  • Saint Leopold Mandic, Capuchin, Priest 2014:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 16:22-34

    22The crowd joined in attacking them;and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 23And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. 24Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken;and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's fetters were unfastened. 27When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here." 29And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, 30and brought them out and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?" 31And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." 32And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. 33And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family. 34Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them;and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 138:1-3, 7-8

    1I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;before the gods I sing thy praise;2I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness;for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word. 3On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life;thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me. 8The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me;thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    John 16:5-11

    5But now I am going to him who sent me;yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?' 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you;but if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more;11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

  • MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER 2014:

    Easter Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 11:1-18

    The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judea
    heard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God.
    So when Peter went up to Jerusalem
    the circumcised believers confronted him, saying,
    'You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them."
    Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,
    "I was at prayer in the city of Joppa
    when in a trance I had a vision,
    something resembling a large sheet coming down,
    lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to me.
    Looking intently into it,
    I observed and saw the four-legged animals of the earth,
    the wild beasts, the reptiles, and the birds of the sky.
    I also heard a voice say to me, 'Get up, Peter. Slaughter and eat.'
    But I said, 'Certainly not, sir,
    because nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
    But a second time a voice from heaven answered,
    'What God has made clean, you are not to call profane.'
    This happened three times,
    and then everything was drawn up again into the sky.
    Just then three men appeared at the house where we were,
    who had been sent to me from Caesarea.
    The Spirit told me to accompany them without discriminating.
    These six brothers also went with me,
    and we entered the man's house.
    He related to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, saying,
    'Send someone to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter,
    who will speak words to you
    by which you and all your household will be saved.'
    As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them
    as it had upon us at the beginning,
    and I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said,
    'John baptized with water
    but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
    If then God gave them the same gift he gave to us
    when we came to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,
    who was I to be able to hinder God?"
    When they heard this,
    they stopped objecting and glorified God, saying,
    "God has then granted life-giving repentance to the Gentiles too."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 42:2-3;43:3, 4

    R. (see 3a) Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    As the hind longs for the running waters,
    so my soul longs for you, O God.
    Athirst is my soul for God, the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Send forth your light and your fidelity;
    they shall lead me on
    And bring me to your holy mountain,
    to your dwelling-place.
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Then will I go in to the altar of God,
    the God of my gladness and joy;
    Then will I give you thanks upon the harp,
    O God, my God!
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 10:1-10

    Jesus said:
    "Amen, amen, I say to you,
    whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate
    but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber.
    But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
    The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice,
    as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
    When he has driven out all his own,
    he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him,
    because they recognize his voice.
    But they will not follow a stranger;
    they will run away from him,
    because they do not recognize the voice of strangers."
    Although Jesus used this figure of speech,
    they did not realize what he was trying to tell them.

    So Jesus said again, "Amen, amen, I say to you,
    I am the gate for the sheep.
    All who came before me are thieves and robbers,
    but the sheep did not listen to them.
    I am the gate.
    Whoever enters through me will be saved,
    and will come in and go out and find pasture.
    A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy;
    I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly."

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