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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2018-08-15:

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2018:


    Rv 11:19a;12:1-6a, 10ab

    God's temple in heaven was opened,
    and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

    A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
    with the moon under her feet,
    and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
    She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.
    Then another sign appeared in the sky;
    it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,
    and on its heads were seven diadems.
    Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky
    and hurled them down to the earth.
    Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth,
    to devour her child when she gave birth.
    She gave birth to a son, a male child,
    destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.
    Her child was caught up to God and his throne.
    The woman herself fled into the desert
    where she had a place prepared by God.

    Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
    "Now have salvation and power come,
    and the Kingdom of our God
    and the authority of his Anointed One."


    Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16

    R. (10bc) The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    Hear, O daughter, and see;turn your ear,
    forget your people and your father's house.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    So shall the king desire your beauty;
    for he is your lord.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    They are borne in with gladness and joy;
    they enter the palace of the king.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.


    1 Cor 15:20-27

    Brothers and sisters:
    Christ has been raised from the dead,
    the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
    For since death came through man,
    the resurrection of the dead came also through man.
    For just as in Adam all die,
    so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
    but each one in proper order:
    Christ the firstfruits;
    then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ;
    then comes the end,
    when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father,
    when he has destroyed every sovereignty
    and every authority and power.
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
    The last enemy to be destroyed is death,
    for "he subjected everything under his feet."


    Lk 1:39-56

    Mary set out
    and traveled to the hill country in haste
    to a town of Judah,
    where she entered the house of Zechariah
    and greeted Elizabeth.
    When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
    the infant leaped in her womb,
    and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
    cried out in a loud voice and said,
    "Blessed are you among women,
    and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
    And how does this happen to me,
    that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
    For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
    the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
    Blessed are you who believed
    that what was spoken to you by the Lord
    would be fulfilled."

    And Mary said:

    "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
    my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
    for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
    From this day all generations will call me blessed:
    the Almighty has done great things for me
    and holy is his Name.
    He has mercy on those who fear him
    in every generation.
    He has shown the strength of his arm,
    and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
    He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
    and has lifted up the lowly.
    He has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich he has sent away empty.
    He has come to the help of his servant Israel
    for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
    the promise he made to our fathers,
    to Abraham and his children forever."

    Mary remained with her about three months
    and then returned to her home.


    Ordinary Time.


    ez 9:1-7;10:18-22

    The LORD cried loud for me to hear: Come, you scourges of the city!
    With that I saw six men coming from the direction
    of the upper gate which faces the north,
    each with a destroying weapon in his hand.
    In their midst was a man dressed in linen,
    with a writer’s case at his waist.
    They entered and stood beside the bronze altar.
    Then he called to the man dressed in linen
    with the writer’s case at his waist, saying to him:
    Pass through the city, through Jerusalem,
    and mark a “Thau” on the foreheads of those who moan and groan
    over all the abominations that are practiced within it.
    To the others I heard the LORD say:
    Pass through the city after him and strike!
    Do not look on them with pity nor show any mercy!
    Old men, youths and maidens, women and children–wipe them out!
    But do not touch any marked with the “Thau”;begin at my sanctuary.
    So they began with the men, the elders, who were in front of the temple.
    Defile the temple, he said to them, and fill the courts with the slain;
    then go out and strike in the city.

    Then the glory of the LORD left the threshold of the temple
    and rested upon the cherubim.
    These lifted their wings, and I saw them rise from the earth,
    the wheels rising along with them.
    They stood at the entrance of the eastern gate of the LORD’s house,
    and the glory of the God of Israel was up above them.
    Then the cherubim lifted their wings, and the wheels went along with them,
    while up above them was the glory of the God of Israel.


    ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

    R. (4b) The glory of the Lord is higher than the skies.
    R. Alleluia.
    Praise, you servants of the LORD,
    praise the name of the LORD.
    Blessed be the name of the LORD
    both now and forever.
    R. The glory of the Lord is higher than the skies.
    R. Alleluia.
    From the rising to the setting of the sun
    is the name of the LORD to be praised.
    High above all nations is the LORD;
    above the heavens is his glory.
    R. The glory of the Lord is higher than the skies.
    R. Alleluia.
    Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on high,
    and looks upon the heavens and the earth below?
    R. The glory of the Lord is higher than the skies.
    R. Alleluia.


    mt 18:15-20

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “If your brother sins against you,
    go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
    If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
    If he does not listen,
    take one or two others along with you,
    so that every fact may be established
    on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
    If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church.
    If he refuses to listen even to the Church,
    then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.
    Amen, I say to you,
    whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,
    and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
    Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth
    about anything for which they are to pray,
    it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.
    For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
    there am I in the midst of them.”

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