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HOLY MASS TUESDAY FOURTH WEEK OF LENT 2015

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2015-03-17:

  • St. Patrick, Bishop 2015:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12

    1Then he brought me back to the door of the temple;and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east);and the water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. 2Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me round on the outside to the outer gate, that faces toward the east;and the water was coming out on the south side. 3Going on eastward with a line in his hand, the man measured a thousand cubits, and then led me through the water;and it was ankle-deep. 4Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water;and it was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water;and it was up to the loins. 5Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen;it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. 6And he said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?" Then he led me back along the bank of the river. 7As I went back, I saw upon the bank of the river very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8And he said to me, "This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah;and when it enters the stagnant waters of the sea, the water will become fresh. 9And wherever the river goes every living creature which swarms will live, and there will be very many fish;for this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh;so everything will live where the river goes. 12And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9

    1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;God will help her right early. 7The LORD of hosts is with us;the God of Jacob is our refuge. [Selah] 8Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has wrought desolations in the earth.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    John 5:1-16

    1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-za'tha, which has five porticoes. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed. 5One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 7The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." 8Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the sabbath. 10So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." 11But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, `Take up your pallet, and walk.'" 12They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, `Take up your pallet, and walk'?" 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the sabbath.

  • TUESDAY FOURTH WEEK OF LENT 2015:

    Time of Lent.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Ez 47:1-9, 12

    The angel brought me, Ezekiel,
    back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD,
    and I saw water flowing out
    from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,
    for the façade of the temple was toward the east;
    the water flowed down from the right side of the temple,
    south of the altar.
    He led me outside by the north gate,
    and around to the outer gate facing the east,
    where I saw water trickling from the right side.
    Then when he had walked off to the east
    with a measuring cord in his hand,
    he measured off a thousand cubits
    and had me wade through the water,
    which was ankle-deep.
    He measured off another thousand
    and once more had me wade through the water,
    which was now knee-deep.
    Again he measured off a thousand and had me wade;
    the water was up to my waist.
    Once more he measured off a thousand,
    but there was now a river through which I could not wade;
    for the water had risen so high it had become a river
    that could not be crossed except by swimming.
    He asked me, “Have you seen this, son of man?”
    Then he brought me to the bank of the river, where he had me sit.
    Along the bank of the river I saw very many trees on both sides.
    He said to me,
    “This water flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah,
    and empties into the sea, the salt waters, which it makes fresh.
    Wherever the river flows,
    every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live,
    and there shall be abundant fish,
    for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh.
    Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow;
    their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail.
    Every month they shall bear fresh fruit,
    for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.
    Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9

    R. (8) The Lord of hosts is with us;our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
    God is our refuge and our strength,
    an ever-present help in distress.
    Therefore we fear not, though the earth be shaken
    and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea.
    R. The Lord of hosts is with us;our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
    There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God,
    the holy dwelling of the Most High.
    God is in its midst;it shall not be disturbed;
    God will help it at the break of dawn.
    R. The Lord of hosts is with us;our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
    The LORD of hosts is with us;
    our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
    Come! behold the deeds of the LORD,
    the astounding things he has wrought on earth.
    R. The Lord of hosts is with us;our stronghold is the God of Jacob.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 5:1-16

    There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
    Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate
    a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes.
    In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled.
    One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
    When Jesus saw him lying there
    and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him,
    “Do you want to be well?”
    The sick man answered him,
    “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool
    when the water is stirred up;
    while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.”
    Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.”
    Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.

    Now that day was a sabbath.
    So the Jews said to the man who was cured,
    “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.”
    He answered them, “The man who made me well told me,
    ‘Take up your mat and walk.’“
    They asked him,
    “Who is the man who told you, ‘Take it up and walk’?”
    The man who was healed did not know who it was,
    for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there.
    After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him,
    “Look, you are well;do not sin any more,
    so that nothing worse may happen to you.”
    The man went and told the Jews
    that Jesus was the one who had made him well.
    Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus
    because he did this on a sabbath.

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