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HOLY MASS MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2015

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2015-02-02:

  • The Presentation of the Lord 2015:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Mal 3:1-4

    Thus says the Lord God:
    Lo, I am sending my messenger
    to prepare the way before me;
    And suddenly there will come to the temple
    the LORD whom you seek,
    And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.
    Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
    But who will endure the day of his coming?
    And who can stand when he appears?
    For he is like the refiner's fire,
    or like the fuller's lye.
    He will sit refining and purifying silver,
    and he will purify the sons of Levi,
    Refining them like gold or like silver
    that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD.
    Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem
    will please the LORD,
    as in the days of old, as in years gone by.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10

    R. (8) Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
    reach up, you ancient portals,
    that the king of glory may come in!
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Who is this king of glory?
    The LORD, strong and mighty,
    the LORD, mighty in battle.
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
    reach up, you ancient portals,
    that the king of glory may come in!
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Who is this king of glory?
    The LORD of hosts;he is the king of glory.
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 2:14-18

    Since the children share in blood and flesh,
    Jesus likewise shared in them,
    that through death he might destroy the one
    who has the power of death, that is, the Devil,
    and free those who through fear of death
    had been subject to slavery all their life.
    Surely he did not help angels
    but rather the descendants of Abraham;
    therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters
    in every way,
    that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God
    to expiate the sins of the people.
    Because he himself was tested through what he suffered
    he is able to help those who are being tested.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 2:22-40

    When the days were completed for their purification
    according to the law of Moses,
    Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
    to present him to the Lord,
    just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
    Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
    and to offer the sacrifice of
    a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
    in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

    Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
    This man was righteous and devout,
    awaiting the consolation of Israel,
    and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
    It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
    that he should not see death
    before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
    He came in the Spirit into the temple;
    and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
    to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
    he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:

    "Now, Master, you may let your servant go
    in peace, according to your word,
    for my eyes have seen your salvation,
    which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples:
    a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and glory for your people Israel."

    The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
    and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
    "Behold, this child is destined
    for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
    and to be a sign that will be contradicted
    and you yourself a sword will pierce
    so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
    There was also a prophetess, Anna,
    the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
    She was advanced in years,
    having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
    and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
    She never left the temple,
    but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
    And coming forward at that very time,
    she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
    to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

    When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
    of the law of the Lord,
    they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
    The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
    and the favor of God was upon him.

  • MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2015:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 11:32-40

    Brothers and sisters:
    What more shall I say?
    I have not time to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah,
    of David and Samuel and the prophets,
    who by faith conquered kingdoms,
    did what was righteous, obtained the promises;
    they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires,
    escaped the devouring sword;
    out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle,
    and turned back foreign invaders.
    Women received back their dead through resurrection.
    Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance,
    in order to obtain a better resurrection.
    Others endured mockery, scourging, even chains and imprisonment.
    They were stoned, sawed in two, put to death at sword’s point;
    they went about in skins of sheep or goats,
    needy, afflicted, tormented.
    The world was not worthy of them.
    They wandered about in deserts and on mountains,
    in caves and in crevices in the earth.

    Yet all these, though approved because of their faith,
    did not receive what had been promised.
    God had foreseen something better for us,
    so that without us they should not be made perfect.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 31:20, 21, 22, 23, 24

    R. (25) Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    How great is the goodness, O LORD,
    which you have in store for those who fear you,
    And which, toward those who take refuge in you,
    you show in the sight of the children of men.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    You hide them in the shelter of your presence
    from the plottings of men;
    You screen them within your abode
    from the strife of tongues.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    Blessed be the LORD whose wondrous mercy
    he has shown me in a fortified city.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    Once I said in my anguish,
    “I am cut off from your sight”;
    Yet you heard the sound of my pleading
    when I cried out to you.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    Love the LORD, all you his faithful ones!
    The LORD keeps those who are constant,
    but more than requites those who act proudly.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 5:1-20

    Jesus and his disciples came to the other side of the sea,
    to the territory of the Gerasenes.
    When he got out of the boat,
    at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.
    The man had been dwelling among the tombs,
    and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain.
    In fact, he had frequently been bound with shackles and chains,
    but the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles smashed,
    and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
    Night and day among the tombs and on the hillsides
    he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones.
    Catching sight of Jesus from a distance,
    he ran up and prostrated himself before him,
    crying out in a loud voice,
    "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?
    I adjure you by God, do not torment me!"
    (He had been saying to him, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man!")
    He asked him, "What is your name?"
    He replied, "Legion is my name. There are many of us."
    And he pleaded earnestly with him
    not to drive them away from that territory.

    Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside.
    And they pleaded with him,
    "Send us into the swine. Let us enter them."
    And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine.
    The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea,
    where they were drowned.
    The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town
    and throughout the countryside.
    And people came out to see what had happened.
    As they approached Jesus,
    they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion,
    sitting there clothed and in his right mind.
    And they were seized with fear.
    Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened
    to the possessed man and to the swine.
    Then they began to beg him to leave their district.
    As he was getting into the boat,
    the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him.
    But Jesus would not permit him but told him instead,
    "Go home to your family and announce to them
    all that the Lord in his pity has done for you."
    Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis
    what Jesus had done for him;and all were amazed.

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