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HOLY MASS WEDNESDAY SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER 2015

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2015-05-20:

  • St. Bernardine of Siena, OFM Priest 2015:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 4:8-12

    8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, 9if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed, 10be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well. 11This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. 12And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-11

    1I waited patiently for the LORD;he inclined to me and heard my cry. 3He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD. 6Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire;but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required. 7Then I said, "Lo, I come;in the roll of the book it is written of me;8I delight to do thy will, O my God;thy law is within my heart." 9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD. 10I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation;I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    John 17:11-19

    11And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me;I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to thee;and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word;and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them in the truth;thy word is truth. 18As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Luke 9:57-62

    57As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." 58And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests;but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." 59To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 60But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead;but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." 61Another said, "I will follow you, Lord;but let me first say farewell to those at my home." 62Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • WEDNESDAY SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER 2015:

    Easter Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 20:28-38

    At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:
    “Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock
    of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,
    in which you tend the Church of God
    that he acquired with his own Blood.
    I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you,
    and they will not spare the flock.
    And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth
    to draw the disciples away after them.
    So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and day,
    I unceasingly admonished each of you with tears.
    And now I commend you to God
    and to that gracious word of his that can build you up
    and give you the inheritance among all who are consecrated.
    I have never wanted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.
    You know well that these very hands
    have served my needs and my companions.
    In every way I have shown you that by hard work of that sort
    we must help the weak,
    and keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said,
    ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

    When he had finished speaking
    he knelt down and prayed with them all.
    They were all weeping loudly
    as they threw their arms around Paul and kissed him,
    for they were deeply distressed that he had said
    that they would never see his face again.
    Then they escorted him to the ship.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalm 68:29-30, 33-35A, 35BC-36AB

    R. (33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Show forth, O God, your power,
    the power, O God, with which you took our part;
    For your temple in Jerusalem
    let the kings bring you gifts.
    R. Sing to God, O Kingdoms of the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God,
    chant praise to the Lord
    who rides on the heights of the ancient heavens.
    Behold, his voice resounds, the voice of power:
    “Confess the power of God!”
    R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Over Israel is his majesty;
    his power is in the skies.
    Awesome in his sanctuary is God, the God of Israel;
    he gives power and strength to his people.
    R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Gospel Acclamation

    John 17:17B, 17A

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Your word, O Lord, is truth;
    consecrate us in the truth.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    John 17:11b-19

    Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying:
    “Holy Father, keep them in your name
    that you have given me,
    so that they may be one just as we are one.
    When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me,
    and I guarded them, and none of them was lost
    except the son of destruction,
    in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
    But now I am coming to you.
    I speak this in the world
    so that they may share my joy completely.
    I gave them your word, and the world hated them,
    because they do not belong to the world
    any more than I belong to the world.
    I do not ask that you take them out of the world
    but that you keep them from the Evil One.
    They do not belong to the world
    any more than I belong to the world.
    Consecrate them in the truth.
    Your word is truth.
    As you sent me into the world,
    so I sent them into the world.
    And I consecrate myself for them,
    so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”

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