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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2015-09-21:

  • Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist 2015:


    Eph 4:1-7, 11-13

    Brothers and sisters:
    I, a prisoner for the Lord,
    urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
    with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
    bearing with one another through love,
    striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit
    through the bond of peace:
    one Body and one Spirit,
    as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
    one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
    one God and Father of all,
    who is over all and through all and in all.

    But grace was given to each of us
    according to the measure of Christ's gift.

    And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,
    others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
    to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,
    for building up the Body of Christ,
    until we all attain to the unity of faith
    and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
    to the extent of the full stature of Christ.


    Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.


    Mt 9:9-13

    As Jesus passed by,
    he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
    He said to him, "Follow me."
    And he got up and followed him.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners came
    and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
    The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
    "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    He heard this and said,
    "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    Go and learn the meaning of the words,
    I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."


    Ordinary Time.


    Ezr 1:1-6

    In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia,
    in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah,
    the LORD inspired King Cyrus of Persia
    to issue this proclamation throughout his kingdom,
    both by word of mouth and in writing:
    “Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia:
    ‘All the kingdoms of the earth
    the LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me,
    and he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem,
    which is in Judah.
    Therefore, whoever among you belongs to any part of his people,
    let him go up, and may his God be with him!
    Let everyone who has survived, in whatever place he may have dwelt,
    be assisted by the people of that place
    with silver, gold, goods, and cattle,
    together with free-will offerings
    for the house of God in Jerusalem.’”

    Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin
    and the priests and Levites–
    everyone, that is, whom God had inspired to do so–
    prepared to go up to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem.
    All their neighbors gave them help in every way,
    with silver, gold, goods, and cattle,
    and with many precious gifts
    besides all their free-will offerings.


    PS 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6

    R. (3) The Lord has done marvels for us.
    When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
    we were like men dreaming.
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    and our tongue with rejoicing.
    R. The Lord has done marvels for us.
    Then they said among the nations,
    “The LORD has done great things for them.”
    The LORD has done great things for us;
    we are glad indeed.
    R. The Lord has done marvels for us.
    Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
    like the torrents in the southern desert.
    Those that sow in tears
    shall reap rejoicing.
    R. The Lord has done marvels for us.
    Although they go forth weeping,
    carrying the seed to be sown,
    They shall come back rejoicing,
    carrying their sheaves.
    R. The Lord has done marvels for us.


    Lk 8:16-18

    Jesus said to the crowd:
    "No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
    or sets it under a bed;
    rather, he places it on a lampstand
    so that those who enter may see the light.
    For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
    and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
    Take care, then, how you hear.
    To anyone who has, more will be given,
    and from the one who has not,
    even what he seems to have will be taken away."

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