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HOLY MASS THURSDAY FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER 2014

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2014-05-22:

  • Saint Rita of Cascia, Religious 2014:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 25:13-21

    13Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Berni'ce arrived at Caesare'a to welcome Festus. 14And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man left prisoner by Felix;15and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews gave information about him, asking for sentence against him. 16I answered them that it was not the custom of the Romans to give up any one before the accused met the accusers face to face, and had opportunity to make his defense concerning the charge laid against him. 17When therefore they came together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought in. 18When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge in his case of such evils as I supposed;19but they had certain points of dispute with him about their own superstition and about one Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20Being at a loss how to investigate these questions, I asked whether he wished to go to Jerusalem and be tried there regarding them. 21But when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be held until I could send him to Caesar."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20

    1Bless the LORD, O my soul;and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 11For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;12as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 19The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. 20Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word!

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    John 21:15-19

    15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord;you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." 16A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord;you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." 17He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything;you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. 18Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would;but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go." 19(This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow me."

  • THURSDAY FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER 2014:

    Easter Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 15:7-21

    After much debate had taken place,
    Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,
    “My brothers, you are well aware that from early days
    God made his choice among you that through my mouth
    the Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.
    And God, who knows the heart,
    bore witness by granting them the Holy Spirit
    just as he did us.
    He made no distinction between us and them,
    for by faith he purified their hearts.
    Why, then, are you now putting God to the test
    by placing on the shoulders of the disciples
    a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?
    On the contrary, we believe that we are saved
    through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they.”
    The whole assembly fell silent,
    and they listened
    while Paul and Barnabas described the signs and wonders
    God had worked among the Gentiles through them.

    After they had fallen silent, James responded,
    “My brothers, listen to me.
    Symeon has described how God first concerned himself
    with acquiring from among the Gentiles a people for his name.
    The words of the prophets agree with this, as is written:

    After this I shall return
    and rebuild the fallen hut of David;
    from its ruins I shall rebuild it
    and raise it up again,
    so that the rest of humanity may seek out the Lord,
    even all the Gentiles on whom my name is invoked.
    Thus says the Lord who accomplishes these things,
    known from of old.


    It is my judgment, therefore,
    that we ought to stop troubling the Gentiles who turn to God,
    but tell them by letter to avoid pollution from idols,
    unlawful marriage, the meat of strangled animals, and blood.
    For Moses, for generations now,
    has had those who proclaim him in every town,
    as he has been read in the synagogues every sabbath.”

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10

    R. (3) Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Sing to the LORD a new song;
    sing to the LORD, all you lands.
    Sing to the LORD;bless his name.
    R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Announce his salvation, day after day.
    Tell his glory among the nations;
    among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.
    R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Say among the nations: The LORD is king.
    He has made the world firm, not to be moved;
    he governs the peoples with equity.
    R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 15:9-11

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
    Remain in my love.
    If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
    just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
    and remain in his love.

    “I have told you this so that
    my joy might be in you and
    your joy might be complete.”

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