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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2015-07-25:

  • Saint James, apostle 2015:


    2 Cor 4:7-15

    Brothers and sisters:
    We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,
    that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.
    We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;
    perplexed, but not driven to despair;
    persecuted, but not abandoned;
    struck down, but not destroyed;
    always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,
    so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.
    For we who live are constantly being given up to death
    for the sake of Jesus,
    so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

    So death is at work in us, but life in you.
    Since, then, we have the same spirit of faith,
    according to what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke,
    we too believe and therefore speak,
    knowing that the one who raised the Lord Jesus
    will raise us also with Jesus
    and place us with you in his presence.
    Everything indeed is for you,
    so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people
    may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.


    Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6

    R. (5) Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    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. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    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. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
    like the torrents in the southern desert.
    Those that sow in tears
    shall reap rejoicing.
    R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    Although they go forth weeping,
    carrying the seed to be sown,
    They shall come back rejoicing,
    carrying their sheaves.
    R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.


    Mt 20:20-28

    The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
    and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
    He said to her,
    "What do you wish?"
    She answered him,
    "Command that these two sons of mine sit,
    one at your right and the other at your left, in your Kingdom."
    Jesus said in reply,
    "You do not know what you are asking.
    Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?"
    They said to him, "We can."
    He replied,
    "My chalice you will indeed drink,
    but to sit at my right and at my left, this is not mine to give
    but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
    When the ten heard this,
    they became indignant at the two brothers.
    But Jesus summoned them and said,
    "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
    and the great ones make their authority over them felt.
    But it shall not be so among you.
    Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
    whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
    Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served
    but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."


    Ordinary Time.


    Ex 24:3-8

    When Moses came to the people
    and related all the words and ordinances of the LORD,
    they all answered with one voice,
    “We will do everything that the LORD has told us.”
    Moses then wrote down all the words of the LORD and,
    rising early the next day,
    he erected at the foot of the mountain an altar
    and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
    Then, having sent certain young men of the children of Israel
    to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice young bulls
    as peace offerings to the LORD,
    Moses took half of the blood and put it in large bowls;
    the other half he splashed on the altar.
    Taking the book of the covenant, he read it aloud to the people,
    who answered, “All that the LORD has said, we will heed and do.”
    Then he took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, saying,
    “This is the blood of the covenant
    that the LORD has made with you
    in accordance with all these words of his.”


    PS 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15

    R. (14a) Offer to God a sacrifice of praise.
    God the LORD has spoken and summoned the earth,
    from the rising of the sun to its setting.
    From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.
    R. Offer to God a sacrifice of praise.
    “Gather my faithful ones before me,
    those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
    And the heavens proclaim his justice;
    for God himself is the judge.
    R. Offer to God a sacrifice of praise.
    “Offer to God praise as your sacrifice
    and fulfill your vows to the Most High;
    Then call upon me in time of distress;
    I will rescue you, and you shall glorify me.”
    R. Offer to God a sacrifice of praise.


    Mt 13:24-30

    Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds.
    "The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man
    who sowed good seed in his field.
    While everyone was asleep his enemy came
    and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.
    When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.
    The slaves of the householder came to him and said,
    'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field?
    Where have the weeds come from?'
    He answered, 'An enemy has done this.'
    His slaves said to him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
    He replied, 'No, if you pull up the weeds
    you might uproot the wheat along with them.
    Let them grow together until harvest;
    then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters,
    'First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning;
    but gather the wheat into my barn.'"

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