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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2018-07-25:

  • Saint James, apostle 2018:


    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.


    jer 1:1, 4-10

    The words of Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah,
    of a priestly family in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin.

    The word of the LORD came to me thus:

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I dedicated you,
    a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
    “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,
    "I know not how to speak;I am too young.”

    But the LORD answered me,
    Say not, “I am too young.”
    To whomever I send you, you shall go;
    whatever I command you, you shall speak.
    Have no fear before them,
    because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

    Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying,

    See, I place my words in your mouth!
    This day I set you
    over nations and over kingdoms,
    To root up and to tear down,
    to destroy and to demolish,
    to build and to plant.


    ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15 and 17

    R. (see 15ab) I will sing of your salvation.
    In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
    In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;
    incline your ear to me, and save me.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.
    Be my rock of refuge,
    a stronghold to give me safety,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
    O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.
    For you are my hope, O Lord;
    my trust, O God, from my youth.
    On you I depend from birth;
    from my mother’s womb you are my strength.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.
    My mouth shall declare your justice,
    day by day your salvation.
    O God, you have taught me from my youth,
    and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.


    mt 13:1-9

    On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.
    Such large crowds gathered around him
    that he got into a boat and sat down,
    and the whole crowd stood along the shore.
    And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:
    “A sower went out to sow.
    And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
    and birds came and ate it up.
    Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
    It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
    and when the sun rose it was scorched,
    and it withered for lack of roots.
    Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
    But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit,
    a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
    Whoever has ears ought to hear.”

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