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HOLY MASS SATURDAY THIRTY-FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2015

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2015-11-28:

  • SATURDAY THIRTY-FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2015:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Dn 7:15-27

    I, Daniel, found my spirit anguished within its covering of flesh,
    and I was terrified by the visions of my mind.
    I approached one of those present
    and asked him what all this meant in truth;
    in answer, he made known to me the meaning of the things:
    “These four great beasts stand for four kingdoms
    which shall arise on the earth.
    But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingship,
    to possess it forever and ever.”

    But I wished to make certain about the fourth beast,
    so very terrible and different from the others,
    devouring and crushing with its iron teeth and bronze claws,
    and trampling with its feet what was left;
    about the ten horns on its head, and the other one that sprang up,
    before which three horns fell;
    about the horn with the eyes and the mouth that spoke arrogantly,
    which appeared greater than its fellows.
    For, as I watched, that horn made war against the holy ones
    and was victorious until the Ancient One arrived;
    judgment was pronounced in favor of the holy ones of the Most High,
    and the time came when the holy ones possessed the kingdom.
    He answered me thus:

    “The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth
    different from all the others;
    It shall devour the whole earth,
    beat it down, and crush it.
    The ten horns shall be ten kings
    rising out of that kingdom;
    another shall rise up after them,
    Different from those before him,
    who shall lay low three kings.
    He shall speak against the Most High
    and oppress the holy ones of the Most High,
    thinking to change the feast days and the law.
    They shall be handed over to him
    for a year, two years, and a half-year.
    But when the court is convened,
    and his power is taken away
    by final and absolute destruction,
    Then the kingship and dominion and majesty
    of all the kingdoms under the heavens
    shall be given to the holy people of the Most High,
    Whose Kingdom shall be everlasting:
    all dominions shall serve and obey him.”

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Daniel 3:82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87

    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.
    “You sons of men, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.”
    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.
    “O Israel, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.”
    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.
    “Priests of the Lord, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.”
    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.
    “Servants of the Lord, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.”
    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.
    “Spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.”
    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.
    “Holy men of humble heart, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.”
    R. Give glory and eternal praise to him.

    Alleluia Lk 21:36

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Be vigilant at all times and pray
    that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 21:34-36

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
    from carousing and drunkenness
    and the anxieties of daily life,
    and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
    For that day will assault everyone
    who lives on the face of the earth.
    Be vigilant at all times
    and pray that you have the strength
    to escape the tribulations that are imminent
    and to stand before the Son of Man."

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