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HOLY MASS THURSDAY FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT 2015

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2015-12-03:

  • Saint Francis Xavier, Priest (Memorial) 2015:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23

    16For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward;but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. 18What then is my reward? Just this: that in my preaching I may make the gospel free of charge, not making full use of my right in the gospel. 19For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. 22To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 117:1-2

    1Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! 2For great is his steadfast love toward us;and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mark 16:15-20

    15And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. 16He who believes and is baptized will be saved;but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons;they will speak in new tongues;18they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them;they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover." 19So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.

  • THURSDAY FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT 2015:

    Advent Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Is 26:1-6

    On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah:

    "A strong city have we;
    he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.
    Open up the gates
    to let in a nation that is just,
    one that keeps faith.
    A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace;
    in peace, for its trust in you."

    Trust in the LORD forever!
    For the LORD is an eternal Rock.
    He humbles those in high places,
    and the lofty city he brings down;
    He tumbles it to the ground,
    levels it with the dust.
    It is trampled underfoot by the needy,
    by the footsteps of the poor.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a

    R. (26a) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
    for his mercy endures forever.
    It is better to take refuge in the LORD
    than to trust in man.
    It is better to take refuge in the LORD
    than to trust in princes.
    R. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Open to me the gates of justice;
    I will enter them and give thanks to the LORD.
    This gate is the LORD's;
    the just shall enter it.
    I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
    and have been my savior.
    R. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    O LORD, grant salvation!
    O LORD, grant prosperity!
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD;
    we bless you from the house of the LORD.
    The LORD is God, and he has given us light.
    R. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 7:21, 24-27

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,'
    will enter the Kingdom of heaven,
    but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

    "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
    will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
    The rain fell, the floods came,
    and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
    But it did not collapse;it had been set solidly on rock.
    And everyone who listens to these words of mine
    but does not act on them
    will be like a fool who built his house on sand.
    The rain fell, the floods came,
    and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
    And it collapsed and was completely ruined."

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