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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2017-03-03:

  • St. Katharine Drexel, Virgin 2017:


    Isaiah 1:10, 16-20

    10Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomor'rah! 16Wash yourselves;make yourselves clean;remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes;cease to do evil, 17learn to do good;seek justice, correct oppression;defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18"Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. 19If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;20But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword;for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."


    Psalms 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23

    8I do not reprove you for your sacrifices;your burnt offerings are continually before me. 9I will accept no bull from your house, nor he-goat from your folds. 16But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes, or take my covenant on your lips? 17For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. 21These things you have done and I have been silent;you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you. 23He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me;to him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God!"


    Matthew 23:1-12

    1Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples, 2"The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat;3so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do;for they preach, but do not practice. 4They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders;but they themselves will not move them with their finger. 5They do all their deeds to be seen by men;for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, 6and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues, 7and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men. 8But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. 9And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ. 11He who is greatest among you shall be your servant;12whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


    Time of Lent.


    Is 58:1-9a

    Thus says the Lord GOD:
    Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,
    lift up your voice like a trumpet blast;
    Tell my people their wickedness,
    and the house of Jacob their sins.
    They seek me day after day,
    and desire to know my ways,
    Like a nation that has done what is just
    and not abandoned the law of their God;
    They ask me to declare what is due them,
    pleased to gain access to God.
    “Why do we fast, and you do not see it?
    afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?”

    Lo, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits,
    and drive all your laborers.
    Yes, your fast ends in quarreling and fighting,
    striking with wicked claw.
    Would that today you might fast
    so as to make your voice heard on high!
    Is this the manner of fasting I wish,
    of keeping a day of penance:
    That a man bow his head like a reed
    and lie in sackcloth and ashes?
    Do you call this a fast,
    a day acceptable to the LORD?
    This, rather, is the fasting that I wish:
    releasing those bound unjustly,
    untying the thongs of the yoke;
    Setting free the oppressed,
    breaking every yoke;
    Sharing your bread with the hungry,
    sheltering the oppressed and the homeless;
    Clothing the naked when you see them,
    and not turning your back on your own.
    Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
    and your wound shall quickly be healed;
    Your vindication shall go before you,
    and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
    Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer,
    you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!


    Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19

    R. (19b) A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
    Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
    Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.
    R. A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
    For I acknowledge my offense,
    and my sin is before me always:
    “Against you only have I sinned,
    and done what is evil in your sight.”
    R. A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
    For you are not pleased with sacrifices;
    should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
    My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
    a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
    R. A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.


    Mt 9:14-15

    The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,
    “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,
    but your disciples do not fast?”
    Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn
    as long as the bridegroom is with them?
    The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
    and then they will fast.”

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