HOLY MASS SATURDAY THIRTY-FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2013-11-30:

  • Saint Andrew the Apostle 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Rom 10:9-18

    Brothers and sisters:
    If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
    and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
    you will be saved.
    For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
    and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
    The Scripture says,
    No one who believes in him will be put to shame.
    There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;
    the same Lord is Lord of all,
    enriching all who call upon him.
    For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

    But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
    And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
    And how can they hear without someone to preach?
    And how can people preach unless they are sent?
    As it is written,
    How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!
    But not everyone has heeded the good news;
    for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?
    Thus faith comes from what is heard,
    and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
    But I ask, did they not hear?
    Certainly they did;for

    Their voice has gone forth to all the earth,
    and their words to the ends of the world.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11

    R. (10) The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R. (John 6:63) Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul;
    The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
    giving wisdom to the simple.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The precepts of the LORD are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
    The command of the LORD is clear,
    enlightening the eye.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever;
    The ordinances of the LORD are true,
    all of them just.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    They are more precious than gold,
    than a heap of purest gold;
    Sweeter also than syrup
    or honey from the comb.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 4:18-22

    As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
    Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
    casting a net into the sea;they were fishermen.
    He said to them,
    "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
    At once they left their nets and followed him.
    He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
    James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
    They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
    He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
    and followed him.

  • SATURDAY THIRTY-FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    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."

Liturgical Year 2012-2013

The following is an animated image of the liturgical year 2012-2013 according to the Roman Catholic rite. It's called "liturgical year" or "Christian Year" at the time ranging from the first Sunday of Advent and the last week in Ordinary Time during which the Church celebrates the whole mystery of Christ from his birth to his second coming. One can say that the liturgical year consists of two times: strong times and ordinary time. The strong times are, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, during which a particular mystery of salvation is celebrated. Ordinary Time, in turn, does not hold any particular mistery, but rather the same mystery of Christ in its fullness, especially on Sundays. Ordinary Time is divided into two parts throughout the liturgicaL year and in total lasts 33 or 34 weeks. Note that in the image below the corresponding date of 2013-11-30 has been highlighted.