HOLY MASS FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 2014

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Sunday, 2014-11-30:

  • Saint Andrew the Apostle 2014:

    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.

  • FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 2014:

    Advent Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    is 63:16b-17, 19b;64:2-7

    You, LORD, are our father,
    our redeemer you are named forever.
    Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways,
    and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?
    Return for the sake of your servants,
    the tribes of your heritage.
    Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
    with the mountains quaking before you,
    while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for,
    such as they had not heard of from of old.
    No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen, any God but you
    doing such deeds for those who wait for him.
    Would that you might meet us doing right,
    that we were mindful of you in our ways!
    Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful;
    all of us have become like unclean people,
    all our good deeds are like polluted rags;
    we have all withered like leaves,
    and our guilt carries us away like the wind.
    There is none who calls upon your name,
    who rouses himself to cling to you;
    for you have hidden your face from us
    and have delivered us up to our guilt.
    Yet, O LORD, you are our father;
    we are the clay and you the potter:
    we are all the work of your hands.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19

    R/ (4)
    Lord, make us turn to you;let us see your face and we shall be saved.
    O shepherd of Israel, hearken,
    from your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    Rouse your power,
    and come to save us.
    R/
    Lord, make us turn to you;let us see your face and we shall be saved.
    Once again, O LORD of hosts,
    look down from heaven, and see;
    take care of this vine,
    and protect what your right hand has planted
    the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
    R/
    Lord, make us turn to you;let us see your face and we shall be saved.
    May your help be with the man of your right hand,
    with the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
    Then we will no more withdraw from you;
    give us new life, and we will call upon your name.
    R/
    Lord, make us turn to you;let us see your face and we shall be saved.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    1 cor 1:3-9

    Brothers and sisters:
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father
    and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    I give thanks to my God always on your account
    for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
    that in him you were enriched in every way,
    with all discourse and all knowledge,
    as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
    so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
    as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    He will keep you firm to the end,
    irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    God is faithful,
    and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Gospel Acclamation

    Ps 85:8

    R.Alleluia, alleluia.
    Show us Lord, your love;
    and grant us your salvation.
    R.Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    mk 13:33-37

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Be watchful! Be alert!
    You do not know when the time will come.
    It is like a man traveling abroad.
    He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
    each with his own work,
    and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
    Watch, therefore;
    you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
    whether in the evening, or at midnight,
    or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
    May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
    What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’"

Liturgical Year 2014-2015

The following is an animated image of the liturgical year 2014-2015 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 2014-11-30 has been highlighted.