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HOLY MASS WEDNESDAY EIGHTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2014

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2014-08-06:

  • Transfiguration of the Lord 2014:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

    As I watched:

    Thrones were set up
    and the Ancient One took his throne.
    His clothing was bright as snow,
    and the hair on his head as white as wool;
    his throne was flames of fire,
    with wheels of burning fire.
    A surging stream of fire
    flowed out from where he sat;
    Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,
    and myriads upon myriads attended him.
    The court was convened and the books were opened.

    As the visions during the night continued, I saw:

    One like a Son of man coming,
    on the clouds of heaven;
    When he reached the Ancient One
    and was presented before him,
    The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
    all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
    His dominion is an everlasting dominion
    that shall not be taken away,
    his kingship shall not be destroyed.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9

    R. (1a and 9a) The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The LORD is king;let the earth rejoice;
    let the many islands be glad.
    Clouds and darkness are round about him,
    justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
    before the LORD of all the earth.
    The heavens proclaim his justice,
    and all peoples see his glory.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    Because you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth,
    exalted far above all gods.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    2 Pt 1:16-19

    Beloved:
    We did not follow cleverly devised myths
    when we made known to you
    the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    For he received honor and glory from God the Father
    when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory,
    "This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased."
    We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven
    while we were with him on the holy mountain.
    Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.
    You will do well to be attentive to it,
    as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
    until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 9:2-10

    Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John,
    and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
    And he was transfigured before them,
    and his clothes became dazzling white,
    such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
    Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
    and they were conversing with Jesus.
    Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
    "Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
    Let us make three tents:
    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
    He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
    Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
    from the cloud came a voice,
    "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
    Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
    but Jesus alone with them.

    As they were coming down from the mountain,
    he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
    except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
    So they kept the matter to themselves,
    questioning what rising from the dead meant.

  • WEDNESDAY EIGHTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2014:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Jer 31:1-7

    At that time, says the LORD,
    I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel,
    and they shall be my people.
    Thus says the LORD:
    The people that escaped the sword
    have found favor in the desert.
    As Israel comes forward to be given his rest,
    the LORD appears to him from afar:
    With age-old love I have loved you;
    so I have kept my mercy toward you.
    Again I will restore you, and you shall be rebuilt,
    O virgin Israel;
    Carrying your festive tambourines,
    you shall go forth dancing with the merrymakers.
    Again you shall plant vineyards
    on the mountains of Samaria;
    those who plant them shall enjoy the fruits.
    Yes, a day will come when the watchmen
    will call out on Mount Ephraim:
    "Rise up, let us go to Zion,
    to the LORD, our God."

    For thus says the LORD:
    Shout with joy for Jacob,
    exult at the head of the nations;
    proclaim your praise and say:
    The LORD has delivered his people,
    the remnant of Israel.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13

    R. (see 10d) The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
    Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,
    proclaim it on distant isles, and say:
    He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,
    he guards them as a shepherd his flock.
    R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
    The LORD shall ransom Jacob,
    he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror.
    Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion,
    they shall come streaming to the LORD's blessings.
    R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
    Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,
    and young men and old as well.
    I will turn their mourning into joy.
    I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
    R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 15: 21-28

    At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
    And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
    "Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!
    My daughter is tormented by a demon."
    But he did not say a word in answer to her.
    His disciples came and asked him,
    "Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us."
    He said in reply,
    "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
    But the woman came and did him homage, saying, "Lord, help me."
    He said in reply,
    "It is not right to take the food of the children
    and throw it to the dogs."
    She said, "Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
    that fall from the table of their masters."
    Then Jesus said to her in reply,
    "O woman, great is your faith!
    Let it be done for you as you wish."
    And her daughter was healed from that hour.

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