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HOLY MASS FRIDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2014

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2014-02-07:

  • St. Colette of Corbie, Virgin 2014:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21

    15Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.17Obey your leaders and submit to them;for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you.20Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,21equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ;to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 23:1-6

    1The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;2he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;3he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil;for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies;thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mark 6:30-34

    30The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns, and got there ahead of them. 34As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd;and he began to teach them many things.

  • FRIDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2014:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Sir 47:2-11

    Like the choice fat of the sacred offerings,
    so was David in Israel.
    He made sport of lions as though they were kids,
    and of bears, like lambs of the flock.
    As a youth he slew the giant
    and wiped out the people's disgrace,
    When his hand let fly the slingstone
    that crushed the pride of Goliath.
    Since he called upon the Most High God,
    who gave strength to his right arm
    To defeat the skilled warrior
    and raise up the might of his people,
    Therefore the women sang his praises,
    and ascribed to him tens of thousands
    and praised him when they blessed the Lord.
    When he assumed the royal crown, he battled
    and subdued the enemy on every side.
    He destroyed the hostile Philistines
    and shattered their power till our own day.
    With his every deed he offered thanks
    to God Most High, in words of praise.
    With his whole being he loved his Maker
    and daily had his praises sung;
    He set singers before the altar and by their voices
    he made sweet melodies,
    He added beauty to the feasts
    and solemnized the seasons of each year
    So that when the Holy Name was praised,
    before daybreak the sanctuary would resound.
    The LORD forgave him his sins
    and exalted his strength forever;
    He conferred on him the rights of royalty
    and established his throne in Israel.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 18:31, 47 and 50, 51

    R. (see 47b) Blessed be God my salvation!
    God's way is unerring,
    the promise of the LORD is fire-tried;
    he is a shield to all who take refuge in him.
    R. Blessed be God my salvation!
    The LORD live! And blessed be my Rock!
    Extolled be God my savior.
    Therefore will I proclaim you, O LORD, among the nations,
    and I will sing praise to your name.
    R. Blessed be God my salvation!
    You who gave great victories to your king
    and showed kindness to your anointed,
    to David and his posterity forever.
    R. Blessed be God my salvation!

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 6:14-29

    King Herod heard about Jesus, for his fame had become widespread,
    and people were saying,
    "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead;
    that is why mighty powers are at work in him."
    Others were saying, "He is Elijah";
    still others, "He is a prophet like any of the prophets."
    But when Herod learned of it, he said,
    "It is John whom I beheaded. He has been raised up."

    Herod was the one who had John arrested and bound in prison
    on account of Herodias,
    the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.
    John had said to Herod,
    "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
    Herodias harbored a grudge against him
    and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so.
    Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man,
    and kept him in custody.
    When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed,
    yet he liked to listen to him.
    Herodias had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday,
    gave a banquet for his courtiers, his military officers,
    and the leading men of Galilee.
    His own daughter came in and performed a dance
    that delighted Herod and his guests.
    The king said to the girl,
    "Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you."
    He even swore many things to her,
    "I will grant you whatever you ask of me,
    even to half of my kingdom."
    She went out and said to her mother,
    "What shall I ask for?"
    Her mother replied, "The head of John the Baptist."
    The girl hurried back to the king's presence and made her request,
    "I want you to give me at once on a platter
    the head of John the Baptist."
    The king was deeply distressed,
    but because of his oaths and the guests
    he did not wish to break his word to her.
    So he promptly dispatched an executioner
    with orders to bring back his head.
    He went off and beheaded him in the prison.
    He brought in the head on a platter
    and gave it to the girl.
    The girl in turn gave it to her mother.
    When his disciples heard about it,
    they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

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