HOLY MASS SATURDAY NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2013-06-08:

  • THE INMACULATE HEART OF THE BLESSSED VIRGIN MARY 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    1 Kgs 19:19-21

    Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,
    as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;
    he was following the twelfth.
    Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.
    Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,
    "Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,
    and I will follow you."
    Elijah answered, "Go back!
    Have I done anything to you?"
    Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
    he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,
    and gave it to his people to eat.
    Then he left and followed Elijah as his attendant.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 96:10, 11-12, 13

    R. (see 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
    I say to the LORD, "My Lord are you."
    O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
    you it is who hold fast my lot.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    I bless the LORD who counsels me;
    even in the night my heart exhorts me.
    I set the LORD ever before me;
    with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
    my body, too, abides in confidence;
    Because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
    nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Luke 2:41-51

    Each year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
    and when he was twelve years old,
    they went up according to festival custom.
    After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
    the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
    but his parents did not know it.
    Thinking that he was in the caravan,
    they journeyed for a day
    and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
    but not finding him,
    they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
    After three days they found him in the temple,
    sitting in the midst of the teachers,
    listening to them and asking them questions,
    and all who heard him were astounded
    at his understanding and his answers.
    When his parents saw him,
    they were astonished,
    and his mother said to him,
    "Son, why have you done this to us?
    Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety."
    And he said to them,
    "Why were you looking for me?
    Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    But they did not understand what he said to them.
    He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
    and was obedient to them;
    and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

  • SATURDAY NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Tobit 12:1, 5-15, 20

    1Tobit then called his son Tobias and said to him, "My son, see to the wages of the man who went with you;and he must also be given more." 5So he called the angel and said to him, "Take half of all that you two have brought back." 6Then the angel called the two of them privately and said to them: "Praise God and give thanks to him;exalt him and give thanks to him in the presence of all the living for what he has done for you. It is good to praise God and to exalt his name, worthily declaring the works of God. Do not be slow to give him thanks. 7It is good to guard the secret of a king, but gloriously to reveal the works of God. Do good, and evil will not overtake you. 8Prayer is good when accompanied by fasting, almsgiving, and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with wrongdoing. It is better to give alms than to treasure up gold. 9For almsgiving delivers from death, and it will purge away every sin. Those who perform deeds of charity and of righteousness will have fulness of life;10but those who commit sin are the enemies of their own lives. 11"I will not conceal anything from you. I have said, `It is good to guard the secret of a king, but gloriously to reveal the works of God.' 12And so, when you and your daughter-in-law Sarah prayed, I brought a reminder of your prayer before the Holy One;and when you buried the dead, I was likewise present with you. 13When you did not hesitate to rise and leave your dinner in order to go and lay out the dead, your good deed was not hidden from me, but I was with you. 14So now God sent me to heal you and your daughter-in-law Sarah. 15I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels who present the prayers of the saints and enter into the presence of the glory of the Holy One." 20And now give thanks to God, for I am ascending to him who sent me. Write in a book everything that has happened."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Tobit 13:2, 6-8

    2For he afflicts, and he shows mercy;he leads down to Hades, and brings up again, and there is no one who can escape his hand. 6If you turn to him with all your heart and with all your soul, to do what is true before him, then he will turn to you and will not hide his face from you. But see what he will do with you;give thanks to him with your full voice. Praise the Lord of righteousness, and exalt the King of the ages. I give him thanks in the land of my captivity, and I show his power and majesty to a nation of sinners. Turn back, you sinners, and do right before him;who knows if he will accept you and have mercy on you? 7I exalt my God;my soul exalts the King of heaven, and will rejoice in his majesty. 8Let all men speak, and give him thanks in Jerusalem.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mark 12:38-44

    38And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places 39and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." 41And he sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. 43And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance;but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living."

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 2013-06-08 has been highlighted.