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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2020-06-11:

  • Saint Barnabas, the Apostle 2020:


    Acts 11:21b-26;13:1-3

    In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
    The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,
    and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.
    When he arrived and saw the grace of God,
    he rejoiced and encouraged them all
    to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart,
    for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith.
    And a large number of people was added to the Lord.
    Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
    and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch.
    For a whole year they met with the Church
    and taught a large number of people,
    and it was in Antioch that the disciples
    were first called Christians.

    Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and teachers:
    Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger,
    Lucius of Cyrene,
    Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
    While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,
    "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul
    for the work to which I have called them."
    Then, completing their fasting and prayer,
    they laid hands on them and sent them off.


    Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6

    R. (see 2b)  The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
    Sing to the LORD a new song,
    for he has done wondrous deeds;
    His right hand has won victory for him,
    his holy arm.
    R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
    The LORD has made his salvation known:
    in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
    He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
    toward the house of Israel.
    R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
    All the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation by our God.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
    break into song;sing praise.
    R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
    Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
    with the harp and melodious song.
    With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.
    R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.


    Mt 5:1-12

    When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
    and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
    He began to teach them, saying:

    "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are they who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the land.
    Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be satisfied.
    Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
    Blessed are the clean of heart,
    for they will see God.
    Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
    Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
    for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
    and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
    Rejoice and be glad,
    for your reward will be great in heaven.
    Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you."


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Kgs 18:41-46

    Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink,
    for there is the sound of a heavy rain."
    So Ahab went up to eat and drink,
    while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel,
    crouched down to the earth,
    and put his head between his knees.
    "Climb up and look out to sea," he directed his servant,
    who went up and looked, but reported, "There is nothing."
    Seven times he said, "Go, look again!"
    And the seventh time the youth reported,
    "There is a cloud as small as a man's hand rising from the sea."
    Elijah said, "Go and say to Ahab,
    'Harness up and leave the mountain before the rain stops you.'"
    In a trice the sky grew dark with clouds and wind,
    and a heavy rain fell.
    Ahab mounted his chariot and made for Jezreel.
    But the hand of the LORD was on Elijah,
    who girded up his clothing and ran before Ahab
    as far as the approaches to Jezreel.


    Ps 65:10, 11, 12-13

    R. (2a) It is right to praise you in Zion, O God.
    You have visited the land and watered it;
    greatly have you enriched it.
    God's watercourses are filled;
    you have prepared the grain.
    R. It is right to praise you in Zion, O God.
    Thus have you prepared the land:
    drenching its furrows, breaking up its clods,
    Softening it with showers,
    blessing its yield.
    R. It is right to praise you in Zion, O God.
    You have crowned the year with your bounty,
    and your paths overflow with a rich harvest;
    The untilled meadows overflow with it,
    and rejoicing clothes the hills.
    R. It is right to praise you in Zion, O God.


    Mt 5:20-26

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that
    of the scribes and Pharisees,
    you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.

    "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,
    You shall not kill;and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.
    But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother
    will be liable to judgment,
    and whoever says to his brother,
    'Raqa,' will be answerable to the Sanhedrin,
    and whoever says, "You fool," will be liable to fiery Gehenna.
    Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar,
    and there recall that your brother
    has anything against you,
    leave your gift there at the altar,
    go first and be reconciled with your brother,
    and then come and offer your gift.
    Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court with him.
    Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge,
    and the judge will hand you over to the guard,
    and you will be thrown into prison.
    Amen, I say to you,
    you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."

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