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HOLY MASS THURSDAY FIRST WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2012

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2012-01-12:

  • St. Bernard of Corleone, Religious 2012:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Hebrews 1:1-6

    1In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;2but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.3He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,4having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs.5For to what angel did God ever say, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"? Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?6And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 97:1-2, 6-7, 9

    1The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 6The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory. 7All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him. 9For thou, O LORD, art most high over all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Mark 1:14-20

    14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." 16And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men." 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb'edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.

  • THURSDAY FIRST WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2012:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    1 Sm 4:1-11

    The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel.
    Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer,
    while the Philistines camped at Aphek.
    The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel.
    After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistines,
    who slew about four thousand men on the battlefield.
    When the troops retired to the camp, the elders of Israel said,
    "Why has the LORD permitted us to be defeated today
    by the Philistines?
    Let us fetch the ark of the LORD from Shiloh
    that it may go into battle among us
    and save us from the grasp of our enemies."

    So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there
    the ark of the LORD of hosts, who is enthroned upon the cherubim.
    The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were with the ark of God.
    When the ark of the LORD arrived in the camp,
    all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth resounded.
    The Philistines, hearing the noise of shouting, asked,
    "What can this loud shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?"
    On learning that the ark of the LORD had come into the camp,
    the Philistines were frightened.
    They said, "Gods have come to their camp."
    They said also, "Woe to us! This has never happened before. Woe to us!
    Who can deliver us from the power of these mighty gods?
    These are the gods that struck the Egyptians
    with various plagues and with pestilence.
    Take courage and be manly, Philistines;
    otherwise you will become slaves to the Hebrews,
    as they were your slaves.
    So fight manfully!"
    The Philistines fought and Israel was defeated;
    every man fled to his own tent.
    It was a disastrous defeat,
    in which Israel lost thirty thousand foot soldiers.
    The ark of God was captured,
    and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were among the dead.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 44:10-11, 14-15, 24-25

    R. (27b) Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.
    Yet now you have cast us off and put us in disgrace,
    and you go not forth with our armies.
    You have let us be driven back by our foes;
    those who hated us plundered us at will.
    R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.
    You made us the reproach of our neighbors,
    the mockery and the scorn of those around us.
    You made us a byword among the nations,
    a laughingstock among the peoples.
    R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.
    Why do you hide your face,
    forgetting our woe and our oppression?
    For our souls are bowed down to the dust,
    our bodies are pressed to the earth.
    R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 1:40-45

    A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said,
    "If you wish, you can make me clean."
    Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
    touched the leper, and said to him,
    "I do will it. Be made clean."
    The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
    Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.
    Then he said to him, "See that you tell no one anything,
    but go, show yourself to the priest
    and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
    that will be proof for them."
    The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
    He spread the report abroad
    so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
    He remained outside in deserted places,
    and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

Content last updated on 2012-01-10T00:00:00Z