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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2018-01-12:

  • St. Bernard of Corleone, Religious 2018:


    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."


    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.


    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.


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a

    All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramah
    and said to him, "Now that you are old,
    and your sons do not follow your example,
    appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us."

    Samuel was displeased when they asked for a king to judge them.
    He prayed to the LORD, however, who said in answer:
    "Grant the people's every request.
    It is not you they reject, they are rejecting me as their king."

    Samuel delivered the message of the LORD in full
    to those who were asking him for a king.
    He told them:
    "The rights of the king who will rule you will be as follows:
    He will take your sons and assign them to his chariots and horses,
    and they will run before his chariot.
    He will also appoint from among them his commanders of groups
    of a thousand and of a hundred soldiers.
    He will set them to do his plowing and his harvesting,
    and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots.
    He will use your daughters as ointment makers, as cooks, and as bakers.
    He will take the best of your fields, vineyards, and olive groves,
    and give them to his officials.
    He will tithe your crops and your vineyards,
    and give the revenue to his eunuchs and his slaves.
    He will take your male and female servants,
    as well as your best oxen and your asses,
    and use them to do his work.
    He will tithe your flocks and you yourselves will become his slaves.
    When this takes place,
    you will complain against the king whom you have chosen,
    but on that day the LORD will not answer you."

    The people, however, refused to listen to Samuel's warning and said,
    "Not so! There must be a king over us.
    We too must be like other nations,
    with a king to rule us and to lead us in warfare
    and fight our battles."
    When Samuel had listened to all the people had to say,
    he repeated it to the LORD, who then said to him,
    "Grant their request and appoint a king to rule them."


    Ps 89:16-17, 18-19

    R. (2) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
    Blessed the people who know the joyful shout;
    in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.
    At your name they rejoice all the day,
    and through your justice they are exalted.
    R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
    For you are the splendor of their strength,
    and by your favor our horn is exalted.
    For to the LORD belongs our shield,
    and to the Holy One of Israel, our King.
    R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.


    Mk 2:1-12

    When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
    it became known that he was at home.
    Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
    not even around the door,
    and he preached the word to them.
    They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
    Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,
    they opened up the roof above him.
    After they had broken through,
    they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
    When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him,
    "Child, your sins are forgiven."
    Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
    "Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
    Who but God alone can forgive sins?"
    Jesus immediately knew in his mind what
    they were thinking to themselves,
    so he said, "Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
    Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
    'Your sins are forgiven,'
    or to say, 'Rise, pick up your mat and walk'?
    But that you may know
    that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth"
    -he said to the paralytic,
    "I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home."
    He rose, picked up his mat at once,
    and went away in the sight of everyone.
    They were all astounded
    and glorified God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."

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