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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2020-01-14:


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Sm 1:9-20

    Hannah rose after a meal at Shiloh,
    and presented herself before the LORD;
    at the time, Eli the priest was sitting on a chair
    near the doorpost of the LORD's temple.
    In her bitterness she prayed to the LORD, weeping copiously,
    and she made a vow, promising: "O LORD of hosts,
    if you look with pity on the misery of your handmaid,
    if you remember me and do not forget me,
    if you give your handmaid a male child,
    I will give him to the LORD for as long as he lives;
    neither wine nor liquor shall he drink,
    and no razor shall ever touch his head."
    As she remained long at prayer before the LORD,
    Eli watched her mouth, for Hannah was praying silently;
    though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard.
    Eli, thinking her drunk, said to her,
    "How long will you make a drunken show of yourself?
    Sober up from your wine!"
    "It isn't that, my lord," Hannah answered.
    "I am an unhappy woman.
    I have had neither wine nor liquor;
    I was only pouring out my troubles to the LORD.
    Do not think your handmaid a ne'er-do-well;
    my prayer has been prompted by my deep sorrow and misery."
    Eli said, "Go in peace,
    and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him."
    She replied, "Think kindly of your maidservant," and left.
    She went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband,
    and no longer appeared downcast.
    Early the next morning they worshiped before the LORD,
    and then returned to their home in Ramah.

    When Elkanah had relations with his wife Hannah,
    the LORD remembered her.


    1 Sm 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd

    R. (see 1) My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
    "My heart exults in the LORD,
    my horn is exalted in my God.
    I have swallowed up my enemies;
    I rejoice in my victory."
    R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
    "The bows of the mighty are broken,
    while the tottering gird on strength.
    The well-fed hire themselves out for bread,
    while the hungry batten on spoil.
    The barren wife bears seven sons,
    while the mother of many languishes."
    R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
    "The LORD puts to death and gives life;
    he casts down to the nether world;
    he raises up again.
    The LORD makes poor and makes rich;
    he humbles, he also exalts."
    R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
    "He raises the needy from the dust;
    from the dung heap he lifts up the poor,
    To seat them with nobles
    and make a glorious throne their heritage."
    R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.


    Mk 1:21-28

    After John had been arrested,
    Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God:
    "This is the time of fulfillment.
    The Kingdom of God is at hand.
    Repent, and believe in the Gospel."

    As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
    he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
    they were fishermen.
    Jesus said to them,
    "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
    Then they left their nets and followed him.
    He walked along a little farther
    and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
    They too were in a boat mending their nets.
    Then he called them.
    He walked along a little farther
    and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.

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