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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2011-08-15:

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2011:


    Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab

    God's temple in heaven was opened,
    and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

    A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
    with the moon under her feet,
    and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
    She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.
    Then another sign appeared in the sky;
    it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,
    and on its heads were seven diadems.
    Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky
    and hurled them down to the earth.
    Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth,
    to devour her child when she gave birth.
    She gave birth to a son, a male child,
    destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.
    Her child was caught up to God and his throne.
    The woman herself fled into the desert
    where she had a place prepared by God.

    Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
    "Now have salvation and power come,
    and the Kingdom of our God
    and the authority of his Anointed One."


    Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16

    R. (10bc) The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear,
    forget your people and your father's house.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    So shall the king desire your beauty;
    for he is your lord.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    They are borne in with gladness and joy;
    they enter the palace of the king.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.


    1 Cor 15:20-27

    Brothers and sisters:
    Christ has been raised from the dead,
    the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
    For since death came through man,
    the resurrection of the dead came also through man.
    For just as in Adam all die,
    so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
    but each one in proper order:
    Christ the firstfruits;
    then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ;
    then comes the end,
    when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father,
    when he has destroyed every sovereignty
    and every authority and power.
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
    The last enemy to be destroyed is death,
    for "he subjected everything under his feet."


    Lk 1:39-56

    Mary set out
    and traveled to the hill country in haste
    to a town of Judah,
    where she entered the house of Zechariah
    and greeted Elizabeth.
    When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
    the infant leaped in her womb,
    and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
    cried out in a loud voice and said,
    "Blessed are you among women,
    and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
    And how does this happen to me,
    that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
    For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
    the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
    Blessed are you who believed
    that what was spoken to you by the Lord
    would be fulfilled."

    And Mary said:

    "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
    my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
    for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
    From this day all generations will call me blessed:
    the Almighty has done great things for me
    and holy is his Name.
    He has mercy on those who fear him
    in every generation.
    He has shown the strength of his arm,
    and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
    He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
    and has lifted up the lowly.
    He has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich he has sent away empty.
    He has come to the help of his servant Israel
    for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
    the promise he made to our fathers,
    to Abraham and his children forever."

    Mary remained with her about three months
    and then returned to her home.


    Ordinary Time.


    Jgs 2:11-19

    The children of Israel offended the LORD by serving the Baals.
    Abandoning the LORD, the God of their fathers,
    who led them out of the land of Egypt,
    they followed the other gods of the various nations around them,
    and by their worship of these gods provoked the LORD.

    Because they had thus abandoned him and served Baal and the Ashtaroth,
    the anger of the LORD flared up against Israel,
    and he delivered them over to plunderers who despoiled them.
    He allowed them to fall into the power of their enemies round about
    whom they were no longer able to withstand.
    Whatever they undertook, the LORD turned into disaster for them,
    as in his warning he had sworn he would do,
    till they were in great distress.
    Even when the LORD raised up judges to deliver them
    from the power of their despoilers,
    they did not listen to their judges,
    but abandoned themselves to the worship of other gods.
    They were quick to stray from the way their fathers had taken,
    and did not follow their example of obedience
    to the commandments of the LORD.
    Whenever the LORD raised up judges for them, he would be with the judge
    and save them from the power of their enemies
    as long as the judge lived;
    it was thus the LORD took pity on their distressful cries
    of affliction under their oppressors.
    But when the judge died,
    they would relapse and do worse than their ancestors,
    following other gods in service and worship,
    relinquishing none of their evil practices or stubborn conduct.


    PS 106:34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43ab and 44

    R. (4a) Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
    They did not exterminate the peoples,
    as the LORD had commanded them,
    But mingled with the nations
    and learned their works.
    R. Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
    They served their idols,
    which became a snare for them.
    They sacrificed their sons
    and their daughters to demons.
    R. Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
    They became defiled by their works,
    and wanton in their crimes.
    And the LORD grew angry with his people,
    and abhorred his inheritance.
    R. Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
    Many times did he rescue them,
    but they embittered him with their counsels.
    Yet he had regard for their affliction
    when he heard their cry.
    R. Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.


    Mt 19:16-22

    A young man approached Jesus and said,
    "Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?"
    He answered him, "Why do you ask me about the good?
    There is only One who is good.
    If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
    He asked him, "Which ones?"
    And Jesus replied, "You shall not kill;
    you shall not commit adultery;
    you shall not steal;
    you shall not bear false witness;
    honor your father and your mother;
    and you shall love your neighbor as yourself."
    The young man said to him,
    "All of these I have observed. What do I still lack?"
    Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go,
    sell what you have and give to the poor,
    and you will have treasure in heaven.
    Then come, follow me."
    When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad,
    for he had many possessions.

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