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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2022-08-15:

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2022:


    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.


    Ez 24:15-23

    The word of the LORD came to me:
    Son of man, by a sudden blow
    I am taking away from you the delight of your eyes,
    but do not mourn or weep or shed any tears.
    Groan in silence, make no lament for the dead,
    bind on your turban, put your sandals on your feet,
    do not cover your beard, and do not eat the customary bread.
    That evening my wife died,
    and the next morning I did as I had been commanded.
    Then the people asked me, "Will you not tell us what all these things
    that you are doing mean for us?"
    I therefore spoke to the people that morning, saying to them:
    Thus the word of the LORD came to me:
    Say to the house of Israel:
    Thus says the Lord GOD:
    I will now desecrate my sanctuary, the stronghold of your pride,
    the delight of your eyes, the desire of your soul.
    The sons and daughters you left behind shall fall by the sword.
    Ezekiel shall be a sign for you:
    all that he did you shall do when it happens.
    Thus you shall know that I am the LORD.
    You shall do as I have done,
    not covering your beards nor eating the customary bread.
    Your turbans shall remain on your heads, your sandals on your feet.
    You shall not mourn or weep,
    but you shall rot away because of your sins and groan one to another.


    Dt 32:18-19, 20, 21

    R. (see 18a) You have forgotten God who gave you birth.
    You were unmindful of the Rock that begot you.
    You forgot the God who gave you birth.
    When the LORD saw this, he was filled with loathing
    and anger toward his sons and daughters.
    R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.
    "I will hide my face from them," he said,
    "and see what will then become of them.
    What a fickle race they are,
    sons with no loyalty in them!"
    R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.
    "Since they have provoked me with their 'no-god'
    and angered me with their vain idols,
    I will provoke them with a 'no-people';
    with a foolish nation I will anger them."
    R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.


    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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