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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2023-08-15:

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2023:


    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.


    Dt 31:1-8

    When Moses had finished speaking to all Israel, he said to them,
    “I am now one hundred and twenty years old
    and am no longer able to move about freely;
    besides, the LORD has told me that I shall not cross this Jordan.
    It is the LORD, your God, who will cross before you;
    he will destroy these nations before you,
    that you may supplant them.
    It is Joshua who will cross before you, as the LORD promised.
    The LORD will deal with them just as he dealt with Sihon and Og,
    the kings of the Amorites whom he destroyed,
    and with their country.
    When, therefore, the LORD delivers them up to you,
    you must deal with them exactly as I have ordered you.
    Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them,
    for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you;
    he will never fail you or forsake you.”

    Then Moses summoned Joshua and in the presence of all Israel
    said to him, “Be brave and steadfast,
    for you must bring this people into the land
    which the LORD swore to their fathers he would give them;
    you must put them in possession of their heritage.
    It is the LORD who marches before you;
    he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you.
    So do not fear or be dismayed.”


    Dt 32:3-4ab, 7, 8, 9 and 12

    R. (9a) The portion of the Lord is his people.
    For I will sing the LORD’s renown.
    Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
    The Rock–how faultless are his deeds,
    how right all his ways!
    R. The portion of the Lord is his people.
    Think back on the days of old,
    reflect on the years of age upon age.
    Ask your father and he will inform you,
    ask your elders and they will tell you.
    R. The portion of the Lord is his people.
    When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,
    when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,
    He set up the boundaries of the peoples
    after the number of the sons of Israel.
    R. The portion of the Lord is his people.
    While the LORD’s own portion was Jacob,
    his hereditary share was Israel.
    The LORD alone was their leader,
    no strange god was with him.
    R. The portion of the Lord is his people.


    Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

    The disciples approached Jesus and said,
    "Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?"
    He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
    "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
    you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
    Whoever becomes humble like this child
    is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
    And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

    "See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
    for I say to you that their angels in heaven
    always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.
    What is your opinion?
    If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
    will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
    and go in search of the stray?
    And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
    than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.
    In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
    that one of these little ones be lost."

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