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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2021-01-16:

  • St. Berard, OFM, Priest and Companions, Protomartyrs 2021:


    Hebrews 4:1-5, 11

    1Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest remains, let us fear lest any of you be judged to have failed to reach it.2For good news came to us just as to them;but the message which they heard did not benefit them, because it did not meet with faith in the hearers.3For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, "As I swore in my wrath, `They shall never enter my rest, '"although his works were finished from the foundation of the world.4For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way, "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works."5And again in this place he said, "They shall never enter my rest."11Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, that no one fall by the same sort of disobedience.


    Psalms 78:3, 4, 6-8

    3things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. 4We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders which he has wrought. 6that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, 7so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;8and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.


    Mark 2:1-12

    1And when he returned to Caper'na-um after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door;and he was preaching the word to them. 3And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him;and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. 5And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." 6Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, 7"Why does this man speak thus? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 8And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus in your hearts? 9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, `Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, `Rise, take up your pallet and walk'? 10But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he said to the paralytic -- 11"I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home." 12And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all;so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"


    Ordinary Time.


    Heb 4:12-16

    The word of God is living and effective,
    sharper than any two-edged sword,
    penetrating even between soul and spirit,
    joints and marrow,
    and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
    No creature is concealed from him,
    but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him
    to whom we must render an account.

    Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
    Jesus, the Son of God,
    let us hold fast to our confession.
    For we do not have a high priest
    who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
    but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
    yet without sin.
    So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
    to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.


    PS 19:8, 9, 10, 15

    R.(see John 6:63c) Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul;
    The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
    giving wisdom to the simple.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The precepts of the LORD are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
    The command of the LORD is clear,
    enlightening the eye.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever;
    The ordinances of the LORD are true,
    all of them just.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
    find favor before you,
    O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.


    Mk 2:13-17

    Jesus went out along the sea.
    All the crowd came to him and he taught them.
    As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus,
    sitting at the customs post.
    Jesus said to him, "Follow me."
    And he got up and followed Jesus.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples;
    for there were many who followed him.
    Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners
    and tax collectors and said to his disciples,
    "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    Jesus heard this and said to them,
    "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."

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