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HOLY MASS THURSDAY SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2013-05-16:

  • Saint Margaret of Cortona, III Order 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 18:23-28

    23After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phryg'ia, strengthening all the disciples. 24Now a Jew named Apol'los, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, well versed in the scriptures. 25He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aq'uila heard him, they took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately. 27And when he wished to cross to Acha'ia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 47:2-3, 8-10

    1Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! 2For the LORD, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth. 7For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! 8God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne. 9The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    John 16:23-28

    23In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. 24Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. 25"I have said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name; and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father. 28I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father."

  • THURSDAY SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER 2013:

    Easter Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 22:30; 23:6-11

    Wishing to determine the truth
    about why Paul was being accused by the Jews,
    the commander freed him
    and ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene.
    Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them.

    Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees,
    so he called out before the Sanhedrin,
    “My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees;
    I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.”
    When he said this,
    a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees,
    and the group became divided.
    For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection
    or angels or spirits,
    while the Pharisees acknowledge all three.
    A great uproar occurred,
    and some scribes belonging to the Pharisee party
    stood up and sharply argued,
    “We find nothing wrong with this man.
    Suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
    The dispute was so serious that the commander,
    afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them,
    ordered his troops to go down and rescue Paul from their midst
    and take him into the compound.
    The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage.
    For just as you have borne witness to my cause in Jerusalem,
    so you must also bear witness in Rome.”

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11

    R. (1) Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
    I say to the LORD, “My Lord are you.”
    O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
    you it is who hold fast my lot.
    R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    I bless the LORD who counsels me;
    even in the night my heart exhorts me.
    I set the LORD ever before me;
    with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
    R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
    my body, too, abides in confidence;
    Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
    nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
    R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    You will show me the path to life,
    fullness of joys in your presence,
    the delights at your right hand forever.
    R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 17:20-26

    Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying:
    “I pray not only for these,
    but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
    so that they may all be one,
    as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
    that they also may be in us,
    that the world may believe that you sent me.
    And I have given them the glory you gave me,
    so that they may be one, as we are one,
    I in them and you in me,
    that they may be brought to perfection as one,
    that the world may know that you sent me,
    and that you loved them even as you loved me.
    Father, they are your gift to me.
    I wish that where I am they also may be with me,
    that they may see my glory that you gave me,
    because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
    Righteous Father, the world also does not know you,
    but I know you, and they know that you sent me.
    I made known to them your name and I will make it known,
    that the love with which you loved me
    may be in them and I in them.”

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