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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Sunday, 2021-05-16:

  • Saint Margaret of Cortona, III Order 2021:


    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.


    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!


    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."


    Easter Time.


    Acts 1: 15-17. 20a. 20c-26

    Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers
    —there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons
    in the one place —.
    He said, “My brothers,
    the Scripture had to be fulfilled
    which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand
    through the mouth of David, concerning Judas,
    who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.
    He was numbered among us
    and was allotted a share in this ministry.

    “For it is written in the Book of Psalms:
    May another take his office.

    “Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men
    who accompanied us the whole time
    the Lord Jesus came and went among us,
    beginning from the baptism of John
    until the day on which he was taken up from us,
    become with us a witness to his resurrection.”
    So they proposed two, Judas called Barsabbas,
    who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.
    Then they prayed,
    “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all,
    show which one of these two you have chosen
    to take the place in this apostolic ministry
    from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.”
    Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias,
    and he was counted with the eleven apostles.


    Psalms 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20

    R. (19a) The Lord has set his throne in heaven.
    R. Alleluia.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul;
    and all my being, bless his holy name.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits.
    R. The Lord has set his throne in heaven.
    R. Alleluia.
    For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
    As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he put our transgressions from us.
    R. The Lord has set his throne in heaven.
    R. Alleluia.
    The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.
    Bless the LORD, all you his angels,
    you mighty in strength, who do his bidding.
    R. The Lord has set his throne in heaven.
    R. Alleluia.


    1 John 4:11-16

    Beloved, if God so loved us,
    we also must love one another.
    No one has ever seen God.
    Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,
    and his love is brought to perfection in us.

    This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,
    that he has given us of his Spirit.
    Moreover, we have seen and testify
    that the Father sent his Son as savior of the world.
    Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,
    God remains in him and he in God.
    We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us.

    God is love, and whoever remains in love
    remains in God and God in him.

    Gospel Acclamation

    John 14:18

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord.
    I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    John 17:11b-19

    Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying:
    “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me,
    so that they may be one just as we are one.
    When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me,
    and I guarded them, and none of them was lost
    except the son of destruction,
    in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
    But now I am coming to you.
    I speak this in the world
    so that they may share my joy completely.
    I gave them your word, and the world hated them,
    because they do not belong to the world
    any more than I belong to the world.
    I do not ask that you take them out of the world
    but that you keep them from the evil one.
    They do not belong to the world
    any more than I belong to the world.
    Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.
    As you sent me into the world,
    so I sent them into the world.
    And I consecrate myself for them,
    so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”


    • Most states in the United States move the observance of the Feast of the Ascension from Thursday of the sixth week of Easter to this Sunday. You may read the lectures of Feast of the Ascension on the Thursday before this Sunday.

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