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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2023-05-16:

  • Saint Margaret of Cortona, III Order 2023:


    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 16:22-34

    The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,
    and the magistrates had them stripped
    and ordered them to be beaten with rods.
    After inflicting many blows on them,
    they threw them into prison
    and instructed the jailer to guard them securely.
    When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell
    and secured their feet to a stake.

    About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying
    and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,
    there was suddenly such a severe earthquake
    that the foundations of the jail shook;
    all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose.
    When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open,
    he drew his sword and was about to kill himself,
    thinking that the prisoners had escaped.
    But Paul shouted out in a loud voice,
    “Do no harm to yourself; we are all here.”
    He asked for a light and rushed in and,
    trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas.
    Then he brought them out and said,
    “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
    And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus
    and you and your household will be saved.”
    So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.
    He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds;
    then he and all his family were baptized at once.
    He brought them up into his house and provided a meal
    and with his household rejoiced at having come to faith in God.


    PS 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8

    R. (7c) Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
    R. Alleluia.
    I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
    for you have heard the words of my mouth;
    in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
    I will worship at your holy temple,
    and give thanks to your name.
    R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
    R. Alleluia.
    Because of your kindness and your truth,
    you have made great above all things
    your name and your promise.
    When I called, you answered me;
    you built up strength within me.
    R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
    R. Alleluia.
    Your right hand saves me.
    The LORD will complete what he has done for me;
    your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
    forsake not the work of your hands.
    R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
    R. Alleluia.


    Jn 16:5-11

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Now I am going to the one who sent me,
    and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
    But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
    But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.
    For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
    But if I go, I will send him to you.
    And when he comes he will convict the world
    in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:
    sin, because they do not believe in me;
    righteousness, because I am going to the Father
    and you will no longer see me;
    condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”

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