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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2020-01-17:

  • St. Anthony of Egypt, Abbot 2020:


    Ephesians 6:10-13, 18

    10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 18Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,


    Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11

    1Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. 2I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord;I have no good apart from thee." 5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;thou holdest my lot. 7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;in the night also my heart instructs me. 8I keep the LORD always before me;because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 11Thou dost show me the path of life;in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.


    Matthew 19:16-26

    16And behold, one came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" 17And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." 18He said to him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 20The young man said to him, "All these I have observed;what do I still lack?" 21Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;and come, follow me." 22When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful;for he had great possessions. 23And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 25When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" 26But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a

    All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramah
    and said to him, "Now that you are old,
    and your sons do not follow your example,
    appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us."

    Samuel was displeased when they asked for a king to judge them.
    He prayed to the LORD, however, who said in answer:
    "Grant the people's every request.
    It is not you they reject, they are rejecting me as their king."

    Samuel delivered the message of the LORD in full
    to those who were asking him for a king.
    He told them:
    "The rights of the king who will rule you will be as follows:
    He will take your sons and assign them to his chariots and horses,
    and they will run before his chariot.
    He will also appoint from among them his commanders of groups
    of a thousand and of a hundred soldiers.
    He will set them to do his plowing and his harvesting,
    and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots.
    He will use your daughters as ointment makers, as cooks, and as bakers.
    He will take the best of your fields, vineyards, and olive groves,
    and give them to his officials.
    He will tithe your crops and your vineyards,
    and give the revenue to his eunuchs and his slaves.
    He will take your male and female servants,
    as well as your best oxen and your asses,
    and use them to do his work.
    He will tithe your flocks and you yourselves will become his slaves.
    When this takes place,
    you will complain against the king whom you have chosen,
    but on that day the LORD will not answer you."

    The people, however, refused to listen to Samuel's warning and said,
    "Not so! There must be a king over us.
    We too must be like other nations,
    with a king to rule us and to lead us in warfare
    and fight our battles."
    When Samuel had listened to all the people had to say,
    he repeated it to the LORD, who then said to him,
    "Grant their request and appoint a king to rule them."


    Ps 89:16-17, 18-19

    R. (2) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
    Blessed the people who know the joyful shout;
    in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.
    At your name they rejoice all the day,
    and through your justice they are exalted.
    R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
    For you are the splendor of their strength,
    and by your favor our horn is exalted.
    For to the LORD belongs our shield,
    and to the Holy One of Israel, our King.
    R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.


    Mk 2:1-12

    When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
    it became known that he was at home.
    Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
    not even around the door,
    and he preached the word to them.
    They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
    Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,
    they opened up the roof above him.
    After they had broken through,
    they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
    When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him,
    "Child, your sins are forgiven."
    Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
    "Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
    Who but God alone can forgive sins?"
    Jesus immediately knew in his mind what
    they were thinking to themselves,
    so he said, "Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
    Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
    'Your sins are forgiven,'
    or to say, 'Rise, pick up your mat and walk'?
    But that you may know
    that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth"
    -he said to the paralytic,
    "I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home."
    He rose, picked up his mat at once,
    and went away in the sight of everyone.
    They were all astounded
    and glorified God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."

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