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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2022-03-17:

  • St. Patrick, Bishop 2022:


    Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12

    1Then he brought me back to the door of the temple;and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east);and the water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. 2Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me round on the outside to the outer gate, that faces toward the east;and the water was coming out on the south side. 3Going on eastward with a line in his hand, the man measured a thousand cubits, and then led me through the water;and it was ankle-deep. 4Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water;and it was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water;and it was up to the loins. 5Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen;it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. 6And he said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?" Then he led me back along the bank of the river. 7As I went back, I saw upon the bank of the river very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8And he said to me, "This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah;and when it enters the stagnant waters of the sea, the water will become fresh. 9And wherever the river goes every living creature which swarms will live, and there will be very many fish;for this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh;so everything will live where the river goes. 12And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing."


    Psalms 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9

    1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;God will help her right early. 7The LORD of hosts is with us;the God of Jacob is our refuge. [Selah] 8Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has wrought desolations in the earth.


    John 5:1-16

    1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-za'tha, which has five porticoes. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed. 5One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 7The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." 8Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the sabbath. 10So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." 11But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, `Take up your pallet, and walk.'" 12They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, `Take up your pallet, and walk'?" 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the sabbath.


    Time of Lent.


    Jer 17:5-10

    Thus says the LORD:
    Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,
    who seeks his strength in flesh,
    whose heart turns away from the LORD.
    He is like a barren bush in the desert
    that enjoys no change of season,
    But stands in a lava waste,
    a salt and empty earth.
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
    whose hope is the LORD.
    He is like a tree planted beside the waters
    that stretches out its roots to the stream:
    It fears not the heat when it comes,
    its leaves stay green;
    In the year of drought it shows no distress,
    but still bears fruit.
    More tortuous than all else is the human heart,
    beyond remedy;who can understand it?
    I, the LORD, alone probe the mind
    and test the heart,
    To reward everyone according to his ways,
    according to the merit of his deeds.


    Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

    R. (40:5a) Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
    Blessed the man who follows not
    the counsel of the wicked
    Nor walks in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the company of the insolent,
    But delights in the law of the LORD
    and meditates on his law day and night.
    R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
    He is like a tree
    planted near running water,
    That yields its fruit in due season,
    and whose leaves never fade.
    Whatever he does, prospers.
    R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
    Not so, the wicked, not so;
    they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
    but the way of the wicked vanishes.
    R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.


    Lk 16:19-31

    Jesus said to the Pharisees:
    “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen
    and dined sumptuously each day.
    And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
    who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps
    that fell from the rich man’s table.
    Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.
    When the poor man died,
    he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.
    The rich man also died and was buried,
    and from the netherworld, where he was in torment,
    he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off
    and Lazarus at his side.
    And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me.
    Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue,
    for I am suffering torment in these flames.’
    Abraham replied, ‘My child,
    remember that you received what was good during your lifetime
    while Lazarus likewise received what was bad;
    but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.
    Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established
    to prevent anyone from crossing
    who might wish to go from our side to yours
    or from your side to ours.’
    He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him
    to my father’s house,
    for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them,
    lest they too come to this place of torment.’
    But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets.
    Let them listen to them.’
    He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham,
    but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
    Then Abraham said,
    ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets,
    neither will they be persuaded
    if someone should rise from the dead.’“

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