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HOLY MASS THURSDAY THIRTY-THIRD WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2011

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2011-11-17:

  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of the Third Order (Feast) 2011:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    1 Timothy 5:3-10

    3Honor widows who are real widows. 4If a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. 5She who is a real widow, and is left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day; 6whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 7Command this, so that they may be without reproach. 8If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband; 10and she must be well attested for her good deeds, as one who has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, relieved the afflicted, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    1 Timothy 5:3-10

    3Honor widows who are real widows. 4If a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. 5She who is a real widow, and is left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day; 6whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 7Command this, so that they may be without reproach. 8If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband; 10and she must be well attested for her good deeds, as one who has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, relieved the afflicted, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Psalms 31:4-5, 8-9, 20, 24-25

    3Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me, 4take me out of the net which is hidden for me, for thou art my refuge. 7I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities, 8and hast not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a broad place. 19O how abundant is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those who fear thee, and wrought for those who take refuge in thee, in the sight of the sons of men! 23Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly requites him who acts haughtily. 24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Matthew 25:31-40

    31"When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. 34Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' 37Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?' 40And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'

  • THURSDAY THIRTY-THIRD WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2011:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    1 Mc 2:15-29

    The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasy
    came to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices.
    Many of Israel joined them,
    but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart.
    Then the officers of the king addressed Mattathias:
    “You are a leader, an honorable and great man in this city,
    supported by sons and kin.
    Come now, be the first to obey the king’s command,
    as all the Gentiles and the men of Judah
    and those who are left in Jerusalem have done.
    Then you and your sons shall be numbered among the King’s Friends,
    and shall be enriched with silver and gold and many gifts.”
    But Mattathias answered in a loud voice:
    “Although all the Gentiles in the king’s realm obey him,
    so that each forsakes the religion of his fathers
    and consents to the king’s orders,
    yet I and my sons and my kin
    will keep to the covenant of our fathers.
    God forbid that we should forsake the law and the commandments.
    We will not obey the words of the king
    nor depart from our religion in the slightest degree.”

    As he finished saying these words,
    a certain Jew came forward in the sight of all
    to offer sacrifice on the altar in Modein
    according to the king’s order.
    When Mattathias saw him, he was filled with zeal;
    his heart was moved and his just fury was aroused;
    he sprang forward and killed him upon the altar.
    At the same time, he also killed the messenger of the king
    who was forcing them to sacrifice,
    and he tore down the altar.
    Thus he showed his zeal for the law,
    just as Phinehas did with Zimri, son of Salu.

    Then Mattathias went through the city shouting,
    “Let everyone who is zealous for the law
    and who stands by the covenant follow after me!”
    Thereupon he fled to the mountains with his sons,
    leaving behind in the city all their possessions.
    Many who sought to live according to righteousness and religious custom
    went out into the desert to settle there.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15

    R. (23b) To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    God the LORD has spoken and summoned the earth,
    from the rising of the sun to its setting.
    From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    “Gather my faithful ones before me,
    those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
    And the heavens proclaim his justice;
    for God himself is the judge.
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    “Offer to God praise as your sacrifice
    and fulfill your vows to the Most High;
    Then call upon me in time of distress;
    I will rescue you, and you shall glorify me.”
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 19:41-44

    As Jesus drew near Jerusalem,
    he saw the city and wept over it, saying,
    "If this day you only knew what makes for peace--
    but now it is hidden from your eyes.
    For the days are coming upon you
    when your enemies will raise a palisade against you;
    they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides.
    They will smash you to the ground and your children within you,
    and they will not leave one stone upon another within you
    because you did not recognize the time of your visitation."

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