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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2019-11-18:

  • Dedication of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Optional Memorial) 2019:


    Acts 28:11-16, 30-31

    11After three months we set sail in a ship which had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the Twin Brothers as figurehead. 12Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhe'gium;and after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Pute'oli. 14There we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. 15And the brethren there, when they heard of us, came as far as the Forum of Ap'pius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them Paul thanked God and took courage. 16And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him. 30And he lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered.


    Psalms 98:1-6

    1O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. 2The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. 4Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!


    Matthew 14:22-33

    22Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves;for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. 27But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I;have no fear." 28And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water." 29He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;30but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63

    [From the descendants of Alexander’s officers]
    there sprang a sinful offshoot, Antiochus Epiphanes,
    son of King Antiochus, once a hostage at Rome.
    He became king in the year one hundred and thirty seven
    of the kingdom of the Greeks.

    In those days there appeared in Israel
    men who were breakers of the law,
    and they seduced many people, saying:
    “Let us go and make an alliance with the Gentiles all around us;
    since we separated from them, many evils have come upon us.”
    The proposal was agreeable;
    some from among the people promptly went to the king,
    and he authorized them to introduce the way of living
    of the Gentiles.
    Thereupon they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem
    according to the Gentile custom.
    They covered over the mark of their circumcision
    and abandoned the holy covenant;
    they allied themselves with the Gentiles
    and sold themselves to wrongdoing.

    Then the king wrote to his whole kingdom that all should be one people,
    each abandoning his particular customs.
    All the Gentiles conformed to the command of the king,
    and many children of Israel were in favor of his religion;
    they sacrificed to idols and profaned the sabbath.

    On the fifteenth day of the month Chislev,
    in the year one hundred and forty-five,
    the king erected the horrible abomination
    upon the altar of burnt offerings
    and in the surrounding cities of Judah they built pagan altars.
    They also burned incense at the doors of the houses and in the streets.
    Any scrolls of the law which they found they tore up and burnt.
    Whoever was found with a scroll of the covenant,
    and whoever observed the law,
    was condemned to death by royal decree.
    But many in Israel were determined
    and resolved in their hearts not to eat anything unclean;
    they preferred to die rather than to be defiled with unclean food
    or to profane the holy covenant;and they did die.
    Terrible affliction was upon Israel.


    PS 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158

    R. (see 88) Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
    Indignation seizes me because of the wicked
    who forsake your law.
    R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
    Though the snares of the wicked are twined about me,
    your law I have not forgotten.
    R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
    Redeem me from the oppression of men,
    that I may keep your precepts.
    R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
    I am attacked by malicious persecutors
    who are far from your law.
    R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
    Far from sinners is salvation,
    because they seek not your statutes.
    R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
    I beheld the apostates with loathing,
    because they kept not to your promise.
    R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.


    Lk 18:35-43

    As Jesus approached Jericho
    a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
    and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
    They told him,
    "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
    He shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!"
    The people walking in front rebuked him,
    telling him to be silent,
    but he kept calling out all the more,
    "Son of David, have pity on me!"
    Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
    and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
    "What do you want me to do for you?"
    He replied, "Lord, please let me see."
    Jesus told him, "Have sight;your faith has saved you."
    He immediately received his sight
    and followed him, giving glory to God.
    When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.

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