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HOLY MASS SATURDAY THIRD WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2013-02-02:

  • The Presentation of the Lord 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Mal 3:1-4

    Thus says the Lord God:
    Lo, I am sending my messenger
    to prepare the way before me;
    And suddenly there will come to the temple
    the LORD whom you seek,
    And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.
    Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
    But who will endure the day of his coming?
    And who can stand when he appears?
    For he is like the refiner's fire,
    or like the fuller's lye.
    He will sit refining and purifying silver,
    and he will purify the sons of Levi,
    Refining them like gold or like silver
    that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD.
    Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem
    will please the LORD,
    as in the days of old, as in years gone by.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10

    R. (8) Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
    reach up, you ancient portals,
    that the king of glory may come in!
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Who is this king of glory?
    The LORD, strong and mighty,
    the LORD, mighty in battle.
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
    reach up, you ancient portals,
    that the king of glory may come in!
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!
    Who is this king of glory?
    The LORD of hosts; he is the king of glory.
    R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 2:14-18

    Since the children share in blood and flesh,
    Jesus likewise shared in them,
    that through death he might destroy the one
    who has the power of death, that is, the Devil,
    and free those who through fear of death
    had been subject to slavery all their life.
    Surely he did not help angels
    but rather the descendants of Abraham;
    therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters
    in every way,
    that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God
    to expiate the sins of the people.
    Because he himself was tested through what he suffered
    he is able to help those who are being tested.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 2:22-40

    When the days were completed for their purification
    according to the law of Moses,
    Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
    to present him to the Lord,
    just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
    Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
    and to offer the sacrifice of
    a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
    in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

    Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
    This man was righteous and devout,
    awaiting the consolation of Israel,
    and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
    It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
    that he should not see death
    before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
    He came in the Spirit into the temple;
    and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
    to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
    he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:

    "Now, Master, you may let your servant go
    in peace, according to your word,
    for my eyes have seen your salvation,
    which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples:
    a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and glory for your people Israel."

    The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
    and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
    "Behold, this child is destined
    for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
    and to be a sign that will be contradicted
    and you yourself a sword will pierce
    so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
    There was also a prophetess, Anna,
    the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
    She was advanced in years,
    having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
    and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
    She never left the temple,
    but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
    And coming forward at that very time,
    she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
    to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

    When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
    of the law of the Lord,
    they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
    The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
    and the favor of God was upon him.

  • SATURDAY THIRD WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 11:1-2, 8-19

    Brothers and sisters:
    Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
    and evidence of things not seen.
    Because of it the ancients were well attested.

    By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
    that he was to receive as an inheritance;
    he went out, not knowing where he was to go.
    By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country,
    dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise;
    for he was looking forward to the city with foundations,
    whose architect and maker is God.
    By faith he received power to generate,
    even though he was past the normal age
    —and Sarah herself was sterile—
    for he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy.
    So it was that there came forth from one man,
    himself as good as dead,
    descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky
    and as countless as the sands on the seashore.

    All these died in faith.
    They did not receive what had been promised
    but saw it and greeted it from afar
    and acknowledged themselves to be strangers and aliens on earth,
    for those who speak thus show that they are seeking a homeland.
    If they had been thinking of the land from which they had come,
    they would have had opportunity to return.
    But now they desire a better homeland, a heavenly one.
    Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God,
    for he has prepared a city for them.

    By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac,
    and he who had received the promises was ready to offer his only son,
    of whom it was said,
    Through Isaac descendants shall bear your name.
    He reasoned that God was able to raise even from the dead,
    and he received Isaac back as a symbol.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Lk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75

    R. (see 68) Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; he has come to his people.
    He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
    born of the house of his servant David.
    R. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; he has come to his people.
    Through his holy prophets he promised of old.
    that he would save us from our sins
    from the hands of all who hate us.
    He promised to show mercy to our fathers
    and to remember his holy covenant.
    R. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; he has come to his people.
    This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
    to set us free from the bonds of our enemies,
    free to worship him without fear,
    holy and righteous in his sight
    all the days of our life.
    R. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

    Alleluia Jn 3:16

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
    so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 4:35-41

    On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Let us cross to the other side."
    Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was.
    And other boats were with him.
    A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat,
    so that it was already filling up.
    Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.
    They woke him and said to him,
    "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"
    He woke up,
    rebuked the wind,
    and said to the sea, "Quiet! Be still!"
    The wind ceased and there was great calm.
    Then he asked them, "Why are you terrified?
    Do you not yet have faith?"
    They were filled with great awe and said to one another,
    "Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"

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