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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2022-02-02:

  • The Presentation of the Lord 2022:


    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.


    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!


    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.


    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.


    Ordinary Time.


    2 Sm 24:2, 9-17

    King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him,
    Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba
    and register the people, that I may know their number.
    Joab then reported to the king the number of people registered:
    in Israel, eight hundred thousand men fit for military service;
    in Judah, five hundred thousand.

    Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people,
    and said to the LORD:
    I have sinned grievously in what I have done.
    But now, LORD, forgive the guilt of your servant,
    for I have been very foolish.
    When David rose in the morning,
    the LORD had spoken to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying:
    "Go and say to David, 'This is what the LORD says:
    I offer you three alternatives;
    choose one of them, and I will inflict it on you.'"
    Gad then went to David to inform him.
    He asked: "Do you want a three years' famine to come upon your land,
    or to flee from your enemy three months while he pursues you,
    or to have a three days' pestilence in your land?
    Now consider and decide what I must reply to him who sent me."
    David answered Gad: "I am in very serious difficulty.
    Let us fall by the hand of God, for he is most merciful;
    but let me not fall by the hand of man."
    Thus David chose the pestilence.
    Now it was the time of the wheat harvest
    when the plague broke out among the people.
    The LORD then sent a pestilence over Israel
    from morning until the time appointed,
    and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beer-sheba died.
    But when the angel stretched forth his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it,
    the LORD regretted the calamity
    and said to the angel causing the destruction among the people,
    "Enough now! Stay your hand."
    The angel of the LORD was then standing
    at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
    When David saw the angel who was striking the people,
    he said to the LORD: "It is I who have sinned;
    it is I, the shepherd, who have done wrong.
    But these are sheep;what have they done?
    Punish me and my kindred."


    Ps 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7

    R. (see 5c) Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    Blessed is he whose fault is taken away,
    whose sin is covered.
    Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt,
    in whose spirit there is no guile.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
    my guilt I covered not.
    I said, "I confess my faults to the LORD,"
    and you took away the guilt of my sin.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    For this shall every faithful man pray to you
    in time of stress.
    Though deep waters overflow,
    they shall not reach him.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    You are my shelter;from distress you will preserve me;
    with glad cries of freedom you will ring me round.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.


    Mk 6:1-6

    Jesus departed from there and came to his native place,
    accompanied by his disciples.
    When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue,
    and many who heard him were astonished.
    They said, "Where did this man get all this?
    What kind of wisdom has been given him?
    What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!
    Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
    and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon?
    And are not his sisters here with us?"
    And they took offense at him.
    Jesus said to them,
    "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
    and among his own kin and in his own house."
    So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,
    apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.
    He was amazed at their lack of faith.

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