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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2011-07-02:


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Kgs 19:19-21

    Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,
    as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;
    he was following the twelfth.
    Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.
    Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,
    "Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,
    and I will follow you."
    Elijah answered, "Go back!
    Have I done anything to you?"
    Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
    he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,
    and gave it to his people to eat.
    Then he left and followed Elijah as his attendant.


    Psalms 96:10, 11-12, 13

    R. (see 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
    I say to the LORD, "My Lord are you."
    O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
    you it is who hold fast my lot.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    I bless the LORD who counsels me;
    even in the night my heart exhorts me.
    I set the LORD ever before me;
    with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
    my body, too, abides in confidence;
    Because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
    nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.


    Luke 2:41-51

    Each year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
    and when he was twelve years old,
    they went up according to festival custom.
    After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
    the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
    but his parents did not know it.
    Thinking that he was in the caravan,
    they journeyed for a day
    and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
    but not finding him,
    they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
    After three days they found him in the temple,
    sitting in the midst of the teachers,
    listening to them and asking them questions,
    and all who heard him were astounded
    at his understanding and his answers.
    When his parents saw him,
    they were astonished,
    and his mother said to him,
    "Son, why have you done this to us?
    Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety."
    And he said to them,
    "Why were you looking for me?
    Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    But they did not understand what he said to them.
    He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
    and was obedient to them;
    and his mother kept all these things in her heart.


    Ordinary Time.


    Gn 27:1-5, 15-29

    When Isaac was so old that his eyesight had failed him,
    he called his older son Esau and said to him, “Son!”
    “Yes father!” he replied.
    Isaac then said, “As you can see, I am so old
    that I may now die at any time.
    Take your gear, therefore–your quiver and bow–
    and go out into the country to hunt some game for me.
    With your catch prepare an appetizing dish for me, such as I like,
    and bring it to me to eat,
    so that I may give you my special blessing before I die.”

    Rebekah had been listening
    while Isaac was speaking to his son Esau.
    So, when Esau went out into the country
    to hunt some game for his father,
    Rebekah [then] took the best clothes of her older son Esau
    that she had in the house,
    and gave them to her younger son Jacob to wear;
    and with the skins of the kids she covered up his hands
    and the hairless parts of his neck.
    Then she handed her son Jacob the appetizing dish
    and the bread she had prepared.

    Bringing them to his father, Jacob said, “Father!”
    “Yes?” replied Isaac. “Which of my sons are you?”
    Jacob answered his father: “I am Esau, your first-born.
    I did as you told me.
    Please sit up and eat some of my game,
    so that you may give me your special blessing.”
    But Isaac asked, “How did you succeed so quickly, son?”
    He answered,
    “The LORD, your God, let things turn out well with me.”
    Isaac then said to Jacob,
    “Come closer, son, that I may feel you,
    to learn whether you really are my son Esau or not.”
    So Jacob moved up closer to his father.
    When Isaac felt him, he said,
    “Although the voice is Jacob’s, the hands are Esau’s.”
    (He failed to identify him because his hands were hairy,
    like those of his brother Esau;
    so in the end he gave him his blessing.)
    Again he asked Jacob, “Are you really my son Esau?”
    “Certainly,” Jacob replied.
    Then Isaac said, “Serve me your game, son, that I may eat of it
    and then give you my blessing.”
    Jacob served it to him, and Isaac ate;
    he brought him wine, and he drank.
    Finally his father Isaac said to Jacob,
    “Come closer, son, and kiss me.”
    As Jacob went up and kissed him,
    Isaac smelled the fragrance of his clothes.
    With that, he blessed him saying,

    “Ah, the fragrance of my son
    is like the fragrance of a field
    that the LORD has blessed!

    “May God give to you
    of the dew of the heavens
    And of the fertility of the earth
    abundance of grain and wine.

    “Let peoples serve you,
    and nations pay you homage;
    Be master of your brothers,
    and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
    Cursed be those who curse you,
    and blessed be those who bless you.”


    PS 135:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6

    R. (3a) Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
    R. Alleluia.
    Praise the name of the LORD;
    Praise, you servants of the LORD
    Who stand in the house of the LORD,
    in the courts of the house of our God.
    R. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
    R. Alleluia.
    Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
    sing praise to his name, which we love;
    For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
    Israel for his own possession.
    R. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
    R. Alleluia.
    For I know that the LORD is great;
    our LORD is greater than all gods.
    All that the LORD wills he does
    in heaven and on earth,
    in the seas and in all the deeps.
    R. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia Jn 10:27

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.
    I know them, and they follow me.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    Mt 9:14-17

    The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,
    "Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,
    but your disciples do not fast?"
    Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests mourn
    as long as the bridegroom is with them?
    The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
    and then they will fast.
    No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth,
    for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse.
    People do not put new wine into old wineskins.
    Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined.
    Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."

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