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HOLY MASS FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Sunday, 2013-04-21:

  • St. Conrad of Parzham, Capuchin, Religious 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 7:51--8:1

    751"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it." 54Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth against him. 55But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; 56and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God." 57But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together upon him. 58Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." 60And he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.81And Saul was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Sama'ria, except the apostles.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21

    2Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! 3Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me, 5Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God. 6Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD. 7I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities, 16Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love! 20In the covert of thy presence thou hidest them from the plots of men; thou holdest them safe under thy shelter from the strife of tongues.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    John 6:30-35

    30So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" 32Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world." 34They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always." 35Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Revelation 3:14, 20-22

    30So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" 32Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world." 34They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always." 35Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.

  • FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2013:

    Easter Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 13:14, 43-52

    Paul and Barnabas continued on from Perga
    and reached Antioch in Pisidia.
    On the sabbath they entered the synagogue and took their seats.
    Many Jews and worshipers who were converts to Judaism
    followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them
    and urged them to remain faithful to the grace of God.
    On the following sabbath almost the whole city gathered
    to hear the word of the Lord.
    When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy
    and with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said.
    Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,
    "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,
    but since you reject it
    and condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,
    we now turn to the Gentiles.
    For so the Lord has commanded us,
    I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth."
    The Gentiles were delighted when they heard this
    and glorified the word of the Lord.
    All who were destined for eternal life came to believe,
    and the word of the Lord continued to spread
    through the whole region.
    The Jews, however, incited the women of prominence who were worshipers
    and the leading men of the city,
    stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas,
    and expelled them from their territory.
    So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them,
    and went to Iconium.
    The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5

    R. (3c)
    We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
    or:
    R.Alleluia.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
    serve the LORD with gladness;
    come before him with joyful song.
    R.We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
    or:
    R.Alleluia.
    Know that the LORD is God;
    he made us, his we are;
    his people, the flock he tends.
    R.We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
    or:
    R.Alleluia.
    The LORD is good:
    his kindness endures forever,
    and his faithfulness, to all generations.
    R.We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
    or:
    R.Alleluia.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Rev 7:9, 14b-17

    I, John, had a vision of a great multitude,
    which no one could count,
    from every nation, race, people, and tongue.
    They stood before the throne and before the Lamb,
    wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.
    Then one of the elders said to me,
    "These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress;
    they have washed their robes
    and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    "For this reason they stand before God’s throne
    and worship him day and night in his temple.
    The one who sits on the throne will shelter them.
    They will not hunger or thirst anymore,
    nor will the sun or any heat strike them.
    For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne
    will shepherd them
    and lead them to springs of life-giving water,
    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 10:27-30

    Jesus said:
    "My sheep hear my voice;
    I know them, and they follow me.
    I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
    No one can take them out of my hand.
    My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,
    and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.
    The Father and I are one."

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