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HOLY MASS WEDNESDAY TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2011

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2011-09-21:

  • Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist 2011:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Eph 4:1-7, 11-13

    Brothers and sisters:
    I, a prisoner for the Lord,
    urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
    with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
    bearing with one another through love,
    striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit
    through the bond of peace:
    one Body and one Spirit,
    as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
    one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
    one God and Father of all,
    who is over all and through all and in all.

    But grace was given to each of us
    according to the measure of Christ's gift.

    And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,
    others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
    to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,
    for building up the Body of Christ,
    until we all attain to the unity of faith
    and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
    to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 9:9-13

    As Jesus passed by,
    he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
    He said to him, "Follow me."
    And he got up and followed him.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners came
    and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
    The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
    "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    He heard this and said,
    "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    Go and learn the meaning of the words,
    I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."

  • WEDNESDAY TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2011:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Ezr 9:5-9

    At the time of the evening sacrifice, I, Ezra, rose in my wretchedness,
    and with cloak and mantle torn I fell on my knees,
    stretching out my hands to the LORD, my God.

    I said: “My God, I am too ashamed and confounded to raise my face to you,
    O my God, for our wicked deeds are heaped up above our heads
    and our guilt reaches up to heaven.
    From the time of our fathers even to this day
    great has been our guilt,
    and for our wicked deeds we have been delivered up,
    we and our kings and our priests,
    to the will of the kings of foreign lands,
    to the sword, to captivity, to pillage, and to disgrace,
    as is the case today.

    “And now, but a short time ago, mercy came to us from the LORD, our God,
    who left us a remnant and gave us a stake in his holy place;
    thus our God has brightened our eyes
    and given us relief in our servitude.
    For slaves we are, but in our servitude our God has not abandoned us;
    rather, he has turned the good will
    of the kings of Persia toward us.
    Thus he has given us new life
    to raise again the house of our God and restore its ruins,
    and has granted us a fence in Judah and Jerusalem.”

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8

    R. (1b) Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    He scourges and then has mercy;
    he casts down to the depths of the nether world,
    and he brings up from the great abyss.
    No one can escape his hand.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    Praise him, you children of Israel, before the Gentiles,
    for though he has scattered you among them,
    he has shown you his greatness even there.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    So now consider what he has done for you,
    and praise him with full voice.
    Bless the Lord of righteousness,
    and exalt the King of ages.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    In the land of my exile I praise him
    and show his power and majesty to a sinful nation.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    Bless the Lord, all you his chosen ones,
    and may all of you praise his majesty.
    Celebrate days of gladness, and give him praise.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 9:1-6

    Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority
    over all demons and to cure diseases,
    and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God
    and to heal the sick.
    He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey,
    neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money,
    and let no one take a second tunic.
    Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
    And as for those who do not welcome you,
    when you leave that town,
    shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them."
    Then they set out and went from village to village
    proclaiming the Good News and curing diseases everywhere.

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