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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2012-09-21:

  • Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist 2012:


    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.


    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.


    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."


    Ordinary Time.


    1 cor 15:12-20

    Brothers and sisters:
    If Christ is preached as raised from the dead,
    how can some among you say there is no resurrection of the dead?
    If there is no resurrection of the dead,
    then neither has Christ been raised.
    And if Christ has not been raised, then empty too is our preaching;
    empty, too, your faith.
    Then we are also false witnesses to God,
    because we testified against God that he raised Christ,
    whom he did not raise if in fact the dead are not raised.
    For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised,
    and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain;
    you are still in your sins.
    Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
    If for this life only we have hoped in Christ,
    we are the most pitiable people of all.

    But now Christ has been raised from the dead,
    the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.


    ps 17:1bcd, 6-7, 8b and 15

    R. (15b) Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
    Hear, O LORD, a just suit;
    attend to my outcry;
    hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit.
    R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
    I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me; hear my word.
    Show your wondrous mercies,
    O savior of those who flee
    from their foes to refuge at your right hand.
    R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
    Hide me in the shadow of your wings,
    But I in justice shall behold your face;
    on waking, I shall be content in your presence.
    R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.


    lk 8:1-3

    Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,
    preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.
    Accompanying him were the Twelve
    and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities,
    Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
    Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza,
    Susanna, and many others
    who provided for them out of their resources.

Content last updated on 2012-01-10T00:00:00Z