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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Sunday, 2014-09-21:

  • Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist 2014:


    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.


    is 55:6-9

    Seek the LORD while he may be found,
    call him while he is near.
    Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
    and the wicked his thoughts;
    let him turn to the LORD for mercy;
    to our God, who is generous in forgiving.
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
    As high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so high are my ways above your ways
    and my thoughts above your thoughts.


    ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18

    R/ (18a)
    The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
    Every day will I bless you,
    and I will praise your name forever and ever.
    Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
    his greatness is unsearchable.
    The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
    The LORD is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and of great kindness.
    The LORD is good to all
    and compassionate toward all his works.
    The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
    The LORD is just in all his ways
    and holy in all his works.
    The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
    to all who call upon him in truth.
    The Lord is near to all who call upon him.


    phil 1:20c-24, 27a

    Brothers and sisters:
    Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
    For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.
    If I go on living in the flesh,
    that means fruitful labor for me.
    And I do not know which I shall choose.
    I am caught between the two.
    I long to depart this life and be with Christ,
    for that is far better.
    Yet that I remain in the flesh
    is more necessary for your benefit.
    Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ.


    mt 20:1-16a

    Jesus told his disciples this parable:
    "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner
    who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
    After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage,
    he sent them into his vineyard.
    Going out about nine o’clock,
    the landowner saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
    and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard,
    and I will give you what is just.’
    So they went off.
    And he went out again around noon,
    and around three o’clock, and did likewise.
    Going out about five o’clock,
    the landowner found others standing around, and said to them,
    ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’
    They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’
    He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’
    When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman,
    ‘Summon the laborers and give them their pay,
    beginning with the last and ending with the first.’
    When those who had started about five o’clock came,
    each received the usual daily wage.
    So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more,
    but each of them also got the usual wage.
    And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, saying,
    ‘These last ones worked only one hour,
    and you have made them equal to us,
    who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’
    He said to one of them in reply,
    ‘My friend, I am not cheating you.
    Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
    Take what is yours and go.
    What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?
    Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money?
    Are you envious because I am generous?’
    Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last."

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