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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2019-09-21:

  • Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist 2019:


    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 Tm 6:13-16

    I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,
    and before Christ Jesus,
    who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate
    for the noble confession,
    to keep the commandment without stain or reproach
    until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ
    that the blessed and only ruler
    will make manifest at the proper time,
    the King of kings and Lord of lords,
    who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light,
    and whom no human being has seen or can see.
    To him be honor and eternal power. Amen.


    PS 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5

    R. (2) Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD all you lands;
    serve the LORD with gladness;
    come before him with joyful song.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    Know that the LORD is God;
    he made us, his we are;
    his people, the flock he tends.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    his courts with praise;
    Give thanks to him;bless his name.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    For he is good:
    the LORD, whose kindness endures forever,
    and his faithfulness, to all generations.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.

    Alleluia See Lk 8:15

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
    and yield a harvest through perseverance.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    Lk 8:4-15

    When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
    journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
    "A sower went out to sow his seed.
    And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,
    and the birds of the sky ate it up.
    Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew,
    it withered for lack of moisture.
    Some seed fell among thorns,
    and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
    And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew,
    it produced fruit a hundredfold."
    After saying this, he called out,
    "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear."

    Then his disciples asked him
    what the meaning of this parable might be.
    He answered,
    "Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God
    has been granted to you;
    but to the rest, they are made known through parables
    so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.

    "This is the meaning of the parable.
    The seed is the word of God.
    Those on the path are the ones who have heard,
    but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts
    that they may not believe and be saved.
    Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear,
    receive the word with joy, but they have no root;
    they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.
    As for the seed that fell among thorns,
    they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along,
    they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,
    and they fail to produce mature fruit.
    But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
    they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
    embrace it with a generous and good heart,
    and bear fruit through perseverance."

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