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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2020-01-23:

  • St. Marianne Cope, Virgin 2020:


    Hebrews 8:6-13

    6But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry which is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.7For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second.8For he finds fault with them when he says: "The days will come, says the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israeland with the house of Judah;9not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the handto lead them out of the land of Egypt;for they did not continue in my covenant, and so I paid no heed to them, says the Lord.10This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord:I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.11And they shall not teach every one his fellowor every one his brother, saying, `Know the Lord, 'for all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest.12For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more."13In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.


    Psalms 85:8, 10-14

    7Show us thy steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. 9Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 10Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;righteousness and peace will kiss each other. 11Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky. 12Yea, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. 13Righteousness will go before him, and make his footsteps a way.


    Mark 3:13-19

    13And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired;and they came to him. 14And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach 15and have authority to cast out demons: 16Simon whom he surnamed Peter;17James the son of Zeb'edee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Bo-aner'ges, that is, sons of thunder;18Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, 19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Sm 18:6-9;19:1-7

    When David and Saul approached
    (on David's return after slaying the Philistine),
    women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul,
    singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums.
    The women played and sang:

    "Saul has slain his thousands,
    and David his ten thousands."

    Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought:
    "They give David ten thousands, but only thousands to me.
    All that remains for him is the kingship."
    And from that day on, Saul was jealous of David.

    Saul discussed his intention of killing David
    with his son Jonathan and with all his servants.
    But Saul's son Jonathan, who was very fond of David, told him:
    "My father Saul is trying to kill you.
    Therefore, please be on your guard tomorrow morning;
    get out of sight and remain in hiding.
    I, however, will go out and stand beside my father
    in the countryside where you are, and will speak to him about you.
    If I learn anything, I will let you know."

    Jonathan then spoke well of David to his father Saul, saying to him:
    "Let not your majesty sin against his servant David,
    for he has committed no offense against you,
    but has helped you very much by his deeds.
    When he took his life in his hands and slew the Philistine,
    and the LORD brought about a great victory
    for all Israel through him,
    you were glad to see it.
    Why, then, should you become guilty of shedding innocent blood
    by killing David without cause?"
    Saul heeded Jonathan's plea and swore,
    "As the LORD lives, he shall not be killed."
    So Jonathan summoned David and repeated the whole conversation to him.
    Jonathan then brought David to Saul, and David served him as before.


    Ps 56:2-3, 9-10a, 10b-11, 12-13

    R. (5b) In God I trust;I shall not fear.
    Have mercy on me, O God, for men trample upon me;
    all the day they press their attack against me.
    My adversaries trample upon me all the day;
    yes, many fight against me.
    R. In God I trust;I shall not fear.
    My wanderings you have counted;
    my tears are stored in your flask;
    are they not recorded in your book?
    Then do my enemies turn back,
    when I call upon you.
    R. In God I trust;I shall not fear.
    Now I know that God is with me.
    In God, in whose promise I glory,
    in God I trust without fear;
    what can flesh do against me?
    R. In God I trust;I shall not fear.
    I am bound, O God, by vows to you;
    your thank offerings I will fulfill.
    For you have rescued me from death,
    my feet, too, from stumbling;
    that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
    R. In God I trust;I shall not fear.


    Mk 3:7-12

    Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.
    A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea.
    Hearing what he was doing,
    a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem,
    from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan,
    and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.
    He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd,
    so that they would not crush him.
    He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases
    were pressing upon him to touch him.
    And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him
    and shout, "You are the Son of God."
    He warned them sternly not to make him known.

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