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HOLY MASS WEDNESDAY TWENTY-NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2013-10-23:

  • St. John of Capistrano, OFM, Priest (Memorial) 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Ephesians 3:14-21

    14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, 17and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God. 20Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

    1Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. 2Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 4For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness. 5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. 11The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! 18Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Luke 12:49-53

    49"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! 51Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; 52for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; 53they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

  • WEDNESDAY TWENTY-NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Rom 6:12-18

    Brothers and sisters:
    Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies
    so that you obey their desires.
    And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin
    as weapons for wickedness,
    but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life
    and the parts of your bodies to God
    as weapons for righteousness.
    For sin is not to have any power over you,
    since you are not under the law but under grace.

    What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law
    but under grace?
    Of course not!
    Do you not know that if you present yourselves
    to someone as obedient slaves,
    you are slaves of the one you obey,
    either of sin, which leads to death,
    or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
    But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin,
    you have become obedient from the heart
    to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted.
    Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8

    R. (8a) Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    Had not the LORD been with us,
    let Israel say, had not the LORD been with us–
    When men rose up against us,
    then would they have swallowed us alive;
    When their fury was inflamed against us.
    R. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    Then would the waters have overwhelmed us;
    The torrent would have swept over us;
    over us then would have swept the raging waters.
    Blessed be the LORD, who did not leave us
    a prey to their teeth.
    R. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    We were rescued like a bird
    from the fowlers’ snare;
    Broken was the snare,
    and we were freed.
    Our help is in the name of the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.
    R. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 12:39-48

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Be sure of this:
    if the master of the house had known the hour
    when the thief was coming,
    he would not have let his house be broken into.
    You also must be prepared,
    for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

    Then Peter said,
    "Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?"
    And the Lord replied,
    "Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward
    whom the master will put in charge of his servants
    to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?
    Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
    Truly, I say to you, he will put him
    in charge of all his property.
    But if that servant says to himself,
    'My master is delayed in coming,'
    and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
    to eat and drink and get drunk,
    then that servant's master will come
    on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour
    and will punish the servant severely
    and assign him a place with the unfaithful.
    That servant who knew his master's will
    but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
    shall be beaten severely;
    and the servant who was ignorant of his master's will
    but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
    shall be beaten only lightly.
    Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
    and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more."

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