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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2014-04-24:

  • Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, capuchin, priest and martyr 2014:


    Colossians 1: 24-29

    Brothers and sisters: I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his Body, which is the Church, of which I am a minister in accordance with God's stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God, the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past. But now it has been manifested to his holy ones, to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles;it is Christ in you, the hope for glory. It is him whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. For this I labor and struggle, in accord with the exercise of his power working within me.


    Psalm 33, 2-3. 4-5. 6-7. 8-9

    R. The Lord delivered me from all my fears.
    I will bless the LORD at all times;
    praise shall be always in my mouth.
    My soul will glory in the LORD
    that the poor may hear and be glad.
    R. The Lord delivered me from all my fears.
    Magnify the LORD with me;
    let us exalt his name together.
    I sought the LORD, who answered me,
    delivered me from all my fears.
    R. The Lord delivered me from all my fears.
    Look to God that you may be radiant with joy
    and your faces may not blush for shame.
    In my misfortune I called,
    the LORD heard and saved me from all distress.
    R. The Lord delivered me from all my fears.
    The angel of the LORD, who encamps with them,
    delivers all who fear God.
    Learn to savor how good the LORD is;
    happy are those who take refuge in him.
    R. The Lord delivered me from all my fears.
    Fear the LORD, you holy ones;
    nothing is lacking to those who fear him.
    The powerful grow poor and hungry,
    but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
    R. The Lord delivered me from all my fears.

    Gospel Acclamation

    Alleluia Jn 13:34

    I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you.


    John 17:20-26

    Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: "Holy Father, I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them."


    Easter Time.


    Acts 3:11-26

    As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,
    all the people hurried in amazement toward them
    in the portico called "Solomon's Portico."
    When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,
    "You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,
    and why do you look so intently at us
    as if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?
    The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
    the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus
    whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presence,
    when he had decided to release him.
    You denied the Holy and Righteous One
    and asked that a murderer be released to you.
    The author of life you put to death,
    but God raised him from the dead;of this we are witnesses.
    And by faith in his name,
    this man, whom you see and know, his name has made strong,
    and the faith that comes through it
    has given him this perfect health,
    in the presence of all of you.
    Now I know, brothers and sisters,
    that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;
    but God has thus brought to fulfillment
    what he had announced beforehand
    through the mouth of all the prophets,
    that his Christ would suffer.
    Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,
    and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment
    and send you the Christ already appointed for you, Jesus,
    whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration
    of which God spoke through the mouth
    of his holy prophets from of old.
    For Moses said:

    A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you
    from among your own kin;
    to him you shall listen in all that he may say to you.
    Everyone who does not listen to that prophet
    will be cut off from the people.

    "Moreover, all the prophets who spoke,
    from Samuel and those afterwards, also announced these days.
    You are the children of the prophets
    and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors
    when he said to Abraham,
    In your offspring all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
    For you first, God raised up his servant and sent him to bless you
    by turning each of you from your evil ways."


    Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9

    R. (2ab) O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
    R. Alleluia.
    O LORD, our Lord,
    how glorious is your name over all the earth!
    What is man that you should be mindful of him,
    or the son of man that you should care for him?
    R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
    R. Alleluia.
    You have made him little less than the angels,
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
    You have given him rule over the works of your hands,
    putting all things under his feet.
    R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
    R. Alleluia.
    All sheep and oxen,
    yes, and the beasts of the field,
    The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,
    and whatever swims the paths of the seas.
    R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
    R. Alleluia.


    Lk 24:35-48

    The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way,
    and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread.

    While they were still speaking about this,
    he stood in their midst and said to them,
    "Peace be with you."
    But they were startled and terrified
    and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
    Then he said to them, "Why are you troubled?
    And why do questions arise in your hearts?
    Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
    Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
    as you can see I have."
    And as he said this,
    he showed them his hands and his feet.
    While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
    he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
    They gave him a piece of baked fish;
    he took it and ate it in front of them.

    He said to them,
    "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
    that everything written about me in the law of Moses
    and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."
    Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
    And he said to them,
    "Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
    and rise from the dead on the third day
    and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
    would be preached in his name
    to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
    You are witnesses of these things."

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