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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2019-01-24:

  • St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church 2019:


    Ephesians 3:8-12

    8To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things;10that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. 11This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.


    Psalms 37:3-6, 30-31

    3Trust in the LORD, and do good;so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. 4Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5Commit your way to the LORD;trust in him, and he will act. 6He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday. 30The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. 31The law of his God is in his heart;his steps do not slip.


    John 15:9-17

    9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you;abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing;but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide;so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17This I command you, to love one another.


    Ordinary Time.


    Heb 7:25—8:6

    Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him,
    since he lives forever to make intercession for them.

    It was fitting that we should have such a high priest:
    holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners,
    higher than the heavens.
    He has no need, as did the high priests,
    to offer sacrifice day after day,
    first for his own sins and then for those of the people;
    he did that once for all when he offered himself.
    For the law appoints men subject to weakness to be high priests,
    but the word of the oath, which was taken after the law,
    appoints a son, who has been made perfect forever.

    The main point of what has been said is this:
    we have such a high priest,
    who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne
    of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary
    and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up.
    Now every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices;
    thus the necessity for this one also to have something to offer.
    If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest,
    since there are those who offer gifts according to the law.
    They worship in a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary,
    as Moses was warned when he was about to erect the tabernacle.
    For God says, “See that you make everything
    according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
    Now he has obtained so much more excellent a ministry
    as he is mediator of a better covenant,
    enacted on better promises.


    ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17

    R. (8a and 9a)  Here am I, Lord;I come to do your will.
    Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,
    but ears open to obedience you gave me.
    Burnt offerings or sin-offerings you sought not;
    then said I, “Behold I come.”
    R. Here am I, Lord;I come to do your will.
    “In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
    To do your will, O my God, is my delight,
    and your law is within my heart!”
    R. Here am I, Lord;I come to do your will.
    I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
    I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.
    R. Here am I, Lord;I come to do your will.
    May all who seek you
    exult and be glad in you,
    And may those who love your salvation
    say ever, “The LORD be glorified.”
    R. Here am I, Lord;I come to do your will.


    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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