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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2020-01-24:

  • St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church 2020:


    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.


    1 Sm 24:3-21

    Saul took three thousand picked men from all Israel
    and went in search of David and his men
    in the direction of the wild goat crags.
    When he came to the sheepfolds along the way, he found a cave,
    which he entered to relieve himself.
    David and his men were occupying the inmost recesses of the cave.

    David's servants said to him,
    "This is the day of which the LORD said to you,
    'I will deliver your enemy into your grasp;
    do with him as you see fit.'"
    So David moved up and stealthily cut off an end of Saul's mantle.
    Afterward, however, David regretted that he had cut off
    an end of Saul's mantle.
    He said to his men,
    "The LORD forbid that I should do such a thing to my master,
    the LORD's anointed, as to lay a hand on him,
    for he is the LORD's anointed."
    With these words David restrained his men
    and would not permit them to attack Saul.
    Saul then left the cave and went on his way.
    David also stepped out of the cave, calling to Saul,
    "My lord the king!"
    When Saul looked back, David bowed to the ground in homage and asked Saul:
    "Why do you listen to those who say,
    'David is trying to harm you'?
    You see for yourself today that the LORD just now delivered you
    into my grasp in the cave.
    I had some thought of killing you, but I took pity on you instead.
    I decided, 'I will not raise a hand against my lord,
    for he is the LORD's anointed and a father to me.'
    Look here at this end of your mantle which I hold.
    Since I cut off an end of your mantle and did not kill you,
    see and be convinced that I plan no harm and no rebellion.
    I have done you no wrong,
    though you are hunting me down to take my life.
    The LORD will judge between me and you,
    and the LORD will exact justice from you in my case.
    I shall not touch you.
    The old proverb says, 'From the wicked comes forth wickedness.'
    So I will take no action against you.
    Against whom are you on campaign, O king of Israel?
    Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, or a single flea!
    The LORD will be the judge;he will decide between me and you.
    May he see this, and take my part,
    and grant me justice beyond your reach!"
    When David finished saying these things to Saul, Saul answered,
    "Is that your voice, my son David?"
    And Saul wept aloud.
    Saul then said to David: "You are in the right rather than I;
    you have treated me generously, while I have done you harm.
    Great is the generosity you showed me today,
    when the LORD delivered me into your grasp
    and you did not kill me.
    For if a man meets his enemy, does he send him away unharmed?
    May the LORD reward you generously for what you have done this day.
    And now, I know that you shall surely be king
    and that sovereignty over Israel shall come into your possession."


    Ps 57:2, 3-4, 6 and 11

    R. (2a) Have mercy on me, God, have mercy.
    Have mercy on me, O God;have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
    In the shadow of your wings I take refuge,
    till harm pass by.
    R. Have mercy on me, God, have mercy.
    I call to God the Most High,
    to God, my benefactor.
    May he send from heaven and save me;
    may he make those a reproach who trample upon me;
    may God send his mercy and his faithfulness.
    R. Have mercy on me, God, have mercy.
    Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
    above all the earth be your glory!
    For your mercy towers to the heavens,
    and your faithfulness to the skies.
    R. Have mercy on me, God, have mercy.


    Mk 3:13-19

    Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted
    and they came to him.
    He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles,
    that they might be with him
    and he might send them forth to preach
    and to have authority to drive out demons:
    He appointed the Twelve:
    Simon, whom he named Peter;
    James, son of Zebedee,
    and John the brother of James, whom he named Boanerges,
    that is, sons of thunder;
    Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew,
    Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus;
    Thaddeus, Simon the Cananean,
    and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

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