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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2019-06-24:

  • Birth of Saint John the Baptist 2019:


    Isaiah 49:1-6

    1Listen to me, O coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. 2He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me;he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. 3And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified." 4But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God." 5And now the LORD says, who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength -- 6he says: "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel;I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth."


    Psalms 139:1-3, 13-15

    1O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me! 2Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up;thou discernest my thoughts from afar. 3Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 13For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb. 14I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;15my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.


    Acts 13:22-26

    22And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king;of whom he testified and said, `I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' 23Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. 24Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25And as John was finishing his course, he said, `What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' 26"Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.


    Luke 1:57-66, 80

    57Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. 58And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child;and they would have named him Zechari'ah after his father, 60but his mother said, "Not so;he shall be called John." 61And they said to her, "None of your kindred is called by this name." 62And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he would have him called. 63And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." And they all marveled. 64And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. 65And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea;66and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the Lord was with him. 80And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel.


    • These are the lectures for the Birth of Saint John the Baptist Mass during the day (not the vigil).

    Ordinary Time.


    Genesis 12, 1-9

    The LORD said to Abram:
    “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk
    and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.

    “I will make of you a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
    I will make your name great,
    so that you will be a blessing.
    I will bless those who bless you
    and curse those who curse you.
    All the communities of the earth
    shall find blessing in you.”

    Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him.
    Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.
    Abram took his wife, Sarai, his brother’s son Lot,
    all the possessions that they had accumulated,
    and the persons they had acquired in Haran,
    and they set out for the land of Canaan.
    When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land
    as far as the sacred place at Shechem,
    by the terebinth of Moreh.
    (The Canaanites were then in the land.)

    The LORD appeared to Abram and said,
    “To your descendants I will give this land.”
    So Abram built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.
    From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel,
    pitching his tent with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east.
    He built an altar there to the LORD and invoked the LORD by name.
    Then Abram journeyed on by stages to the Negeb.


    Psalm 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22

    R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
    the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
    From heaven the LORD looks down;
    he sees all mankind.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
    upon those who hope for his kindness,
    To deliver them from death
    and preserve them in spite of famine.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    Our soul waits for the LORD,
    who is our help and our shield.
    May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
    who have put our hope in you.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

    Gospel Acclamation

    Hebrews 4:12

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The word of God is living and effective,
    able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    mt 7:1-5

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.
    For as you judge, so will you be judged,
    and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.
    Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
    but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?
    How can you say to your brother,
    ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’
    while the wooden beam is in your eye?
    You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
    then you will see clearly
    to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”

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