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HOLY MASS FRIDAY SECOND WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2013-01-25:

  • The Conversion of Saint Paul 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 9:1-22

    Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,
    went to the high priest and asked him
    for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that,
    if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,
    he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains.
    On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus,
    a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him.
    He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,
    "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
    He said, "Who are you, sir?"
    The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
    Now get up and go into the city and you will be told what you must do."
    The men who were traveling with him stood speechless,
    for they heard the voice but could see no one.
    Saul got up from the ground,
    but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing;
    so they led him by the hand and brought him to Damascus.
    For three days he was unable to see, and he neither ate nor drank.

    There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias,
    and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias."
    He answered, "Here I am, Lord."
    The Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight
    and ask at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul.
    He is there praying,
    and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias
    come in and lay his hands on him,
    that he may regain his sight."
    But Ananias replied,
    "Lord, I have heard from many sources about this man,
    what evil things he has done to your holy ones in Jerusalem.
    And here he has authority from the chief priests
    to imprison all who call upon your name."
    But the Lord said to him,
    "Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of mine
    to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and children of Israel,
    and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my name."
    So Ananias went and entered the house;
    laying his hands on him, he said,
    "Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me,
    Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came,
    that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
    Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes
    and he regained his sight.
    He got up and was baptized,
    and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength.

    He stayed some days with the disciples in Damascus,
    and he began at once to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues,
    that he is the Son of God.
    All who heard him were astounded and said,
    "Is not this the man who in Jerusalem
    ravaged those who call upon this name,
    and came here expressly to take them back in chains
    to the chief priests?"
    But Saul grew all the stronger
    and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus,
    proving that this is the Christ.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 117:1bc, 2

    R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
    or:
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Praise the LORD, all you nations;
    glorify him, all you peoples!
    R. Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News.
    or:
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    For steadfast is his kindness toward us,
    and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.
    R. Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News.
    or:
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 16:15-18

    Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them:
    "Go into the whole world
    and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.
    Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved;
    whoever does not believe will be condemned.
    These signs will accompany those who believe:
    in my name they will drive out demons,
    they will speak new languages.
    They will pick up serpents with their hands,
    and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.
    They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

  • FRIDAY SECOND WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 8:6-13

    Brothers and sisters:
    Now our high priest has obtained so much more excellent a ministry
    as he is mediator of a better covenant,
    enacted on better promises.

    For if that first covenant had been faultless,
    no place would have been sought for a second one.
    But he finds fault with them and says:
    Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord,
    when I will conclude a new covenant with the house of
    Israel and the house of Judah.
    It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers
    the day I took them by the hand to lead
    them forth from the land of Egypt;
    for they did not stand by my covenant
    and I ignored them, says the Lord.
    But this is the covenant I will establish with the house of Israel
    after those days, says the Lord:
    I will put my laws in their minds
    and I will write them upon their hearts.
    I will be their God,
    and they shall be my people.
    And they shall not teach, each one his fellow citizen and kin, saying,
    “Know the Lord,”
    for all shall know me, from least to greatest.
    For I will forgive their evildoing
    and remember their sins no more.


    When he speaks of a “new” covenant,
    he declares the first one obsolete.
    And what has become obsolete
    and has grown old is close to disappearing.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 85:8 and 10, 11-12, 13-14

    R. (11a) Kindness and truth shall meet.
    Show us, O LORD, your mercy,
    and grant us your salvation.
    Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
    glory dwelling in our land.
    R. Kindness and truth shall meet.
    Kindness and truth shall meet;
    justice and peace shall kiss.
    Truth shall spring out of the earth,
    and justice shall look down from heaven.
    R. Kindness and truth shall meet.
    The LORD himself will give his benefits;
    our land shall yield its increase.
    Justice shall walk before him,
    and salvation, along the way of his steps.
    R. Kindness and truth shall meet.

    Alleluia

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
    and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    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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