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HOLY MASS THURSDAY SIXTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2013-07-25:

  • Saint James, apostle 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    2 Cor 4:7-15

    Brothers and sisters:
    We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,
    that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.
    We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;
    perplexed, but not driven to despair;
    persecuted, but not abandoned;
    struck down, but not destroyed;
    always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,
    so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.
    For we who live are constantly being given up to death
    for the sake of Jesus,
    so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

    So death is at work in us, but life in you.
    Since, then, we have the same spirit of faith,
    according to what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke,
    we too believe and therefore speak,
    knowing that the one who raised the Lord Jesus
    will raise us also with Jesus
    and place us with you in his presence.
    Everything indeed is for you,
    so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people
    may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6

    R. (5) Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
    we were like men dreaming.
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    and our tongue with rejoicing.
    R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    Then they said among the nations,
    "The LORD has done great things for them."
    The LORD has done great things for us;
    we are glad indeed.
    R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
    like the torrents in the southern desert.
    Those that sow in tears
    shall reap rejoicing.
    R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
    Although they go forth weeping,
    carrying the seed to be sown,
    They shall come back rejoicing,
    carrying their sheaves.
    R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 20:20-28

    The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
    and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
    He said to her,
    "What do you wish?"
    She answered him,
    "Command that these two sons of mine sit,
    one at your right and the other at your left, in your Kingdom."
    Jesus said in reply,
    "You do not know what you are asking.
    Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?"
    They said to him, "We can."
    He replied,
    "My chalice you will indeed drink,
    but to sit at my right and at my left, this is not mine to give
    but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
    When the ten heard this,
    they became indignant at the two brothers.
    But Jesus summoned them and said,
    "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
    and the great ones make their authority over them felt.
    But it shall not be so among you.
    Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
    whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
    Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served
    but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."

  • THURSDAY SIXTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b

    In the third month after their departure from the land of Egypt,
    on its first day, the children of Israel came to the desert of Sinai.
    After the journey from Rephidim to the desert of Sinai,
    they pitched camp.

    While Israel was encamped here in front of the mountain,
    the LORD told Moses,
    “I am coming to you in a dense cloud,
    so that when the people hear me speaking with you,
    they may always have faith in you also.”
    When Moses, then, had reported to the LORD the response of the people,
    the LORD added, “Go to the people
    and have them sanctify themselves today and tomorrow.
    Make them wash their garments and be ready for the third day;
    for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai
    before the eyes of all the people.”

    On the morning of the third day
    there were peals of thunder and lightning,
    and a heavy cloud over the mountain,
    and a very loud trumpet blast,
    so that all the people in the camp trembled.
    But Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God,
    and they stationed themselves at the foot of the mountain.
    Mount Sinai was all wrapped in smoke,
    for the LORD came down upon it in fire.
    The smoke rose from it as though from a furnace,
    and the whole mountain trembled violently.
    The trumpet blast grew louder and louder, while Moses was speaking
    and God answering him with thunder.

    When the LORD came down to the top of Mount Sinai,
    he summoned Moses to the top of the mountain.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56

    R. (52b) Glory and praise for ever!
    “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all forever;
    And blessed is your holy and glorious name,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.”
    R. Glory and praise for ever!
    “Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory,
    praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.”
    R. Glory and praise for ever!
    “Blessed are you on the throne of your Kingdom,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.”
    R. Glory and praise for ever!
    “Blessed are you who look into the depths
    from your throne upon the cherubim,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.”
    R. Glory and praise for ever!
    “Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,
    praiseworthy and glorious forever.”
    R. Glory and praise for ever!

    Alleluia See Mt 11:25

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
    you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 13:10-17

    The disciples approached Jesus and said,
    "Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?"
    He said to them in reply,
    "Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven
    has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted.
    To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich;
    from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
    This is why I speak to them in parables, because
    they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.
    Isaiah's prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:

    You shall indeed hear but not understand,
    you shall indeed look but never see.
    Gross is the heart of this people,
    they will hardly hear with their ears,
    they have closed their eyes,
    lest they see with their eyes
    and hear with their ears
    and understand with their hearts and be converted
    and I heal them.

    "But blessed are your eyes, because they see,
    and your ears, because they hear.
    Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people
    longed to see what you see but did not see it,
    and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."

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