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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2019-03-25:

  • The Annunciation of the Lord 2019:


    Isaiah 7:10-14;8:10

    710Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, 11"Ask a sign of the LORD your God;let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven." 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test." 13And he said, "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? 14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Imman'u-el. 810Take counsel together, but it will come to nought;speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.


    Psalms 40:7-11

    6Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire;but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required. 7Then I said, "Lo, I come;in the roll of the book it is written of me;8I delight to do thy will, O my God;thy law is within my heart." 9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD. 10I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation;I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.


    Hebrews 10:4-10

    4For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.5Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me;6in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure.7Then I said, `Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God, 'as it is written of me in the roll of the book."8When he said above, "Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),9then he added, "Lo, I have come to do thy will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.10And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.


    Luke 1:26-38

    26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David;and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 30And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;and of his kingdom there will be no end." 34And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" 35And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. 36And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son;and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37For with God nothing will be impossible." 38And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord;let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.


    Time of Lent.


    2 Kgs 5:1-15ab

    Naaman, the army commander of the king of Aram,
    was highly esteemed and respected by his master,
    for through him the LORD had brought victory to Aram.
    But valiant as he was, the man was a leper.
    Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israel
    a little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife.
    “If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,”
    she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy.”
    Naaman went and told his lord
    just what the slave girl from the land of Israel had said.
    “Go,” said the king of Aram.
    “I will send along a letter to the king of Israel.”
    So Naaman set out, taking along ten silver talents,
    six thousand gold pieces, and ten festal garments.
    To the king of Israel he brought the letter, which read:
    “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you,
    that you may cure him of his leprosy.”

    When he read the letter,
    the king of Israel tore his garments and exclaimed:
    “Am I a god with power over life and death,
    that this man should send someone to me to be cured of leprosy?
    Take note! You can see he is only looking for a quarrel with me!”
    When Elisha, the man of God,
    heard that the king of Israel had torn his garments,
    he sent word to the king:
    “Why have you torn your garments?
    Let him come to me and find out
    that there is a prophet in Israel.”

    Naaman came with his horses and chariots
    and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house.
    The prophet sent him the message:
    “Go and wash seven times in the Jordan,
    and your flesh will heal, and you will be clean.”
    But Naaman went away angry, saying,
    “I thought that he would surely come out and stand there
    to invoke the LORD his God,
    and would move his hand over the spot,
    and thus cure the leprosy.
    Are not the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar,
    better than all the waters of Israel?
    Could I not wash in them and be cleansed?”
    With this, he turned about in anger and left.

    But his servants came up and reasoned with him.
    “My father,” they said,
    “if the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary,
    would you not have done it?
    All the more now, since he said to you,
    ‘Wash and be clean,’ should you do as he said.”
    So Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times
    at the word of the man of God.
    His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

    He returned with his whole retinue to the man of God.
    On his arrival he stood before him and said,
    “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,
    except in Israel.”


    PS 42:2, 3;43:3, 4

    R. (see 42:3) Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    As the hind longs for the running waters,
    so my soul longs for you, O God.
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    Athirst is my soul for God, the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    Send forth your light and your fidelity;
    they shall lead me on
    And bring me to your holy mountain,
    to your dwelling-place.
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    Then will I go in to the altar of God,
    the God of my gladness and joy;
    Then will I give you thanks upon the harp,
    O God, my God!
    R. Athirst is my soul for the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?


    Lk 4:24-30

    Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth:
    “Amen, I say to you,
    no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
    Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel
    in the days of Elijah
    when the sky was closed for three and a half years
    and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
    It was to none of these that Elijah was sent,
    but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
    Again, there were many lepers in Israel
    during the time of Elisha the prophet;
    yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
    When the people in the synagogue heard this,
    they were all filled with fury.
    They rose up, drove him out of the town,
    and led him to the brow of the hill
    on which their town had been built,
    to hurl him down headlong.
    But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

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