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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2022-01-28:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor of the Church 2022:


    Wisdom 7:7-10, 15-16

    7Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me;I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. 8I preferred her to scepters and thrones, and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her. 9Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem, because all gold is but a little sand in her sight, and silver will be accounted as clay before her. 10I loved her more than health and beauty, and I chose to have her rather than light, because her radiance never ceases. 15May God grant that I speak with judgment and have thought worthy of what I have received, for he is the guide even of wisdom and the corrector of the wise. 16For both we and our words are in his hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts.


    Psalms 119:9-14

    9How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word. 10With my whole heart I seek thee;let me not wander from thy commandments! 11I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12Blessed be thou, O LORD;teach me thy statutes! 13With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth. 14In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.


    Matthew 23:8-12

    8But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. 9And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ. 11He who is greatest among you shall be your servant;12whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


    Ordinary Time.


    2 sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17

    At the turn of the year, when kings go out on campaign,
    David sent out Joab along with his officers
    and the army of Israel,
    and they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.
    David, however, remained in Jerusalem.
    One evening David rose from his siesta
    and strolled about on the roof of the palace.
    From the roof he saw a woman bathing, who was very beautiful.
    David had inquiries made about the woman and was told,
    “She is Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam,
    and wife of Joab’s armor bearer Uriah the Hittite.”
    Then David sent messengers and took her.
    When she came to him, he had relations with her.
    She then returned to her house.
    But the woman had conceived,
    and sent the information to David, “I am with child.”

    David therefore sent a message to Joab,
    “Send me Uriah the Hittite.”
    So Joab sent Uriah to David.
    When he came, David questioned him about Joab, the soldiers,
    and how the war was going, and Uriah answered that all was well.
    David then said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and bathe your feet.”
    Uriah left the palace,
    and a portion was sent out after him from the king’s table.
    But Uriah slept at the entrance of the royal palace
    with the other officers of his lord, and did not go down
    to his own house.
    David was told that Uriah had not gone home.
    On the day following, David summoned him,
    and he ate and drank with David, who made him drunk.
    But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his bed
    among his lord’s servants, and did not go down to his home.
    The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab
    which he sent by Uriah.
    In it he directed:
    “Place Uriah up front, where the fighting is fierce.
    Then pull back and leave him to be struck down dead.”
    So while Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah
    to a place where he knew the defenders were strong.
    When the men of the city made a sortie against Joab,
    some officers of David’s army fell,
    and among them Uriah the Hittite died.


    ps 51:3-4, 5-6a, 6bcd-7, 10-11

    R. (see 3a) Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
    Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    For I acknowledge my offense,
    and my sin is before me always:
    “Against you only have I sinned,
    and done what is evil in your sight.”
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    I have done such evil in your sight
    that you are just in your sentence,
    blameless when you condemn.
    True, I was born guilty,
    a sinner, even as my mother conceived me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness;
    the bones you have crushed shall rejoice.
    Turn away your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my guilt.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.


    mk 4:26-34

    Jesus said to the crowds:
    “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God;
    it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
    and would sleep and rise night and day
    and the seed would sprout and grow,
    he knows not how.
    Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
    first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
    And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
    for the harvest has come.”

    He said,
    “To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God,
    or what parable can we use for it?
    It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
    is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
    But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
    and puts forth large branches,
    so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
    With many such parables
    he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
    Without parables he did not speak to them,
    but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.

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