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HOLY MASS HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Sunday, 2013-12-29:

  • Saint Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    2 Timothy 2, 8-13; 3, 10-12

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalm 33, 2-3. 4-5. 6-7. 8-9

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Matthew 16, 24-27

  • HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH 2013:

    Christmas Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    sir 3:2-6, 12-14

    God sets a father in honor over his children;
    a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.
    Whoever honors his father atones for sins,
    and preserves himself from them.
    When he prays, he is heard;
    he stores up riches who reveres his mother.
    Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,
    and, when he prays, is heard.
    Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;
    he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.

    My son, take care of your father when he is old;
    grieve him not as long as he lives.
    Even if his mind fail, be considerate of him;
    revile him not all the days of his life;
    kindness to a father will not be forgotten,
    firmly planted against the debt of your sins
    —a house raised in justice to you.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19

    Brothers and sisters:
    By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
    that he was to receive as an inheritance;
    he went out, not knowing where he was to go.
    By faith he received power to generate,
    even though he was past the normal age
    —and Sarah herself was sterile—
    for he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy.
    So it was that there came forth from one man,
    himself as good as dead,
    descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky
    and as countless as the sands on the seashore.
    By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac,
    and he who had received the promises was ready to offer
    his only son,
    of whom it was said,
    "Through Isaac descendants shall bear your name."
    He reasoned that God was able to raise even from the dead,
    and he received Isaac back as a symbol.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    col 3:12-21

    Brothers and sisters:
    Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
    heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
    bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
    if one has a grievance against another;
    as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
    And over all these put on love,
    that is, the bond of perfection.
    And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
    the peace into which you were also called in one body.
    And be thankful.
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
    as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
    singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
    with gratitude in your hearts to God.
    And whatever you do, in word or in deed,
    do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
    giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Wives, be subordinate to your husbands,
    as is proper in the Lord.
    Husbands, love your wives,
    and avoid any bitterness toward them.
    Children, obey your parents in everything,
    for this is pleasing to the Lord.
    Fathers, do not provoke your children,
    so they may not become discouraged.

    Gospel Acclamation

    Col 3:15a, 16a

    R.
    Alleluia, alleluia.
    Let the peace of Christ control your hearts;
    let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
    R.
    Alleluia, alleluia.
    or heb 1:1-2
    R.
    Alleluia, alleluia.
    In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets;
    in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son.
    R.
    Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    lk 2:22-40

    When the days were completed for their purification
    according to the law of Moses,
    They took him up to Jerusalem
    to present him to the Lord,
    just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
    Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
    and to offer the sacrifice of
    a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
    in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

    Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
    This man was righteous and devout,
    awaiting the consolation of Israel,
    and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
    It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
    that he should not see death
    before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
    He came in the Spirit into the temple;
    and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
    to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
    He took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
    “Now, Master, you may let your servant go
    in peace, according to your word,
    for my eyes have seen your salvation,
    which you prepared in sight of all the peoples,
    a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and glory for your people Israel.”
    The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
    and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
    “Behold, this child is destined
    for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
    and to be a sign that will be contradicted
    —and you yourself a sword will pierce—
    so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
    There was also a prophetess, Anna,
    the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
    She was advanced in years,
    having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
    and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
    She never left the temple,
    but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
    And coming forward at that very time,
    she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
    to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

    When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
    of the law of the Lord,
    they returned to Galilee,
    to their own town of Nazareth.
    The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
    and the favor of God was upon him.

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