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HOLY MASS WEDNESDAY THRITEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2011

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2011-06-29:

  • Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles 2011:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 12:1-11

    In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.
    He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,
    and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews
    he proceeded to arrest Peter also.
    "It was the feast of Unleavened Bread."
    He had him taken into custody and put in prison
    under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.
    He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.
    Peter thus was being kept in prison,
    but prayer by the Church was fervently being made
    to God on his behalf.

    On the very night before Herod was to bring him to trial,
    Peter, secured by double chains,
    was sleeping between two soldiers,
    while outside the door guards kept watch on the prison.
    Suddenly the angel of the Lord stood by him
    and a light shone in the cell.
    He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him, saying,
    "Get up quickly."
    The chains fell from his wrists.
    The angel said to him, "Put on your belt and your sandals."
    He did so.
    Then he said to him, "Put on your cloak and follow me."
    So he followed him out,
    not realizing that what was happening through the angel was real;
    he thought he was seeing a vision.
    They passed the first guard, then the second,
    and came to the iron gate leading out to the city,
    which opened for them by itself.
    They emerged and made their way down an alley,
    and suddenly the angel left him.
    Then Peter recovered his senses and said,
    "Now I know for certain
    that the Lord sent his angel
    and rescued me from the hand of Herod
    and from all that the Jewish people had been expecting."

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

    R. (5) The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.
    I will bless the LORD at all times;
    his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
    Let my soul glory in the LORD;
    the lowly will hear me and be glad.
    R. The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.
    Glorify the LORD with me,
    let us together extol his name.
    I sought the LORD, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
    R. The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.
    Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
    and your faces may not blush with shame.
    When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
    and from all his distress he saved him.
    R. The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.
    The angel of the LORD encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    Taste and see how good the LORD is;
    blessed the man who takes refuge in him.
    R. The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18

    I, Paul, am already being poured out like a libation,
    and the time of my departure is at hand.
    I have competed well; I have finished the race;
    I have kept the faith.
    From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,
    which the Lord, the just judge,
    will award to me on that day, and not only to me,
    but to all who have longed for his appearance.

    The Lord stood by me and gave me strength,
    so that through me the proclamation might be completed
    and all the Gentiles might hear it.
    And I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
    The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat
    and will bring me safe to his heavenly Kingdom.
    To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 16:13-19

    When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
    he asked his disciples,
    "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
    They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
    still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
    He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
    Simon Peter said in reply,
    "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
    Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
    For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
    And so I say to you, you are Peter,
    and upon this rock I will build my Church,
    and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
    I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.
    Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
    and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

    Notes

    • These are the lectures for the Saints Peter and Paul Mass during the day (not the vigil).
  • Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Vigil 2011:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 3:1-10

    Peter and John were going up to the temple area
    for the three o’clock hour of prayer.
    And a man crippled from birth was carried
    and placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate”
    every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.
    When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,
    he asked for alms.
    But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,
    and said, “Look at us.”
    He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
    Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold,
    but what I do have I give you:
    in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, rise and walk.”
    Then Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up,
    and immediately his feet and ankles grew strong.
    He leaped up, stood, and walked around,
    and went into the temple with them,
    walking and jumping and praising God.
    When all the people saw the man walking and praising God,
    they recognized him as the one who used to sit begging
    at the Beautiful Gate of the temple,
    and they were filled with amazement and astonishment
    at what had happened to him.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day;
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Gal 1:11-20

    I want you to know, brothers and sisters,
    that the Gospel preached by me is not of human origin.
    For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I taught it,
    but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

    For you heard of my former way of life in Judaism,
    how I persecuted the Church of God beyond measure
    and tried to destroy it, and progressed in Judaism
    beyond many of my contemporaries among my race,
    since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions.
    But when God, who from my mother’s womb had set me apart
    and called me through his grace,
    was pleased to reveal his Son to me,
    so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles,
    I did not immediately consult flesh and blood,
    nor did I go up to Jerusalem
    to those who were Apostles before me;
    rather, I went into Arabia and then returned to Damascus.

    Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem
    to confer with Cephas and remained with him for fifteen days.
    But I did not see any other of the Apostles,
    only James the brother of the Lord.
    --As to what I am writing to you, behold,
    before God, I am not lying.

    Gospel Acclamation

    Jn 21:17

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Lord, you know everything:
    you know that I love you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 21:15-19

    Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples
    and, when they had finished breakfast, said to Simon Peter,
    “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
    Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
    Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
    He then said to Simon Peter a second time,
    “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
    Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
    He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”
    He said to him the third time,
    “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
    Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time,
    “Do you love me?” and he said to him,
    “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
    Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
    Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger,
    you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted;
    but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands,
    and someone else will dress you
    and lead you where you do not want to go.”
    He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God.
    And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”

    Notes

    • These are the lectures for the Saints Peter and Paul Mass Vigil.
  • WEDNESDAY THRITEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2011:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Gn 21:5, 8-20a

    Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
    Isaac grew, and on the day of the child’s weaning
    Abraham held a great feast.

    Sarah noticed the son whom Hagar the Egyptian
    had borne to Abraham
    playing with her son Isaac;
    so she demanded of Abraham:
    “Drive out that slave and her son!
    No son of that slave is going to share the inheritance
    with my son Isaac!”
    Abraham was greatly distressed,
    especially on account of his son Ishmael.
    But God said to Abraham: “Do not be distressed about the boy
    or about your slave woman.
    Heed the demands of Sarah, no matter what she is asking of you;
    for it is through Isaac that descendants shall bear your name.
    As for the son of the slave woman,
    I will make a great nation of him also,
    since he too is your offspring.”

    Early the next morning Abraham got some bread and a skin of water
    and gave them to Hagar.
    Then, placing the child on her back, he sent her away.
    As she roamed aimlessly in the wilderness of Beer-sheba,
    the water in the skin was used up.
    So she put the child down under a shrub,
    and then went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away;
    for she said to herself, “Let me not watch to see the child die.”
    As she sat opposite Ishmael, he began to cry.
    God heard the boy’s cry,
    and God’s messenger called to Hagar from heaven:
    “What is the matter, Hagar?
    Don’t be afraid; God has heard the boy’s cry in this plight of his.
    Arise, lift up the boy and hold him by the hand;
    for I will make of him a great nation.”
    Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water.
    She went and filled the skin with water, and then let the boy drink.

    God was with the boy as he grew up.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 34:7-8, 10-11, 12-13

    R. (7a) The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
    When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
    and from all his distress he saved him.
    The angel of the LORD encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
    Fear the LORD, you his holy ones,
    for nought is lacking to those who fear him.
    The great grow poor and hungry;
    but those who seek the LORD want for no good thing.
    R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
    Come, children, hear me;
    I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
    Which of you desires life,
    and takes delight in prosperous days?
    R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

    Alleluia Jas 1:18

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Father willed to give us birth by the word of truth
    that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    mt 8:28-34

    When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes,
    two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him.
    They were so savage that no one could travel by that road.
    They cried out, “What have you to do with us, Son of God?
    Have you come here to torment us before the appointed time?”
    Some distance away a herd of many swine was feeding.
    The demons pleaded with him,
    “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.”
    And he said to them, “Go then!”
    They came out and entered the swine,
    and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea
    where they drowned.
    The swineherds ran away,
    and when they came to the town they reported everything,
    including what had happened to the demoniacs.
    Thereupon the whole town came out to meet Jesus,
    and when they saw him they begged him to leave their district.

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