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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2020-06-29:

  • Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles 2020:


    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."


    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.


    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.


    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."


    • These are the lectures for the Saints Peter and Paul Mass during the day (not the vigil).
  • Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Vigil 2020:


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.”


    • These are the lectures for the Saints Peter and Paul Mass Vigil.

    Ordinary Time.


    Am 2:6-10, 13-16

    Thus says the LORD:
    For three crimes of Israel, and for four,
    I will not revoke my word;
    Because they sell the just man for silver,
    and the poor man for a pair of sandals.
    They trample the heads of the weak
    into the dust of the earth,
    and force the lowly out of the way.
    Son and father go to the same prostitute,
    profaning my holy name.
    Upon garments taken in pledge
    they recline beside any altar;
    And the wine of those who have been fined
    they drink in the house of their god.

    Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorites before them,
    who were as tall as the cedars,
    and as strong as the oak trees.
    I destroyed their fruit above,
    and their roots beneath.
    It was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt,
    and who led you through the desert for forty years,
    to occupy the land of the Amorites.

    Beware, I will crush you into the ground
    as a wagon crushes when laden with sheaves.
    Flight shall perish from the swift,
    and the strong man shall not retain his strength;
    The warrior shall not save his life,
    nor the bowman stand his ground;
    The swift of foot shall not escape,
    nor the horseman save his life.
    And the most stouthearted of warriors
    shall flee naked on that day, says the LORD.


    Ps 50:16bc-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23

    R. (22a) Remember this, you who never think of God.
    "Why do you recite my statutes,
    and profess my covenant with your mouth,
    Though you hate discipline
    and cast my words behind you?"
    R. Remember this, you who never think of God.
    "When you see a thief, you keep pace with him,
    and with adulterers you throw in your lot.
    To your mouth you give free rein for evil,
    you harness your tongue to deceit."
    R. Remember this, you who never think of God.
    "You sit speaking against your brother;
    against your mother's son you spread rumors.
    When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it?
    Or do you think that I am like yourself?
    I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes."
    R. Remember this, you who never think of God.
    "Consider this, you who forget God,
    lest I rend you and there be no one to rescue you.
    He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
    and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God."
    R. Remember this, you who never think of God.


    Mt 8:18-22

    When Jesus saw a crowd around him,
    he gave orders to cross to the other shore.
    A scribe approached and said to him,
    "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
    Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
    but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
    Another of his disciples said to him,
    "Lord, let me go first and bury my father."
    But Jesus answered him, "Follow me,
    and let the dead bury their dead."

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