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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2014-12-03:

  • Saint Francis Xavier, Priest (Memorial) 2014:


    1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23

    16For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward;but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. 18What then is my reward? Just this: that in my preaching I may make the gospel free of charge, not making full use of my right in the gospel. 19For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. 22To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.


    Psalms 117:1-2

    1Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! 2For great is his steadfast love toward us;and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!


    Mark 16:15-20

    15And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. 16He who believes and is baptized will be saved;but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons;they will speak in new tongues;18they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them;they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover." 19So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.


    Advent Time.


    Is 25:6-10a

    On this mountain the LORD of hosts
    will provide for all peoples
    A feast of rich food and choice wines,
    juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.
    On this mountain he will destroy
    the veil that veils all peoples,
    The web that is woven over all nations;
    he will destroy death forever.
    The Lord GOD will wipe away
    the tears from all faces;
    The reproach of his people he will remove
    from the whole earth;for the LORD has spoken.

    On that day it will be said:
    "Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!
    This is the LORD for whom we looked;
    let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!"
    For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.


    Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6

    R. (6cd) I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    The LORD is my shepherd;I shall not want.
    In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
    Beside restful waters he leads me;
    he refreshes my soul.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    He guides me in right paths
    for his name's sake.
    Even though I walk in the dark valley
    I fear no evil;for you are at my side
    With your rod and your staff
    that give me courage.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    You spread the table before me
    in the sight of my foes;
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
    Only goodness and kindness follow me
    all the days of my life;
    And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    for years to come.
    R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.


    Mt 15:29-37

    At that time:
    Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee,
    went up on the mountain, and sat down there.
    Great crowds came to him,
    having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute,
    and many others.
    They placed them at his feet, and he cured them.
    The crowds were amazed when they saw the mute speaking,
    the deformed made whole,
    the lame walking,
    and the blind able to see,
    and they glorified the God of Israel.

    Jesus summoned his disciples and said,
    "My heart is moved with pity for the crowd,
    for they have been with me now for three days
    and have nothing to eat.
    I do not want to send them away hungry,
    for fear they may collapse on the way."
    The disciples said to him,
    "Where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted place
    to satisfy such a crowd?"
    Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?"
    "Seven," they replied, "and a few fish."
    He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.
    Then he took the seven loaves and the fish,
    gave thanks, broke the loaves,
    and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.
    They all ate and were satisfied.
    They picked up the fragments left over--seven baskets full.

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