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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2023-07-03:

  • Saint Thomas the Apostle 2023:


    Eph 2:19-22

    Brothers and sisters:
    You are no longer strangers and sojourners,
    but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones
    and members of the household of God,
    built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,
    with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
    Through him the whole structure is held together
    and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;
    in him you also are being built together
    into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.


    Ps 117:1bc, 2

    R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
    Praise the LORD, all you nations;
    glorify him, all you peoples!
    R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
    For steadfast is his kindness for us,
    and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.
    R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.


    Jn 20:24-29

    Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
    was not with them when Jesus came.
    So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord."
    But Thomas said to them,
    "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
    and put my finger into the nailmarks
    and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."
    Now a week later his disciples were again inside
    and Thomas was with them.
    Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
    and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you."
    Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands,
    and bring your hand and put it into my side,
    and do not be unbelieving, but believe."
    Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
    Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
    Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."


    Ordinary Time.


    Gn 18:16-33

    Abraham and the men who had visited him by the Terebinth of Mamre
    set out from there and looked down toward Sodom;
    Abraham was walking with them, to see them on their way.
    The LORD reflected: “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,
    now that he is to become a great and populous nation,
    and all the nations of the earth are to find blessing in him?
    Indeed, I have singled him out
    that he may direct his children and his household after him
    to keep the way of the LORD
    by doing what is right and just,
    so that the LORD may carry into effect for Abraham
    the promises he made about him.”
    Then the LORD said:
    “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great,
    and their sin so grave,
    that I must go down and see whether or not their actions
    fully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me.
    I mean to find out.”

    While the two men walked on farther toward Sodom,
    the LORD remained standing before Abraham.
    Then Abraham drew nearer to him and said:
    “Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty?
    Suppose there were fifty innocent people in the city;
    would you wipe out the place, rather than spare it
    for the sake of the fifty innocent people within it?
    Far be it from you to do such a thing,
    to make the innocent die with the guilty,
    so that the innocent and the guilty would be treated alike!
    Should not the judge of all the world act with justice?”
    The LORD replied,
    “If I find fifty innocent people in the city of Sodom,
    I will spare the whole place for their sake.”
    Abraham spoke up again:
    “See how I am presuming to speak to my Lord,
    though I am but dust and ashes!
    What if there are five less than fifty innocent people?
    Will you destroy the whole city because of those five?”
    He answered, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.”
    But Abraham persisted, saying, “What if only forty are found there?”
    He replied, “I will forbear doing it for the sake of forty.”
    Then Abraham said, “Let not my Lord grow impatient if I go on.
    What if only thirty are found there?”
    He replied, “I will forbear doing it if I can find but thirty there.”
    Still Abraham went on,
    “Since I have thus dared to speak to my Lord,
    what if there are no more than twenty?”
    He answered, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty.”
    But he still persisted:
    “Please, let not my Lord grow angry if I speak up this last time.
    What if there are at least ten there?”
    He replied, “For the sake of those ten, I will not destroy it.”

    The LORD departed as soon as he had finished speaking with Abraham,
    and Abraham returned home.


    PS 103:1b-2, 3-4, 8-9, 10-11

    R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul;
    and all my being, bless his holy name.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
    He pardons all your iniquities,
    he heals all your ills.
    He redeems your life from destruction,
    he crowns you with kindness and compassion.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
    Merciful and gracious is the LORD,
    slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
    He will not always chide,
    nor does he keep his wrath forever.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
    Not according to our sins does he deal with us,
    nor does he requite us according to our crimes.
    For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.


    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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