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HOLY MASS FRIDAY SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER 2011

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2011-06-03:

  • Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs 2011:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14

    1It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and cords, to partake of unlawful swine's flesh. 2One of them, acting as their spokesman, said, "What do you intend to ask and learn from us? For we are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our fathers." 9And when he was at his last breath, he said, "You accursed wretch, you dismiss us from this present life, but the King of the universe will raise us up to an everlasting renewal of life, because we have died for his laws." 10After him, the third was the victim of their sport. When it was demanded, he quickly put out his tongue and courageously stretched forth his hands, 11and said nobly, "I got these from Heaven, and because of his laws I disdain them, and from him I hope to get them back again." 12As a result the king himself and those with him were astonished at the young man's spirit, for he regarded his sufferings as nothing. 13When he too had died, they maltreated and tortured the fourth in the same way. 14And when he was near death, he said, "One cannot but choose to die at the hands of men and to cherish the hope that God gives of being raised again by him. But for you there will be no resurrection to life!"

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 124:2-5, 7-8

    2if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us, 3then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 4then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; 5then over us would have gone the raging waters. 7We have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! 8Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Matthew 5:1-12

    1Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. 2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 8"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  • FRIDAY SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER 2011:

    Easter Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Acts 18:9-18

    One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,
    “Do not be afraid.
    Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.
    No one will attack and harm you,
    for I have many people in this city.”
    He settled there for a year and a half
    and taught the word of God among them.

    But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,
    the Jews rose up together against Paul
    and brought him to the tribunal, saying,
    “This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the law.”
    When Paul was about to reply, Gallio spoke to the Jews,
    “If it were a matter of some crime or malicious fraud,
    I should with reason hear the complaint of you Jews;
    but since it is a question of arguments over doctrine and titles
    and your own law, see to it yourselves.
    I do not wish to be a judge of such matters.”
    And he drove them away from the tribunal.
    They all seized Sosthenes, the synagogue official,
    and beat him in full view of the tribunal.
    But none of this was of concern to Gallio.

    Paul remained for quite some time,
    and after saying farewell to the brothers he sailed for Syria,
    together with Priscilla and Aquila.
    At Cenchreae he had shaved his head because he had taken a vow.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

    R. (8a) God is king of all the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    All you peoples, clap your hands,
    shout to God with cries of gladness,
    For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
    is the great king over all the earth.
    R. God is king of all the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    He brings people under us;
    nations under our feet.
    He chooses for us our inheritance,
    the glory of Jacob, whom he loves.
    R. God is king of all the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
    the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
    Sing praise to God, sing praise;
    sing praise to our king, sing praise.
    R. God is king of all the earth.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Jn 16:20-23

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn,
    while the world rejoices;
    you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
    When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived;
    but when she has given birth to a child,
    she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy
    that a child has been born into the world.
    So you also are now in anguish.
    But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice,
    and no one will take your joy away from you.
    On that day you will not question me about anything.
    Amen, amen, I say to you,
    whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”

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