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HOLY MASS MONDAY NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2013-06-03:

  • Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs 2013:

    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.

  • MONDAY NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Tb 1:3; 2:1a-8

    I, Tobit, have walked all the days of my life
    on the paths of truth and righteousness.
    I performed many charitable works for my kinsmen and my people
    who had been deported with me to Nineveh, in Assyria.

    On our festival of Pentecost, the feast of Weeks,
    a fine dinner was prepared for me, and I reclined to eat.
    The table was set for me,
    and when many different dishes were placed before me,
    I said to my son Tobiah: “My son,
    go out and try to find a poor man
    from among our kinsmen exiled here in Nineveh.
    If he is a sincere worshiper of God, bring him back with you,
    so that he can share this meal with me.
    Indeed, son, I shall wait for you to come back.”

    Tobiah went out to look for some poor kinsman of ours.
    When he returned he exclaimed, “Father!”
    I said to him, “What is it, son?”
    He answered, “Father, one of our people has been murdered!
    His body lies in the market place where he was just strangled!”
    I sprang to my feet, leaving the dinner untouched;
    and I carried the dead man from the street
    and put him in one of the rooms,
    so that I might bury him after sunset.
    Returning to my own quarters, I washed myself
    and ate my food in sorrow.
    I was reminded of the oracle
    pronounced by the prophet Amos against Bethel:

    “All your festivals shall be turned into mourning,
    and all your songs into lamentation.”

    And I wept.
    Then at sunset I went out, dug a grave, and buried him.

    The neighbors mocked me, saying to one another:
    “He is still not afraid!
    Once before he was hunted down for execution
    because of this very thing;
    yet now that he has scarcely escaped,
    here he is again burying the dead!”

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 112:1b-2, 3b-4, 5-6

    R. (1b) Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Blessed the man who fears the LORD,
    who greatly delights in his commands.
    His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth;
    the upright generation shall be blessed.
    R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    His generosity shall endure forever.
    Light shines through the darkness for the upright;
    he is gracious and merciful and just.
    R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Well for the man who is gracious and lends,
    who conducts his affairs with justice;
    He shall never be moved;
    the just man shall be in everlasting remembrance.
    R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 12:1-12

    Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes,
    and the elders in parables.
    "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it,
    dug a wine press, and built a tower.
    Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey.
    At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants
    to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard.
    But they seized him, beat him,
    and sent him away empty-handed.
    Again he sent them another servant.
    And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully.
    He sent yet another whom they killed.
    So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed.
    He had one other to send, a beloved son.
    He sent him to them last of all, thinking, 'They will respect my son.'
    But those tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir.
    Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
    So they seized him and killed him,
    and threw him out of the vineyard.
    What then will the owner of the vineyard do?
    He will come, put the tenants to death,
    and give the vineyard to others.
    Have you not read this Scripture passage:

    The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
    by the Lord has this been done,
    and it is wonderful in our eyes?"

    They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd,
    for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them.
    So they left him and went away.

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