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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2020-06-03:

  • Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs 2020:


    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!"


    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.


    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.


    Ordinary Time.


    2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12

    Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God
    for the promise of life in Christ Jesus,
    to Timothy, my dear child:
    grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father
    and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    I am grateful to God,
    whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did,
    as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day.

    For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame
    the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.
    For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice
    but rather of power and love and self-control.
    So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord,
    nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
    but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel
    with the strength that comes from God.

    He saved us and called us to a holy life,
    not according to our works
    but according to his own design
    and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began,
    but now made manifest
    through the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus,
    who destroyed death and brought life and immortality
    to light through the Gospel,
    for which I was appointed preacher and Apostle and teacher.
    On this account I am suffering these things;
    but I am not ashamed,
    for I know him in whom I have believed
    and am confident that he is able to guard
    what has been entrusted to me until that day.


    Ps 123:1b-2ab, 2cdef

    R. (1b) To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.
    To you I lift up my eyes
    who are enthroned in heaven.
    Behold, as the eyes of servants
    are on the hands of their masters.
    R. To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.
    As the eyes of a maid
    are on the hands of her mistress,
    So are our eyes on the LORD, our God,
    till he have pity on us.
    R.To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.


    Mk 12:18-27

    Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection,
    came to Jesus and put this question to him, saying,
    "Teacher, Moses wrote for us,
    If someone's brother dies, leaving a wife but no child,
    his brother must take the wife
    and raise up descendants for his brother.
    Now there were seven brothers.
    The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants.
    So the second brother married her and died, leaving no descendants,
    and the third likewise.
    And the seven left no descendants.
    Last of all the woman also died.
    At the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be?
    For all seven had been married to her."
    Jesus said to them, "Are you not misled
    because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
    When they rise from the dead,
    they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
    but they are like the angels in heaven.
    As for the dead being raised,
    have you not read in the Book of Moses,
    in the passage about the bush, how God told him,
    I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
    and the God of Jacob?
    He is not God of the dead but of the living.
    You are greatly misled."

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