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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2018-11-03:

  • St. Martin de Porres, Religious (Optional Memorial) 2018:


    Philippians 2:1-4

    1So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.


    Psalms 131:1-3

    1O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high;I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. 2But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast;like a child that is quieted is my soul. 3O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.


    Luke 14:12-14

    12He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. 13But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."


    Ordinary Time.


    Phil 1:18b-26

    Brothers and sisters:
    As long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,
    Christ is being proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.

    Indeed I shall continue to rejoice,
    for I know that this will result in deliverance for me
    through your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
    My eager expectation and hope
    is that I shall not be put to shame in any way,
    but that with all boldness, now as always,
    Christ will be magnified in my body,
    whether by life or by death.
    For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.
    If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.
    And I do not know which I shall choose.
    I am caught between the two.
    I long to depart this life and be with Christ,
    for that is far better.
    Yet that I remain in the flesh is more necessary for your benefit.
    And this I know with confidence,
    that I shall remain and continue in the service of all of you
    for your progress and joy in the faith,
    so that your boasting in Christ Jesus may abound on account of me
    when I come to you again.


    Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef

    R. My soul is thirsting for the living God.
    As the hind longs for the running waters,
    so my soul longs for you, O God.
    R. My soul is thirsting for the living God.
    Athirst is my soul for God, the living God.
    When shall I go and behold the face of God?
    R. My soul is thirsting for the living God.
    I went with the throng
    and led them in procession to the house of God.
    Amid loud cries of joy and thanksgiving,
    with the multitude keeping festival.
    R. My soul is thirsting for the living God.


    Lk 14:1, 7-11

    On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
    at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
    and the people there were observing him carefully.

    He told a parable to those who had been invited,
    noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.
    "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet,
    do not recline at table in the place of honor.
    A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him,
    and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say,
    'Give your place to this man,'
    and then you would proceed with embarrassment
    to take the lowest place.
    Rather, when you are invited,
    go and take the lowest place
    so that when the host comes to you he may say,
    'My friend, move up to a higher position.'
    Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
    For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
    but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

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