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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2018-01-30:

  • St. Hyacinth Marescotti, Virgin 2018:


    Hebrews 10:32-39

    32But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,33sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.34For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.35Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.36For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.37"For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry;38but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."39But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.


    Psalms 37:3-6, 23-24, 39-40

    3Trust in the LORD, and do good;so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. 4Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5Commit your way to the LORD;trust in him, and he will act. 6He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday. 23The steps of a man are from the LORD, and he establishes him in whose way he delights;24though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD is the stay of his hand. 39The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;he is their refuge in the time of trouble. 40The LORD helps them and delivers them;he delivers them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him.


    Mark 4:26-34

    26And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, 27and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." 30And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." 33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it;34he did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.


    Ordinary Time.


    2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30;19:3

    Absalom unexpectedly came up against David's servants.
    He was mounted on a mule,
    and, as the mule passed under the branches of a large terebinth,
    his hair caught fast in the tree.
    He hung between heaven and earth
    while the mule he had been riding ran off.
    Someone saw this and reported to Joab
    that he had seen Absalom hanging from a terebinth.
    And taking three pikes in hand,
    he thrust for the heart of Absalom,
    still hanging from the tree alive.

    Now David was sitting between the two gates,
    and a lookout went up to the roof of the gate above the city wall,
    where he looked about and saw a man running all alone.
    The lookout shouted to inform the king, who said,
    "If he is alone, he has good news to report."
    The king said, "Step aside and remain in attendance here."
    So he stepped aside and remained there.
    When the Cushite messenger came in, he said,
    "Let my lord the king receive the good news
    that this day the LORD has taken your part,
    freeing you from the grasp of all who rebelled against you."
    But the king asked the Cushite, "Is young Absalom safe?"
    The Cushite replied, "May the enemies of my lord the king
    and all who rebel against you with evil intent
    be as that young man!"

    The king was shaken,
    and went up to the room over the city gate to weep.
    He said as he wept,
    "My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom!
    If only I had died instead of you,
    Absalom, my son, my son!"

    Joab was told that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom;
    and that day's victory was turned into mourning for the whole army
    when they heard that the king was grieving for his son.


    Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

    R. (1a) Listen, Lord, and answer me.
    Incline your ear, O LORD;answer me,
    for I am afflicted and poor.
    Keep my life, for I am devoted to you;
    save your servant who trusts in you.
    You are my God.
    R. Listen, Lord, and answer me.
    Have mercy on me, O Lord,
    for to you I call all the day.
    Gladden the soul of your servant,
    for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
    R. Listen, Lord, and answer me.
    For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
    abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.
    Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer
    and attend to the sound of my pleading.
    R. Listen, Lord, and answer me.


    Mk 5:21-43

    When Jesus had crossed again in the boat
    to the other side,
    a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.
    One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward.
    Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying,
    "My daughter is at the point of death.
    Please, come lay your hands on her
    that she may get well and live."
    He went off with him
    and a large crowd followed him.

    There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.
    She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors
    and had spent all that she had.
    Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.
    She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd
    and touched his cloak.
    She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured."
    Immediately her flow of blood dried up.
    She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
    Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him,
    turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who has touched my clothes?"
    But his disciples said to him,
    "You see how the crowd is pressing upon you,
    and yet you ask, Who touched me?"
    And he looked around to see who had done it.
    The woman, realizing what had happened to her,
    approached in fear and trembling.
    She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth.
    He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you.
    Go in peace and be cured of your affliction."

    While he was still speaking,
    people from the synagogue official's house arrived and said,
    "Your daughter has died;why trouble the teacher any longer?"
    Disregarding the message that was reported,
    Jesus said to the synagogue official,
    "Do not be afraid;just have faith."
    He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside
    except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
    When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official,
    he caught sight of a commotion,
    people weeping and wailing loudly.
    So he went in and said to them,
    "Why this commotion and weeping?
    The child is not dead but asleep."
    And they ridiculed him.
    Then he put them all out.
    He took along the child's father and mother
    and those who were with him
    and entered the room where the child was.
    He took the child by the hand and said to her, "Talitha koum,"
    which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!"
    The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around.
    At that they were utterly astounded.
    He gave strict orders that no one should know this
    and said that she should be given something to eat.

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