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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2018-01-31:

  • St. John Bosco, Priest 2018:


    Philippians 4:4-9

    4Rejoice in the Lord always;again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. 6Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do;and the God of peace will be with you.


    Psalms 103:1-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18

    1Bless the LORD, O my soul;and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger for ever. 13As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear him. 14For he knows our frame;he remembers that we are dust. 17But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, 18to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.


    Matthew 18:1-5

    1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, 3and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;


    Ordinary Time.


    2 Sm 24:2, 9-17

    King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him,
    Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba
    and register the people, that I may know their number.
    Joab then reported to the king the number of people registered:
    in Israel, eight hundred thousand men fit for military service;
    in Judah, five hundred thousand.

    Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people,
    and said to the LORD:
    I have sinned grievously in what I have done.
    But now, LORD, forgive the guilt of your servant,
    for I have been very foolish.
    When David rose in the morning,
    the LORD had spoken to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying:
    "Go and say to David, 'This is what the LORD says:
    I offer you three alternatives;
    choose one of them, and I will inflict it on you.'"
    Gad then went to David to inform him.
    He asked: "Do you want a three years' famine to come upon your land,
    or to flee from your enemy three months while he pursues you,
    or to have a three days' pestilence in your land?
    Now consider and decide what I must reply to him who sent me."
    David answered Gad: "I am in very serious difficulty.
    Let us fall by the hand of God, for he is most merciful;
    but let me not fall by the hand of man."
    Thus David chose the pestilence.
    Now it was the time of the wheat harvest
    when the plague broke out among the people.
    The LORD then sent a pestilence over Israel
    from morning until the time appointed,
    and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beer-sheba died.
    But when the angel stretched forth his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it,
    the LORD regretted the calamity
    and said to the angel causing the destruction among the people,
    "Enough now! Stay your hand."
    The angel of the LORD was then standing
    at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
    When David saw the angel who was striking the people,
    he said to the LORD: "It is I who have sinned;
    it is I, the shepherd, who have done wrong.
    But these are sheep;what have they done?
    Punish me and my kindred."


    Ps 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7

    R. (see 5c) Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    Blessed is he whose fault is taken away,
    whose sin is covered.
    Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt,
    in whose spirit there is no guile.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
    my guilt I covered not.
    I said, "I confess my faults to the LORD,"
    and you took away the guilt of my sin.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    For this shall every faithful man pray to you
    in time of stress.
    Though deep waters overflow,
    they shall not reach him.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.
    You are my shelter;from distress you will preserve me;
    with glad cries of freedom you will ring me round.
    R. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.


    Mk 6:1-6

    Jesus departed from there and came to his native place,
    accompanied by his disciples.
    When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue,
    and many who heard him were astonished.
    They said, "Where did this man get all this?
    What kind of wisdom has been given him?
    What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!
    Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
    and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon?
    And are not his sisters here with us?"
    And they took offense at him.
    Jesus said to them,
    "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
    and among his own kin and in his own house."
    So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,
    apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.
    He was amazed at their lack of faith.

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