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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2020-01-31:

  • St. John Bosco, Priest 2020:


    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 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17

    At the turn of the year, when kings go out on campaign,
    David sent out Joab along with his officers
    and the army of Israel,
    and they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.
    David, however, remained in Jerusalem.
    One evening David rose from his siesta
    and strolled about on the roof of the palace.
    From the roof he saw a woman bathing, who was very beautiful.
    David had inquiries made about the woman and was told,
    “She is Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam,
    and wife of Joab’s armor bearer Uriah the Hittite.”
    Then David sent messengers and took her.
    When she came to him, he had relations with her.
    She then returned to her house.
    But the woman had conceived,
    and sent the information to David, “I am with child.”

    David therefore sent a message to Joab,
    “Send me Uriah the Hittite.”
    So Joab sent Uriah to David.
    When he came, David questioned him about Joab, the soldiers,
    and how the war was going, and Uriah answered that all was well.
    David then said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and bathe your feet.”
    Uriah left the palace,
    and a portion was sent out after him from the king’s table.
    But Uriah slept at the entrance of the royal palace
    with the other officers of his lord, and did not go down
    to his own house.
    David was told that Uriah had not gone home.
    On the day following, David summoned him,
    and he ate and drank with David, who made him drunk.
    But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his bed
    among his lord’s servants, and did not go down to his home.
    The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab
    which he sent by Uriah.
    In it he directed:
    “Place Uriah up front, where the fighting is fierce.
    Then pull back and leave him to be struck down dead.”
    So while Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah
    to a place where he knew the defenders were strong.
    When the men of the city made a sortie against Joab,
    some officers of David’s army fell,
    and among them Uriah the Hittite died.


    ps 51:3-4, 5-6a, 6bcd-7, 10-11

    R. (see 3a) Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
    Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    For I acknowledge my offense,
    and my sin is before me always:
    “Against you only have I sinned,
    and done what is evil in your sight.”
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    I have done such evil in your sight
    that you are just in your sentence,
    blameless when you condemn.
    True, I was born guilty,
    a sinner, even as my mother conceived me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness;
    the bones you have crushed shall rejoice.
    Turn away your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my guilt.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.


    mk 4:26-34

    Jesus said to the crowds:
    “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God;
    it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
    and would sleep and rise night and day
    and the seed would sprout and grow,
    he knows not how.
    Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
    first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
    And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
    for the harvest has come.”

    He said,
    “To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God,
    or what parable can we use for it?
    It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
    is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
    But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
    and puts forth large branches,
    so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
    With many such parables
    he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
    Without parables he did not speak to them,
    but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.

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