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HOLY MASS MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2013-02-04:

  • St. Joseph of Leonessa, Capuchin, Priest 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15

    4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.5And have you forgotten the exhortation which addresses you as sons? -- "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage when you are punished by him.6For the Lord disciplines him whom he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."7It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.12Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,13and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.14Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.15See to it that no one fail to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" spring up and cause trouble, and by it the many become defiled;

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalms 103:1-2, 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, 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.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mark 6:1-6

    1He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. 2And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty works are wrought by his hands! 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. 4And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house." 5And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people and healed them. 6And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.

  • MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 11:32-40

    Brothers and sisters:
    What more shall I say?
    I have not time to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah,
    of David and Samuel and the prophets,
    who by faith conquered kingdoms,
    did what was righteous, obtained the promises;
    they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires,
    escaped the devouring sword;
    out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle,
    and turned back foreign invaders.
    Women received back their dead through resurrection.
    Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance,
    in order to obtain a better resurrection.
    Others endured mockery, scourging, even chains and imprisonment.
    They were stoned, sawed in two, put to death at sword’s point;
    they went about in skins of sheep or goats,
    needy, afflicted, tormented.
    The world was not worthy of them.
    They wandered about in deserts and on mountains,
    in caves and in crevices in the earth.

    Yet all these, though approved because of their faith,
    did not receive what had been promised.
    God had foreseen something better for us,
    so that without us they should not be made perfect.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 31:20, 21, 22, 23, 24

    R. (25) Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    How great is the goodness, O LORD,
    which you have in store for those who fear you,
    And which, toward those who take refuge in you,
    you show in the sight of the children of men.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    You hide them in the shelter of your presence
    from the plottings of men;
    You screen them within your abode
    from the strife of tongues.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    Blessed be the LORD whose wondrous mercy
    he has shown me in a fortified city.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    Once I said in my anguish,
    “I am cut off from your sight”;
    Yet you heard the sound of my pleading
    when I cried out to you.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.
    Love the LORD, all you his faithful ones!
    The LORD keeps those who are constant,
    but more than requites those who act proudly.
    R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 5:1-20

    Jesus and his disciples came to the other side of the sea,
    to the territory of the Gerasenes.
    When he got out of the boat,
    at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.
    The man had been dwelling among the tombs,
    and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain.
    In fact, he had frequently been bound with shackles and chains,
    but the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles smashed,
    and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
    Night and day among the tombs and on the hillsides
    he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones.
    Catching sight of Jesus from a distance,
    he ran up and prostrated himself before him,
    crying out in a loud voice,
    "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?
    I adjure you by God, do not torment me!"
    (He had been saying to him, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man!")
    He asked him, "What is your name?"
    He replied, "Legion is my name. There are many of us."
    And he pleaded earnestly with him
    not to drive them away from that territory.

    Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside.
    And they pleaded with him,
    "Send us into the swine. Let us enter them."
    And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine.
    The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea,
    where they were drowned.
    The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town
    and throughout the countryside.
    And people came out to see what had happened.
    As they approached Jesus,
    they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion,
    sitting there clothed and in his right mind.
    And they were seized with fear.
    Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened
    to the possessed man and to the swine.
    Then they began to beg him to leave their district.
    As he was getting into the boat,
    the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him.
    But Jesus would not permit him but told him instead,
    "Go home to your family and announce to them
    all that the Lord in his pity has done for you."
    Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis
    what Jesus had done for him; and all were amazed.

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