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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2020-02-04:

  • St. Joseph of Leonessa, Capuchin, Priest 2020:


    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;


    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.


    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.


    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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