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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2023-11-04:

  • St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop (Memorial) 2023:


    Philippians 2:5-11

    5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


    Psalms 22:26-32

    25From thee comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him. 26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live for ever! 27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. 28For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations. 29Yea, to him shall all the proud of the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and he who cannot keep himself alive. 30Posterity shall serve him; men shall tell of the Lord to the coming generation, 31and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, that he has wrought it.


    Luke 14:15-24

    15When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!" 16But he said to him, "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; 17and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, `Come; for all is now ready.' 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, `I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.' 19And another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.' 20And another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' 21So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, `Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.' 22And the servant said, `Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 23And the master said to the servant, `Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"


    Ordinary Time.


    Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29

    Brothers and sisters:
    I ask, then, has God rejected his people?
    Of course not!
    For I too am a child of Israel, a descendant of Abraham,
    of the tribe of Benjamin.
    God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.
    Do you not know what the Scripture says about Elijah,
    how he pleads with God against Israel?

    Hence I ask, did they stumble so as to fall?
    Of course not!
    But through their transgression
    salvation has come to the Gentiles,
    so as to make them jealous.
    Now if their transgression is enrichment for the world,
    and if their diminished number is enrichment for the Gentiles,
    how much more their full number.

    I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers and sisters,
    so that you will not become wise in your own estimation:
    a hardening has come upon Israel in part,
    until the full number of the Gentiles comes in,
    and thus all Israel will be saved, as it is written:

    The deliverer will come out of Zion,
    he will turn away godlessness from Jacob;
    and this is my covenant with them
    when I take away their sins.

    In respect to the Gospel, they are enemies on your account;
    but in respect to election,
    they are beloved because of the patriarch.
    For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.


    PS 94:12-13a, 14-15, 17-18

    R. (14a) The Lord will not abandon his people.
    Blessed the man whom you instruct, O LORD,
    whom by your law you teach,
    Giving him rest from evil days.
    R. The Lord will not abandon his people.
    For the LORD will not cast off his people,
    nor abandon his inheritance;
    But judgment shall again be with justice,
    and all the upright of heart shall follow it.
    R. The Lord will not abandon his people.
    Were not the LORD my help,
    my soul would soon dwell in the silent grave.
    When I say, “My foot is slipping,”
    your mercy, O LORD, sustains me.
    R. The Lord will not abandon his people.

    Alleluia Mt 11:29ab

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
    for I am meek and humble of heart.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    Lk 14:1, 7-11

    On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
    at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
    and the people there were observing him carefully.

    He told a parable to those who had been invited,
    noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.
    "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet,
    do not recline at table in the place of honor.
    A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him,
    and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say,
    'Give your place to this man,'
    and then you would proceed with embarrassment
    to take the lowest place.
    Rather, when you are invited,
    go and take the lowest place
    so that when the host comes to you he may say,
    'My friend, move up to a higher position.'
    Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
    For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
    but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

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