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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2021-10-04:

  • Saint Francis of Assisi (Solemnity) 2021:


    Sirach 50:1, 3-4, 6-7

    1The leader of his brethren and the pride of his people was Simon the high priest, son of Onias, who in his life repaired the house, and in his time fortified the temple. 3In his days a cistern for water was quarried out, a reservoir like the sea in circumference. 4He considered how to save his people from ruin, and fortified the city to withstand a seige. 6Like the morning star among the clouds, like the moon when it is full;7like the sun shining upon the temple of the Most High, and like the rainbow gleaming in glorious clouds;


    Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11

    1Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. 2I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord;I have no good apart from thee." 5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;thou holdest my lot. 7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;in the night also my heart instructs me. 8I keep the LORD always before me;because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 11Thou dost show me the path of life;in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.


    Galatians 6:14-18

    14But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. 17Henceforth let no man trouble me;for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.


    Matthew 11:25-30

    25At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;26yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will. 27All things have been delivered to me by my Father;and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


    Ordinary Time.


    Jon 1:1–2:1-2, 11

    This is the word of the LORD that came to Jonah, son of Amittai:

    “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it;
    their wickedness has come up before me.”
    But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish away from the LORD.
    He went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarshish,
    paid the fare, and went aboard to journey with them to Tarshish,
    away from the LORD.

    The LORD, however, hurled a violent wind upon the sea,
    and in the furious tempest that arose
    the ship was on the point of breaking up.
    Then the mariners became frightened and each one cried to his god.
    To lighten the ship for themselves, they threw its cargo into the sea.
    Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down into the hold of the ship,
    and lay there fast asleep.
    The captain came to him and said, “What are you doing asleep?
    Rise up, call upon your God!
    Perhaps God will be mindful of us so that we may not perish.”

    Then they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots
    to find out on whose account we have met with this misfortune.”
    So they cast lots, and thus singled out Jonah.
    “Tell us,” they said, “what is your business?
    Where do you come from?
    What is your country, and to what people do you belong?”
    Jonah answered them, “I am a Hebrew,
    I worship the LORD, the God of heaven,
    who made the sea and the dry land.”

    Now the men were seized with great fear and said to him,
    “How could you do such a thing!–
    They knew that he was fleeing from the LORD,
    because he had told them.–
    They asked, “What shall we do with you,
    that the sea may quiet down for us?”
    For the sea was growing more and more turbulent.
    Jonah said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,
    that it may quiet down for you;
    since I know it is because of me
    that this violent storm has come upon you.”

    Still the men rowed hard to regain the land, but they could not,
    for the sea grew ever more turbulent.
    Then they cried to the LORD: “We beseech you, O LORD,
    let us not perish for taking this man’s life;
    do not charge us with shedding innocent blood,
    for you, LORD, have done as you saw fit.”
    Then they took Jonah and threw him into the sea,
    and the sea’s raging abated.
    Struck with great fear of the LORD,
    the men offered sacrifice and made vows to him.

    But the LORD sent a large fish, that swallowed Jonah;
    and Jonah remained in the belly of the fish
    three days and three nights.
    From the belly of the fish Jonah prayed
    to the LORD, his God.
    Then the LORD commanded the fish to spew Jonah upon the shore.


    Jon 2:3, 4, 5, 8

    R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
    Out of my distress I called to the LORD,
    and he answered me;
    From the midst of the nether world I cried for help,
    and you heard my voice.
    R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
    For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the sea,
    and the flood enveloped me;
    All your breakers and your billows
    passed over me.
    R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
    Then I said, “I am banished from your sight!
    yet would I again look upon your holy temple.”
    R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
    When my soul fainted within me,
    I remembered the LORD;
    My prayer reached you
    in your holy temple.
    R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.


    Luke 10:25-37

    25And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" 27And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;and your neighbor as yourself." 28And he said to him, "You have answered right;do this, and you will live." 29But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" 30Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going down that road;and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was;and when he saw him, he had compassion, 34and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine;then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, `Take care of him;and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' 36Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" 37He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

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