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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Monday, 2022-03-07:

  • Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs 2022:


    Micah 7:14-15, 18-20

    14Shepherd thy people with thy staff, the flock of thy inheritance, who dwell alone in a forest in the midst of a garden land;let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old. 15As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt I will show them marvelous things. 18Who is a God like thee, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger for ever because he delights in steadfast love. 19He will again have compassion upon us, he will tread our iniquities under foot. Thou wilt cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. 20Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old.


    Psalms 103:1-4, 9-12

    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, 9He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger for ever. 10He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities. 11For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;12as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.


    Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

    1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them." 3So he told them this parable: 11And he said, "There was a man who had two sons;12and the younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.' And he divided his living between them. 13Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. 14And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. 15So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate;and no one gave him anything. 17But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you;19I am no longer worthy to be called your son;treat me as one of your hired servants."' 20And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you;I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him;and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet;23and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry;24for this my son was dead, and is alive again;he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry. 25"Now his elder son was in the field;and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. 27And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.' 28But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29but he answered his father, `Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command;yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. 30But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!' 31And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive;he was lost, and is found.'"


    Time of Lent.


    Lv 19:1-2, 11-18

    The LORD said to Moses,
    “Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:
    Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.

    “You shall not steal.
    You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.
    You shall not swear falsely by my name,
    thus profaning the name of your God.
    I am the LORD.

    “You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.
    You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.
    You shall not curse the deaf,
    or put a stumbling block in front of the blind,
    but you shall fear your God.
    I am the LORD.

    “You shall not act dishonestly in rendering judgment.
    Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty,
    but judge your fellow men justly.
    You shall not go about spreading slander among your kin;
    nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake.
    I am the LORD.

    “You shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart.
    Though you may have to reprove him,
    do not incur sin because of him.
    Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen.
    You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
    I am the LORD.”


    Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15

    R. (John 6:63b) Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
    The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
    giving wisdom to the simple.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The precepts of the LORD are right,
    rejoicing the heart.
    The command of the LORD is clear,
    enlightening the eye.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever;
    The ordinances of the LORD are true,
    all of them just.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
    find favor before you,
    O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
    R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.


    Mt 25:31-46

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
    and all the angels with him,
    he will sit upon his glorious throne,
    and all the nations will be assembled before him.
    And he will separate them one from another,
    as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
    He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
    Then the king will say to those on his right,
    ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
    Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
    For I was hungry and you gave me food,
    I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
    a stranger and you welcomed me,
    naked and you clothed me,
    ill and you cared for me,
    in prison and you visited me.’
    Then the righteous will answer him and say,
    ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
    or thirsty and give you drink?
    When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
    or naked and clothe you?
    When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
    And the king will say to them in reply,
    ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
    for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
    Then he will say to those on his left,
    ‘Depart from me, you accursed,
    into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels.
    For I was hungry and you gave me no food,
    I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
    a stranger and you gave me no welcome,
    naked and you gave me no clothing,
    ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
    Then they will answer and say,
    ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty
    or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison,
    and not minister to your needs?’
    He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you,
    what you did not do for one of these least ones,
    you did not do for me.’
    And these will go off to eternal punishment,
    but the righteous to eternal life.”

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