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HOLY MASS FRIDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2013-02-08:

  • Saint Jerome Emiliani 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Tobit 12, 6-13

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Psalm 33, 2-3. 4-5. 6-7. 8-9. 10-11

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Romans 8, 26-30

    Gospel Acclamation

    Matthew 5, 3

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Matthew 5, 1-12a

  • FRIDAY FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Heb 13:1-8

    Let brotherly love continue.
    Do not neglect hospitality,
    for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.
    Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment,
    and of the ill-treated as of yourselves,
    for you also are in the body.
    Let marriage be honored among all
    and the marriage bed be kept undefiled,
    for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.
    Let your life be free from love of money
    but be content with what you have,
    for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you.
    Thus we may say with confidence:

    The Lord is my helper,
    and I will not be afraid.
    What can anyone do to me
    ?

    Remember your leaders who spoke the word of God to you.
    Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc

    R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    whom should I fear?
    The LORD is my life’s refuge;
    of whom should I be afraid?
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    Though an army encamp against me,
    my heart will not fear;
    Though war be waged upon me,
    even then will I trust.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    For he will hide me in his abode
    in the day of trouble;
    He will conceal me in the shelter of his tent,
    he will set me high upon a rock.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    Your presence, O LORD, I seek.
    Hide not your face from me;
    do not in anger repel your servant.
    You are my helper: cast me not off.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

    Alleluia See Lk 8:15

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart,
    and yield a harvest through perseverance.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 6:14-29

    King Herod heard about Jesus, for his fame had become widespread,
    and people were saying,
    "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead;
    that is why mighty powers are at work in him."
    Others were saying, "He is Elijah";
    still others, "He is a prophet like any of the prophets."
    But when Herod learned of it, he said,
    "It is John whom I beheaded. He has been raised up."

    Herod was the one who had John arrested and bound in prison
    on account of Herodias,
    the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.
    John had said to Herod,
    "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
    Herodias harbored a grudge against him
    and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so.
    Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man,
    and kept him in custody.
    When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed,
    yet he liked to listen to him.
    Herodias had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday,
    gave a banquet for his courtiers, his military officers,
    and the leading men of Galilee.
    His own daughter came in and performed a dance
    that delighted Herod and his guests.
    The king said to the girl,
    "Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you."
    He even swore many things to her,
    "I will grant you whatever you ask of me,
    even to half of my kingdom."
    She went out and said to her mother,
    "What shall I ask for?"
    Her mother replied, "The head of John the Baptist."
    The girl hurried back to the king's presence and made her request,
    "I want you to give me at once on a platter
    the head of John the Baptist."
    The king was deeply distressed,
    but because of his oaths and the guests
    he did not wish to break his word to her.
    So he promptly dispatched an executioner
    with orders to bring back his head.
    He went off and beheaded him in the prison.
    He brought in the head on a platter
    and gave it to the girl.
    The girl in turn gave it to her mother.
    When his disciples heard about it,
    they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

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