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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2013-06-08:


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Kgs 19:19-21

    Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,
    as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;
    he was following the twelfth.
    Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.
    Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,
    "Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,
    and I will follow you."
    Elijah answered, "Go back!
    Have I done anything to you?"
    Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
    he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,
    and gave it to his people to eat.
    Then he left and followed Elijah as his attendant.


    Psalms 96:10, 11-12, 13

    R. (see 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
    I say to the LORD, "My Lord are you."
    O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
    you it is who hold fast my lot.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    I bless the LORD who counsels me;
    even in the night my heart exhorts me.
    I set the LORD ever before me;
    with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
    my body, too, abides in confidence;
    Because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
    nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.


    Luke 2:41-51

    Each year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
    and when he was twelve years old,
    they went up according to festival custom.
    After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
    the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
    but his parents did not know it.
    Thinking that he was in the caravan,
    they journeyed for a day
    and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
    but not finding him,
    they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
    After three days they found him in the temple,
    sitting in the midst of the teachers,
    listening to them and asking them questions,
    and all who heard him were astounded
    at his understanding and his answers.
    When his parents saw him,
    they were astonished,
    and his mother said to him,
    "Son, why have you done this to us?
    Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety."
    And he said to them,
    "Why were you looking for me?
    Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    But they did not understand what he said to them.
    He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
    and was obedient to them;
    and his mother kept all these things in her heart.


    Ordinary Time.


    Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20

    Tobit called his son Tobiah and said to him,
    “Son, see to it that you give what is due to the man
    who made the journey with you; give him a bonus too.”
    So he called Raphael and said,
    “Take as your wages half of all that you have brought back,
    and go in peace.”

    Raphael called the two men aside privately and said to them:
    “Thank God! Give him the praise and the glory.
    Before all the living,
    acknowledge the many good things he has done for you,
    by blessing and extolling his name in song.
    Honor and proclaim God’s deeds,
    and do not be slack in praising him.
    A king’s secret it is prudent to keep,
    but the works of God are to be declared and made known.
    Praise them with due honor.
    Do good, and evil will not find its way to you.
    Prayer and fasting are good,
    but better than either is almsgiving accompanied by righteousness.
    A little with righteousness is better than abundance with wickedness.
    It is better to give alms than to store up gold;
    for almsgiving saves one from death and expiates every sin.
    Those who regularly give alms shall enjoy a full life;
    but those habitually guilty of sin are their own worst enemies.

    “I will now tell you the whole truth;
    I will conceal nothing at all from you.
    I have already said to you,
    ‘A king’s secret it is prudent to keep,
    but the works of God are to be made known with due honor.’
    I can now tell you that when you, Tobit, and Sarah prayed,
    it was I who presented and read the record of your prayer
    before the Glory of the Lord;
    and I did the same thing when you used to bury the dead.
    When you did not hesitate to get up
    and leave your dinner in order to go and bury the dead,
    I was sent to put you to the test.
    At the same time, however,
    God commissioned me to heal you and your daughter-in-law Sarah.
    I am Raphael, one of the seven angels
    who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord.”

    “So now get up from the ground and praise God.
    Behold, I am about to ascend to him who sent me;
    write down all these things that have happened to you.”


    Tb 13:2, 6efgh, 7, 8

    R. (1b) Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    He scourges and then has mercy;
    he casts down to the depths of the nether world,
    and he brings up from the great abyss.
    No one can escape his hand.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    So now consider what he has done for you,
    and praise him with full voice.
    Bless the Lord of righteousness,
    and exalt the King of ages.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    In the land of my exile I praise him
    and show his power and majesty to a sinful nation.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
    Bless the Lord, all you his chosen ones,
    and may all of you praise his majesty.
    Celebrate days of gladness, and give him praise.
    R. Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

    Alleluia Mt 5:3

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are the poor in spirit;
    for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    Mark 12:38-44

    38And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places 39and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." 41And he sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. 43And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living."

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