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HOLY MASS TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 2013

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Sunday, 2013-09-08:

  • Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2013:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Rom 8:28-30

    Brothers and sisters:
    We know that all things work for good for those who love God,
    who are called according to his purpose.
    For those he foreknew he also predestined
    to be conformed to the image of his Son,
    so that he might be the firstborn
    among many brothers.
    And those he predestined he also called;
    and those he called he also justified;
    and those he justified he also glorified.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 13:6ab, 6c

    R. (Isaiah 61:10) With delight I rejoice in the Lord.
    Though I trusted in your mercy,
    let my heart rejoice in your salvation.
    R. With delight I rejoice in the Lord.
    Let me sing of the LORD, "He has been good to me."
    R. With delight I rejoice in the Lord.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 1:1-16, 18-23

    The Book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
    the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    Abraham became the father of Isaac,
    Isaac the father of Jacob,
    Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
    Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
    whose mother was Tamar.
    Perez became the father of Hezron,
    Hezron the father of Ram,
    Ram the father of Amminadab.
    Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
    Nahshon the father of Salmon,
    Salmon the father of Boaz,
    whose mother was Rahab.
    Boaz became the father of Obed,
    whose mother was Ruth.
    Obed became the father of Jesse,
    Jesse the father of David the king.

    David became the father of Solomon,
    whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
    Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
    Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
    Abijah the father of Asaph.
    Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
    Jehoshaphat the father of Joram,
    Joram the father of Uzziah.
    Uzziah became the father of Jotham,
    Jotham the father of Ahaz,
    Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
    Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh,
    Manasseh the father of Amos,
    Amos the father of Josiah.
    Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers
    at the time of the Babylonian exile.

    After the Babylonian exile,
    Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel,
    Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
    Zerubbabel the father of Abiud.
    Abiud became the father of Eliakim,
    Eliakim the father of Azor,
    Azor the father of Zadok.
    Zadok became the father of Achim,
    Achim the father of Eliud,
    Eliud the father of Eleazar.
    Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
    Matthan the father of Jacob,
    Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
    Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

    Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
    When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
    but before they lived together,
    she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
    Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
    yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
    decided to divorce her quietly.
    Such was his intention when, behold,
    the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
    "Joseph, son of David,
    do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
    For it is through the Holy Spirit
    that this child has been conceived in her.
    She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
    because he will save his people from their sins."
    All this took place to fulfill
    what the Lord had said through the prophet:

    Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
    and they shall name him Emmanuel,


    which means "God is with us."

  • TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 2013:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Wis 9:13-18b

    Who can know God’s counsel,
    or who can conceive what the LORD intends?
    For the deliberations of mortals are timid,
    and unsure are our plans.
    For the corruptible body burdens the soul
    and the earthen shelter weighs down the mind that has many concerns.
    And scarce do we guess the things on earth,
    and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty;
    but when things are in heaven, who can search them out?
    Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom
    and sent your holy spirit from on high?
    And thus were the paths of those on earth made straight.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17

    R. (1)
    In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
    You turn man back to dust,
    saying, "Return, O children of men."
    For a thousand years in your sight
    are as yesterday, now that it is past,
    or as a watch of the night.
    R.In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
    You make an end of them in their sleep;
    the next morning they are like the changing grass,
    Which at dawn springs up anew,
    but by evening wilts and fades.
    R.In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
    Teach us to number our days aright,
    that we may gain wisdom of heart.
    Return, O LORD! How long?
    Have pity on your servants!
    R.In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
    Fill us at daybreak with your kindness,
    that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.
    And may the gracious care of the LORD our God be ours;
    prosper the work of our hands for us!
    Prosper the work of our hands!
    R.In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Phmn 9-10, 12-17

    I, Paul, an old man,
    and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus,
    urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,
    whose father I have become in my imprisonment;
    I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you.
    I should have liked to retain him for myself,
    so that he might serve me on your behalf
    in my imprisonment for the gospel,
    but I did not want to do anything without your consent,
    so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.
    Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while,
    that you might have him back forever,
    no longer as a slave
    but more than a slave, a brother,
    beloved especially to me, but even more so to you,
    as a man and in the Lord.
    So if you regard me as a partner, welcome him as you would me.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Lk 14:25-33

    Great crowds were traveling with Jesus,
    and he turned and addressed them,
    "If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother,
    wife and children, brothers and sisters,
    and even his own life,
    he cannot be my disciple.
    Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me
    cannot be my disciple.
    Which of you wishing to construct a tower
    does not first sit down and calculate the cost
    to see if there is enough for its completion?
    Otherwise, after laying the foundation
    and finding himself unable to finish the work
    the onlookers should laugh at him and say,
    ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’
    Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down
    and decide whether with ten thousand troops
    he can successfully oppose another king
    advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops?
    But if not, while he is still far away,
    he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms.
    In the same way,
    anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions
    cannot be my disciple."

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