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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Saturday, 2018-09-08:

  • Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2018:


    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.


    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.


    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."


    Ordinary Time.


    1 cor 4:6b-15

    Brothers and sisters:
    Learn from myself and Apollos not to go beyond what is written,
    so that none of you will be inflated with pride
    in favor of one person over against another.
    Who confers distinction upon you?
    What do you possess that you have not received?
    But if you have received it,
    why are you boasting as if you did not receive it?
    You are already satisfied;you have already grown rich;
    you have become kings without us!
    Indeed, I wish that you had become kings,
    so that we also might become kings with you.

    For as I see it, God has exhibited us Apostles as the last of all,
    like people sentenced to death,
    since we have become a spectacle to the world,
    to angels and men alike.
    We are fools on Christ’s account, but you are wise in Christ;
    we are weak, but you are strong;
    you are held in honor, but we in disrepute.
    To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty,
    we are poorly clad and roughly treated,
    we wander about homeless and we toil, working with our own hands.
    When ridiculed, we bless;when persecuted, we endure;
    when slandered, we respond gently.
    We have become like the world’s rubbish, the scum of all,
    to this very moment.

    I am writing you this not to shame you,
    but to admonish you as my beloved children.
    Even if you should have countless guides to Christ,
    yet you do not have many fathers,
    for I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.


    ps 145:17-18, 19-20, 21

    R. (18) The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
    The LORD is just in all his ways
    and holy in all his works.
    The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
    to all who call upon him in truth.
    R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
    He fulfills the desire of those who fear him,
    he hears their cry and saves them.
    The LORD keeps all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.
    R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
    May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,
    and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
    R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him.


    lk 6:1-5

    While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath,
    his disciples were picking the heads of grain,
    rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.
    Some Pharisees said,
    “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”
    Jesus said to them in reply,
    “Have you not read what David did
    when he and those who were with him were hungry?
    How he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering,
    which only the priests could lawfully eat,
    ate of it, and shared it with his companions?”
    Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”

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