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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2022-09-08:

  • Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2022:


    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 8:1b-7, 11-13

    Brothers and sisters:
    Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.
    If anyone supposes he knows something,
    he does not yet know as he ought to know.
    But if one loves God, one is known by him.

    So about the eating of meat sacrificed to idols:
    we know that there is no idol in the world,
    and that there is no God but one.
    Indeed, even though there are so-called gods in heaven and on earth
    (there are, to be sure, many 'gods' and many 'lords'),
    yet for us there is

    one God, the Father,
    from whom all things are and for whom we exist,
    and one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    through whom all things are and through whom we exist.

    But not all have this knowledge.
    There are some who have been so used to idolatry up until now
    that, when they eat meat sacrificed to idols,
    their conscience, which is weak, is defiled.

    Thus, through your knowledge, the weak person is brought to destruction,
    the brother for whom Christ died.
    When you sin in this way against your brothers
    and wound their consciences, weak as they are,
    you are sinning against Christ.
    Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin,
    I will never eat meat again,
    so that I may not cause my brother to sin.


    Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 23-24

    R. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
    you know when I sit and when I stand;
    you understand my thoughts from afar.
    My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
    with all my ways you are familiar.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    Truly you have formed my inmost being;
    you knit me in my mother's womb.
    I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
    wonderful are your works.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
    Probe me, O God, and know my heart;
    try me, and know my thoughts;
    See if my way is crooked,
    and lead me in the way of old.
    R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.


    Lk 6:27-38

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "To you who hear I say, love your enemies,
    do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
    pray for those who mistreat you.
    To the person who strikes you on one cheek,
    offer the other one as well,
    and from the person who takes your cloak,
    do not withhold even your tunic.
    Give to everyone who asks of you,
    and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back.
    Do to others as you would have them do to you.
    For if you love those who love you,
    what credit is that to you?
    Even sinners love those who love them.
    And if you do good to those who do good to you,
    what credit is that to you?
    Even sinners do the same.
    If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment,
    what credit is that to you?
    Even sinners lend to sinners,
    and get back the same amount.
    But rather, love your enemies and do good to them,
    and lend expecting nothing back;
    then your reward will be great
    and you will be children of the Most High,
    for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
    Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful.

    "Stop judging and you will not be judged.
    Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
    Forgive and you will be forgiven.
    Give and gifts will be given to you;
    a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
    will be poured into your lap.
    For the measure with which you measure
    will in return be measured out to you."

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