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Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

Reading 1 Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his lords, with whom he drank. Under the influence of the wine, he ordered the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar, his father, had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Dn 2:31-45 Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar: “In your vision, O king, you saw a statue, very large and exceedingly bright, terrifying in appearance as it stood before you. The head of the statue was pure gold, its chest and … Continue reading

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Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came and laid siege to Jerusalem. The Lord handed over to him Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and some of the … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Reading 1 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

ading 1 1 Mc 6:1-13 As King Antiochus was traversing the inland provinces, he heard that in Persia there was a city called Elymais, famous for its wealth in silver and gold, and that its temple was very rich, containing gold … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

Reading 1 Sir 50:22-24 And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth; Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb, and fashions them according to his will! May he grant you joy of heart and … Continue reading

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Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law. Most admirable and worthy of … Continue reading

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Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63 [From the descendants of Alexander’s officers] there sprang a sinful offshoot, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of King Antiochus, once a hostage at Rome. He became king in the year one hundred and thirty seven … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9 When peaceful stillness compassed everything and the night in its swift course was half spent, Your all-powerful word, from heaven’s royal throne bounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land, bearing the sharp sword of your … Continue reading

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