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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2016

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2016   “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in ...

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Mass Reading: January 10

The Baptism of the Lord – Feast; St. John the Almsgiver Mass Reading: January 10 FIRST READING Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the hand of the Lord double for ...

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Mass Reading: January 9

Saturday after Epiphany; St. Adrian of Canterbury Mass Reading: January 9 FIRST READING John 5:14–21 Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If ...

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Mass Reading: January 8

Friday after Epiphany; St. Andrew Corsini Mass Reading: January 8 FIRST READING John 5:5–13 Beloved: Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the ...

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Mass Reading: January 7

Thursday after Epiphany; St. Raymond of Peñafort Mass Reading: January 7 FIRST READING John 4:19B5:4 Beloved, we love God because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the ...

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Mass Reading: January 6

Wednesday after Epiphany; St. André Bessette Mass Reading: January 6 FIRST READING John 4:11–18 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in ...

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Mass Reading: January 5

Tuesday after Epiphany; St. John Neumann Mass Reading: January 5 FIRST READING John 4:7–10 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent ...

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Mass Reading: January 4

Monday after Epiphany; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass Reading: January 4 FIRST READING John 3:22B4:6 Beloved: We receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us. Those who ...

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Mass Reading: January 3

Solemnity of The Epiphany of the Lord; Most Holy Name of Jesus Mass Reading: January 3 FIRST READING Isaiah 60:1–6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; but upon you the LORD shines, and over you appears his glory. ...

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Mass Reading: 2 January

Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Lectionary: 205 Mass Reading: 2 January First Reading  1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved: Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father, but ...

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