Saturday, November 27, 2010

Roman Catholic Daily Readings For Sunday, 28 November

From USCCB, CNA and Catholic Online:

Daily Readings:

Saints/Fasts/Feasts to be commemmorated/celebrated:

St. James of the Marches

Feastday: November 28
James Gangala was born at Montebrandone, Ancona. He studied law and then joined the Franciscans at Assisi in 1416. He studied under St. Bernardino of Siena at Fiesole, was ordained when he was twenty-nine, and became an effective and forceful preacher. He worked as a missionary with St. John Capistran in Italy and in Germany, Bohemia, Poland, and Hungary, and in 1426, with John, was named inquisitor against the Fraticelli by Pope St. Martin V. They destroyed thirty-six Fraticelli houses, and their severity (some of the Fraticelli were burned at the stake) and their tactics resulted in great violence and caused many objections. James attended the Council of Basle-Florence, and helped reconcile Hussites, but was unsuccessful in attempts to reconcile the Observant and Conventual Franciscans. In 1456, he was sent to Austria and Hungary to combat the Hussites. He refused offer of the See of Milan, and in 1462 became involved with the Inquisition because of a sermon he preached at Brescia. The case caused a sensation and was referred to Rome; silence was imposed on all parties, and no decision was ever rendered. He died in Naples, where he spent the last three years of his life, on November 28th. He was canonized in 1726 as St. James of the Marches. His feast day is November 28th.

St. Facundus
Feastday: November 27

With companion Primitivus, Spanish martyrs beheaded on the site of Sahagun, Spain. A Benedictine abbey was erected on the spot.

More Saints of the Day

•St. Andrew Trong

•St. Valerian

•St. Fionnchu

•St. Hippolytus

•St. James Thompson, Blessed

•St. Rufus and Companions

•St. Papinianus

•St. Papinianus

Scriptural Readings:

First Reading - Is 2:1-5

1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.2 And in the last days, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be prepared at the summit of the mountains, and it will be exalted above the hills, and all the nations shall flow to it.3 And many peoples will go, and they will say: “Let us approach and ascend to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.4 And he will judge the nations, and he will rebuke many peoples. And they shall forge their swords into plowshares, and their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they continue to train for battle.5 O house of Jacob, let us approach and walk in the light of the Lord.

Second Reading - Rom 13:11-14

11 And we know the present time, that now is the hour for us to rise up from sleep. For already our salvation is closer than when we first believed.12 The night has passed, and the day draws near. Therefore, let us cast aside the works of darkness, and be clothed with the armor of light.13 Let us walk honestly, as in the daylight, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and sexual immorality, not in contention and envy.14 Instead, be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in its desires

Psalm - Ps 122: 1-9

1 A Canticle in steps. I rejoiced in the things that were said to me: “We shall go into the house of the Lord.”2 Our feet were standing in your courts, O Jerusalem.3 Jerusalem has been built as a city, whose participation is unto itself.4 For to that place, the tribes ascended, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to confess to the name of the Lord.5 For in that place, seats have sat down in judgment, seats above the house of David.6 Petition for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem, and for abundance for those who love you.7 Let peace be in your virtue, and abundance in your towers.8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors, I spoke peace about you.9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I sought good things for you.

Gospel - Mt 24:37-44

37 And just as in the days of Noah, so also will be the advent of the Son of man.38 For it will be just as it was in the days before the flood: eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, even until that day when Noah entered into the ark.39 And they did not realize it, until the flood came and took them all away. So also will the advent of the Son of man be.40 Then two men will be in a field: one will be taken up, and one will be left behind.41 Two women will be grinding at a millstone: one will be taken up, and one will be left behind.42 Therefore, be vigilant. For you do not know at what hour your Lord will return.43 But know this: if only the father of the family knew at what hour the thief would arrive, he would certainly keep vigil and not permit his house to be broken into.44 For this reason, you also must be prepared, for you do not know at what hour the Son of man will return

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