The gospel and the readings are fragments of the Bible (Infobae)
Every Sunday, the Catholic Church holds a Mass, the most important act of worship in this religion. However, in different Catholic localities they are not limited to weekends and take place almost every day.
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That is why the Vatican offers Catholics the readings and the gospel, that is, those passages of the Bible that are fundamental in this liturgical celebration.
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These are the steps to download a liturgical calendar with daily readings:
Go to one of the websites that offer a liturgical calendar with daily readings, such as Ciudad Redonda, ACI Prensa, or La Iglesia Episcopal.
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Then, go to the calendar section of the website.
Find the month and year for which you want to download the calendar.
Click the download button or link, if available.
Save the file to your computer or device.
Open the file to view the liturgical calendar with daily readings.
The gospel and the readings are passages from the Bible. (Rene Kruger)
Reading from the book of Isaiah
Is 55, 6-9
Seek the Lord while you can find Him,
invoke him while he is near;
let the wicked abandon his path,
and the criminal his plans;
let him return to the Lord and he will have mercy;
to our God, who is rich in forgiveness.
My thoughts are not your thoughts,
His ways are not my ways, says the Lord.
Because just as the heavens surpass the earth,
thus my ways surpass yours
and my thoughts to your thoughts.
Reading of the letter of the apostle Saint Paul to the Philippians
Fil 1, 20-24. 27
Brothers: Whether by my life or by my death, Christ will be glorified in me. Because for me, life is Christ and death is gain. But if continuing to live in this world allows me to still work fruitfully, I wouldn’t know what to choose.
Both things make me strong: on the one hand, the desire to die and be with Christ, which, certainly, is by far the best; and on the other, to remain in life, because this is necessary for your good. As for you, lead a life worthy of the Gospel of Christ.
Reading of the holy gospel according to Saint Matthew
Mt 20, 1-16
At that time, Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who, at dawn, went out to hire workers for his vineyard. After agreeing to pay them a denarius a day, he sent them He went out again at mid-morning, saw some people who were idle in the square, and said to them, ‘You also go to my vineyard and I will pay you what is fair.’ He went out again at noon and mid-afternoon. he did the same.
Finally, he also went out at dusk and found others who were still in the square and said to them: ‘Why have you been here all day without working?’ They replied: ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go to my vineyard.’
In the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager: ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last until you reach the first.’ So those who had arrived at dusk approached and each received a denarius.
When the first ones got their turn, they believed they would receive more; but they also received a denarius each. Upon receiving it, they began to complain to the owner, saying: ‘Those who came last only worked for one hour and yet you pay them the same as us, who bear the weight of the day and the heat.’
But he answered one of them: ‘Friend, I do you no injustice. Didn’t we agree that I would pay you a denarius? So take what is yours and go. I want to give the one who came last the same as you. What can’t I do with mine what I want? Or are you going to resent me because I’m good?’
In the same way, the last will be first and the first will be last.
General view of a Mass in the Vatican. (Reuters/Remo Casilli)
Catholicism is one of the largest and most important religions and one of the most practiced in the world.
According to the latest data from the Vatican’s Ecclesial Statistical Yearbook, there are around 1.36 billion Catholics around the planet.
It is on the American continent where you find the most Catholics, with almost half of those registered by the Vatican.
Within America, there is an area that stands out: South America, where more than a quarter of the world’s Catholics are located.
In recent years, the Vatican has noted that the presence of Catholics has increased significantly on two continents: Asia – particularly the Middle East – and Africa.
In contrast, religious numbers in Europe have been declining, while in Oceania they have remained stable.
With information from Vatican News
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