The Vatican updates the gospel and the readings every day (Illustrative image Infobae)
The Mass, the most important act of worship in Catholicism, is known to take place every Sunday, however, it is not the only day.
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In practically all parishes in the world in this religion this liturgical celebration is held during the week, almost every day. The consistency of this celebration may vary depending on the community and local circumstances.
What also changes are the readings and gospels that are read in these Masses, those passages from the Bible extracted to share the message of Jesus Christ.
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That is why the Catholic Church releases the updated version of the gospel and the readings daily.
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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.
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 the centerpiece of the Masses (Reuters)
Reading of the prophecy of Zechariah
Zac 8, 20-23
This is what the Lord of hosts says: “People and inhabitants of many cities will come. And the inhabitants of one city will go to those of the other and say to them: ‘Let us go and pray before the Lord and implore the help of the Lord of hosts.’ armies.’ ‘I too am going.’ And numerous peoples and powerful nations will come to pray before the Lord God in Jerusalem and to implore his protection.”
This is what the Lord of hosts says: “In those days, ten men of each foreign language will take a Jew by the hem of his cloak and say to him: ‘We want to go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'”
Reading of the holy gospel according to Saint Luke
Lc 9, 51-56
When the time was approaching when he had to leave this world, Jesus made the firm determination to undertake the journey to Jerusalem. He sent messengers ahead and they went to a village in Samaria to get him lodging; but the Samaritans would not receive him, because they knew that he was going to Jerusalem. Faced with this refusal, his disciples James and John said to him: “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy them?”
But Jesus turned to them and rebuked them. Then they went to another village.
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 there are the most Catholics, with almost half of those registered by the Catholic Church.
Within the American continent, 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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