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GOSPEL Matt. 13:13-35
At that time Jesus spoke to the multitudes this parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: which is the least indeed of all seeds but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and dwell in the branches thereof." Another parable He spoke to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened." All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables He did not speak to them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world."
OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Ps. 117:16-17
The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength: the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me: I shall not die, but live, and shall declare the works of the Lord.
May this offering O Lord, we beseech Thee, cleanse and renew us, guide and protect us. Through our Lord.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Luke 4:22
All wondered at these things which proceeded from the mouth of God.
Being fed, O Lord, with heavenly delights, we beseech Thee, that we may ever hunger after things by which we truly live. Through our Lord .
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany
Just as the tiny infant in Mary's arms grew into the physical maturity of Calvary's victim, so His Mystical Body, started with Mary and the Apostles, has spread over the earth, and will continue to grow until the maturity of Judgment Day. In the lives of the martyrs and the saints, in the solid virtue of every genuine Christian, and in every noble word and deed, the irresistible power of Christ shines victoriously. Quietly as leaven spreads by cell dividing from cell, Jesus becomes known to men through those who bear His name, live His life, speak His truth--and share all this with others.
INTROIT Ps. 96:7-8