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Liturgical day: Friday 2nd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mc 3,13-19): Jesus went up into the hill country and called those He wanted and they came to him. So He appointed twelve to be with him; and he called them apostles. He wanted to send them out to preach. Jesus went up into the hill country and called those He wanted and they came to him. So He appointed twelve to be with him; and he called them apostles. He wanted to send them out to preach, and He gave them authority to drive out demons. These are the Twelve: Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; James, son of Zebedee, and John his brother, to whom he gave the name Boanerges, which means “men of thunder”; Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alpheus, Thaddeus, Simon the Cananean and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today is a great day: Jesus chooses his first twelve Apostles. We witness the birth of the Church today. These Apostles will live with Jesus and will be sent away to preach the Good News. They follow Jesus so that they can bring all men and women to Him: Jesus chooses all men and all women without exception.

— You too, are a “full member” of the Church. You too, can help this Church reach all men and women.