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February 22, 2017

Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 95:6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God.   COLLECT Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 58:7-10 Theme: “Your light shall break forth like the dawn.” Thus says the LORD: “Share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked,…

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Sunday Reading: Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Sunday reading ENTRANCE ANTIPHON       Ps 106: 47 Save us, O LORD our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you.   COLLECT Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord…..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zephaniah 2:3;3:12-13 Theme: “I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly.” Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his commands;…

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Sunday Reading: THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 96:1.6 O sing a new song to the LORD; sing to the LORD, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendor, strength and honour in his holy place.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 9:1-4 Theme: In Galilee of the nations, the people have seen a great light. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun…

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Sunday Reading: SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 66:4 All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 49: 3. 5-6 Theme: “I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” The LORD said to me, “You…

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Sunday 8 January: The Epiphany of the Lord

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Mal 3:1; 1Chr 29:12 Behold, the Lord, the Mighty One, has come; and kingship is in his grasp, and power and dominion.   COLLECT O God, who on this day revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations by the guidance of a star, grant in your mercy, that we, who you already by faith, may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah  60:1-6 Theme: The glory of the Lord has risen upon you Arise, shine; for your light has come,…

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Sunday Reading 4th Sunday of Advent Year A

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. IS 45:8 Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour.   COLLECT Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING “Behold, a virgin shall conceive.” A reading from the Book of Isaiah 7:10-l4…

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Sunday Readings: THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (GAUDETE)

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON PHIL 4:4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.   COLLECT O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 35:1-6a.10 Theme: “God himself will come and save you.” The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the lily it…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Is 30:19.30 O people of Zion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is not said.   COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 11:1-10 “With…

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Entrance Antiphon To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame.   Collect Grant your faithful, we pray, Almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom. Through our Lord …   FIRST READING                             Isaiah 2:1-5 The Lord will gather all nations in the eternal…

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                                 RV 5:12;1:6 How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and authority for ever and ever.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved son, the King of the universe; grant, we pray , that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise.  Through our Lord   FIRST READING A   reading from the second Book of Samuel   2 Samuel 5:1-3 Theme: ”They anointed David king over Israel.”…

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33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Jer 29:11.12.14 The Lord said; I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.   COLLECT Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author of all that is good. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi 4:1-2a Theme: “The sun of righteousness shall rise for you.” Behold, the day…

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary time – Sunday Readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord.   COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the second Book of  Maccabees 7:1-2. 9-14 Theme: ‘The king of the universe will raise us up to an everlasting renewal of life.” In those days: It happened that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled…

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SUNDAY READING: THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON         Cf. Ps. 38:22-23 Forsake me not, O LORD, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation!   COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord……   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Theme: You are merciful to all, for you love all things that exist. Lord, the whole world before you is like a speck…

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Sunday Reading: THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps. 105: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the LORD rejoice; Turn to the LORD and his strength; constantly seek his face   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Sirach 35:12c-14. 16-18b Theme: “The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds.” The Lord is the judge, and with him is no partiality. He will not show partiality in the case of a poor man; and he…

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SUNDAY READING: TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 17:6.8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; Turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings. COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart. Through our Lord…. FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Exodus 17:8-13 Theme: “Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed.” In those days: Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. And Moses said to…

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TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON       Ps 130: 3-4 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.   COLLECT May your grace, O Lord, we pray, at all times go before us and follow after, and make us always determined to carry out good works. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the second Book of Kings 5:14-17 Theme: Naaman returned to the man of God and acknowledged the Lord In those days: Naaman the Syrian went down and dipped  himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the…

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TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Est 4:17 Within your will, O Lord, all things are established and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all. COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, who in the abundance of your kindness surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you, pour out your mercy upon us: to pardon what conscience dreads, and to give what prayer does not dare to ask. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading…

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SUNDAY READING: TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Dn 3:31. 29. 30. 43. 42 All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgement, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy. COLLECT O God, who manifest your almighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy, bestow, we pray, your grace abundantly upon us and make those hastening to attain your promises heirs to the treasures of heaven. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the…

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Sunday Reading: TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and i will be their Lord forever.   COLLECT O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred law upon love of you and of our neighbour, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos 8:4-7 Theme: The Lord God spoke against those who buy the poor for silver. Hear this, you who trample upon…

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TWENTY- FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Sir. 36:18 Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel.   COLLECT Look upon us, O God, creator and ruler of all things, and, that we may feel the working of your mercy, grant that we may serve you with all our heart. Through our Lord…..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Exodus 32:7-11. 13-14 Theme: “The Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do.” In those days: The LORD said to Moses,…

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