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Sunday Readings: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 25/5/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   See Is 48:20 Speak out with a voice of Joy; let it be heard to the ends of the earth: The Lord has set his people free, alleluia.   OPENING PRAYER Ever-living God, help us to celebrate our joy in the resurrection of the Lord and to express in our lives the love we celebrate.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 8:5-8. 14-17 Theme: They laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. Philip went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them. The people united in welcoming the…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER “A” 18/5/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds; he has revealed to the nations his saving power, alleluia.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, look upon us with love. You redeem us and make us your children in Christ. Give us true freedom and bring us to the inheritance you promised.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 6: 1-7 Theme: They elected seven men full of the Holy Spirit. About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in…

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Sunday Readings – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YR. ‘A’ 11/5/2014 GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord; by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia.     OPENING PRAYER Almighty and ever-living God, give us new strength from the courage of Christ our shepherd, and lead us to join the saints in heaven, where he lives and reigns ……   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles     2: 14, 36-41. Theme: God has made Him both Lord and Christ. On the day of Pentecost Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed the crowd with a loud voice: “The…

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Sunday Readings: THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YR A 4/5/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Let all the earth cry out to God with joy; praise the glory of his name; proclaim his glorious praise, alleluia.     OPENING PRAYER: God our Father, may we look forward with hope to our resurrection, for you have made us your sons and daughters, and restored the joy of our youth.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles. 2, 14, 22-28. Theme: It was impossible for Him to be held in the power of death. On the day of Pentecost Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed the crowd in a…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Divine Mercy Sunday)

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OPENING PRAYER God of mercy, you wash away our sins in water, you give us new birth in the Spirit, and redeem us in the blood of Christ. As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection increase our awareness of these blessings, and renew your gift of life within us.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Acts 2:42-47 Theme: The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common. These (the new converts) remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. The many miracles and signs…

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Sunday Readings: PASSION SUNDAY (PALM SUNDAY)

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LET US PRAY Almighty God, we pray you bless + these branches and make them holy.  Today we joyfully acclaim Jesus our Messiah and King.  May we reach one day the happiness of the new and everlasting Jerusalem by faithfully following him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.   GOSPEL A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 21: 1-11. Theme: Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! When they were near Jerusalem and had come in sight of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT READINGS YR A

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Give me justice, O God, and defend my cause against the wicked; rescue me from deceitful and unjust men. You, O God, are my refuge.   OPENING PRAYER Father, help us to be like Christ your Son, who loved the world and died for our salvation. Inspire us by his love, guide us by his example, who lives and reigns.   FIRST READING A reading from the Prophet Ezekiel 37:12-14 Theme: I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live. The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise…

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Sunday Readings: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT YR. ‘A’ 30/03/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Rejoice, Jerusalem! Be glad for her, you who love her; rejoice with her, you who mourned for her, and you will find contentment at her consoling breasts   OPENING PRAYER Father of peace, we are joyful in your Word, your Son Jesus Christ, who reconciles us to you.  Let us hasten towards Easter with the eagerness of faith and love.   FIRST READING A reading from the first book of Samuel   16: 1, 6-7, 10-13 Theme: David is anointed king of Israel. The Lord said to Samuel: “Fill your horn with oil and go, I am sending you…

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Sunday Readings: 3rd Sunday of lent – March 23, 2014

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First reading : Exodus 17:3-7 Tormented by thirst, the people complained against Moses. ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt?’ they said. ‘Was it so that I should die of thirst, my children too, and my cattle?’ Moses appealed to the Lord. ‘How am I to deal with this people?” he said. ‘A little more and they will stone me!’ the Lord said to Moses, ‘Take with you some of the elders of Israel and move on to the forefront of the people; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the river, and go. I shall…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                        Ps. 24:6, 3, 22 Remember your mercies, Lord, your tenderness from ages past. Do not let our enemies triumph over us; O God, deliver Israel from all her distress.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, help us to hear your Son. Enlighten us with your word, that we may find the way to your glory.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Genesis                                    12:-4a The call of Abraham, the father of God’s people The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your family and your father’s house, for the land I will show you. I will…

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Sunday Readings: FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT “A” (9/3/2014)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON When he calls to me, I will answer; I will rescue him and give him honour. Long life and contentment will be his.   OPENING PRAYER Father, through our observance of Lent, help us to understand the meaning of your Son’s death and resurrection, and teach us to reflect it in our lives.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Genesis 2, 7-9, 3, 1-7 Theme: The creation and fall of our first parents. The Lord God fashioned man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus…

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Sunday Readings: 8th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR “A” (2/3/2014)

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OPENING PRAYER Lord, guide the course of world events and give your Church the joy and peace of serving you in freedom.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 49:14-15 Theme: I will never forget you. Zion was saying, “The Lord has abandoned me, the Lord has forgotten me.” Does a woman forget her baby at the breast, or fail to cherish the son of her womb? Yet even if these forget, I will never forget you. This is the word of the Lord.   RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 61:2-3. 6-9. R.v.6 R. In God alone is my soul…

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Sunday Readings: 7th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR “A” (23/2/2014)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON PS 12.6 Lord, your mercy is my hope, my heart rejoices in your saving power. I will sing to the Lord for his goodness to me.   OPENING PRAYER Father, keep before us the wisdom and love you have revealed in your  Son. Help us to be like him in word and deed, for he lives and reigns…   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Leviticus                      19:1-2, 17-18 You must love your neighbour as yourself The Lord spoke to Moses, he said: “Speak to the whole community of the sons of Israel and say to them:…

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Sunday Readings: SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR “A” (9/2/2014)

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ENTRANCE  ANTIPHON Lord, be my rock of safety, the stronghold that save me. For the honour of your name, lead me and guide me.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, you have promised to remain for ever with those who do what is just and right.  Help us to live in your presence.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus   15: 15-20 Theme: He never commanded anyone to be godless. If you wish, you can keep the commandments; to behave faithfully is within your power.  He has set fire and water before you; put out your hand…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY OF YEAR A. (9/2/2014)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Come, let us worship the Lord. Let us bow down in the presence of our maker, for he is the Lord our God.   OPENING PRAYER Father, watch over your family and keep us safe in your care, for all our hope is in you.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 58:7-10 Theme:  Then will your light shine like the dawn. Thus says the Lord: Share your bread with the hungry, and shelter the homeless poor, clothe the man you see to be naked and turn not from your own kin. Then will your light…

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Sunday Readings: PRESENTATION OF THE LORD YR A (2/2/2014)

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Within your temple, we ponder your loving kindness, O God. As your name, so also your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with justice.   OPENING PRAYER All powerful Father, Christ your Son became man for us and was presented in the temple. May He free our hearts from sin and bring us into your presence.   FIRST READING A reading from the Prophet Malachi                    3:1-4 The Lord you are seeking will suddenly enter His temple The Lord God says this: Look, I am going to send my messenger to prepare…

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Sunday Readings: THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (26/1/2014)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place.   OPENING PRAYER 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 Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the  unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the Prophet Isaiah 8:23, 9:3 In Galilee of the nations…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR “A” 19/1/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON All the earth shall bow down before you. O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!   OPENING PRAYER 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 Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the Prophet Isaiah                 49:3,5-5 I will make you the light of the nations…

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SUNDAY READINGS: BAPTISM OF THE LORD (A) 12/1/2014

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON             Cf. Mt 3:16-17 After the Lord was baptised, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased   OPENING PRAYER Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptized in the River Jordan, and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives…

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SUNDAY READINGS: THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD YR. (A) 5/1/2014

Entrance Antiphon Behold, the Lord, the Mighty One, has come; and kingship is in his grasp, and power and dominion.   Opening Prayer 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 know you already by faith, may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   First Reading A reading from the Prophet…

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