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August 14, 2018

Sunday Readings: EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 69: 2, 6 God, come to my help. Lord quickly give me assistance. You are the one who helps me and sets me free: Lord, do not be long in coming.   OPENING PRAYER Father of everlasting goodness, our origin and guide, be close to us and hear the prayers of all who praise you. Forgive our sins and restore us to life. Keep us safe in your love.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55: 1-3 Theme: Come and eat. Thus says the Lord: Oh, come to the water all you who are…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 27/7/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   Ps 67: 6-7, 36 God is in his holy dwelling; he will give a home to the lonely, he gives power and strength to his people.   OPENING PRAYER God our father and protector, without you nothing is holy, nothing has value. Guide us to everlasting life by helping us to use wisely the blessings you have given to the world,   FIRST READING A reading from the first book of the Kings 3: 5. 7-12 Theme: You have asked for a discerning judgement for yourself At Gibeon the Lord appeared in a dream to Solomon during the…

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Sunday Readings: SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 20/7/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON God himself is my help. The Lord upholds my life. I will offer you a willing sacrifice; I will praise your name, O Lord, for its goodness.   OPENING PRAYER Lord, be merciful to your people. Fill us with your gifts and make us always eager to serve you in faith, hope, and love.     FIRST READING A reading from the book of wisdom 12:13. 16-19 Theme: After sin you will grant repentance. There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing, to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly….

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Sunday Readings: FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 13/7/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 16: 15 In my justice I shall see your face, O Lord; when your glory appears, my joy will be full.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, your light of truth guides us to the way of Christ. May all who follow him reject what is contrary to the gospel.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55: 10-11 Theme: The rain makes the earth give growth. Thus says the Lord: “Yes, as the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and…

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Sunday Reading: FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ‘A’ 06/07/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 47: 10-11 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 Father, through the obedience of Jesus, your servant and your Son, you raised a fallen world. Free us from sin and bring us the joy that lasts for ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Zechariah 9:9-10 Theme: See now, your king comes humbly to you. The Lord says this: “Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! Shout with…

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Sunday Readings: 29/06/2014 SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON These men, conquering all human frailty, shed their blood and helped the Church to grow. By sharing the cup of the Lord’s suffering, they became the friends of God.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, today you give us the joy of celebrating the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul. Through them your Church first received the faith. Keep us true to their teaching.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 12: 1-11 Theme: Now I know the Lord really did save me from Herod. King Herod started persecuting certain members of the…

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SUNDAY READING 22/06/2014: The Feast of the Body and blood of Christ

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Opening Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Deuteronomy 8:2-3. 14-16 Theme: He fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had known. Moses said to the people: “Remember how the Lord your God led you…

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TRINITY SUNDAY JUNE 15, 2014

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Blessed be God the Father and his only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit: for he has shown that he loves us.   OPENING PRAYER Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Exodus 34:4-6,8-9 Theme: Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion With the two tablets of stone in his hands,…

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Sunday Readings: PENTECOST SUNDAY 8/6/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   Wis 1:7 The Spirit of the Lord fills the whole world. It holds all things together and knows every word spoken by man, alleluia.   Or Rom 5: 5. 10: 11 The love of God has been poured into our hearts by his Spirit living in us, alleluia.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Theme: They were all filled…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 1/6/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Lord, hear my voice when I call to you. My heart has prompted me to seek your face; I seek it, Lord; do not hide from me, alleluia.   OPENING PRAYER Father, help us keep in mind that Christ our Saviour lives with you in glory and promised to remain with us until the end of time.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1: 12-14 Theme: All joined in continuous prayer. From the Mount of Olives, as it is called, the disciples went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than…

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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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