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August 14, 2018

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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SUNDAY READINGS: FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY YEAR A 29/12/2013

OPENING PRAYER Father, help us to live as the holy family, united in respect and love.  Bring us to the joy and peace of your eternal home.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6. 12-14 Theme: He who fears the Lord respects his parents.   The Lord honours the father in his children, and upholds the rights of a mother over her sons.  Whoever respects his father is atoning for his sins; he who honours his mother is like someone amassing a fortune.   Whoever respects his father will be happy with children of his own;…

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SUNDAY READINGS: FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR A 22/12/2013

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON 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.   OPENING PRAYER 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 in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading…

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SUNDAY READINGS: THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT A 15/12/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving.   FIRST READING A reading from the Prophet Isaiah 35, 1-6a. 10 Theme: Look, your God is coming, he is coming to save you. Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom, let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil, let it rejoice and sing for joy. The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it the splendour of Carmel and Sharon; they shall see the glory…

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SUNDAY READINGS: SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR A 8/12/2013

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OPENING PRAYER God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome.  Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns….   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah   11:1-10 Theme: He judges the wretched with integrity A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrust from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests, a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge…

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SUNDAY READINGS: FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR A 1/12/2013 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON PSALM 24: 1-3

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To you, my God, I lift up my soul, I trust in you; let me never come to shame. Do not let my enemies laugh at me. No one who waits for you is ever put to shame.   OPENING PRAYER All Powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah    2, 1-5 Theme: The Lord will gather all nations together into the eternal…

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SUNDAY READINGS: THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C 17/11/2013

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON The Lord says: my plans for you are peace and not disaster when you call to me, I will listen to you, and I will bring you back to the place which I exiled you.   OPENING PRAYER Father of all that is good, keep us faithful in serving you, for to serve you is lasting joy.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Malachi 3:19-20 Theme: For you the sun of righteousness will shine out. The day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The…

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SUNDAY READINGS: THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C 3/11/2013

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Let my prayer come before you, Lord, listen and answer me.   OPENING PRAYER God of power and mercy, protect us from all harm, give us freedom of spirit and health in mind and body to do your work on earth.   FIRST READING A reading from the Second Book of Maccabees  7:1-2. 9-14 Theme: The King of the world will raise us up to live again for ever. There were seven brothers who were arrested with their mother.  The king tried to force them to taste pig’s flesh, which the Law forbids, by torturing them with whips…

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SUNDAY READINGS – November 3, 2013

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Entrance Antiphon Ps 37:22-23 Do not abandon me, My God, do not go away from me! Hurry to help me, my Saviour.   Opening Prayer God of power and mercy, only with your help can we offer you fitting service and praise. May we live the faith we profess and trust your promise of eternal life.   FIRST READING                            A reading from the book of  wisdom  11:22-12:2 Theme You are merciful to all because you love all that exists. In your sight, Lord, the whole world is like a grain of dust that tips the scales, like a drop of…

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SUNDAY READINGS – 30th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 27/10/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Almighty and ever-living God, strengthen our faith, hope and love.  May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us and come to share the life you promise. FIRST READING A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus 35: 12 – 14. 16 – 19 Theme: The humble Man’s prayer pierces the clouds. The Lord is a judge who is no respecter of personages.  He shows no respect of personages to the detriment of a poor man, He listens to the plea of the injured party.  He does not ignore the orphan’s supplication, nor the widow’s as she…

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SUNDAY READINGS: 29th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 20/10/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Almighty and ever-living God, our source of power and inspiration, give us strength and joy in serving you as followers of Christ.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Exodus 17:8-13 Theme: As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage. The Amalekites came and attacked Israel at Rephidim.  Moses said to Joshua, “pick out men for yourself, and tomorrow morning march out to engage Amalek.  I, meanwhile, will stand on the hilltop, the staff of God in my hand.” Joshua did as Moses told him and marched out to engage Amalek, while…

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