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Sunday Reading: SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 21/7/2013

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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 Genesis 18:1-10 Theme: Lord, do not pass your servant by The Lord appeared to Abraham at the Oak of Mamre while he was sitting by the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. He looked up, and there he saw three men standing near him. As soon as he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet…

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Sunday Reading : FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 14/7/2013

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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 book of Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Theme: The word is very near to you for your observance. Moses said to the people: “Obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping those commandments and laws of his that are written in the Book of this Law, and you shall return to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. ‘For this Law that I enjoin…

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Sunday Readings: FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (7/7/2013)

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (7/7/2013) 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 Isaiah 66:10-14 Theme: Towards her I send flowing peace, like a river. Rejoice, Jerusalem, be glad for her, all you who love her! Rejoice, rejoice for her, all you who mourned her! That you may be suckled, filled, from her consoling  breast, that you may savour with delight her glorious breasts. For thus says the…

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Sunday Readings: THIRTEEN SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (30/6/2013)

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THIRTEEN SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (30/6/2013) OPENING PRAYER Father, you call your children to walk in the light of Christ. Free us from darkness and keep us in the radiance of your truth   FIRST READING A reading from the first book of the Kings 19:16. 19-21 Elisha rose and followed Elijah The Lord said to Elijah: “Go, you are to anoint Elisha son of Shaphat, of Abel Meholah, as prophet to succeed you.” Leaving there, Elijah came on Elisha son of Shaphat as he was ploughing behind twelve yoke of oxen, he himself being with the twelfth. Elijah passed…

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Sunday Reading: 12TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C (23/6/2013)

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OPENING PRAYER Father, guide and protector of your people, grant us an unfailing respect for your name, and keep us always in your love.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Zechariah 12:10 – 11 Theme: they will look on the one who  m they have pierced It is the Lord who speaks: “Over the House of David and the citizens of Jerusalem I will pour out a spirit  of kindness and prayer.  They will look on the one whom they have pierced; they will mourn for him as for an only son, and weep for him as people…

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Sunday Reading: ELEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C (16/6/2013)

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ELEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C (16/6/2013) OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, our hope and our strength, without you we falter. Help us to follow Christ and to live according to your will.   FIRST READING A reading from the second book of Samuel 12:7 – 10. 13 Theme: The Lord forgives your sin; you are not to die. Nathan said to David, “The Lord the God of Israel says this, ‘I anointed you king over Isreal; I delivered you from the hands of Saul; I gave your master’s house to you, his wives into your arms;  I gave you the…

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Sunday Reading: TENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C (9/6/2013)

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FIRST READING A reading from the first book of Kings 17:17 – 24 Theme: Look your son is alive. The son of the mistress of the house fell sick; his illness was so severe that in the end he had no breath left in him.  And the woman said to Elijah, “What quarrel have you with me, man of God? Have you come here to bring my sins home to me and to kill my son?” “Give me your son,” he said, and taking him from her lap, carried him to the upper room where he was staying and laid…

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Sunday Reading: THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (2/6/2013)

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OPENING PRAY 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 Genesis  14, 18 – 20 Theme: Melchizedek brought bread and wine Melchizedek king of Salmen brought bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High.  He pronounced…

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Sunday Reading: MOST HOLY TRINITY YR C 26/5/2013

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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 Proverbs 8:22-31 Theme: Before the earth came into being, Wisdom was born. The Lord created me when his purpose first unfolded. Before the oldest of his works. From everlasting I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being. The deep was…

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READING FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY 19/5/2013

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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 2, 1-11 Theme: they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak When Pentecost day came round, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared…

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SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR C 12/5/2013

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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 7:55-60 Theme: I can see the son of man standing at the right hand of God. Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven  and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God’s right hand.  “I can see heaven thrown open”, he said, “and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” At this all the…

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