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August 19, 2018

SUNDAY READINGS: 28th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 13/10/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Lord, our help and guide, make your love the foundation of lives. May our love for you express itself in our eagerness to do good for others.   First Reading A reading from the second book of the Kings 5:14 – 17 Theme: Naama returned to Elisha and acknowledged the Lord. Naaman the leper went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do.  And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child. Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and stood before…

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SUNDAY READING: October 06, 2013 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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FIRST READING: Habakkuk 1: 2-3; 2:24. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and thou wilt not hear? Or cry to thee “Violence!” and thou wilt not save? Why dost thou make me see wrongs and look upon trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain upon tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not…

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SUNDAY READINGS: 26th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 29/9/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Father, you show your almighty power in your mercy and forgiveness. Continue to fill us with your gifts of love. Help us to hurry toward the eternal life you promise and come to share in the joys of your kingdom.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Amos  6:1.4-7 Theme: Those who sprawl and those who bawl will be exiled The Almighty Lord says this: Woe to those ensconced so snugly in Zion and to those who feel so safe on the mountain of Samaria. Lying on ivory beds and sprawling on their divans, they dine on…

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SUNDAY READINGS: 24th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 15/9/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, Our Creator and Guide may we serve you with all our heart and know  your forgiveness in our lives.   FIRST  READING A reading from the book of Exodus;32:7-11.13-14 Theme: The Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he has threatened. The Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down now, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have apostasised. They have been quick to  leave the way I marked out for them; They have made themselves a calf of molten metal and have worshipped it and offered it sacrifice.’ Here is…

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Sunday Readings: 23rd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 8/9/2013

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OPENING PRAYER God our Father, you redeem us and make us your children in Christ. Look upon us, give us true freedom and bring us to the inheritance you promised.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Wisdom 9:13-18 Who can divine the will o1 the Lord? “What man indeed can know the intentions of God? Who can divine the will of the Lord? The reasonings of mortals are unsure and our intentions unstable; for a perishable body presses down the soul, and this tent of clay weighs down the teeming mind. It is hard enough for us…

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SUNDAY READINGS – TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (c) 1/9/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, every good thing comes from you. Fill our hearts with love for you, increase our faith, and by your constant care protect the good you have given us.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus 3: 17-20. 28-29 Theme: Behave humbly, and then you will find favour with the Lord. My son, be gentle in carrying out your business, and you will be better loved than a lavish giver. The greater you are, the more you should behave humbly, and then you will find favour with the Lord; for great though the power…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C) 18/8/2013

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Opening Prayer God our Father, may we love you in all things and above all things and reach the joy you have prepared for us beyond all our imaging.   First Reading A reading from the prophet Jeremiah 38:4-6. 8-10 Theme: You have borne me to be a man of dissension for all the land The king’s leading men spoke to the king. “Let Jeremiah be put to death: he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city, all the people too, by talking like this. The fellow does not have the welfare of this people at heart so…

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Sunday Readings: NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C) 11/8/2013

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OPENING PRAYER Almighty and ever-living God, your Spirit made us your children, confident to call you Father. Increase your Spirit within us and bring us to our promised inheritance.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Wisdom 18:6-9 Theme: By the same act with which you took vengeance on our foes you made us glorious by calling us to you. That night had been foretold to our ancestors, so that, once they saw what kind of oaths they had put their trust in, they would joyfully take courage. This was the expectation of your people, the saving of…

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Sunday Readings: EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C) 4/8/2013

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C) 4/8/2013 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 book of Ecclesiastes 1:2; `2:21-23 Theme: What does a man gain for all his toil? Vanity of vanities, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For so it is that a man who has labored wisely, skillfully and successfully must leave what is his own to someone who…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 28/7/2013

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OPENING PRAYER God our father and protector, without you nothing is holy, nothing have 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 book of Genesis 18:20-23 Theme: I trust my Lord will not be angry, but give me leave to speak. The Lord said, “How great an outcry there is against Sodom and Gomorrah! How grievous is their sin! I propose to go down and see whether or not they have done all that is alleged in the outcry against them…

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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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