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August 21, 2018

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Sunday readings

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 25:15-16 My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues my feet from the snare. Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and poor.   COLLECT O God, author of every mercy and of all goodness, who in fasting, prayer and almsgiving have shown us a remedy for sin, look graciously on this confession of our lowliness, that we, who are bowed down by our conscience, may always be lifted up by your mercy. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of  Exodus  20:1-17 The…

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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                 Cf. Ps 27:3-9 Of you my heart has spoken, Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.   COLLECT O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Genesis   22:1-2.9a.l0-13.l5-l8 “The sacrifice of Abraham, our Father in faith.” In those days: God tested Abraham, and said to him,…

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FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days.   COLLECT Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of  Genesis 9:8-15 God’s covenant with Noah, delivered from the waters of the flood God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you…

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SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  Entrance Antiphon                Cf. Ps 31:3-4 Be my protector, 0 God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name.   Collect O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you. Through our Lord..   First Reading                 Leviticus l3:l-2.44-46 “The leper shall dwell alone in a habitation outside the camp.” A reading from the Book of Leviticus The Lord said to Moses…

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps l06:47 Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. COLLECT Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Though our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy 18:15-20 “I will raise up a prophet, and l will put my words in his mouth.” Moses spoke to the people, saying, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like…

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON              Cf. Ps 96:1.6 O sing a new song to the Loan; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place.   COLLECT 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…     FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jonah 3:1-5.10 The Ninevites turned from their evil ways. The word of the Lord came to Jonah saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that…

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Sunday Reading – Jan. 14

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 66:4 All the earth shall bow down before you, 0 God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High! COLLECT 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.. FIRST READING A reading from the first Book of Samuel 13:3b-l0.19 “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears” In those days: Samuel was lying down within the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”…

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THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Mal 3:1:1Chr 29:12 Behold, the Lord, the Mighty One, has come; and kingship is in his grasp, and power and dominion. COLLECT 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…. FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 60:1-6 Theme: “The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Arise, shine; for your light has come, and…

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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   Phil 4:4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.   COLLECT O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of  Isaiah 61:l-2a.l0-l1 “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord.” The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings…

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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. IS 30:19.30 O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart.   COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who lives and reigns with you.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 40:1-5.9-11 “Prepare the way of the Lord.” Comfort, comfort my people, says your God….

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 25: l-3 To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame.   COLLECT Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah…

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Sunday Readings: THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE

Christ-the-King feast

    Entrance Antiphon      Rv 5:12; 1:6 How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and authority for ever and ever.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe; grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 34:11-12.15-17 “You, my flock, I judge between…

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THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Entrance Antiphon The Lord said; I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.   COLLECT Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author of all that is good. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Proverbs 31:10-13.19-20.30-31 “A good wife works with willing hands” Who can find a good wife? She is far…

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Sunday Readings: THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  Entrance Antiphon           Cf. Ps 88:3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord.   Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Wisdom  6:12-16         “Wisdom is found by those who seek her” Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her….

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THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Entrance Antiphon            Cf. Pa 38:22-2 Forsake me not, O LORD, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation!   Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING           Malachi 1: l4b-2:2b.8-10 “You have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your instruction.” A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi “1 am a great…

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 105:3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; Turn to the LORD and his strength; constantly seek his face.   Collect Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Exodus 22:20-26 “If you afflict any widow or orphan, my wrath will burn against you.” Thus says the Lord: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You…

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1st October OUR LADY QUEEN AND PATRONESS OF NIGERIA (SOLEMNITY) NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Sunday Reading ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Hail, holy Mother! The child to whom you gave birth is the King of heaven and earth forever. OPENING PRAYER Almighty, ever-living God, in your plan for the salvation of nations, you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of your Son. On this Independence Day of our country, hear our prayers. Through the intercession of Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, give us the grace to work for peace, keep our hearts holy and free from corruption. May the values of the Gospel influence our lives and transform our society, so that at the end of…

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Sunday readings: TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord forever.   COLLECT O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred law upon love of you and of our neighbour, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 55:6-9 “My thoughts are not your thoughts.” Seek’ the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;…

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TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    CF. SIR 36:18 Give peace. O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel.   COLLECT Look upon us, O God, Creator and ruler of all things, and, that we may feel the working of your mercy, grant that we may serve you with all our heart. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING    A reading from the Book of  Sirach 27:30-28:7 “Forgive your neighbour the wrong he has done, and then your sins will be forgiven when you pray.” Anger and…

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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON PS 119:137.124 You are just, O LORD, and your judgement is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.   COLLECT O God, by whom we are redeemed and receive adoption, look graciously upon your beloved sons and daughters, that those who believe in Christ may receive true freedom and an everlasting inheritance. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet  Ezekiel 33:7-9 “If you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way his blood I will require at your hand.” Thus says the LORD: “You,…

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