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May 22, 2018

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

Sunday readings

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

Sunday readings

  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

Sunday readings

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

Sunday readings

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

Sunday readings

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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TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 27/8/2017

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. PS 86: 1-3 Turn your ear, O LORD, and answer me: save the servant who trusts in you, my God. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I  cry to you all the day  long.   Collect O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on that place where true gladness is found. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book…

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TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

Entrance Antiphon   Ps 84:10-11 Turn your eyes, O God, our shield; and look on the face of your anointed one; one day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.   Collect O God, who have prepared for those who love you good things which no eye can see, fill our hearts, we pray, with the warmth of your love, so that, loving you in all things and above all things, we may attain your promises, which surpass every human desire. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING    Isaiah 56:1.6-7 “And the foreigners I will bring to my holy mountain.”…

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                Cf. Ps 68:6-7.36 God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.   COLLECT O God, protector of those who hope in you, without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy; bestow in abundance your mercy upon us and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may use the good things that pass in such a way as to hold fast even now to those that ever endure. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING “You have asked for yourself…

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Fifteenth Sunday of the Ordinary Time

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 17:15 As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.   COLLECT O God, who show the light of your truth to those who go astray, so that they may return to the right path, give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ and strive after all that does it honour. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 55:10-11 “The rain makes the earth…

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Sunday Reading – Fifteenth Sunday in the ordinary time

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 17:15 As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.   COLLECT O God, who show the light of your truth to those who go astray, so that they may return to the right path, give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ and strive after all that does it honour. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 55:10-11 “The rain makes the earth…

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13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Ps 47:2 All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy!   COLLECT O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING     A reading from the second Book of Kings  2 Kings 4:8-11.14-16 “That is the holy man of God, let him remain there.” One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived,…

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Sunday Reading: TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 28:8-9 The LORD Is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.   COLLECT Grant, O Lord that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Jeremiah 20: 10-13 “He has delivered the life of the needy from the hands of evil doers.” Jeremiah said: I hear…

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THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (Corpus Christi)

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. PS 81:17 He fed them with the finest wheat, and satisfied them with honey from the rock.   COLLECT O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of  Deuteronomy 8:2-3. l4b-16a “He fed you with…

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit: for he has shown us his merciful love.   COLLECT God our Father who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery; grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory, and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. . Through our Lord.   FIRST READING – Exodus    34:4b-6.8-9 A reading from the Book of Exodus “The…

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Pentecost Sunday

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON            WIS 1:7 The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all things understands what is said, alleluia.   COLLECT O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Acts…

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