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August 19, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 27.7 O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face; hide not your face from me. Alleluia.   Collect Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, believe that the Saviour of the human race is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of world, his abiding presence among us. Who lives and reign with you.   FIRST READING     Acts 1:121 “All with one accord devoted themselves to prayer.” A reading from the Acts of the Apostles…

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Is 48:20 Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: the Lord has freed his people, alleluia.   COLLECT Grant, Almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honour of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance may always hold to in what we do. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Acts 8:5-8.14-17 They laid hands on them; and they received the Holy Spirit.” In those days: Philip…

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Entrance Antiphon      Cf. Ps 98:1-2 O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said.   Collect Almighty ever-living God, constantly accomplish the paschal mystery within us, that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may, under your protective care, bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles  6:1-7 They picked out seven…

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 33:5-6 The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth; by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2:14a.36-41 “God has made him both Lord and Christ.” On the day of Pentecost, Peter, standing with the Eleven, lifted up his voice and said to the multitude, “Let…

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Sunday Reading: THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 66:1-2 Cry out with joy to God, all the earth; O sing to the glory of his name. O render him glorious praise, alleluia.   COLLECT May your people exult for ever, O God, in renewed youthfulness of spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of adoption, we may look forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles  2:14.22-33 “It was not possible for him to be held by death.” [On the day of Pentecost,] Peter,…

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Second Sunday of Easter: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                1 Pt 2:2 Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk, that in him you may grow to salvation, alleluia.   COLLECT God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people-you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING        A reading from the Acts of the Apostles…

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Easter reading

Entrance antiphon                   Cf. Ps 139:18.5-6 I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia.   COLLECT O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your  spirit rise up in the light of life. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10:34a.37-43 “We ate…

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Passion Sunday Year A

GOSPEL        A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 21:1-11 When they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If any one says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your…

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                Cf. Ps 43:1-2 Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation is faithless. From the deceitful and cunning rescue me, for you, O God, are my strength.   COLLECT By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live.” A reading from the Book of the Prophet  Ezekiel 37:12-14 Thus says the Lord God: Behold,…

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SUNDAY READING: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT 26/3/2017

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. IS 66:10-11 Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be, satisfied at her consoling breast.   COLLECT O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten towards the solemn celebrations to come. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the first Book of Samuel l6:lb, 6-7, l0-l3a David is anointed king of Israel. In those days: The Lord said to Samuel, “Fill your horn…

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