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May 21, 2018

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

Sunday readings

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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Sunday Reading: THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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 17:3-7 “Give us water…

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Sunday Reading: SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 27:8-9 Of you my heart has spoken, seek his face. It is your face, O Lord that I seek; hide not your face from me. Or:                                           Cf. Ps 25:6.2.22 Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old. Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, 0 God of Israel, from all our distress.   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…

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FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Entrance Antiphon                  Cf: Ps 91:15-16 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  2:7-9; 3:1-7 Creation of our first parents and their sin. The Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath…

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SUNDAY READING: EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                Cf. Ps 18:19-20 The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me.   COLLECT Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that the course of our world may be directed by your peaceful rule and that your Church may rejoice, untroubled in her devotion. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah Isaiah 49:14-15 “Yes I will not forget you.” Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.” Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 95:6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God.   COLLECT Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 58:7-10 Theme: “Your light shall break forth like the dawn.” Thus says the LORD: “Share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked,…

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Sunday Reading: Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Sunday readings

Sunday reading ENTRANCE ANTIPHON       Ps 106: 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. Through our Lord…..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zephaniah 2:3;3:12-13 Theme: “I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly.” Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his commands;…

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Sunday Reading: THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 96:1.6 O sing a new song to the LORD; sing to the LORD, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendor, 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 Isaiah 9:1-4 Theme: In Galilee of the nations, the people have seen a great light. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun…

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Sunday Reading: SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 66:4 All the earth shall bow down before you, O 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 Book of Isaiah 49: 3. 5-6 Theme: “I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” The LORD said to me, “You…

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Sunday 8 January: 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 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,…

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Sunday Reading 4th Sunday of Advent Year A

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. IS 45:8 Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour.   COLLECT Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING “Behold, a virgin shall conceive.” A reading from the Book of Isaiah 7:10-l4…

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