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May 21, 2018

Sunday Readings: SEVETEENTH 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 A reading from the…

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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 54:6-8 See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O LORD, for it is good. COLLECT Show favour, O Lord, to your servants, and mercifully increase the gift of your grace, that made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. FIRST READING A reading from the book of Genesis 18: 1-10a Theme: “Lord, do not pass by your servant.” In those days: The LORD appeared to Abraham by the Oaks of Mamre, as…

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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN 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 hour. Through our Lord. FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Theme: “The word is very near you…

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 48:10-11 Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. COLLECT O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. Through our Lord. FIRST READING A reading from the Boook of Isaiah 66:10-14c Theme: “Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river.”…

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year C)

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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 first book of Kings 19:16b. 19-21 Theme: “Elisha rose and went after Elijah.” In those days: The Lord said to Elijah, “Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah you shall anoint to be…

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Sunday Readings: 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 forever. 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 the Prophet Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1 Theme: “They will look on him whom they have pierced” (John 19:37). Thus says the LORD: “I will pour…

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Sunday Readings: ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps. 27:7.9 O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!   COLLECT O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING   2Samuel 12:7-10. 13 A reading from the second Book of Samuel 12:7-10. 13 Theme: “The Lord also has…

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Sunday Reading: TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. PS. 27:1-2 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; whom should I dread? When those who do evil draw near, they stumble and fall.   COLLECT O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we who call on you in our need, may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance do  it. Through our Lord….   FIRST READING A reading from the first Book of Kings 17:17-24 Theme: “See, your son lives.” In those days: The son of…

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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 Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Genesis 14:18-20 Theme: “He brought out bread and…

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Sunday Readings: 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 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    A reading from the Book of Proverbs  8:22-31 Before the beginning of the earth,…

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Sunday Readings: 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 2:…

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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.   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 14:21b-27 Theme: “They gathered the Church together and declared all that God had done with them.”…

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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

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 our 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 5:27b-32.40b-41 Theme: “We are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit.” In those days: The high…

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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 we may always hold to in what we do. Through our Lord. FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2.22-29 Theme: “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden…

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EASTER SUNDAY

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 Theme…

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5TH SUNDAY OF LENT

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON     CF. PS 43 Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation that 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 A reading from the Book of Isaiah  43:16 I am doing a new thing, and I will give drink to my people. Thus says the Lord, who…

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Sunday Readings FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON 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 Book of Joshua 5:9a.10-12 Theme: “The people of God entered the promised land and there kept the Passover”. In those days: The LORD said to Joshua,…

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THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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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, Exodus 3:1-8a.13-15 “’I…

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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR C

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON 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   15:5-12.17-18 Theme: God enters into a covenant with the faithful Abraham In those days: God brought Abram outside and said, “Look towards heaven, and number…

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First Sunday of Lent: Sunday Reading

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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 Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Theme: The confession of faith of the chosen people. Moses said to the people, “The priest shall take the basket (of first fruit) from your hand, and set…

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