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August 19, 2018

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Est 4:17 Within your will, O Lord, all things are established and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all. COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, who in the abundance of your kindness surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you, pour out your mercy upon us: to pardon what conscience dreads, and to give what prayer does not dare to ask. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading…

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SUNDAY READING: TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Dn 3:31. 29. 30. 43. 42 All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgement, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy. COLLECT O God, who manifest your almighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy, bestow, we pray, your grace abundantly upon us and make those hastening to attain your promises heirs to the treasures of heaven. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the…

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Sunday Reading: TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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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 the Prophet Amos 8:4-7 Theme: The Lord God spoke against those who buy the poor for silver. Hear this, you who trample upon…

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TWENTY- FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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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 Exodus 32:7-11. 13-14 Theme: “The Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do.” In those days: The LORD said to Moses,…

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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON P119:137. 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 Wisdom 9:13-18b Theme: “Who can discern what the Lord wills?” What man can learn the counsel of God? Or who can discern what the Lord wills? For the reasoning of mortals…

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Sunday Reading: TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Entrance Antiphon   Cf. Ps. 86:3. 5. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long, O Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of mercy to all who call to you.   Collect God of might, giver of every good gift, put into our hearts the love of your name, so that by deepening our sense of reverence, you may nurture in us what is good and, by your watchful care, keep safe what you have nurtured. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Sirach   3:17-20. 28-29 Theme: Humble…

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Sunday reading: TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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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 of…

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Sunday Readings: 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                                      Jeremiah 38:4-6.8-10 “You bore me, a man of strife and contention…

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Sunday readings: NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps. 74:20. 19. 22. 23 Look to your convenant, O Lord, forget not the life of your poor ones forever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, do not forget the cries of those who seek you.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, whom, taught by the Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters, that we may merit to enter into the inheritance which you have promised. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Wisdom…

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Sunday Readings: EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 70:2. 6 O God, come to my assistance; O LORD, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O LORD, do not delay.   COLLECT Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Ecclestiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 Theme: “What has a man from all the toil and strain?” Vanity of vanities,…

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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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