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August 19, 2018

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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Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 95:6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow 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 6:1-2a. 3-8 Theme: “Here am I! Send me.” In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. Above…

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Sunday Readings: THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps96:l.6 O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, 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 Nehemiah 8:2-4a.5-6.8-10 Theme: They read from the book, from the law of God, and they gave the sense. In those days: Ezra the priest brought the law before…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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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 time. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Boook of Isaiah 62:1-5 Theme: “The bridegroom rejoices over the bride.” For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest until her vindication goes forth as brightmess,…

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Sunday Reading: THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. MT 3:16-17 After the Lord was baptised, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptised in the River Jordan, and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. Through our Lord…     FIRST READING “The glory of…

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CHRISTMAS SUNDAY READING: HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, MARY AND JOSEPH

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON The shepherds went in haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger.   COLLECT O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously  grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Sirach 3;2-6. 12 -14 Theme: “He who fears the Lord honour his parents.” The Lord honoured the…

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SUNDAY READING: FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR C

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 A reading from the Book of the Prophet Micah 5:2-5a “From you shall come forth…

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Sunday Reading: FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps. 25:1-3 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 Jeremiah 33:14-16 Theme:…

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Sunday Readings: THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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          ENTRANCE ANTIPHON RV 5:12; 6:6 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 Daniel 7:13-14 Theme: His dominion is an everlasting dominion.”…

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THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Jer 29:11. 12. 14 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 the Prophet Daniel 12:1-3 Theme: “At that time your people shall be…

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Sunday Readings: THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 88:33 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 your. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the first Book of Kings       1Kings 17:10-16 Theme: The widow made a little cake from meal and brought it to Elijah. In those days: Elijah (the prophet)) arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came…

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