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May 21, 2018

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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Sunday Reading: TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YR B

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   Cf. Ps 17:6.8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; Turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings.   COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of  Isaiah  53:10-11 Theme: “When he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days”. It was…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTY- EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 130:3.4 If you O Lord, should mark iniquities Lord Who could stand? but with you is found forgiveness O God of Israel.   COLLECT May your grace, O Lord, we pray, at all times go before us and follow after, and make us always determined to carry out good works through our Lord.   FIRST READ A reading from the Book of Wisdom   7:7-11 Theme: ‘I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with wisdom” I prayed and understanding was given me; I called upon God, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I preferred her…

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Sunday Readings: 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…

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SUNDAY READINGS: TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

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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 judgment, 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 Numbers  Numbers…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

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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 Wisdom   2:12.17-20 Theme: “Let us condemn him to a shameful death “Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he…

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SUNDAY READINGS: 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, 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 Isaiah 50:5-9a Theme: “I gave my back to those who struck me.” The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not…

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Sunday Readings: 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 Deuteronomy 4:1-2. 6-8. Theme: “You…

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Sunday Readings: 21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)

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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…

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Sunday Readings: August 16, 2015

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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 A reading from the Book of Proverbs 9:1-6 Theme: “Come, eat…

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Sunday Reading: NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B 9/8/2015)

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 74:20.19.22.23 Look to your covenant, 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 first Book of Kings 19:4-8…

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