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Sunday Readings – August 2nd

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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 Exodus 16: 2-4. 12-15 Theme: “I will rain bread from heaven for you.” At that time:…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTEENTH 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…

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Sunday Readings: 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 gifts of your grace, that made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Jeremiah 23:1-6 Theme: “I will gather the remnant of my flock, and I will set shepherds over them.” “Woe…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN YEAR B

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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 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 honour. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos 7:12-15 Theme: “Go, prophesy…

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Sunday Readings: FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN YEAR B

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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 Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 2:2-5 Theme: “They are a rebellious house;…

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SUNDAY READING: THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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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 Book of Wisdom 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24 Theme: “Through the devil’s envy death entered the world.” God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death…

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Sunday Readings: TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  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 Job 38:1. 8-11 Theme: Here I have prescribed bounds for the sea. The LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who shut in the sea with…

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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 Savior!   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 A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 17: 22-24 Theme: I have made…

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Sunday Readings: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ

  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…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Exodus 24:3-8 Theme: “Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you.” In those days: Moses…

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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 human 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 Deuteronomy 4:32-34. 39-40 Theme: The Lord…

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Sunday Readings: PENTECOST SUNDAY YEAR B

  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…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 27:7-9 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, who believe that the Saviour of the human race is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of the world, his abiding presence among us, Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17. 20c-26 Theme: One of the men who…

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SUNDAY READING – May 10, 2015

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  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 10:25-26. 34-35. 44-48 Theme: “The gift of the Holy Spirit has been poured out even on…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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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 9: 26-31 Theme: “He declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord.” In…

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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 (The Good Shepherd Sunday) 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 4: 8-12 Theme: “There is no other name by which we must be saved.” In those days: Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said,…

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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTERENTRANCE 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 3:13-15. 17-19ab Theme “You killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.” In those days: Peter said to the people, “The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. “And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out.” The word of the Lord. RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm 4:2. 4. 7. 9. (R. 7b) R. Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. Or Alleluia. 1.I called, the God of justice gave me answer; from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me! R. 2.Know that the LORD works wonders for his faithful one; the LORD will hear me whenever I call him. R. 3.“What can bring us happiness?” many say. Lift up the light of your face on us, O LORD R. 4.In peace I will lie down and fall asleep, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety R. SECOND READING A reading from the first Letter of Saint John 2:1-5 He is the expiation for our sins, but also for the sins of the whole world. My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we may be sure that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He who says “ I know him” but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. The word of the Lord. ALLELUIA Cf. Luke 24:32 Alleluia! Alleluia Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn with love when you speak to us Alleluia. GOSPEL A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 24:35-48 Theme: “Thus it is written that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead.” At that time: The two disciples told what had happened on the road, and how Jesus was known to them in the breaking of the bread. As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them. Then he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scripture, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” The Gospel of the Lord. PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS Receive, O Lord, we pray, these offerings of your exultant Church, and, as you have given her cause for such great gladness, grant also that the gifts we bring may bear fruit in perpetual happiness. Through Christ our Lord. COMMUNION ANTIPHON LK 24:25 The disciples recognized the Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread, alleluia. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Look with kindness upon your people, O Lord, and grant, we pray, that those you were pleased to renew by eternal mysteries may attain in their flesh the incorruptible glory of the resurrection. Through Christ our Lord.

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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 3:13-15. 17-19ab Theme “You killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.” In those…

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Like new born 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 kindly 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 Sunday (Solemnity)

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 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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Sunday Readings: PALM SUNDAY YEAR

Almighty ever-living God, sanctify these branches with your blessing, that we who follow Christ the King in exultation, may reach the eternal Jerusalem through him. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen   GOSPEL A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 11:1-10 When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring…

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT 22/03/2015

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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 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Theme: “I will make a new covenant…and I will remember their sin no more.” Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when…

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