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August 14, 2018

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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SUNDAY READINGS: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Is 66:10-11 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 second Book of Chronicles 36: 14-16. 19-23 Theme: The wrath and compassion of God are shown in the exile and liberation of his people….

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THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT 08-03-2015

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 20: 1-17 Theme:…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps. 27:8-9 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 Christ our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Genesis 22:1-2 Vs. 10:13-15, 18 Theme:The sacrifice of Abraham, our Father in faith In those days: God tested Abraham, and…

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SUNDAY READINGS: FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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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 Genesis 9:8-15 Theme: God’s covenant with Noah, delivered from the waters of the flood. God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish…

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Sunday Readings: SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON     Ps 31:3-4 Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guild me, for the sake of your name.   COLLECT O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Theme: “The leper shall dwell alone in a habitation outside the camp.” The Lord said to…

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Sunday Readings: FIFTH Sunday in Ordinary Time; Year B

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Entrance Antiphon Ps 95:6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low 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 Job 7:1-4. 6-7 Theme: “I am full of tossing till the dawn.” Job spoke, saying: “Has not man a hard service upon earth, and are not his days like the days of a hireling? Like…

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Sunday Readings: THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 95: 1-6 O sing a new song to the LORD; sing to the LORD, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendor, strength and honour in his holy place.   OPENING PRAYER Almighty ever-living God, direct 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 Prophet Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Theme: The people of Nineveh renounce their evil behaviour The word of the Lord was addressed a second time to Jonah: “Up!” he said…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

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OPENING PRAYER 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 times. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the first book of Samuel 3:3-10, 19 Theme: “Speak” Lord, your servant is listening. Samuel was lying in the sanctuary of the Lord where the ark of God was, when the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” He answered,…

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Pope Francis Decries Warzone Rape on Eve of Asia Trip

Pope Francis on Monday voiced concern about the toll of war on civilians across the world, saying he was particularly worried about the rape of women in conflict zones, which he called a violation “in body but also in spirit.” The pontiff said the world cannot “overlook the fact that wars involve another horrendous crime, the crime of rape,” according to a transcript provided by the Vatican news network. “This is a most grave offense against the dignity of women, who are not only violated in body but also in spirit, resulting in a trauma hard to erase and with…

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Sunday Readings: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Year B

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you   COLLECT Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Deuteronomy 18, 15-20 Theme: I will raise up a prophet and I will put my words into his mouth Moses said to the people: “Your God will raise up for you a prophet like myself, from…

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