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May 21, 2018

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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Sunday Readings – The Holy Family Feast

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First Reading Sirach 3:2-7, 12-14 2For the Lord honored the father above the children, and he confirmed the right of the mother over her sons. 3Whoever honors his father atones for sins, 4and whoever glorifies his mother is like one who lays up treasure. 5Whoever honors his father will be gladdened by his own children, and when he prays he will be heard. 6Whoever glorifies his father will have long life, and whoever obeys the Lord will refresh his mother; 7he will serve his parents as his masters. 12O son, help your father in his old age, and do not…

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Sunday Readings: Fourth Sunday of Advent

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Saviour   OPENING PRAYER Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by angel the coming of your Son as man, so lead us through his suffering and death to the glory of his resurrection, for he lives and reigns….   FIRST READING A reading from the second book of Samuel  7, 1-5, 8b:11- 16 Theme: The kingdom of David will always stand secure before the face of the Lord. Once David had settled into his house and the…

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Sunday Readings: THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (GUADETE) YEAR ‘B’

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near.   OPENING PRAYER Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah  61: 1-2a, 10-11. Theme:  I exult for joy in the Lord The spirit of the Lord God has been given to me, for the Lord has anointed me.  He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to bind up hearts that are broken;…

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Sunday Readings: SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON O people  of Zion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart.   COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah   40:1-5.9-11 Theme: “Prepare the way of the Lord”. Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to…

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Sunday Readings: 1st Sunday of Advent Year (B)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON 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 right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom. Through our Lord.     FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah  63:16d-17;64:1.3b-8 Theme: “O that you…

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

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                                                        Rv. 5:12;1-6 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 carelessly proclaim your praise.  Through our Lord…….   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel             34:11 – 12.15-17 Theme: “You, my flock, I judge between…

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Sunday Readings: Nov. 16, 2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON           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 Proverbs 31:10 – 13. 19 – 20. 30 – 31 Theme: “A good…

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Sunday Mass – THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA (FEAST)

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. RV 21:2 I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.   Or: Cf. Rv 21: 3 Behold God’s dwelling with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people, and God himself with them will be their God.   COLLECT O God, who from living and chosen stone prepare an eternal dwelling for your majesty, increase in your Church the spirit of grace you have bestowed, so that by new growth your faithful people may…

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Sunday Reading: All Souls 2/11/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON God, who raised Jesus from the dead, will give new life to our own mortal bodies through his spirit living in us.   OPENING PRAYER Let us pray (for all our departed brothers and sisters) Merciful Father, hear our prayers and  console us as we renew our faith in your Son whom you raised from the dead strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 25:…

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Sunday Readings: THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 105: 3-4 Let hearts that seek the LORD rejoice; Turn to the LORD and his strength; constantly seek his face.   OPENING PRAYER Almighty and ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Exodus 22, 21-26 Theme: You must not be harsh with the widow, or with the orphan. The Lord said to Moses, “Tell the sons of Israel this, ‘You must not molest the stranger or oppress him, for…

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