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May 21, 2018

Sunday Readings: TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ‘A’

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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 READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah   25: 6-10a. Theme: The Lord will prepare for all people a banquet and will wipe away the tears from every cheek. On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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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 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 OF THE YEAR

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                    Dan 3: 31, 29, 30, 43, 42 All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgement, 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…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A.

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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 neighbor, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55: 6-9 Theme: My thoughts are not your thoughts. Seek the Lord while he is still to be found, call to him while…

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Sunday Readings: THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS 14/09/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON See Gal 6: 14 We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through him we are saved and made free.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, in obedience to you your Son accepted death on the cross for the salvation of mankind. We acknowledge the mystery of the cross on earth. May we receive the gift of redemption in heaven.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Numbers   21: 4-9 Theme: If anyone was bitten by a serpent, he looked at the bronze…

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Sunday Readings: Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year A

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON You are just, O Lord your judgment is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.   OPENING PRAYER O God, by whom we are redeemed and receive adoption, look graciously upon your beloved sons and daughters, that those who believe in Christ may receive true freedom and an everlasting inheritance. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.   FIRST READING A reading from the Prophet Ezekiel 33:7-9            Theme: If you do not speak to the wicked…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. PS 85: 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 prophet Jeremiah 20: 7-9 Theme: The…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 85: 1-3 Listen, Lord, and answer me. Save your servant who trusts in you. I call to you all day long, have mercy on me, O Lord.   OPENING PRAYER 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, and 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 the prophet Isaiah 22:19-23 Theme: I place…

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Sunday Readings: TWENTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 17/8/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON  Ps 83:10. 11 God, our protector, keep us in mind; always give strength to your people. For if we can be with you even one day, it is better than a thousand without you.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, may we love you in all things and above all things and reach the joy you have prepared for us beyond all our imagining.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 56, 1. 6-7 Theme: I will bring foreigners to my holy mountain. Thus says the Lord: Have a care for justice, act with integrity, for…

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Sunday Readings: NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 3/8/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON           Ps 73: 20. 19. 22. 23 Lord, be true to your covenant, forget not the life of your poor ones for ever. Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; do not ignore shouts of your enemies.   OPENING PRAYER Almighty and ever-living God, your Spirit made us your children, confident to call you Father. Increase your Spirit within us and bring us to our promised inheritance.   FIRST READING A reading from the first book of the Kings 19, 9a. 11-13a Theme: Go out and on the mountain before the Lord. Elijah went into the cave and…

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Sunday Readings: EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 69: 2, 6 God, come to my help. Lord quickly give me assistance. You are the one who helps me and sets me free: Lord, do not be long in coming.   OPENING PRAYER Father of everlasting goodness, our origin and guide, be close to us and hear the prayers of all who praise you. Forgive our sins and restore us to life. Keep us safe in your love.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55: 1-3 Theme: Come and eat. Thus says the Lord: Oh, come to the water all you who are…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 27/7/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   Ps 67: 6-7, 36 God is in his holy dwelling; he will give a home to the lonely, he gives power and strength to his people.   OPENING PRAYER God our father and protector, without you nothing is holy, nothing has value. Guide us to everlasting life by helping us to use wisely the blessings you have given to the world,   FIRST READING A reading from the first book of the Kings 3: 5. 7-12 Theme: You have asked for a discerning judgement for yourself At Gibeon the Lord appeared in a dream to Solomon during the…

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Sunday Readings: SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 20/7/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON God himself is my help. The Lord upholds my life. I will offer you a willing sacrifice; I will praise your name, O Lord, for its goodness.   OPENING PRAYER Lord, be merciful to your people. Fill us with your gifts and make us always eager to serve you in faith, hope, and love.     FIRST READING A reading from the book of wisdom 12:13. 16-19 Theme: After sin you will grant repentance. There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing, to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly….

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Sunday Readings: FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 13/7/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 16: 15 In my justice I shall see your face, O Lord; when your glory appears, my joy will be full.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, your light of truth guides us to the way of Christ. May all who follow him reject what is contrary to the gospel.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55: 10-11 Theme: The rain makes the earth give growth. Thus says the Lord: “Yes, as the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and…

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Sunday Reading: FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ‘A’ 06/07/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 47: 10-11 Within your temple, we ponder your loving kindness, O God. As your name, so also your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with justice.   OPENING PRAYER Father, through the obedience of Jesus, your servant and your Son, you raised a fallen world. Free us from sin and bring us the joy that lasts for ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the prophet Zechariah 9:9-10 Theme: See now, your king comes humbly to you. The Lord says this: “Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! Shout with…

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Sunday Readings: 29/06/2014 SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON These men, conquering all human frailty, shed their blood and helped the Church to grow. By sharing the cup of the Lord’s suffering, they became the friends of God.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, today you give us the joy of celebrating the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul. Through them your Church first received the faith. Keep us true to their teaching.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 12: 1-11 Theme: Now I know the Lord really did save me from Herod. King Herod started persecuting certain members of the…

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SUNDAY READING 22/06/2014: The Feast of the Body and blood of Christ

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Opening Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Deuteronomy 8:2-3. 14-16 Theme: He fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had known. Moses said to the people: “Remember how the Lord your God led you…

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TRINITY SUNDAY JUNE 15, 2014

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Blessed be God the Father and his only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit: for he has shown that he loves us.   OPENING PRAYER Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you.   FIRST READING A reading from the book of Exodus 34:4-6,8-9 Theme: Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion With the two tablets of stone in his hands,…

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Sunday Readings: PENTECOST SUNDAY 8/6/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON   Wis 1:7 The Spirit of the Lord fills the whole world. It holds all things together and knows every word spoken by man, alleluia.   Or Rom 5: 5. 10: 11 The love of God has been poured into our hearts by his Spirit living in us, alleluia.   OPENING PRAYER God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Theme: They were all filled…

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Sunday Readings: SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 1/6/2014

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Lord, hear my voice when I call to you. My heart has prompted me to seek your face; I seek it, Lord; do not hide from me, alleluia.   OPENING PRAYER Father, help us keep in mind that Christ our Saviour lives with you in glory and promised to remain with us until the end of time.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1: 12-14 Theme: All joined in continuous prayer. From the Mount of Olives, as it is called, the disciples went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than…

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