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August 14, 2018

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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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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