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August 15, 2018

Sunday Readings: NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  Entrance Antiphon    Cf. Ps 74:20.19.22.23 Look to your covenant, O Lord, forget not the life of your poor ones forever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, do not forget the cries of those who seek you.   Collect Almighty ever-living God, whom, taught by the Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your Sons and daughters, that we may merit to enter into the inheritance which you have promised. Through our Lord…   FIRST READING   A reading from the first Book of   Kings 19:4-8…

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Sunday Reading August 5

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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 “I will rain bread from heaven for you.” At that time: The whole congregation…

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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, 0 Loan, for it is good.   COLLECT Show favour, 0 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 “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 ORDINARY TIME

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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 right 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 “Go,…

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, July 8, 2018

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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 “They are a rebellious house; they will know…

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THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Jn 1:6-7; Lk 1:17 A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came to testify to the light, to prepare a people fit for the Lord. COLLECT O God, who raised up Saint John the Baptist to make ready a nation fit for Christ the Lord, give your people, we pray, the grace of spiritual joys and direct the hearts of all the faithful into the way of salvation and peace. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Isaiah 49:1-6 “I will give you as a light to the nations.”…

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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 Saviour! 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 “I have made the low tree high.” Thus says…

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 27:1-2 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shell I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; whom should I dread? When those who do evil draw near, they stumble and fall. COLLECT O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we, who call on you in our need, may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance do it. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Genesis 3:9-1 “I will put enmity between your seed and her seed.” [After Adam had…

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THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (Corpus Christi)

  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 “Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you.” In those days: Moses came…

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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, powerfu1 in majesty. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy 4:32-34.39.40 “The Lord is God in…

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

  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  Apostle…

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SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 27:7 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 l:15-l7.20a.20c-26 “One of the men who have accompanied us must…

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

  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 “The gift of the Holy Spirit has been poured out even on the Gentiles.” When Peter entered,…

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

  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 “He declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord. In those days:…

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    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 “There is no other name by which we must be saved.” In those days: Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said, “Rulers of the people and…

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Sunday Readings : Third Sunday of Easter

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 66:1 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, 0 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 Jesus Christ, your Son…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 3:13-15.17-19ab “You killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the…

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Second Sunday of Easter – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

    ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    1 Pt 2:2 Like newborn 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 kindle 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…

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Easter Sunday Reading 4/1/2018

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 Only 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 Acts l0:34a.37-43 “We ate…

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Sunday Readings – Palm Sunday

    ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf Ps 43:1-2 Six days before the Passover, when the Lord came into the city of Jerusalem, the children ran to meet him; in their hands they carried palm branches and with a loud voice cried out.   COLLECT Almighty everlasting God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to the cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING A reading from…

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. PS 43:1-2 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 3 1:31-34 “I will make a new covenant, and I will remember their sin no more.” “Behold, the days are…

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