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August 19, 2018


Sunday readings

  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 The…

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Sunday readings

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 66:4 All the earth shall bow down before you, 0 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 13:3b-l0.19 “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears” In those days: Samuel was lying down within the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”…


  ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. IS 30:19.30 O people of Sion, 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 “Prepare the way of the Lord.” Comfort, comfort my people, says your God….


Christ-the-King feast

    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 ceaselessly proclaim your praise. Through our Lord.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 34:11-12.15-17 “You, my flock, I judge between…


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Entrance Antiphon            Cf. Pa 38:22-2 Forsake me not, O LORD, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation!   Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING           Malachi 1: l4b-2:2b.8-10 “You have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your instruction.” A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi “1 am a great…


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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON PS 119:137.124 You are just, O LORD, and your judgement is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.   COLLECT 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.   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet  Ezekiel 33:7-9 “If you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way his blood I will require at your hand.” Thus says the LORD: “You,…


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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON    Cf. Ps 28:8-9 The LORD Is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.   COLLECT Grant, O Lord that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love. Through our Lord..   FIRST READING A reading from the Book of Jeremiah 20: 10-13 “He has delivered the life of the needy from the hands of evil doers.” Jeremiah said: I hear…

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 Apostles Acts…


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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, O LORD, for it is good. COLLECT Show favour, O Lord, to your servants, and mercifully increase the gift of your grace, that made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. FIRST READING A reading from the book of Genesis 18: 1-10a Theme: “Lord, do not pass by your servant.” In those days: The LORD appeared to Abraham by the Oaks of Mamre, as…


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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…