FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Sunday readings

 


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps l06:47
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. Though our Lord…

FIRST READING
A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy 18:15-20
“I will raise up a prophet, and l will put my words in his mouth.”
Moses spoke to the people, saying, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren- him you shall heed —just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’
“And the Lord said to me, ‘They have rightly said all that they have spoken. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my worth in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.”
The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 95:1-2.6-7abc.7d-9 (R. cf. 7d.8a)

R. O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.

1. Come, let us ring out our joy to the Lord; hail the rock who saves us. Let us come into his presence, giving thanks; let us hail him with a song of praise. R.

2. O come; let us bow and bend low. Let us kneel before the God who made us, for he is our God and we the people who belong to his pasture, the flock that is led by his hand. R.

3. O that today you would listen to his voice! “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah, as on that day at Massah in the desert when your forebears put me to the test; when they tried me, though they saw my work.” R.

SECOND READING
A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 7:32-35
“The virgin is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy.’
Brethren: I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman or virgin is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
The word of the Lord.

ALLELUIA MATTHEW 4:16
Alleluia. R. Alleluia. The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned. Alleluia.

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark l:2lb-28
“He taught them as one who had authority.”
[In the city of Capernaum] on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, ..What is this? A new teaching! With authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.
The Gospel of the Lord.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
O Lord, we bring to your altar these offerings of our service: be pleased to receive them, we pray, and transform them into the Sacrament of our redemption. Through Christ our Lord.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 3 1:17-18
Let your face shine on your servant. Save me in your merciful love. 0 Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call on you.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Nourished by these redeeming gifts, we pray, O Lord, that through this help to eternal salvation true faith may ever increase. Through Christ our Lord.


 

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