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The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

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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 and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, “All the words which the Lord has spoken we will do.” And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings oxen to the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” And Moses took the blood and threw it upon the people, and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.”
The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 116:12-13.15 and l6bc.17-18 (R. 13)
R. The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the name of the Lord.

  1. How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me? The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the name of the Lord. R.
  2. How precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. Your servant am I, the son of your handmaid; you have loosened my bonds. R.
  3. A thanksgiving sacrifice I make; I will call on the name of the Lord. My vows to the Lord I will fulfill before all his people. R.

SECOND READING
A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-15
“The blood of Christ will purify our conscience”.
Brethren: When Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant.
The word of the Lord.

ALLELUIA John 6:51
Alleluia. R. Alleluia. I am the living bread which came down from heaven, says the Lord; if any one eats this bread he will live forever. Alleluia.

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark l4:l2-16. 22-26
“This is my body. This is my blood.”
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to Jesus, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go into the city and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the householder, ‘The Teacher says, where is my guest room, where I am to eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” And the disciples set out and went to the city, and found it as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a chalice, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
The Gospel of the Lord.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Grant your Church, O Lord, we pray, the gifts of unity and peace, whose signs are to be seen in mystery in the offerings we here present. Through Christ our Lord.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON Jn6:57
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Grant, O Lord, we pray, that we may delight for all eternity in that share in your divine life, which is foreshadowed in the present age by our reception of your precious Body and Blood. Who live and reign forever and ever.

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SUNDAY READINGS

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

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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 the Lord GOD: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar, and will set it out; I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it upon a high and lofty mountain; on the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar; and under it will dwell all kinds of beasts; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest.

And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.”

The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM 92:2-3.13-14.15-16 ®. cf.2a)

R. It is good to give thanks to you, O Lord.

1.         It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your loving mercy in the morning, and your truth in the watches of the night. R.

2.         The just will flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a Lebanon cedar. Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. R.

3.         They will still bear fruit when they are old, still full of sap, still green, to proclaim that the LORD is upright. In him, my rock, there is no wrong. R.

SECOND READING

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians  5:6-10

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please the Lord.”

Brethren: We are always of good courage; we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil according to what he has done in the body.

The word of the Lord.

ALLELUIA

Alleluia. R. Alleluia. The seed is the word of God, the sower is Christ; all who come to him will live forever. Alleluia.

GOSPEL

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark  4:26-34

“The mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet it becomes the greatest of all shrubs.

At that time: Jesus said to the crowds, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how.

The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

The Gospel of the Lord.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS

O God, who in the offerings presented here provide for the twofold needs of human nature, nourishing us with food and renewing us with your Sacrament, grant, we pray, that the sustenance they provide may not fail us in body or in spirit.

Through Christ our Lord.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON            Ps 27:4

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

As this reception of your Holy Communion, O Lord, foreshadows the union of the faithful in you, so may it bring about unity in your Church.

Through Christ our Lord.

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MOST HOLY TRINITY (SOLEMNITY)

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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 heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.”
Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live? Or has God ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
“Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may be well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God gives you forever.”
The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM 33:4-5.6 and 9.18-19.20 and 22 (R. cf. 12b)
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen as his heritage

  1. The word of the Lord is faithful, and all his works to be trusted. The Lord loves justice and right, and his merciful love fills the earth. R.
  2. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, by the breath of his mouth all their host. He spoke, and it came to be. He commanded; it stood in place. R.
  3. Yes, the Lord’s eyes are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine. R.

Our soul is waiting for the Lord. He is our help and our shield. May your merciful love be upon us, as we hope in you, O Lord. R.

SECOND READING
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans 8:14-11
“You have received the Spirit of sonship, in which we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Brethren: All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!” it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
The word of the Lord.

ALLELUIA Cf. Revelation 1:8
V. Alleluia. R. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who was, and who is to come.
R. Alleluia.

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 28:16-20
“Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
At that time: The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
The Gospel of the Lord.

Prayer over the Offerings
Sanctify by the invocation of your name, we pray, O Lord our God, this oblation of our service, and by it make of us an eternal offering to you. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon Gal 4:6
Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.

Prayer after Communion
May receiving this Sacrament, 0 Lord our God, bring us health of body and soul, as we confess your eternal holy Trinity and undivided Unity. Through Christ our Lord.

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SUNDAY READINGS

PENTECOST SUNDAY

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The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all things understands what is said, alleluia.

OPENING PRAYER
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 2:1-11
Theme: “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other tongues.”
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps. 104:1ab and 24ac. 29BC 30. 31 and 34 (R. cf. 30)

R. Lord, send forth your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. Or Alleluia

  1. Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, how great you are. How many are your works, O Lord! The earth is full of your creatures. R.
  2. You take away their breath, they die, returning to the dust from which they came. You send forth your spirit, and they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. R.
  3. May the glory of the LORD last forever! May the LORD rejoice in his works! May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I will rejoice in the LORD. R.

SECOND READING
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians 5:16-25
“The fruit of the Spirit.”
Brethren: Walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desire of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you would. But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under law. Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry; sorcery enmity, strife, jealous, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.
The word of the Lord.

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