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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A –   2ND – 8TH AUGUST 2020 SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2020 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON:   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 servant, 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 “Come and eat.” A reading from the Book of Isaiah                        55:1-3 Thus says the LORD: “Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for what which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy?  Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.  Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, merciful love for David.” The word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm                                          Ps 145:8-9, 15-8  (R see 16) R/     You open your hand, Lord, and you satisfy us. 1.       The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in mercy. How good is the LORD to all, compassionate to all his creatures.   R/ The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.  R/ The LORD is just in all his ways, and holy in all his deeds. The LORD…

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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A –12TH  – 18TH  JULY, 2020 SUNDAY, 12TH JULY 2020 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: 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 prophet Isaiah                               55:10-11 “The rain makes the earth fruitful.” Thus says the LORD: As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I intend, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” The word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm                                          Ps 65:9-13  (R. 2ab) R/  The seed that fell into good soil yielded a huundredfold. You visit the earth, give it water; you fill it with riches. God’s ever-flowing river brims over to prepare the grain.  R/ 2.         And thus you provide for the earth: you drench its furrows; you level it, soften it with showers; you bless its growth. R/ 3.         You crown the year with your bounty. Abundance flows in your pathways; in pastures of the desert it flows. R/ The hills are girded with joy. The meadows clothed with flocks. The valleys are decked with wheat. They shout for joy; yes, they…

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Parish Bulletin,13thSunday of Ord., Time Year A

THIRTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A–   28TH– 4TH  JULY, 2020 SUNDAY, 28TH JUNE, 2020 All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy! COLLECT God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. Through our Lord ….. FIRST  READING “That is the holy man of God, let him remain there.” A reading from the second Book of Kings                                                   4:8-11. 14-16a O ne day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food.  So whenever he passed that way, he would turn in there to eat food.  And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who is continually passing our way.  Let us make a small roof chamber with walls, ad put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.”  One day he came there, and he turned into the chamber and rested there.  And he said to Gehazi his servant, “What is to be done for her?”  Gehazi answered, “Well, she has no son, and her husband is old.”  He said, “Call her.”  And when he had called her, she stood in the doorway.  And he said, “At this season, when the time comes round, you shall embrace a son.” The word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm                                                                        Ps 89:2-9  R/  cf.  2a) R/ I will sing forever of your mercies, O Lord; I will sing forever of your mercies, O Lord; through all ages my mouth will proclaim your fidelity….

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TWELVETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A – Tuesday 22nd JUNE, 2020

TUESDAY, 23RD JUNE, 2020 FIRST READING Let there be no strife between you and me, for we are kinsmen. A reading from the second Kings                                    19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a-36 I n those days:  Sennacherib king of Assyria sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus shall  you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God on whom you rely deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the kings of Assyria.  Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, destroying them utterly.  And shall you be delivered?”  Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.  And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said: “O LORD the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.  Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God.  Of a truth, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands, and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone; therefore they  were destroyed.  So now, O LORD our God, save us, I beg you, from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O LORD, are God alone.”  Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Your prayer to me about Sennacherib king of Assyria I have…

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TWELVETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A – SUNDAY, 21ST JUNE 2020

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A SUNDAY READINGS, 21ST JUNE, 2020 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: 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 forever. 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 “He has delivered the life of the needy from the hands of evildoers.” A reading from the Book of  Jeremiah                                              20:10-13 Jeremiah said: I hear many whispering.  Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my familiar friends, watching for my fall.  “Perhaps he will be deceived, then we can overcome him, and take our revenge on him.”  But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble, they will not overcome me.  They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed.  Their eternal dishonour will never be forgotten.  O LORD of hosts, who test the righteous, who see the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause.  Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers. The word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm                                 Ps 69:7-9.13 and 16. 32-34 (R.13c) R/   In your great mercy, answer me, O Lord. 1.      It is for you that I suffer taunts, that shame has covered my face, To my own kin I have become an outcast, a stranger to the children of  my mother, Zeal for your house consumes me, and taunts against…

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