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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 18:1-8)

TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 18:1-8)
GOD WILL SEE JUSTICE DONE TO HIS CHOSEN WHO CRY TO HIM. 
 
 

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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 17:11-19)

TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 17:11-19)

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, “Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.”

When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan.

This made Jesus say, “Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.” And he said to the man, “Stand up and go your way. Your faith has saved you.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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ALMIGHTY EVER-LIVING GOD…

ALMIGHTY EVER-LIVING GOD…

SUNDAY MASS, COLLECT – 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C

Almighty ever-living God,
who in the abundance
of your kindness
surpass the merits and the desires
of those who entreat you,
pour out your mercy upon us
to pardon what conscience dreads
and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.

 

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AT THE HOUR OF DEATH THE MASSES YOU HAVE HEARD WILL BE YOUR GREATEST CONSOLATION

AT THE HOUR OF DEATH THE MASSES YOU HAVE HEARD WILL BE YOUR GREATEST CONSOLATION

THE HOLY MASS

At the hour of death the Masses you have heard will be your greatest consolation. Every Mass will go with you to judgment and plead for pardon.

At every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less according to your fervour.

Assisting devoutly at Mass you render to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord the greatest homage. You afford to the souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.

You are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you.

You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass.

Every Mass wins you a higher degree of sanctifying grace here, and glory in heaven hereafter.

You are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.

When you hear Mass and offer the Holy Sacrifice in honour of any particular Saint or Angel, thank God for the favour bestowed on him, etc., etc.

One Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death. Therefore, try to hear Mass every day.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 121)

TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 121)

First Sunday of Advent, Year A

R. I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

‘Let us go to God’s house.’

And now our feet are standing

within your gates, O Jerusalem. (R.)

 

It is there that the tribes go up,

the tribes of the Lord.

For Israel’s law it is

there to praise the Lord’s name.

There were set the thrones of judgement

of the house of David. (R.)

 

For the peace of Jerusalem pray:

‘Peace be to your homes!

May peace reign in your walls,

in your palaces, peace!’ (R.)

 

For love of my brethren and friends

I say: ‘Peace upon you!’

For love of the house of the Lord

I will ask for your good. (R.)

 

 

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BIBLE READING II (2 THESSALONIANS 3:7-12); NOVEMBER 13

BIBLE READING II (2 THESSALONIANS 3:7-12); NOVEMBER 13

Week 33 of Year C, Sunday

We don’t get any nearer to perfection… simply by sitting and waiting.

You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we ever have our meals at anyone’s table without paying for them; no, we worked night and day, slaving and straining, so as not to be a burden on any of you. This was not because we had no right to be, but in order to make ourselves an example for you to follow.

We gave you a rule when we were with you: not to let anyone have any food if he refused to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else’s. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we order and call on people of this kind to go on quietly working and earning the food that they eat.

V. The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.

 

 
 

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RESPONSORIAL PSALM, NOVEMBER 13

RESPONSORIAL PSALM, NOVEMBER 13

Week 33 of Year C, Sunday – Psalm 97

R. The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

 

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp,

with the sound of music.

With trumpets and the sound of the horn

acclaim the King, the Lord. (R.)

 

Let the sea and all within it, thunder

the world, and all its peoples.

Let the rivers clap their hands

and the hills ring out their joy

at the presence of the Lord. (R.)

 

For the Lord comes,

he comes to rule the earth.

He will rule the world with justice

and the peoples with fairness. (R.)

 
 

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BIBLE READING I (MALACHI 3:19-20), NOVEMBER 13

BIBLE READING I (MALACHI 3:19-20), NOVEMBER 13

Week 33 of Year C, Sunday

For you the sun of righteousness will shine out.

The day is coming now, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, leaving them neither root or stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.

V. The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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BEFORE THE EARTH CAME INTO BEING, WISDOM WAS BORN (PROV 8:22-31)

BEFORE THE EARTH CAME INTO BEING, WISDOM WAS BORN (PROV 8:22-31)

The Most Holy Trinity (Year C) – First Reading

The Wisdom of God cries aloud:

The Lord created me when his purpose first unfolded,

before the oldest of his works.

From everlasting I was firmly set,

from the beginning, before earth came into being.

The deep was not, when I was born,

there were no Springs to gush with water.

Before the mountains were settled,

before the hills, I came to birth;

before he made the earth, the countryside,

or the first grains of the world’s dust.

When he fixed the heavens firm, I was there,

when he drew ring on the surface of the deep,

when he thickened the cloud above,

when he fixed fast the springs of the deep,

when he assigned the sea its boundaries

– and the waters will not invade the shore –

when he laid down the foundations of the earth,

I was by his side, a master craftsman,

delighting in him day after day,

ever at play in his presence,

at play everywhere in the world,

delighting to be with the sons of men.

 

The word of the Lord.

 

 

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WITHOUT THE MASS, CHURCHES WOULD BE BARREN PLACES INDEED – A FEW PRAYERS, A BIT OF MUSIC AND THE FALTERING ACCENTS OF A PREACHER’S VOICE

“It was the distinguished publicist and man of letters, Augustine Birrell, himself a non-Catholic, who spoke volumes when he stated: ‘It is the Mass that matters.’

It is the Mass that matters

For the Mass is the unique possession of the Catholic Church, the very core of her worship, and differentiates her from all those non-Catholic religious bodies which all call themselves by various Christian names.

Without the Mass churches would be barren places indeed. We should have in them poverty-stricken worship – a few prayers, a bit of music and the faltering accents of a preacher’s voice.

Our Lord Jesus Christ in our midst

Having the Mass, we have the abiding Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in our midst as our Friend, our Food, our Sacrifice: Our Friend Whom we can visit on our altars; our Food to nourish us in Holy Communion; our Sacrifice to be offered to God the Father, and through which the merits of Our Redeemer’s blessed Passion and Death are applied to ourselves and our dead.

A striking witness to the vitality of our people’s faith is their personal devotion to the Mass and their evident desire to know more about it and to assist at it more diligently.”

– Father Gebhard

 
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