Readings at Sunday Mass

Sunday 24 May 2020- Seventh Sunday of Easter

Readings at Mass

 

Entrance Antiphon                                                                                                   Cf. Ps 26: 7-9

O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you;

of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face;

hide not your face from me, alleluia.

 

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Collect

Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord,

so that we, who believe that the Saviour of the human race

is with you in your glory,

may experience, as he promised,

until the end of the world,

his abiding presence among us.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

 

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First reading                                                                                                              Acts 1:12-14

After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

 

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Responsorial Psalm                                                                                       Psalm 26(27):1,4,7-8

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

The Lord is my light and my help;

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

before whom shall I shrink?

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,

for this I long,

to live in the house of the Lord,

all the days of my life,

to savour the sweetness of the Lord,

to behold his temple.

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;

have mercy and answer.

Of you my heart has spoken:

‘Seek his face.’

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

 

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Second reading                                                                                              1 Peter 4:13-16

If you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed. It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ, because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you. None of you should ever deserve to suffer for being a murderer, a thief, a criminal or an informer; but if anyone of you should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it; he should thank God that he has been called one.

 

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Gospel Acclamation                                                                                      cf.Jn14:18

Alleluia, alleluia!

I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;

I will come back to you,

and your hearts will be full of joy.

Alleluia!

 

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Gospel                                                                                                                                    John 17:1-11

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:

‘Father, the hour has come:

glorify your Son

so that your Son may glorify you;

and, through the power over all mankind that you have given him,

let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him.

And eternal life is this:

to know you,

the only true God,

and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

I have glorified you on earth

and finished the work that you gave me to do.

Now, Father, it is time for you to glorify me

with that glory I had with you

before ever the world was.

I have made your name known

to the men you took from the world to give me.

They were yours and you gave them to me,

and they have kept your word.

Now at last they know

that all you have given me comes indeed from you;

for I have given them the teaching you gave to me,

and they have truly accepted this, that I came from you,

and have believed that it was you who sent me.

I pray for them;

I am not praying for the world

but for those you have given me,

because they belong to you:

all I have is yours

and all you have is mine,

and in them I am glorified.

I am not in the world any longer,

but they are in the world,

and I am coming to you.’

 

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Prayer over the Offerings

Accept, O Lord, the prayers of your faithful

with the sacrificial offerings,

that through these acts of devotedness

we may pass over to the glory of heaven.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

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Communion Antiphon                                                                                  Jn 17: 22

Father, I pray that they may be one

as we also are one, alleluia.

 

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Prayer after Communion

Hear us, O God our Saviour,

and grant us confidence,

that through these sacred mysteries

there will be accomplished in the body of the whole Church

what has already come to pass in Christ her Head.

Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.


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