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About Benedicamus Domino

Let Us Bless The Lord - A Benedictine oblate's weekly study of the Catholic Church's Sunday Sacred Liturgy. I hope that families and friends will benefit from this as a prayerful way to prepare and actively participate in the holy sacrifice of the Mass.

Second Sunday of Advent – B

“A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” PRAYER OF THE WEEK Almighty and most merciful Father, we come to the season of Advent with the brokenness of the … Continue reading

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First Week of Advent – B

 Jesus said to his disciples:
  “Be watchful! Be alert! 
 You do not know when the time will come.” OPENING PRAYER Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe – A — BENEDICAMUS DOMINO

‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Resignation to God Lord, if what I seek be according to our will, then let it … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe – A

‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Resignation to God Lord, if what I seek be according to our will, then let it … Continue reading

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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten.  For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has … Continue reading

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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’  But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” PRAYER FOR THE WEEK PRAYER TO … Continue reading

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Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven. Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master, the Christ.” PRAYER OF THE WEEK Act of Right Intention My dear Redeemer, it is not … Continue reading

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Solemnity of All Saints

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.’ PRAYER FOR THE WEEK In Praise of the Saints How shining and splendid are your gifts, O Lord which you give us for our eternal well-being Your … Continue reading

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” OPENING PRAYER I Came to … Continue reading

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Twenty-Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

  He said to them, “Whose image is this and whose inscription?” They replied, “Caesar’s.” At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” OPENING PRAYER Offering and … Continue reading

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?’ But he was reduced to silence.  Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet, and cast him … Continue reading

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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’  They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.  What will the … Continue reading

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