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Let Us Bless The Lord - A 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.

Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord – C

“They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer to Follow Christ O Lord Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, full of compassion and maker of peace, you lived in … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – C

“Hosanna in the highest!  Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy.” OPENING PRAYER The Passion Of Christ, Strengthen Me Prayer Passion of Christ, strengthen me! Strengthen me under the pressure of temptation. Strengthen me when principle is … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – C

  “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer to Turn from Sin Father, Your Love never fails. Keep me from danger and provide for all my … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – C

  ‘your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’”   OPENING PRAYER Prayer of Reconciliation God of compassion, You sent Jesus to proclaim a time of mercy reaching out to those … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent – C

But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” OPENING PRAYER Come, all who are thirsty says Jesus, our Lord, come, all who are weak, taste the living water that I shall give. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent – C

                                           “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” OPENING PRAYER You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, revealing as much of your glory to your disciples as they could behold. Through … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent – C

‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.” OPENING PRAYER St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

“Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” OPENING PRAYER A Three O’Clock Prayer Dear Lord, remembering the hour when You experienced death So that we might have Eternal Life, May we appreciate in our hearts the necessity … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

“Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.’ OPENING PRAYER Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

  “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” OPENING PRAYER Fifth Centenary Prayer Your Word of Life, O God, reached these lands five centuries ago, and calls us still to proclaim the saving message of Christ. We pray … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me?  My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servers, … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord – C

‘And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” OPENING PRAYER When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan The worship of the Trinity was made manifest, For the voice of … Continue reading

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