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Let Us Bless The Lord - A weekly study of the Roman 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.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” OPENING PRAYER  Prayer of St Benedict (480-547) … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer To Saint Joseph For The Whole Church O Glorious Saint Joseph, you were chosen … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.  But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.” COLLECT Father, guide and protector of your people, grant us an unfailing respect for … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ

‘Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.  OPENING PRAYER Anima Christi Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. OPENING PRAYER Prayer of Thanks O eternal God! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; the … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday

As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”  And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain … Continue reading

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The Accession of the Lord

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. OPENING PRAYER  Novena for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – A

  Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.  And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” OPENING PRAYER Mighty God, in whom … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – A

‘Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you know me, then you will also know my Father.  From now on you do know … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter – A

‘A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer to Jesus, The Good Shepherd Faithful Shepherd, You are not a hireling who runs … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter – A

And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.  With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” OPENING PRAYER Divine Mercy Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion … Continue reading

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