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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.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” OPENING PRAYER Prayer for God’s Guidance Father in Heaven, You made me Your child and called me to walk in the Light of Christ. Free me from darkness and … Continue reading

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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Respect of Life Heavenly Father, the beauty … Continue reading

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

  ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. OPENING PRAYER Prayer for the Poor Who is Jesus to … Continue reading

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

No servant can serve two masters.  He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and mammon.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Charity in Truth Father, your … Continue reading

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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

‘there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.’” OPENING PRAYER Prayer for the Conversion of Sinners. Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful Savior of the world, … Continue reading

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Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.“ OPENING PRAYER The Passion Of Christ, Strengthen Me Prayer Passion of Christ, strengthen me! Strengthen … Continue reading

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Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” OPENING PRAYER A Prayer for the Virtue of Humility Lord Jesus, when You walked the earth, Your humility obscured Your Kingship. Your … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

“For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer of Commendation Go forth, Christian soul, from this world in the name of God the almighty Father, who created you, … Continue reading

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

Jesus said to his disciples:  “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Justice Father, you have given all peoples one common origin. It is your will … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

“Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled’ OPENING PRAYER MATINS. Quem terra, pontus, sidera The God whom earth and sea and sky Adore and laud and magnify, WHO o’er their … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

   “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”   OPENING PRAYER Stewardship “Gift” Prayer Lord, you alone are the source of every good gift, of the vast array of our universe, and the mystery of each … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Choosing a State of Life From all eternity, O Lord, You planned my very existence and … Continue reading

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