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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.

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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The Resurrection of the Lord The Mass of Easter Day – A

OPENING PRAYER Prayer For The Easter Virtues Lord, the resurrection of Your Son has given us new life and renewed hope. Help us to live as new people in pursuit of the Christian ideal. Grant us wisdom to know what … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Palm Sunday Almighty and ever-living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Lent – A

“Master, the one you love is ill.”  When Jesus heard this he said,  “This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” OPENING PRAYER … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – A

Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer for Healing Lord, You invite all who are burdened to … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent – A

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. OPENING PRAYER Prayer to the Guardian Angel St. Peter the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent – A

        “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer for the Intercession of St. Joseph Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne … Continue reading

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