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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.

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

‘your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” OPENING PRAYER Jesus Light of the World Jesus, Light of the World, For the many that have followed you today through the … Continue reading

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – A

               “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord’ OPENING PRAYER Heavenly Father, on this Feast of Candlemas, I recall the gift Mary and Joseph gave to the world by offering baby Jesus to … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” OPENING PRAYER Prayer of Charles de Foucauld Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

“I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him.” OPENING PRAYER I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord – A

‘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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The Epiphany of the Lord

“They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother” OPENING PRAYER Christmas Prayer Moonless darkness stands between. Past, the Past, no more be seen! But the Bethlehem star may … Continue reading

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The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

“When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” PRAYER OF THE WEEK Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. … Continue reading

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – A

  “He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.” PRAYER OF THE WEEK A Prayer for a Family O dear Jesus, I humbly implore … Continue reading

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – Mass During the Night

“And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” OPENING PRAYER Christmas Prayer of St. … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent – A

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” OPENING PRAYER Behold, all things are fulfilled which were spoken by the Angel of the Virgin Mary. Let us … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent – A

Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you. OPENING PRAYER Prayer to St. John the Baptist God, You raised up St. John the Baptist to prepare a perfect people for Christ. Fill … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent – A

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” OPENING PRAYER O Jesus, in an empty desert your prophet John proclaimed: God is here, at your side. God has come to bring about a kingdom where injustice and suffering will … Continue reading

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