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(varies)

 

 

 

Psalm 67

 

 

 Let God arise, let his foes be scattered.

Let those who hate him flee before him.

 

As smoke is blown away so will they be blown away;

like wax that melts before the fire,

so the wicked shall perish at the presence of God.

 

But the just shall rejoice at the presence of God,

they shall exult and dance for joy.

 

O sing to the Lord, make music to his name;

make a highway for him who rides on the clouds

Rejoice in the Lord, exult at his presence.

 

Father of the orphan, defender of the widow,

such is God in his holy place.

 

God gives the lonely a home to live in;

he leads the prisoners forth into freedom:

but rebels must dwell in a parched land.

 

When you went forth, O God, at the head of your people,

when you marched across the desert, the earth trembled;

 

the heavens melted at the presence of God,

at the presence of God, Israel’s God.

 

You poured down, O God, a generous rain;

when your people were starved you gave them new life.

 

It was there that your people found a home,

prepared in your goodness, O God, for the poor.

 

The Lord gives the word to the bearers of good tidings:

“The Almighty has defeated a numberless army

 

and kings and armies are in flight, in flight

while you were at rest among the sheepfolds.”

 

At home the women already share the spoil.

They are covered with silver as the wings of a dove,

 

its feathers brilliant with shining gold

and jewels flashing like snow on Mount Zalmon.

 

The mountains of Bashan are mighty mountains;

high-ridged mountains are the mountains of Bashan.

 

Why look with envy, you high-ridged mountains,

at the mountain where God has chosen to dwell?

It is there that the Lord shall dwell for ever.

 

The chariots of God are thousands upon thousands.

The Lord has come from Sinai to the holy place.

 

You have gone up on high; you have taken captives,

 receiving men in tribute, O God,

even those who rebel, into your dwelling, O Lord.

 

May the Lord be blessed day after day.

He bears our burdens, God our Savior;

 

This God of ours is a God who saves.

The Lord our God holds the keys of death.

 

And God will smite the head of his foes,

the crown of those who persist in their sins.

 

The Lord said: “I will bring them back from Bashan;

I will bring them back from the depth of the sea.

 

Then your feet will tread in their blood

and the tongues of your dogs take their share of the foe.”

 

They see your solemn procession, O God,

the procession of my God, of my king, to the sanctuary:

 

the singers in the forefront, the musicians coming last,

between them, maidens sounding their timbrels.

 

 “In festive gatherings, bless the Lord;

bless God, O you who are Israel’s sons.”

 

There is Benjamin, least of the tribes, at the head,

Judah’s princes, a mighty throng,

Zebulun’s princes, Naphtali’s princes.

 

Show forth, O God, show forth your might,

your might, O God, which you have shown for us

 

for the sake of your temple high in Jerusalem

may kings come to you bringing their tribute.

 

Threaten the wild beast that dwells in the reeds,

the bands of the mighty and lords of the peoples.

 

Let them bow down, offering silver.

Scatter the peoples who delight in war.

 

Princes will make their way from Egypt;

Ethiopia will stretch out her hands to God.

 

Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God, praise the Lord

who rides on the heavens, the ancient heavens.

 

He thunders his voice, his mighty voice.

Come, acknowledge the power of God.

 

His glory is on Israel; his might is in the skies.

God is to be feared in his holy place.

 

He is the Lord, Israel’s God.

He gives strength and power to his people.

Blessed be God!

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Reading

 (varies)

Col 1:9b-12

 

May you be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.  May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

 

Thanks be to God.

 

Responsorial Psalm 95

 

O sing a new song to the Lord,  

sing to the Lord all the earth.

O sing to the Lord, bless his name.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

Proclaim his help day by day,  

tell among the nations his glory

and his wonders among all the peoples

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

The Lord is great and worthy of praise,  

to be feared above all gods;

the gods of the heathens are naught.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

It was the Lord who made the heavens,  

his are majesty and state and power

and splendor in his holy place.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

Give the Lord, you families of peoples,  

give the Lord glory and power,

give the Lord the glory of his name.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

Bring an offering and enter his courts,  

worship the Lord in his temple.

O earth, tremble before him.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

Proclaim to the nations: ‘God is king.’  

The world he made firm in its place;

he will judge the peoples in fairness.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

Let the heavens rejoice and earth be glad,

let the sea and all within it thunder praise,

let the land and all it bears rejoice,

all the trees of the wood shout for joy

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

 

at the presence of the Lord for he comes,

he comes to rule the earth.

With justice he will rule the world,

he will judge the peoples with his truth.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king!”

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Song of Mary

 

 

My soul glorifies the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

 

He looks on his servant in her nothingness;

henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

 

The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy is his name!

 

His mercy is from age to age,

on those who fear him.

 

He puts forth his arm in strength

and scatters the proud-hearted

 

He casts the mighty from their thrones

and raises the lowly.

 

He fills the starving with good things,

sends the rich away empty.

 

He protects Israel, his servant,

remembering his mercy,

 

The mercy promised to our fathers,

for Abraham and his sons for ever.

 

 

Intercessions

(varies)

 

 

 

Praise to you, Father everlasting. 

You open your hand and fill all creatures with blessing. 

Listen to these petitions, as we say:

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the end of hatred and distrust among Christians.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the renewal of our service in the church.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the enrichment of our sacred reading and private prayer.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the healing of broken relationships.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the rule of justice and peace.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the relief of hunger and disease.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

For the fulfillment of the hopes of the faithful departed,

 

(especially …………….). 

 

May they be found worthy of the promises of Christ, forever and ever.

 

 

Commemoration of our Lady

 

 

   

 

 

 

Concluding Prayer

(varies)

 

Almighty and ever-living God,

your Spirit made us your children,

confident to call you Father.

Increase your Spirit within us

and bring us to our promised inheritance.

 

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

 

Amen