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Daily Readings Friday 14th February 2020

Feb 14

DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 14 February 2020 Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop – Feast  Liturgical Colour: White.

Entrance Antiphon:

These are holy men who became friends of God, glorious heralds of divine truth.


O God, who enlightened the Slavic peoples through the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius, grant that our hearts may grasp the words of your teaching, and perfect us as a people of one accord in true faith and right confession. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading:
Acts 13:46-49

Since you have rejected the word of God, we must turn to the pagans

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly. ‘We had to proclaim the word of God to you first, but since you have rejected it, since you do not think yourselves worthy of eternal life, we must turn to the pagans. For this is what the Lord commanded us to do when he said: I have made you a light for the nations, so that my salvation may reach the ends of the earth. It made the pagans very happy to hear this and they thanked the Lord for his message; all who were destined for eternal life became believers. Thus the word of the Lord spread through the whole countryside.

Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 116(117)

Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.

O praise the Lord, all you nations,
acclaim him all you peoples!

Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.

Strong is his love for us;
he is faithful for ever.

Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.

Gospel Acclamation:
Luke 4:17

Alleluia, Alleluia!
The Lord has sent me to bring the good news to the poor,
to proclaim liberty to captives.

Luke 10:1-9

Your peace will rest on that man

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.”’

Prayer over the Offerings:

Look, O Lord, upon the offerings which we bring before your majesty in commemoration of Saints Cyril and Methodius, and grant that these gifts may become the sign of a new humanity, reconciled to you in loving charity. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon:
Cf. Mark 16: 20

The disciples went forth and preached the Gospel, while the Lord worked with them, confirming the word through accompanying signs.

Prayer after Communion:

O God, Father of all nations, who make us sharers in the one Bread and the one Spirit and heirs of the eternal banquet, grant in your kindness on this feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, that the multitude of your children, persevering in the same faith, may be united in building up the Kingdom of justice and peace. Through Christ our Lord.

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