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Daily Readings Tuesday 18th June 2019

Jun 18

DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Tuesday 18 June 2019 Tuesday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green.


Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 26: 7, 9

O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!


Collect

O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. 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: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9

The Lord Jesus was rich but became poor for your sake

Now here, brothers, is the news of the grace of God which was given in the churches in Macedonia; and of how, throughout great trials by suffering, their constant cheerfulness and their intense poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity. I can swear that they gave not only as much as they could afford, but far more, and quite spontaneously, begging and begging us for the favour of sharing in this service to the saints and, what was quite unexpected, they offered their own selves first to God and, under God, to us.

Because of this, we have asked Titus, since he has already made a beginning, to bring this work of mercy to the same point of success among you. You always have the most of everything – of faith, of eloquence, of understanding, of keenness for any cause, and the biggest share of our affection – so we expect you to put the most into this work of mercy too. It is not an order that I am giving you; I am just testing the genuineness of your love against the keenness of others. Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145(146):2,5-9

My soul, give praise to the Lord.or Alleluia!

I will praise the Lord all my days,
make music to my God while I live.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.or Alleluia!

He is happy who is helped by Jacob’s God,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who alone made heaven and earth,
the seas and all they contain.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.or Alleluia!

It is he who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.or Alleluia!


Gospel Acclamation: 2Co5:19

Alleluia, alleluia!
God in Christ was reconciling the world to himself, and he has entrusted to us the news that they are reconciled.
Alleluia!

or: John 13:34

Alleluia, alleluia!
I give you a new commandment: love one another just as I have loved you, says the Lord.
Alleluia!


Gospel: Matthew 5:43-48

Pray for those who persecute you

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You have learnt how it was said: You must love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say this to you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; in this way you will be sons of your Father in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on bad men as well as good, and his rain to fall on honest and dishonest men alike. For if you love those who love you, what right have you to claim any credit? Even the tax Collectors do as much, do they not? And if you save your greetings for your brothers, are you doing anything exceptional? Even the pagans do as much, do they not? You must therefore be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.’


Prayer over the Offerings:

O God, who in the offerings presented here provide for the twofold needs of human nature, nourishing us with food and renewing us with your Sacrament, grant, we pray, that the sustenance they provide may not fail us in body or in spirit. Through Christ our Lord.


Communion Antiphon: Ps 26: 4

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

or: John 17: 11

Holy Father, keep in your name those you have given me, that they may be one as we are one, says the Lord.


Prayer after Communion:

As this reception of your Holy Communion, O Lord, foreshadows the union of the faithful in you, so may it bring about unity in your Church. Through Christ our Lord.



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St Swithun’s Church
105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Phone:
023 9282 8305
Website:
www.stswithuns.org.uk

Organiser

Father Marcin
Phone:
02392 828305
Email:
mdrabik@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Website:
www.stswithuns.org.uk