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Daily Readings Thursday 24th September 2020

Sep 24

DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Thursday 24 September 2020 Our Lady of Walsingham  on Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: White.


Entrance Antiphon:

Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King who rules heaven and earth for ever.


Collect:

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as in the mystery of the Incarnation the blessed and ever-Virgin Mary conceived your Son in her heart before she conceived him in the womb, so we, your pilgrim people, rejoicing in her motherly care, may welcome him into our hearts and become a holy house fit for his eternal dwelling. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


Readings for the feria (Thursday)
There is a choice today between the readings for the ferial day (Thursday) and those for the memorial. The ferial readings are recommended unless pastoral reasons suggest otherwise.


First Reading:
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11

Nothing is new and all is vanity

Vanity of vanities, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanities. Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?

A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm for ever. The sun rises, the sun sets; then to its place it speeds and there it rises. Southward goes the wind, then turns to the north; it turns and turns again; back then to its circling goes the wind. Into the sea all the rivers go, and yet the sea is never filled, and still to their goal the rivers go. All things are wearisome.

No man can say that eyes have not had enough of seeing, ears their fill of hearing. What was will be again; what has been done will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. Take anything of which it may be said, ‘Look now, this is new.’ Already, long before our time, it existed. Only no memory remains of earlier times, just as in times to come next year itself will not be remembered.


Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 89(90):3-6,12-14,17

O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.

You turn men back to dust
and say: ‘Go back, sons of men.’
To your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday, come and gone,
no more than a watch in the night.

O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.

You sweep men away like a dream,
like the grass which springs up in the morning.
In the morning it springs up and flowers:
by evening it withers and fades.

O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.

Make us know the shortness of our life
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever?
Show pity to your servants.

O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.

In the morning, fill us with your love;
we shall exult and rejoice all our days.
Let the favour of the Lord be upon us:
give success to the work of our hands.

O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.


Gospel Acclamation:
Ps118:18

Alleluia, alleluia!
Open my eyes, O Lord, that I may consider the wonders of your law.
Alleluia!

Or:
John 14:6

Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; No one can come to the Father except through me.
Alleluia!


Gospel:
Luke 9:7-9

‘John? I beheaded him; so who is this?’

Herod the tetrarch had heard about all that was being done by Jesus; and he was puzzled, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead, others that Elijah had reappeared, still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life. But Herod said, ‘John? I beheaded him. So who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see Jesus.


Prayer over the Offerings:

As we honour the memory of the Mother of your Son, we pray, O Lord, that the oblation of this sacrifice may, by your grace, make of us an eternal offering to you. Through Christ our Lord.


Communion Antiphon:
Cf. Luke 11: 27

Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.


Prayer after Communion:

Father, the incarnation of your Son was the root of our gracious redemption, your gift of saving love to all your people. Strengthened by the prayers of Our Lady of Walsingham, may we be together a joyful sign of Christ’s presence as we continue our pilgrim joumey to you, for he is Lord for ever and ever.




Copyright © 1996-2019 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd. All rights reserved.

Venue

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