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Daily Readings Wednesday 26th June 2019

Jun 26

DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 26 June 2019 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green.


Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 27: 8-9

The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.


Collect

Grant, O Lord, that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love. 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: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18

Count the stars: such shall be your descendants

It happened that the word of the Lord was spoken to Abram in a vision, ‘Have no fear, Abram, I am your shield; your reward will be very great.’ ‘My Lord,’ Abram replied ‘what do you intend to give me? I go childless…’ Then Abram said, ‘See, you have given me no descendants; some man of my household will be my heir.’ And then this word of the Lord was spoken to him, ‘He shall not be your heir; your heir shall be of your own flesh and blood.’ Then taking him outside he said, ‘Look up to heaven and count the stars if you can. Such will be your descendants’ he told him. Abram put his faith in the Lord, who counted this as making him justified.

‘I am the Lord’ he said to him ‘who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldaeans to make you heir to this land.’ ‘My Lord,’ Abram replied ‘how am I to know that I shall inherit it?’ He said to him, ‘Get me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove and a young pigeon.’ He brought him all these, cut them in half and put half on one side and half facing it on the other; but the birds he did not cut in half. Birds of prey came down on the carcases but Abram drove them off. Now as the sun was setting Abram fell into a deep sleep, and terror seized him. When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, there appeared a smoking furnace and a firebrand that went between the halves. That day the Lord made a Covenant with Abram in these terms: ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the wadi of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates.’


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104(105):1-4,6-9

The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. or Alleluia!

Give thanks to the Lord, tell his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
O sing to him, sing his praise;
tell all his wonderful works!

The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. or Alleluia!

Be proud of his holy name,
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice.
Consider the Lord and his strength;
constantly seek his face.

The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. or Alleluia!

O children of Abraham, his servant,
O sons of the Jacob he chose.
He, the Lord, is our God:
his judgements prevail in all the earth.

The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. or Alleluia!

He remembers his covenant for ever,
his promise for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac.

The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. or Alleluia!


Gospel Acclamation: Ps118:18

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

or: John 15:4,5

Alleluia, alleluia!
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in me bears fruit in plenty.
Alleluia!


Gospel: Matthew 7:15-20

You will be able to tell them by their fruits

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits. Can people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, a sound tree produces good fruit but a rotten tree bad fruit. A sound tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a rotten tree bear good fruit. Any tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown on the fire. I repeat, you will be able to tell them by their fruits.’


Prayer over the Offerings:

Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation and praise and grant that, cleansed by its action, we may make offering of a heart pleasing to you. Through Christ our Lord.


Communion Antiphon: Ps 144: 15

The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.

or: John 10: 11, 15

I am the Good Shepherd, and I lay down my life for my sheep, says the Lord.


Prayer after Communion:

Renewed and nourished by the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of your Son, we ask of your mercy, O Lord, that what we celebrate with constant devotion may be our sure pledge of redemption. Through Christ our Lord.



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St Swithun’s Church
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Phone:
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Website:
www.stswithuns.org.uk

Organiser

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