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Daily Reading Friday 27th May 2022

May 27

Friday 27 May 2022 Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop – Feast  Liturgical Colour: White.

Entrance Antiphon:
Psalm 17:50; 21:23

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will tell of your name to my kin, alleluia.


Almighty God,
who by the mission of the Bishop Saint Augustine of Canterbury
called the English people into the wondrous light of the gospel,
grant through his intercession, we pray,
that faithful to that same gospel proclaimed
we may strive to make known your truth
and build up your Church on the foundations he laid.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

First Reading:
1 Thessalonians 2:2-8
We were eager to hand over to you not only the Good News but our whole lives

It was our God who gave us the courage to proclaim his Good News to you in the face of great opposition. We have not taken to preaching because we are deluded, or immoral, or trying to deceive anyone; it was God who decided that we were fit to be entrusted with the Good News, and when we are speaking, we are not trying to please men but God, who can read our inmost thoughts. You know very well, and we can swear it before God, that never at any time have our speeches been simply flattery, or a cover for trying to get money; nor have we ever looked for any special honour from men, either from you or anybody else, when we could have imposed ourselves on you with full weight, as apostles of Christ.

Instead, we were unassuming. Like a mother feeding and looking after her own children, we felt so devoted and protective towards you, and had come to love you so much, that we were eager to hand over to you not only the Good News but our whole lives as well.

Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 116(117)

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

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

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

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

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

Gospel Acclamation:
John 10:14

Alleluia, Alleluia!
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my own sheep and my own know me.

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:

Grant our supplication, we pray, almighty God,
that with these sacrificial offerings of your people,
which we bring on the feast of Saint Augustine,
you will graciously mingle with the gifts of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon:
1 Peter 2:9

O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him
who called you out of darkness, into his wonderful light, alleluia.

Prayer after Communion:

As we rejoice at the feast day of Saint Augustine
we have received the pledge of eternal redemption, O Lord,
and we pray that it may be of help to us
both now and for the life to come.
Through Christ our Lord.

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