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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

“Christ died out of love for us, while we were still ‘enemies’. The Lord asks us to love as he does, even
our enemies, to make ourselves the neighbor of those farthest away, and to love children and the poor
as Christ himself.
The Apostle Paul has given an incomparable depiction of charity: charity is patient and kind, charity is
not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant r rude. Charity does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable
or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Charity bears all things, believes all
things, hopes all things, endures all things. “(CCC 1825)
celebrate the sacred mysteries. people of good will. │We
(Pause) praise you, we bless you, │we
All — I confess to almighty adore you, we glorify you, │we
God │and to you, my brothers give you thanks for your great
and sisters, │ that I have glory, │Lord God, heavenly
greatly sinned, in my thoughts King, O God, Almighty Father.
and in my words, │ in what I Lord Jesus Christ, │ Only
have done and in what I have Begotten Son, Lord God, │
failed to do, │through my fault, Lamb of God, Son of the
through my fault, through my Father, │you take away the
most grievous fault; │therefore sins of the world, have mercy
I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, on us; │you take away the sins
all the Angels and Saints, │ of the world, receive our
and you, my brothers and prayer; │you are seated at the
Entrance Antiphon sisters, │to pray for me to the right hand of the Father, have
Lord our God. mercy on us. │ For you alone
O Lord, I trust in your merciful
P — May almighty God have are the Holy One, │you alone
love. │ My heart will rejoice in are the Lord, │you alone are
your salvation. │ I will sing to mercy on us, forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life. the Most High, Jesus Christ,
the Lord who has been
│with the Holy Spirit, in the
bountiful with me. All — Amen. glory of God the Father.
Greeting Kyrie Amen.
(The sign of the cross is made here)
P —Lord, have mercy. Collect
The grace of our Lord Jesus All — Lord, have mercy. P — Let us pray. (Pause)
Christ, and the love of God, and
the communion of the Holy Spirit P —Christ, have mercy. Grant, we pray, almighty God,
be with you all. All — Christ, have mercy. that, always pondering spiritual
things, we may carry out in both
All — And with your spirit. P —Lord, have mercy. word and deed that which is
Penitential Act All — Lord, have mercy. pleasing to you.

P — Brethren (brothers and Gloria Through our Lord Jesus Christ,

sisters), let us acknowledge our your Son, who lives and reigns
sins, and so prepare ourselves to All — Glory to God in the with you in the unity of the Holy
highest, │and on earth peace to
Spirit, one God, forever and delivered you into my grasp, │ I

.All — Amen.
would not harm the LORD’s
— The word of the Lord.
│ It is written, The first man,
All — Thanks be to God. Adam, became a living being, │
the last Adam a life-giving spirit.
(Pause for 15 to 20 seconds) │ But the spiritual was not first; │
rather the natural and then the
Responsorial Psalm [Ps 103]
[1 Sm 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23] (Be
seated) spiritual. │ The first man was
℞ — The Lord is kind and from the earth, earthly; │ the
This Old Testament tradition shows us
merciful. second man, from heaven. │ As
a beautiful feature of David’s
was the earthly one, so also are
character – his magnanimity. He
the earthly, │ and as is the
spares his enemy when he could
heavenly one, so also are the
easily kill him with impunity!
heavenly. │ Just as we have
A reading from the first borne the image of the earthly
Book of the Samuel one, │ we shall also bear the
1. Bless the LORD, O my soul; image of the heavenly one.

I N THOSE days, Saul went

│ and all my being, bless his
holy name. │ Bless the LORD,
O my soul, │ and forget not all
— The word of the Lord.
All — Thanks be to God.
down to the desert of Ziph │ with
three thousand picked men of his benefits. ℞. (Wait for the celebrant to get up)
Israel, │ to search for David in
Alleluia (Please Stand)
the desert of Ziph. │ So David 2. He pardons all your
and Abishai went among Saul’s iniquities, │ heals all your ills. ℞ Alleluia, Alleluia.
soldiers by night│ and found │ He redeems your life from I give you a new commandment,
Saul lying asleep within the destruction, │ crowns you with says the Lord: love one another
barricade, │ with his spear thrust kindness and compassion. ℞. as I have loved you.
into the ground at his head │and ℞ Alleluia, alleluia.
Abner and his men sleeping
3. Merciful and gracious is the
around him.
LORD, │ slow to anger and Gospel [Lk 6:27-38]
Abishai whispered to David: │
abounding in kindness. │ Not
according to our sins does he P — The Lord be with you.
“God has delivered your enemy
into your grasp this day. │ Let deal with us, │ nor does he All — And with your spirit.
me nail him to the ground with requite us according to our
crimes. ℞. P — A reading from the holy
one thrust of the spear; │ I will
Gospel according to Luke.
not need a second thrust!” │ But
David said to Abishai, “Do not 4. As far as the east is from All — Glory to you, O Lord.
harm him, │ for who can lay the west, │ so far has he put
hands on the LORD’s anointed
and remain unpunished?” │ So
David took the spear and the
our transgressions from us. │
As a father has compassion
on his children, │ so the LORD
J ESUS SAID to his
disciples: │ “To you who hear I
water jug from their place at has compassion on those who say, │ love your enemies, do
Saul’s head, │ and they got fear him. ℞. good to those who hate you, │
away without anyone’s seeing or bless those who curse you, pray
knowing or awakening. │ All for those who mistreat you. │ To
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remained asleep, │ because the [1 Cor 15: 45-49] the person who strikes you on
LORD had put them into a deep one cheek, │ offer the other one
slumber. Paul compares our risen Lord as well, │ and from the person
Jesus with the Adam of the Book who takes your cloak, │ do not
Going across to an opposite of Genesis. During our lifetime withhold even your tunic. │ Give
slope, │ David stood on a we should constantly grow into to everyone who asks of you, │
the likeness of the risen Lord,
remote hilltop│ at a great and from the one who takes what
and in him into the likeness of is yours do not demand it back.
distance from Abner, son of Ner,
the heavenly Father! │ Do to others as you would
and the troops. │ He said: “Here A reading from the first Letter
is the king’s spear. │ Let an have them do to you. │ For if you
of Saint Paul to the love those who love you, │ what
attendant come over to get it. │ Corinthians
The LORD will reward each man credit is that to you? │ Even
sinners love those who love
for his justice and faithfulness. │
them. │ And if you do good to
Today, though the LORD
those who do good to you, │ For our sake he was crucified C — For the elderly, the lonely,
what credit is that to you? │ under Pontius Pilate, │ he and the sick may effectively
Even sinners do the same. │ If suffered death and was buried, communicate the gentle love that
you lend money to those from │and rose again on the third Jesus has for them. Let us pray
whom you expect repayment, │ day in accordance with the to the Lord. ℞
what credit is that to you? Even Scriptures. │ He ascended into
sinners lend to sinners, │ and heaven │and is seated at the C — For the faithful departed:
get back the same amount. │But right hand of the Father. │He May they be united to the risen
rather, love your enemies and do will come again in glory to Christ in the heavenly Kingdom.
good to them, │ and lend judge the living and the dead Let us pray to the Lord. ℞.
expecting nothing back; │ then │and his kingdom will have no
your reward will be great│ and end.
C — That our parish community
you will be children of the Most
leaders, coordinators, catechists,
High, │ for he himself is kind to I believe in the Holy Spirit,
lectors, extraordinary ministers
the ungrateful and the wicked. │ │the Lord, the giver of life,
and all those, help and support
Be merciful, just as your Father │who proceeds from the
to grow our communities will find
is merciful. Father and the Son, │who with
thy helping hand in all their
the Father and the Son is
“Stop judging and you will not be adored and glorified, │ who needs and troubles. We pray: ℞
judged. │ Stop condemning and has spoken through the
you will not be condemned. │ prophets. C — Let us pray in silence for
Forgive and you will be forgiven. our personal intentions (Pause).
│ Give, and gifts will be given to I believe in one, holy, catholic Let us pray to the Lord. ℞
you; │ a good measure, packed and apostolic Church. │ I .
together, shaken down, and confess one Baptism for the P — Heavenly Father, hear our
overflowing, │ will be poured into forgiveness of sins│ and I look prayers and draw us closer to
your lap. │ For the measure with forward to the resurrection of you. Let your Word and the
which you measure│ will in the dead │and the life of the Eucharist be our strength and
return be measured out to you.” world to come. Amen. our delight as we grow in faith to
— The Gospel of the Lord. Prayers of the Faithful serve you more generously each
P — God has called us to be his
All — Praise to you, Lord faithful followers. Let us pray to
Jesus Christ. We ask this through Christ our
the Father that we may draw
inspiration and strength from the
Homily (Be seated) Word of God and do our part to
proclaim the Word to others as
All - Amen.
(Pause for 15 to 20 seconds) we all say:
℞ — Lord, hear our prayer.
Profession of Faith (Stand)
C — For the Church: that we
may allow Jesus to draw our Presentation of the Offerings

I believe in one God, the

Father almighty, │maker of
attention away from our fear and
limits and open us to all the
possibilities that flow from God’s
(Please Stand)
P — Pray, brethren (brothers
heaven and earth, │of all invitation. Let us pray to the and sisters), that my sacrifice
things visible and invisible. Lord. ℞ and yours may be acceptable to
God, the almighty Father.
I believe in one Lord Jesus C — For the world leaders: May All — May the Lord accept the
Christ, │the Only Begotten they serve the needs of all sacrifice at your hands for the
Son of God, │born of the people with wisdom and praise and glory of his name,
Father before all ages. │God compassion. Let us pray to the for our good and the good of
from God, Light from Light, Lord. ℞ all his holy Church.
│true God from true God,
│begotten, not made, C — For the prophets of today, Prayer over the Offerings
│consubstantial with the the catechists, lectors and all P — As we celebrate your
Father; │through him all who are entrusted with teaching mysteries, O Lord, with the
things were made. │For us God’s Word: May they reject the observance that is your due, we
men and for our salvation│ he devil’s ploys and be faithful to humbly ask you, that what we
came down from heaven, (All their mission and become offer to the honor of your majesty
bow) │ and by the Holy Spirit instruments of salvation to their may profit us for salvation.
was incarnate of the Virgin brothers and sisters. Let us pray
Mary, and became man. Through Christ our Lord.
to the Lord. ℞
All — Amen.
Preface VII of the temptation, but deliver us from (Please stand)
Sundays in Ordinary Time evil.
P — Let us pray. (Pause)
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that
P — Deliver us, Lord, we pray,
P — The Lord be with you. we may experience the effects of
from every evil, graciously grant the salvation which is pledged to us
All — And with your spirit. peace in our days, that, by the by these mysteries.
P — Lift up your hearts. help of your mercy, we may be
always free from sin and safe Through Christ our Lord.
All — We lift them up to the from all distress, as we await the All — Amen.
Lord. blessed hope and the coming of
P — Let us give thanks to the Lord our Savior, Jesus Christ.
our God.
All — For the kingdom, the
All — It is right and just. P — The Lord be with you.
power, and the glory are yours,
now and forever. All — And with your spirit.
P — It is truly right and just, our duty
and our salvation, always and Solemn Blessing
everywhere to give you thanks,
Invitation to Peace
Lord, holy Father, almighty and P — Lord Jesus Christ, who said to P — Bow your heads and pray for
eternal God. your Apostles: Peace I leave you, God’s blessing. (Pause)
my peace I give you, look not on our
For you so loved the world that in sins, but on the faith of your Church, Turn your people to you with all their
your mercy you sent us the and graciously grant her peace and heart, O Lord, we pray, for you
Redeemer, to live like us in all unity in accordance with your will. protect even those who go astray,
things but sin, so that you might love Who live and reign for ever but when they serve you with
in us what you loved in your Son, by and ever. undivided heart, you sustain them
whose obedience we have been All — Amen. with still greater care.
restored to those gifts of yours that,
by sinning, we had lost in P — The peace of the Lord be with Through Christ our Lord.
disobedience. you always.
All — And with your spirit
℞ — Amen.
And so, Lord, with all the Angels
and Saints, we, too, give you
thanks, as in exultation we acclaim: P — Let us offer each other the sign P — And may the blessing of
of peace. almighty God, the Father, and the
All — Holy, Holy, Holy Lord Son, (†) and the Holy Spirit, come
Breaking of the Bread down on you and remain with you
God of hosts. Heaven and
earth are full of your glory. (The following is sung) forever.
All – Lamb of God, you take away
Hosanna in the highest. the sins of the world, have mercy ℞ – Amen.
Blessed is he who comes in on us.
the name of the Lord. Dismissal
(The invocation may even be repeated
Hosanna in the highest. (Please several times if the fraction is prolonged. P — Go in peace, glorifying the Lord
kneel) Only the final time, however, is grant us by your life.
peace said)
Acclamation (Please stand) All — Thanks be to God!
Lamb of God, you take away the
P – The mystery of faith. sins of the world, grant us peace
When we eat this Bread and
drink this Cup, we proclaim Invitation to Communion PARISH LITURGICAL
your Death, O Lord, until you (Kneel) CALENDAR
come again. FEBRUARY 2019
P — Behold the Lamb of God, 24 – 2 March: SOT 7 C
behold him who takes away the sins
of the world. Blessed are those MARCH
called to the supper of the Lamb.  3 – 5 : SOT 8 C
All — Lord, I am not worthy that  (4: St Casimir, feast for Polish)
P – At the Savior’s command  6 : Ash Wednesday
you should enter under my roof,
and formed by divine teaching,
we dare to say:
but only say the word and my soul 7 – 13 : Lent 1 C
shall be healed.  (8: St John of God, feast for
All — Our Father, who art in
heaven, hallowed be thy name; Communion Antiphon nurses)
thy kingdom come, thy will be
I will recount all your wonders, 14 – 20: Lent 2 C
done on earth as it is in heaven.
│ I will rejoice in you and be  (17: St Patrick, feast for Irish)
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as glad, │ and sing psalms to 19 : ST JOSEPH, solemnity
we forgive those who trespass your name, O Most High.
against us; and lead us not into
Prayer after Communion