Friday, 11th June 2021

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11/06/2021 Day 162

Hosea 11:1.3-4.8c-9; John 19:31-37

Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus– Year B

Readings on p.1529 and Antiphons on p 1527 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
The designs of his heart are from age to age, to rescue their souls from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

 

First Reading: Hosea 11:1.3-4.8c-9

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Hosea

Thus says the Lord:
When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
I took them up in my arms;
but they did not know that I healed them.
I led them with cords of compassion,
with the bands of love,
and I became to them as one
who raises an infant to his cheeks,
and I bent down to them and fed them.

My heart recoils within me,
my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not execute my fierce anger,
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not a human,
the Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come to destroy.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-3.4bcde.5-6 (R. 3)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the nations,
proclaim that his name is exalted.

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be known in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

R/. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

 

 

 

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:8-12.14-19

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints,
this grace was given,
to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
and to make all people see
what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages
in God who created all things;
that through the church the manifold wisdom of God
might now be made known
to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.
This was according to the eternal purpose
which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
in whom we have boldness and confidence of access
through our faith in him.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
that according to the riches of his glory
he may grant you to be strengthened with might
through his Spirit in the inner person,
and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may have power to comprehend with all the saints
what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.

The Word of the Lord

 

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
Take my yolk upon you, says the Lord; and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart.
Alleluia.

Gospel: John 19:31-37

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

Since it was the day of Preparation,
in order to prevent the bodies
from remaining on the cross on the sabbath
(for that sabbath was a high day),
the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken,
and that they might be taken away.
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first,
and of the other who had been crucified with him;
but when they came to Jesus
and saw that he was already dead,
they did not break his legs.
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear,
and at once there came out blood and water.
He who saw it has borne witness—
his testimony is true,
and he knows that he tells the truth—
that you also may believe.
For these things took place
that the scripture might be fulfilled,
“Not a bone of him shall be broken.”
And again another scripture says,
“They shall look on him whom they have pierced.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

Communion Antiphon
Thus says the Lord: Let whoever is thirsty come to me and drink. Streams of living water will flow from within the one who believes in me.

 

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