Friday 15th January 2021

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15/01/2021 Day 15

Hebrews 4:1-5.11; Mark 2:1-12

Friday 1st week in Ordinary Time Year I
Readings on p. 718 and Antiphons on p.707 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Upon a lofty throne, I saw a man seated, whom a host of angels adored, singing in unison: Behold him, the name of whose empire is eternal.

First Reading: Hebrews 4:1-5.11

A reading from the letter to the Hebrews

Brothers and sisters:
While the promise of entering his rest remains,
let us fear lest any of you be judged
to have failed to reach it.
For good news came to us just as to them;
but the message which they heard did not benefit them, because it did not meet with faith in the hearers.
For we who have believed enter that rest,
as he has said,
“As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall never enter my rest,’”
although his works were finished
from the foundation of the world.
For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day
in this way,
“And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” And again in this place he said,
“They shall never enter my rest.”
Let us therefore strive to enter that rest,
that no one fall by the same sort of disobedience.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78: 3 and 4bc.6c-7.8 (R. 7b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:

R/. Never forget the deeds of the Lord!

The things we have heard and understood,
the things our fathers have told us,
but will tell them to the next generation:
the glories of the LORD and his might.

They should arise and declare it to their children,
that they should set their hope in God,
and never forget God’s deeds,
but keep every one of his commands.

So that they might not be like their fathers,
a defiant and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was fickle,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.

R/. Never forget the deeds of the Lord!

 

Please stand for the Gospel
Alleluia, Alleluia.
A great prophet has arisen among us, and God has visited his people. Alleluia.

 

 

 

Gospel: Mark 2:1-12

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
it was reported that he was at home.
And many were gathered together,
so that there was no longer room for them,
not even about the door;
and he was preaching the word to them.
And they came,
bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
And when they could not get near him because of the crowd,
they removed the roof above him;
and when they had made an opening,
they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay.
And when Jesus saw their faith,
he said to the paralytic,
“Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Now some of the scribes were sitting there,
questioning in their hearts,
“Why does this man speak like this? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
And immediately Jesus,
perceiving in his spirit that they questioned like this within themselves,
said to them,
“Why do you question like this in your hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’
or to say, ‘Rise, take up your pallet and walk’?
But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins”
—he said to the paralytic—
“I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home.”
And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet
and went out before them all;
so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly, says the Lord.

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