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16/06/2023 Day 167

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

Antiphons and Readings on p 1527 of the Daily Missal


First Reading: Deuteronomy 7:6-11

A reading from the Book of the Deuteronomy

Moses said to the people
“You are a people holy to the Lord your God;
the Lord your God has chosen you
to be a people for his own possession,
out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth.
It was not because you
were more in number than any other people
that the Lord set his love upon you and chose you,
for you were the fewest of all peoples;
but it is because the Lord loves you,
and is keeping the oath which he swore to your fathers,
that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand,
and redeemed you from the house of bondage,
from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God,
the faithful God who keeps covenant
and steadfast love with those who love him
and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
and requites to their face those who hate him, by destroying them;
he will not be slack with him who hates him,
he will requite him to his face.
You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment,
and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command you this day.

The Word of the Lord


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103:1-2.3-4.6-7.8 & 10 (R. 17ab)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The mercy of the Lord is everlasting upon those who hold him in fear.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all within me, his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and never forget all his benefits.

It is the Lord who forgives all your sins,
who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
who crowns you with mercy and compassion,

The Lord does just deeds,
gives full justice to all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
and his deeds to the children of Israel.

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and rich in mercy.
He does not treat us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our faults.

R/. The mercy of the Lord is everlasting upon those who hold him in fear.


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


Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time Jesus declared,
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you have hidden these things from the wise
and understanding and revealed them to babes;
yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
All things have been delivered to me by my Father,
and no one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

The Gospel of the Lord

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