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22/02/2021 Day 53

1 Peter 5:1-4; Matthew 16:13-19

The Feast of the Chair of St Peter, the Apostle
Antiphons and Readings on p. 1573 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
The Lord says to Simon Peter: I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail, and once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.

 

First Reading: 1 Peter 5:1-4

A reading from the first letter of Saint Peter

Beloved:
I exhort the elders among you,
as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ
as well as a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed.
Tend the flock of God that is your charge,
not by constraint but willingly,
not for shameful gain but eagerly,
not as domineering over those in your charge
but being examples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd is manifested
you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23: 1-3a.3b-4.5.6 (R. 1)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me;
he revives my soul.

He guides me along the right path,
for the sake of his name.
Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
no evil would I fear, for you are with me.
Your crook and your staff will give me comfort.

You have prepared a table before me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for length of days unending.

R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

 

Please stand for the proclamation of the Gospel

Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi,
he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that the Son of man is?”
And they said,
“Some say John the Baptizer,
others say Elijah,
and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

He said to them,
“But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ,
the Son of the living God.”

And Jesus answered him,
“Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona!
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you,
but my Father who is in heaven.
And I tell you, you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven,
and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

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