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11/06/2023 Day 162

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ  – Cycle A
The readings and antiphons are on page 298 of the Sunday Missal and on p. 1519 of the Daily Missal.

 

Entrance Antiphon.
He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.

 

First Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16

A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy.

Moses spoke to the people, saying,
“You shall remember all the way
which the Lord your God has led you
these forty years in the wilderness,
that he might humble you,
testing you to know what was in your heart,
whether you would keep his commandments, or not.
And he humbled you and let you hunger
and fed you with manna,
which you did not know,
nor did your fathers know;
that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything
that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
“And you shall remember the Lord your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage,
who led you through the great and terrible wilderness,
with its fiery serpents and scorpions
and thirsty ground where there was no water,
who brought you water out of the flinty rock,
who fed you in the wilderness with manna
which your fathers did not know.”

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 147:12-13.14-15.19-20 (R. 12a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/: O Jerusalem glorify the Lord!

O Jerusalem glorify the Lord!
O Sion, praise your God!
He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
he has blessed your children within you.

He established peace on your borders;

he gives you your fill of finest wheat.

He sends out his word to the earth,

and swiftly runs his command.

He reveals his word to Jacob;

to Israel, his decrees and judgements.

He has not dealt thus with other nations;

He has not taught them his judgements.

 

R/: O Jerusalem glorify the Lord!

 

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Brothers and sisters:

The cup of blessing which we bless,
is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?
The bread which we break,
is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Because there is one bread,
we who are many are one body,
for we all partake of the one bread.

The Word of the Lord.

 

Alleluia, Alleluia.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven, says the Lord; if anyone eats this bread he will live forever.
Alleluia.

 

Gospel: John 6:51-58

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

At that time:
Jesus said to the crowds of the Jews
I am the living bread which came down from heaven;
if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever;
and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying,
“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
So Jesus said to them,
“Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood,
you have no life in you;
he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,
and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me,
and I in him.
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father,
so he who eats me will live because of me.
This is the bread which came down from heaven,
not such as the fathers ate and died;
he who eats this bread will live for ever.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him says the Lord.

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