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20/07/2021 Day 201

Exodus 14:21-15:1; Matthew 12:46-50

Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1
Readings on p.1075 and Antiphons on p 1065 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

First Reading: Exodus 14:21-15:1

A reading from the Book of Exodus

In those days:
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea;
and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night,
and made the sea dry land,
and the waters were divided.
And the people of Israel
went into the midst of the sea on dry ground,
the waters being a wall to them
on their right hand and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued,
and went in after them into the midst of the sea,
all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
And in the morning watch
the Lord in the pillar of fire and of cloud
looked down upon the host of the Egyptians,
and discomfited the host of the Egyptians,
clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily;
and the Egyptians said,
“Let us flee from before Israel;
for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.”

Then the Lord said to Moses,
“Stretch out your hand over the sea,
that the water may come back upon the Egyptians,
upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.”
So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea,
and the sea returned to its usual flow
when the morning appeared,
and the Egyptians fled into it,
and the Lord routed the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen
and all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea;
not so much as one of them remained.
But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea,
the waters being a wall to them
on their right hand and on their left.

Thus the Lord saved Israel that day
from the hand of the Egyptians,
and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore.
And Israel saw the great work
which the Lord did against the Egyptians,
and the people feared the Lord,
and they believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

Then Moses and the people of Israel
sang this song to the Lord, saying,
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”

The Word of the Lord


 Responsorial Psalm: Exodus 15:8-9.10 & 12.17 (R. 1a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously.

At the blast of your nostrils, the waters piled up,
the floods stood up in a heap;
the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’

You blew with your wind, the sea covered them;
they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
You stretched out your right hand,
the earth swallowed them.

You will bring them in, and plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.

R/. I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
If a man loves me, he will keep my word, says the Lord:
and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.

Gospel: Matthew 12:46-50

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
While Jesus was speaking to the people,
behold, his mother and his brethren stood outside,
asking to speak to him.
But he replied to the man who told him,
“Who is my mother, and who are my brethren?”
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said,
“Here are my mother and my brethren!
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven
is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear

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