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16/02/2022 Day 47

Jas 1:19-27; Mark 8

Sixth week in Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p. 836 and Antiphons on p. 823 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name.

First Reading: James 1:19-27

A reading from the Letter of Saint James.

Know this, my beloved brothers and sisters.
Let every person be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger,
for the anger of a person does not work the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness
and receive with meekness the implanted word,
which is able to save your souls.

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving yourselves.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer,
he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror;
for he observes himself and goes away
and at once forgets what he was like.
But he who looks into the perfect law,
the law of liberty, and perseveres,
being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts,
he shall be blessed in his doing.

If anyone thinks he is religious,
and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart,
this person’s religion is vain.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their affliction
and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 15:2-3a.3bc-4ab.5 (R. see 1b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Who shall dwell on your holy mountain, O Lord?

Whoever walks without fault;
who does what is just,
and speaks the truth from his heart.
Whoever does not slander with his tongue.

Who does no wrong to a neighbour,
who casts no slur on a friend,
who looks with scorn on the wicked
but honours those who fear the Lord.

Who lends no money at interest,
and accepts no bribes against the innocent.
Such a one shall never be shaken.

R/. Who shall dwell on your holy mountain, O Lord?


Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts that we might know what is the hope to which he has called us.






Gospel: Mark 8:22-26

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

At that time:
Jesus and the disciples came to Bethsaida.
And some people brought to him a blind man
and begged him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand,
and led him out of the village;
and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him,
he asked him, “Do you see anything?”

And he looked up and said, “I see people;
but they look like trees, walking.”

Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes,
and he looked intently and was restored,
and saw everything clearly.
And he sent him away to his home, saying,
“Do not even enter the village.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


Communion Antiphon.
They ate and had their fill, and what they craved the Lord gave them; they were not disappointed in what they craved.

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