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05/01/2022 Day 5

1 John 4:11-18; Mark 6:45-52

The Wednesday after Epiphany.
Readings on p. 168 and Antiphons on p. 151 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

A people who walked in darkness has seen a great light; for those dwelling in a land of deep gloom, a light has shone.


First Reading: 1 John 4:11-18

A reading from the First Letter of Saint John.

Beloved, if God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God;
if we love one another, God abides in us
and his love is perfected in us.

By this, we know that we abide in God and God in us
because God has given us of his own Spirit.
And we have seen and testify
that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the world.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God,
God abides in them, and they in God.
So we know and believe the love God has for us.
God is love,
and whoever abides in love, abides in God,
and God abides in them.
In this is love perfected with us,
that we may have confidence for the day of judgment
because as Jesus is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love,
but perfect love casts out fear.
For fear has to do with punishment,
and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

The Word of the Lord.



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72:1-2.10-11.12-13 (R. see 11)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. All nations on earth shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

O God, give your judgment to the king,
to a king’s son your justice,
that he may judge your people in justice,
and your poor in right judgment.

The kings of Tarshish and the islands
shall pay him tribute.
The kings of Sheba and Seba
shall bring him gifts.
Before him all kings shall fall prostrate,
all nations shall serve him.

For he shall save the needy when they cry,
the poor, and those who are helpless.
He will have pity on the weak and the needy,
and save the lives of the needy.

R/. All nations on earth shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Glory to you, O Christ, preached among the nations;
glory to you, O Christ, believed on in the world.



Gospel: Mark 6:45-52

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

After the five thousand were satisfied,
Jesus immediately made his disciples get into the boat
and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida,
while he dismissed the crowd.

And after he had taken leave of them,
he went up on the mountain to pray.

And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea,
and he was alone on the land.
And he saw that they were distressed in rowing,
for the wind was against them.
And about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them,
walking on the sea.
He meant to pass by them,
but when they saw him walking on the sea
they thought it was a ghost, and cried out;
for they all saw him, and were terrified.
But immediately he spoke to them and said,
“Take heart, it is I; have no fear.”

And he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased.
And they were utterly astounded,
for they did not understand about the loaves,
but their hearts were hardened.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.
That life which was with the Father became visible, and has appeared to us.

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