totus tuus ego sum Maria
totus tuus ego sum Maria
Fr-Young :: “The Lamb” – Homily 2nd Sunday OT 2020
Readings at Mass
Liturgical Colour: Green.
First readingIsaiah 49:3,5-6 ©
I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth
The Lord said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel,in whom I shall be glorified’;I was honoured in the eyes of the Lord,my God was my strength.And now the Lord has spoken,he who formed me in the womb to be his servant,to bring Jacob back to him,to gather Israel to him:‘It is not enough for you to be my servant,to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back the survivors of Israel;I will make you the light of the nationsso that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 39(40):2,4,7-10 ©
Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.I waited, I waited for the Lord and he stooped down to me; he heard my cry.He put a new song into my mouth, praise of our God.Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings, but an open ear.You do not ask for holocaust and victim. Instead, here am I.Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.In the scroll of the book it stands written that I should do your will.My God, I delight in your law in the depth of my heart.Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.Your justice I have proclaimed in the great assembly.My lips I have not sealed; you know it, O Lord.Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.
Second reading1 Corinthians 1:1-3 ©
May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace
I, Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle, together with brother Sosthenes, send greetings to the church of God in Corinth, to the holy people of Jesus Christ, who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere who pray to our Lord Jesus Christ; for he is their Lord no less than ours. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.
Alleluia, alleluia!Blessings on the King who comes,in the name of the Lord!Peace in heavenand glory in the highest heavens!Alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia!The Word was made flesh and lived among us:to all who did accept himhe gave power to become children of God.Alleluia!
GospelJohn 1:29-34 ©
‘Look: there is the Lamb of God’
Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me. I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I came baptising with water.’ John also declared, ‘I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.’
Fr-Young :: “Baptism of the Lord” – Homily 2020
First readingIsaiah 42:1-4,6-7 ©
Here is my servant, in whom my soul delights
Thus says the Lord:Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one in whom my soul delights.I have endowed him with my spiritthat he may bring true justice to the nations.He does not cry out or shout aloud,or make his voice heard in the streets.He does not break the crushed reed,nor quench the wavering flame.Faithfully he brings true justice;he will neither waver, nor be crusheduntil true justice is established on earth,for the islands are awaiting his law.I, the Lord, have called you to serve the cause of right;I have taken you by the hand and formed you;I have appointed you as covenant of the people and light of the nations,to open the eyes of the blind,to free captives from prison,and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 28(29):1-4,9-10 ©
The Lord will bless his people with peace.O give the Lord, you sons of God, give the Lord glory and power;give the Lord the glory of his name. Adore the Lord in his holy court.The Lord will bless his people with peace.The Lord’s voice resounding on the waters, the Lord on the immensity of waters;the voice of the Lord, full of power, the voice of the Lord, full of splendour.The Lord will bless his people with peace.The God of glory thunders. In his temple they all cry: ‘Glory!’The Lord sat enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits as king for ever.The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Second readingActs 10:34-38 ©
God had anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘The truth I have now come to realise’ he said ‘is that God does not have favourites, but that anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him. ‘It is true, God sent his word to the people of Israel, and it was to them that the good news of peace was brought by Jesus Christ – but Jesus Christ is Lord of all men. You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.’
Alleluia, alleluia!The heavens opened and the Father’s voice resounded:‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’Alleluia!
GospelMatthew 3:13-17 ©
‘This is my Son, the Beloved’
Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him. ‘It is I who need baptism from you’ he said ‘and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that righteousness demands.’ At this, John gave in to him. As soon as Jesus was baptised he came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And a voice spoke from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’
FR-YOUNG :: “Epiphany” Sunday Homily 2020
First readingIsaiah 60:1-6 ©
Above you the glory of the Lord appears
Arise, shine out, Jerusalem, for your light has come,the glory of the Lord is rising on you,though night still covers the earthand darkness the peoples.Above you the Lord now risesand above you his glory appears.The nations come to your lightand kings to your dawning brightness.Lift up your eyes and look round:all are assembling and coming towards you,your sons from far awayand your daughters being tenderly carried.At this sight you will grow radiant,your heart throbbing and full;since the riches of the sea will flow to you,the wealth of the nations come to you;camels in throngs will cover you,and dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;everyone in Sheba will come,bringing gold and incenseand singing the praise of the Lord.
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,10-13 ©
All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.O God, give your judgement to the king, to a king’s son your justice,that he may judge your people in justice and your poor in right judgement.All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails.He shall rule from sea to sea, from the Great River to earth’s bounds.All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.The kings of Tarshish and the sea coasts 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.All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.For he shall save the poor when they cry and the needy who are helpless.He will have pity on the weak and save the lives of the poor.All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.
Second readingEphesians 3:2-3,5-6 ©
It has now been revealed that pagans share the same inheritance
You have probably heard how I have been entrusted by God with the grace he meant for you, and that it was by a revelation that I was given the knowledge of the mystery. This mystery that has now been revealed through the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets was unknown to any men in past generations; it means that pagans now share the same inheritance, that they are parts of the same body, and that the same promise has been made to them, in Jesus Christ, through the gospel.
Alleluia, alleluia!We saw his star as it roseand have come to do the Lord homage.Alleluia!
GospelMatthew 2:1-12 ©
The visit of the Magi
After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews?’ they asked. ‘We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.’ When King Herod heard this he was perturbed, and so was the whole of Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, and enquired of them where the Christ was to be born. ‘At Bethlehem in Judaea,’ they told him ‘for this is what the prophet wrote:And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,you are by no means least among the leaders of Judah,for out of you will come a leaderwho will shepherd my people Israel.’Then Herod summoned the wise men to see him privately. He asked them the exact date on which the star had appeared, and sent them on to Bethlehem. ‘Go and find out all about the child,’ he said ‘and when you have found him, let me know, so that I too may go and do him homage.’ Having listened to what the king had to say, they set out. And there in front of them was the star they had seen rising; it went forward, and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight, and going into the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him homage. Then, opening their treasures,
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Readings at Mass
Liturgical Colour: Green.
First readingAmos 6:1,4-7 ©
Woe to those who live in luxury
The almighty Lord says this:Woe to those ensconced so snugly in Zionand to those who feel so safe on the mountain of Samaria,those famous men of this first of nationsto whom the House of Israel goes as client.Lying on ivory bedsand sprawling on their divans,they dine on lambs from the flock,and stall-fattened veal;they bawl to the sound of the harp,they invent new instruments of music like David,they drink wine by the bowlful,and use the finest oil for anointing themselves,but about the ruin of Joseph they do not care at all.That is why they will be the first to be exiled;the sprawlers’ revelry is over.
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 145(146):7-10 ©
My soul, give praise to the Lord.orAlleluia!It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever, who is just to those who are oppressed.It is he who gives bread to the hungry, the Lord, who sets prisoners free.My soul, give praise to the Lord.orAlleluia!It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind, who raises up those who are bowed down.It is the Lord who loves the just, the Lord, who protects the stranger.My soul, give praise to the Lord.orAlleluia!The Lord upholds the widow and orphan but thwarts the path of the wicked.The Lord will reign for ever, Zion’s God, from age to age.My soul, give praise to the Lord.orAlleluia!
Second reading1 Timothy 6:11-16 ©
Do all that you have been told, until the Appearing of the Lord
As a man dedicated to God, you must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle. Fight the good fight of the faith and win for yourself the eternal life to which you were called when you made your profession and spoke up for the truth in front of many witnesses. Now, before God the source of all life and before Christ, who spoke up as a witness for the truth in front of Pontius Pilate, I put to you the duty of doing all that you have been told, with no faults or failures, until the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,who at the due time will be revealedby God, the blessed and only Ruler of all,the King of kings and the Lord of lords,who alone is immortal,whose home is in inaccessible light,whom no man has seen and no man is able to see:to him be honour and everlasting power. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia!The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice,says the Lord,I know them and they follow me.Alleluia!
GospelLuke 16:19-31 ©
Dives and Lazarus
Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even came and licked his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. ‘In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his bosom. So he cried out, “Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames.” “My son,” Abraham replied “remember that during your life good things came your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop anyone, if he wanted to, crossing from our side to yours, and to stop any crossing from your side to ours.” ‘The rich man replied, “Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father’s house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning so that they do not come to this place of torment too.” “They have Moses and the prophets,” sa
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