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  • Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    Reading I 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

    David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites 
    and spent two days in Ziklag.
    On the third day a man came from Saul’s camp, 
    with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.
    Going to David, he fell to the ground in homage.
    David asked him, “Where do you come from?”
    He replied, “I have escaped from the camp of the children of Israel.”
    “Tell me what happened,” David bade him.
    He answered that many of the soldiers had fled the battle 
    and that many of them had fallen and were dead, 
    among them Saul and his son Jonathan.

    David seized his garments and rent them, 
    and all the men who were with him did likewise.
    They mourned and wept and fasted until evening 
    for Saul and his son Jonathan, 
    and for the soldiers of the LORD of the clans of Israel, 
    because they had fallen by the sword.

                “Alas! the glory of Israel, Saul, 
                slain upon your heights;
                how can the warriors have fallen!

                “Saul and Jonathan, beloved and cherished,
                            separated neither in life nor in death,
                            swifter than eagles, stronger than lions!
                Women of Israel, weep over Saul,
                            who clothed you in scarlet and in finery,
                            who decked your attire with ornaments of gold.

                “How can the warriors have fallen– 
                            in the thick of the battle,
                            slain upon your heights!

                “I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother!
                            most dear have you been to me;
                            more precious have I held love for you than love for women.

                “How can the warriors have fallen,
                            the weapons of war have perished!”
     

    Responsorial Psalm 80:2-3, 5-7

    R.        (4b)  Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
    O shepherd of Israel, hearken,
                O guide of the flock of Joseph!
    From your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth
                before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
    Rouse your power,  
                and come to save us.
    R.        Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
    O LORD of hosts, how long will you burn with anger
                while your people pray?
    You have fed them with the bread of tears
                and given them tears to drink in ample measure.
    You have left us to be fought over by our neighbors, 
                and our enemies mock us.
    R.        Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
     

    Alleluia See Acts 16:14b

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Open our hearts, O Lord,
    to listen to the words of your Son.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mk 3:20-21

    Jesus came with his disciples into the house.
    Again the crowd gathered,
    making it impossible for them even to eat.
    When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, 
    for they said, “He is out of his mind.” 

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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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  • Día de oración por la protección legal de los niños no nacidos

    Primera Lectura 2 Sm 1, 1-4. 11-12. 17. 19. 23-27

    En aquellos días, después de derrotar a los amalecitas, David se fue a Siquelag y ahí permaneció dos días. Al tercer día llegó un hombre del campamento de Saúl, con los vestidos rotos y la cabeza cubierta de polvo. Llegó a donde estaba David y se postró en señal de reverencia. David le preguntó: “¿De dónde vienes?” Él respondió: “Vengo huyendo del campamento de Israel”. David le preguntó: “¿Qué ha pasado? Cuéntamelo”. Él respondió: “El pueblo fue derrotado en la batalla y huyó. Muchos cayeron y entre los muertos se encuentran Saúl y Jonatán”.

    Entonces David rasgó sus vestiduras, y lo mismo hicieron los que estaban con él. Prorrumpieron en lamentaciones y llanto, y ayunaron hasta la noche por Saúl y Jonatán, por el pueblo del Señor y por la casa de Israel, pues habían muerto a espada. Entonces David entonó una elegía por Saúl y su hijo Jonatán:

    “Tus héroes, Israel, han sido inmolados en tus montañas.
    ¿Por qué cayeron los valientes?
    Saúl y Jonatán, queridos y admirados,
    inseparables en la vida y unidos en la muerte,
    más veloces que las águilas
    y más fuertes que los leones.

    Hijas de Israel, lloren por Saúl,
    que las vestía de púrpura y de lino
    y las cubría de joyas y de oro.

    ¿Por qué cayeron los valientes en medio de la batalla?
    Jonatán yace muerto en tus montañas.
    Por ti, Jonatán, hermano mío, estoy lleno de pesar.
    Te quise con toda el alma
    y tu amistad fue para mí más estimable
    que el amor de las mujeres.
    ¿Por qué cayeron los valientes
    y pereció la flor de los guerreros?”

     

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 79, 2-3. 5-7

    R. (4b) Señor, vuelve tus ojos a nosotros.
    Escúchanos, pastor de Israel,
    que guías a José como un rebaño;
    tú, que estás rodeado de querubines,
    manifiéstate;
    ante la ruina de Efraín, Benjamín y Manasés;
    despierta tu poder y ven a salvarnos. R.
    R. Señor, vuelve tus ojos a nosotros.
    Señor, Dios de los ejércitos,
    ¿hasta cu
    ándo seguirás airado
    y sordo a las plegarias de tu pueblo?
    Nos has dado llanto por comida
    y por bebida, lágrimas en abundancia.
    Somos la burla de nuestros vecinos,
    el hazmerreír de cuantos nos rodean. R.
    R. Señor, vuelve tus ojos a nosotros.

    Aclamación antes del Evangelio Cfr Hechos 16, 14

    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    Abre, Señor, nuestros corazones,
    para que aceptemos las palabras de tu Hijo.
    R. Aleluya.

    Evangelio Mc 3, 20-21

    En aquel tiempo, Jesús entró en una casa con sus discípulos y acudió tanta gente, que no los dejaban ni comer. Al enterarse sus parientes, fueron a buscarlo, pues decían que se había vuelto loco.
     

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    Los textos de la Sagrada Escritura utilizados en esta obra han sido tomados de los Leccionarios I, II y III, propiedad de la Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Litúrgica de la Conferencia Episcopal Mexicana, copyright © 1987, quinta edición de septiembre de 2004. Utilizados con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados. Debido a cuestiones de permisos de impresión, los Salmos Responsoriales que se incluyen aquí son los del Leccionario que se utiliza en México. Su parroquia podría usar un texto diferente.

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Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Spiritual Communion Prayer

At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.

Servant of God Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val

Anima Christi Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from Christ’s side, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee.
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints.
Forever and ever. Amen.


Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion

Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. 

May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions. May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good. May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses, bodily and spiritual. May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You.

And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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II Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 16th

PROCESSIONAL

LET IT RISE (Holland Davis)

Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
Let the praises of the King rise among us
Let it rise

Let the songs of the Lord rise among us
Let the songs of the Lord rise among us
Let the joy of the King rise among us
Let it rise

Oh, oh, oh, let rise

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

PSALM 96 (Francesca LaRosa)
Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

EVER BE (Kelly Heiligenthal, Gabriel Wilson, Chris Greely, Bobby Strand)

Your love is devoted like a ring of solid gold
Like a vow that is tested like a covenant of old
Your love is enduring through the winter rain
And beyond the horizon with mercy for today

Faithful you have been and faithful you will be
You pledge your love to me and that’s why I sing

Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips
Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips
Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips
Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips

You father the orphan your kindness makes us whole
You shoulder our weakness and your strength becomes our own
You’re making me like You clothing me in white
Bringing beauty from ashes for You will have your bride

Free of all her guilt and rid of all her shame
And known by her true name and that’s why I sing

COMMUNION

NEW WINE (Hillsong Worship)

In the crushing, in the pressing, You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender You are breaking new ground
So I yield to You, into your careful hands
When I trust You I don’t need to understand

Make me a vessel, make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be
I came here with nothing but all You have given me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me

Where there is new wine here is new power
There is new freedom, and the kingdom is here
I lay down my old flame to carry your new fire today.

RECESSIONAL

HOLY IS THE LORD (Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio)

We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship him now
How great, how awesome is He
And together we sing, everyone sing

Holy is the Lord, God almighty
The earth is filled with his glory
Holy is the Lord, God almighty
The earth is filled with his glory
The earth is filled with his glory


It is rising up all around
It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown

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