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  • Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Am 7:10-17

    Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam,
    king of Israel:
    “Amos has conspired against you here within Israel;
    the country cannot endure all his words.
    For this is what Amos says:
    Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
    and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land.”

    To Amos, Amaziah said:
    “Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!
    There earn your bread by prophesying,
    but never again prophesy in Bethel;
    for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”
    Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
    nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
    I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
    The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
    ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’
    Now hear the word of the LORD!”

    You say: prophesy not against Israel,
    preach not against the house of Isaac.
    Now thus says the LORD:
    Your wife shall be made a harlot in the city,
    and your sons and daughters shall fall by the sword;
    Your land shall be divided by measuring line,
    and you yourself shall die in an unclean land;
    Israel shall be exiled far from its land.

    Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11

    R. (10cd) The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul;
    The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
    giving wisdom to the simple.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    The precepts of the LORD are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
    The command of the LORD is clear,
    enlightening the eye.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever;
    The ordinances of the LORD are true,
    all of them just.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    They are more precious than gold,
    than a heap of purest gold;
    Sweeter also than syrup
    or honey from the comb.
    R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.

    Alleluia 2 Cor 5:19

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ
    and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 9:1-8

    After entering a boat, Jesus made the crossing, and came into his own town.
    And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher.
    When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic,
    “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”
    At that, some of the scribes said to themselves,
    “This man is blaspheming.”
    Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said,
    “Why do you harbor evil thoughts?
    Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’
    or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?
    But that you may know that the Son of Man
    has authority on earth to forgive sins”

    he then said to the paralytic,
    “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”
    He rose and went home.
    When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe
    and glorified God who had given such authority to men.

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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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  • Jueves de la XIII semana del Tiempo ordinario

    Primera Lectura Am 7, 10-17

    En aquel tiempo, Amasías, sacerdote de Betel, le envió este mensaje a Jeroboam, rey de Israel: “Amós está conspirando contra ti en Israel y el país ya no puede soportar sus palabras, pues anda diciendo que Jeroboam morirá a espada e Israel saldrá de su país al destierro”.

    Amasías le dijo a Amós: “Vete de aquí, visionario, y huye al país de Judá; gánate allá el pan, profetizando; pero no vuelvas a profetizar en Betel, porque es santuario del rey y templo del reino”.

    Respondió Amós:
    “Yo no soy profeta ni hijo de profeta,
    sino pastor y cultivador de higos.
    El Señor me sacó de junto al rebaño y me dijo:
    ‘Ve y profetiza a mi pueblo, Israel’.

    Y ahora escucha tú la palabra del Señor: ‘Tú me dices: No profetices contra la casa de Israel. No vaticines contra la casa de Isaac’. Pues bien, esto dice el Señor: ‘Tu mujer será deshonrada en plena calle; tus hijos e hijas morirán a espada; tu tierra se la repartirán los vencedores; tú mismo morirás en tierra pagana e Israel será desterrado lejos de su país’ ”.

     

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 18, 8. 9. 10. 11

    R. (10b) La voluntad de Dios es santa.
    La ley del Señor es perfecta del todo
    y reconforta el alma;
    inmutables son las palabras del Señor
    y hacen sabio al sencillo.
    R.
    R. Los voluntad de Dios es santa.
    En los mandamientos de Dios hay rectitud
    y alegría para el corazón;
    son luz los preceptos de Señor
    para alumbrar el camino.
    R.
    R. La voluntad de Dios es santa.
    La voluntad de Dios es santa
    y para siempre estable;
    los mandamientos del Señor son verdaderos
    y enteramente justos.
    R.
    R. La voluntad de Dios es santa.
    Más deseables que el oro y las piedras preciosas
    las normas del Señor,
    y más dulces que la miel
    de un panal que gotea.
    R.
    R. La voluntad de Dios es santa.

    Aclamación antes del Evangelio 2 Cor 5, 19

    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    Dios ha reconciliado consigo al mundo, por medio de Cristo,
    y nos ha encomendado a nosotros
    el mensaje de la reconciliación.
    R. Aleluya.

     

    Evangelio Mt 9, 1-8

    En aquel tiempo, Jesús subió de nuevo a la barca, pasó a la otra orilla del lago y llegó a Cafarnaúm, su ciudad.

    En esto, trajeron a donde él estaba a un paralítico postrado en una camilla. Viendo Jesús la fe de aquellos hombres, le dijo al paralítico: “Ten confianza, hijo. Se te perdonan tus pecados”.

    Al oír esto, algunos escribas pensaron: “Este hombre está blasfemando”. Pero Jesús, conociendo sus pensamientos, les dijo: “¿Por qué piensan mal en sus corazones? ¿Qué es más fácil: decir ‘Se te perdonan tus pecados’, o decir ‘Levántate y anda’? Pues para que sepan que el Hijo del hombre tiene poder en la tierra para perdonar los pecados, –le dijo entonces al paralítico–: Levántate, toma tu camilla y vete a tu casa”.

    El se levantó y se fue a su casa. Al ver esto, la gente se llenó de temor y glorificó a Dios, que había dado tanto poder a los hombres.

     

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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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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sunday, June 12th

PROCESSIONAL

HALLELUJAH YOUR LOVE IS AMAZING (Brendan Brown and Brian Doerksen)

Your love is amazing, steady and unchanging
Your love is a mountain, firm beneath my feet
Your love is a mystery, how you gently lift me
When I am surrounded, your love carries me

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Your love makes me sing
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Your love makes me sing

Your love is surprising, I can feel it rising
All the joy that’s growing deep inside of me
Every time I see you all your goodness shines through
And I can feel this God song rising up in me

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

PSALM 93 (—)
You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek.

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

COME AS YOU ARE (David Crowder, Matt Maher and Ben Glover)

Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been
Come broken hearted let rescue begin
Come find your mercy oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal

So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame
All who are broken, lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home, you’re not too far
So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart
Come as you are

There’s hope for the hopeless and all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table, come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary, rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t cure

COMMUNION

NEW WINE (Hillsong)

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 hand
When I trust You I don’t need to understand

Make me Your 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

Cause where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
And the kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today

POST-COMMUNION MEDITATION

JESUS I COME (Elevation Worship)

Oh how I need Your grace
More than my words can say
Jesus I come Jesus I come
In all my weaknesses
You are my confidence
Jesus I come Jesus I come

I will rise stand redeemed
Heaven open over me
To Your name eternally
Endless glory I will bring

Oh what amazing love
Beneath Your cleansing flood
Jesus I come Jesus I come
In every broken place
You are my righteousness
Jesus I come Jesus I come

Thank you Jesus
Just as I am I come
Hallelujah oh what amazing love

RECESSIONAL

YOUR GRACE IS ENOUGH (Chris Tomlin)

Great is your faithfulness oh God
You wrestle with the sinners restless heart
You lead us by still waters and to mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

So remember your people
Remember your children
Remember your promise Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
Heaven reaches down to us
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
I am covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me

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Music by The Call

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