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  • Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Reading 1 RV 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB

    God’s temple in heaven was opened,
    and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

    A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
    with the moon under her feet,
    and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
    She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.
    Then another sign appeared in the sky;
    it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,
    and on its heads were seven diadems.
    Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky
    and hurled them down to the earth.
    Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth,
    to devour her child when she gave birth.
    She gave birth to a son, a male child,
    destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.
    Her child was caught up to God and his throne.
    The woman herself fled into the desert
    where she had a place prepared by God.

    Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
    “Now have salvation and power come,
    and the Kingdom of our God
    and the authority of his Anointed One.”

    Responsorial Psalm PS 45:10, 11, 12, 16

    R. (10bc)  The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear,
    forget your people and your father’s house.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    So shall the king desire your beauty;
    for he is your lord.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.
    They are borne in with gladness and joy;
    they enter the palace of the king.
    R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

    Reading 2 1 COR 15:20-27

    Brothers and sisters:
    Christ has been raised from the dead,
    the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
    For since death came through man,
    the resurrection of the dead came also through man.
    For just as in Adam all die,
    so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
    but each one in proper order:
    Christ the firstfruits;
    then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ;
    then comes the end,
    when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father,
    when he has destroyed every sovereignty
    and every authority and power.
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
    The last enemy to be destroyed is death,
    for “he subjected everything under his feet.”

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    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Mary is taken up to heaven;
    a chorus of angels exults.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel LK 1:39-56

    Mary set out
    and traveled to the hill country in haste
    to a town of Judah,
    where she entered the house of Zechariah
    and greeted Elizabeth.
    When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
    the infant leaped in her womb,
    and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
    cried out in a loud voice and said,
    “Blessed are you among women,
    and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
    And how does this happen to me,
    that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
    For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
    the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
    Blessed are you who believed
    that what was spoken to you by the Lord
    would be fulfilled.”

    And Mary said:
    “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
    my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
    for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
    From this day all generations will call me blessed:
    the Almighty has done great things for me
    and holy is his Name.
    He has mercy on those who fear him
    in every generation.
    He has shown the strength of his arm,
    and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
    He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
    and has lifted up the lowly.
    He has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich he has sent away empty.
    He has come to the help of his servant Israel
    for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
    the promise he made to our fathers,
    to Abraham and his children forever.”

    Mary remained with her about three months
    and then returned to her home.

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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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  • Solemnidad de Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María

    Primera lectura Apoc 11, 19; 12, 1-6. 10

    Se abrió el templo de Dios en el cielo y dentro de él se vio el arca de la alianza. Apareció entonces en el cielo una figura prodigiosa: una mujer envuelta por el sol, con la luna bajo sus pies y con una corona de doce estrellas en la cabeza. Estaba encinta y a punto de dar a luz y gemía con los dolores del parto.

    Pero apareció también en el cielo otra figura: un enorme dragón, color de fuego, con siete cabezas y diez cuernos, y una corona en cada una de sus siete cabezas. Con su cola barrió la tercera parte de las estrellas del cielo y las arrojó sobre la tierra. Después se detuvo delante de la mujer que iba a dar a luz, para devorar a su hijo, en cuanto éste naciera. La mujer dio a luz un hijo varón, destinado a gobernar todas las naciones con cetro de hierro; y su hijo fue llevado hasta Dios y hasta su trono. Y la mujer huyó al desierto, a un lugar preparado por Dios.

    Entonces oí en el cielo una voz poderosa, que decía: “Ha sonado la hora de la victoria de nuestro Dios, de su dominio y de su reinado, y del poder de su Mesías”.

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 44, 10bc. 11. 12ab. 16

    R. (10b) De pie, a tu derecha, está la reina.
    Hijas de reyes salen a tu encuentro.
    De pie, a tu derecha, está la reina,
    enjoyada con oro de Ofir.
    R. De pie, a tu derecha, está la reina.
    Escucha, hija, mira y pon atención:
    olvida a tu pueblo y la casa paterna;
    el rey está prendado de tu belleza;
    ríndele homenaje, porque él es tu señor.
    R. De pie, a tu derecha, está la reina.
    Entre alegría y regocijo
    van entrando en el palacio real.
    A cambio de tus padres, tendrás hijos,
    que nombrarás príncipes por toda la tierra.
    R. De pie, a tu derecha, está la reina.

    Segunda lectura 1 Co 15, 20-27

    Hermanos: Cristo resucitó, y resucitó como la primicia de todos los muertos. Porque si por un hombre vino la muerte, también por un hombre vendrá la resurrección de los muertos.

    En efecto, así como en Adán todos mueren, así en Cristo todos volverán a la vida, pero cada uno en su orden: primero Cristo, como primicia; después, a la hora de su advenimiento, los que son de Cristo.

    Enseguida será la consumación, cuando Cristo entregue el Reino a su Padre, después de haber aniquilado todos los poderes del mal. Porque él tiene que reinar hasta que el Padre ponga bajo sus pies a todos sus enemigos. El último de los enemigos en ser aniquilado, será la muerte, porque todo lo ha sometido Dios bajo los pies de Cristo.

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    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    María fue llevada al cielo
    y todos los ángeles se alegran.
    R. Aleluya.

    Evangelio Lc 1, 39-56

    En aquellos días, María se encaminó presurosa a un pueblo de las montañas de Judea, y entrando en la casa de Zacarías, saludó a Isabel. En cuanto ésta oyó el saludo de María, la creatura saltó en su seno.

    Entonces Isabel quedó llena del Espíritu Santo, y levantando la voz, exclamó: “¡Bendita tú entre las mujeres y bendito el fruto de tu vientre! ¿Quién soy yo para que la madre de mi Señor venga a verme? Apenas llegó tu saludo a mis oídos, el niño saltó de gozo en mi seno. Dichosa tú, que has creído, porque se cumplirá cuanto te fue anunciado de parte del Señor”.

    Entonces dijo María:
    “Mi alma glorifica al Señor
    y mi espíritu se llena de júbilo en Dios, mi salvador,
    porque puso sus ojos en la humildad de su esclava.

    Desde ahora me llamarán dichosa todas las generaciones,
    porque ha hecho en mí grandes cosas el que todo lo puede.
    Santo es su nombre
    y su misericordia llega de generación en generación
    a los que lo temen.

    Ha hecho sentir el poder de su brazo:
    dispersó a los de corazón altanero,
    destronó a los potentados
    y exaltó a los humildes.
    A los hambrientos los colmó de bienes

    y a los ricos los despidió sin nada.

    Acordándose de su misericordia,
    vino en ayuda de Israel, su siervo,

    como lo había prometido a nuestros padres,
    a Abraham y a su descendencia
    para siempre’’.

    María permaneció con Isabel unos tres meses, y luego regresó a su casa.

    – – –

    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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XIX Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 7th

PROCESSIONAL

HOSANNA (PRAISE IS RISING) (Paul Baloche)

Hosanna, hosanna!
You are the God that saves us, worthy of all our praises
Hosanna, hosanna!
Come have your way among us, we welcome You here, Lord Jesus


Praise is rising, eyes are turning to You, we turn to You
Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You, we long for You
‘Cause when we see You we find strength to face the day
In your Presence all our fears are washed away, washed away

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

PSALM 40 (Francesca LaRosa)
Lord, come to my aid!

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

SET A FIRE (Will Reagan)

No place I would rather be
No place I would rather be
No place I would rather be
Than here in your love, here in your love

Set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God
I want more of You, God

COMMUNION

SURROUNDED (FIGHT MY BATTLES) (UPPERROOM)

There’s a table that You’ve prepared for me
In the presence of my enemies
It’s your body and your blood You’ve shed for me
This is how I fight my battles

I believe You’ve overcome
And I will lift my song of praise for what You’ve done

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

In the valley I know that You’re with me
Surely your goodness and your mercy follows me
My weapons are praise and thanksgiving
This is how I fight my battles

I believe You’ve overcome
And I will lift my song of praise for what You’ve done

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

POST-COMMUNION MEDITATION

RECESSIONAL

YOU NEVER LET GO (Matt Redman and Beth Redman)

Even though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back I know You are there

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear? Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Oh no, You never let go of me

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