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We welcome into our Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism  Zara Shirley Sapio and congratulate her family.

SUNDAY MASS

 2nd Sunday of Lent

(Year B) 

27 February 5pm,

28 February 8:30 & 10:00am.

Join us for Mass on this 2nd Sunday of Lent, where we hear the Gospel of the Transfiguration, and so, our own understanding of what it means to call Jesus God’s own Son is deepened.

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MASS READINGS

Gen 22:1-2. 9-13. 15-18

A reading from the book of Genesis

God put Abraham to the test. ‘Abraham, Abraham,’ he called.’ Here I am’ he replied. ‘Take your son,’ God said ‘your only child Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on a mountain I will point out to you.’

When they arrived at the place God had pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son Isaac and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and seized the knife to kill his son.

But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he said. ‘I am here’ he replied. ‘Do not raise your hand against the boy’ the angel said. ‘Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your son, your only son.’ Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

The angel of the Lord called Abraham a second time from heaven. ‘I swear by my own self – it is the Lord who speaks – because you have done this, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you, I will make your descendants as many as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants shall gain possession of the gates of your enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.’

To indicate the end of the reading, the reader acclaims:

The word of the Lord

Ps 115:10. 15-19. R. 114:9

(R.) I will walk in the presence of the Lord

in the land of the living.

 

1. I trusted, even when I said:

‘I am sorely afflicted.’

O precious in the eyes of the Lord

is the death of his faithful. (R.)

 

2. Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;

you have loosened my bonds.

A thanksgiving sacrifice I make:

I will call on the Lord’s name. (R.)

 

3. My vows to the Lord I will fulfil

before all his people,

in the courts of the house of the Lord,

in your midst, O Jerusalem. (R.)

Rom 8:31-34

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans

With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us.

To indicate the end of the reading, the reader acclaims:

The word of the Lord

See Mt 17:5

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

From the shining cloud, the Father’s voice is heard:

this is my beloved Son, hear him.

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Mk 9:2-10

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Rabbi,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; so, let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them anymore but only Jesus.

As they came down from the mountain, he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what ‘rising from the dead’ could mean.

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

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 DURING the Season of Lent

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during weekdays in Lent will take place after daily Mass, Tuesday to Saturday for half an hour.

Stations of the Cross during Lent, each Friday at 7:oopm in the church.

‘Love One Another’

Mass for opening of the

2021 school year

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First Friday

DEVOTIONS & MASS

5th February at 8:00pm.

Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mass will be live streamed on Friday 5th February starting at 8:00pm.

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