Vol: 44, No.18 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT ( A) March 12 2017  
 
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
Of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me. (Ps 26:8-9)
PENITENTIAL RITE

Jesus allowed His apostles Peter, James and John to have an experience of Him as the Son of God, revealed by the Father during the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. It was to prepare them to face the Paschal Mystery – the humiliating suffering and death of their Master to save the human race. And it did help them. We need to strengthen ourselves by being with Him in prayer daily for facing the challenges of our life and the sufferings we have to undergo for the sake of Jesus and His Gospel, so that we too may have a glimpse of the glory that is in store for us. Let us now be sorry for our failures. (Pause)

I confess to almighty God/and to you,/my brothers and sisters,/that I have greatly sinned,/in my thoughts and in my words,/in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,/through my fault,/through my fault,/through my most grievous fault;/therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,/all the Angels and Saints,/and you,/my brothers and sisters,/to pray for me to the Lord our God.
COLLECT
O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with
 
spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns…
FIRST READING
(This reading narrates the call of Abraham and the promise of blessings God gives to him).
A reading from the Book of Genesis
(12:1-4)

The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (32)
Response: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
The word of the Lord is faithful and all his works to be trusted. The Lord loves justice and right and fills the earth with his love. R/
The Lord looks on those who revere him, on those who hope in his love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine. R/
Our soul is waiting for the Lord, the Lord is our help and our shield. May
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