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Vol: 46, No.14 5TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( C) February 10 2019  
PSALM (138)
Response: Before the angels I will bless you, O Lord.
I thank you, Lord, with all my heart, you have heard the words of my mouth. Before the angels I will bless you. I will adore before your holy temple. R/
I thank you for your faithfulness and love which excel all we ever knew of you. On the day I called, you answered; you increased the strength of my soul. R/
All earth’s kings shall thank you when they hear the words of your mouth. They shall sing of the Lord’s ways: “How great is the glory of the Lord!” R/
You stretch out your hand and save me, your hand will do all things for me. Your love, O Lord, is eternal, discard not the work of your hands. R/
(Paul answers the query of the Corinthians regarding the resurrection by giving a comprehensive account of the Pasqual events and the appearances of the risen Jesus).
A reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians (15:3-8, 11)
I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
The Word of the Lord
Alleluia, alleluia! Speak, Lord, your servant hears; you have the words of eternal life. Alleluia! (1 Sam 3:9; Jn 6:68)
(Jesus goes to the lake of Gennesaret with the intention of calling some fishermen as his disciples. He chooses three fishermen, Peter, James and John whom he later elevates as apostles).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke (5:1-11)
While the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing. But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all that were with him at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
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