Advent 1st week Saturday All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26

Thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:

People of Zion, you will live in Jerusalem and weep no more. He will be gracious to you when he hears your cry; when he hears he will answer. When the Lord has given you the bread of suffering and the water of distress, he who is your teacher will hide no longer, and you will see your teacher with your own eyes. Whether you turn to right or left, your ears will hear these words behind you, ‘This is the way, follow it.’ He will send rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the bread that the ground provides will be rich and nourishing. Your cattle will graze, that day, in wide pastures. Oxen and donkeys that till the ground will eat a salted fodder, winnowed with shovel and fork. On every lofty mountain, on every high hill there will be streams and watercourses, on the day of the great slaughter when the strongholds fall. Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight and sunlight itself be seven times brighter – like the light of seven days in one – on the day the Lord dresses the wound of his people and heals the bruises his blows have left.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 146(147):1-6

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

Praise the Lord for he is good;
  sing to our God for he is loving:
  to him our praise is due.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem
  and brings back Israel’s exiles.

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

He heals the broken-hearted,
  he binds up all their wounds.
He fixes the number of the stars;
  he calls each one by its name.

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

Our Lord is great and almighty;
  his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord raises the lowly;
  he humbles the wicked to the dust.

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Alleluia!

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First reading: Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26

Thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:

People of Zion, you will live in Jerusalem and weep no more. He will be gracious to you when he hears your cry; when he hears he will answer. When the Lord has given you the bread of suffering and the water of distress, he who is your teacher will hide no longer, and you will see your teacher with your own eyes. Whether you turn to right or left, your ears will hear these words behind you, ‘This is the way, follow it.’ He will send rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the bread that the ground provides will be rich and nourishing. Your cattle will graze, that day, in wide pastures. Oxen and donkeys that till the ground will eat a salted fodder, winnowed with shovel and fork. On every lofty mountain, on every high hill there will be streams and watercourses, on the day of the great slaughter when the strongholds fall. Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight and sunlight itself be seven times brighter – like the light of seven days in one – on the day the Lord dresses the wound of his people and heals the bruises his blows have left.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 146(147):1-6

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

Praise the Lord for he is good;
  sing to our God for he is loving:
  to him our praise is due.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem
  and brings back Israel’s exiles.

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

He heals the broken-hearted,
  he binds up all their wounds.
He fixes the number of the stars;
  he calls each one by its name.

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

Our Lord is great and almighty;
  his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord raises the lowly;
  he humbles the wicked to the dust.

Happy are all who hope in the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Alleluia!