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Saturday 21 January 2017    (other days)
Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time
 (Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr )

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Red.


First reading
Hebrews 9:2-3,11-14 ©
There was a tent which comprised two compartments: the first, in which the lamp stand, the table and the presentation loaves were kept, was called the Holy Place; then beyond the second veil, an innermost part which was called the Holy of Holies.
  But now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than the one made by men’s hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 46(47):2-3,6-9 ©
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
All peoples, clap your hands,
  cry to God with shouts of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear,
  great king over all the earth.
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
God goes up with shouts of joy;
  the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.
Sing praise for God, sing praise,
  sing praise to our king, sing praise.
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
God is king of all the earth,
  sing praise with all your skill.
God is king over the nations;
  God reigns on his holy throne.
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

Gospel Acclamationcf.Ac16:14
Alleluia, alleluia!
Open our hearts, O Lord,
to listen to the words of your Son.
Alleluia!

GospelMark 3:20-21 ©
Jesus went home, and once more such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to take charge of him, convinced he was out of his mind.

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