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Friday 1 July 2022    (other days)
Dedication of the Cathedral 
Feast

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.


First reading
1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30 ©

'Listen to the prayer your servant makes in this place'

In the presence of the whole assembly of Israel, Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord and, stretching out his hands towards heaven, said, ‘O Lord, God of Israel, not in heaven above nor on earth beneath is there such a God as you, true to your covenant and your kindness towards your servants when they walk wholeheartedly in your way. Yet will God really live with men on the earth? Why, the heavens and their own heavens cannot contain you. How much less this house that I have built! Listen to the prayer and entreaty of your servant, O Lord my God; listen to the cry and to the prayer your servant makes to you today. Day and night let your eyes watch over this house, over this place of which you have said, “My name shall be there.” Listen to the prayer that your servant will offer in this place.
  ‘Hear the entreaty of your servant and of Israel your people as they pray in this place. From heaven where your dwelling is, hear; and, as you hear, forgive.’

Responsorial Psalm
1 Chronicles 29:10-12 ©
We praise your glorious name, O Lord.
Blessed are you, O Lord,
  the God of Israel our father,
  for ever, for ages unending.
We praise your glorious name, O Lord.
Yours, Lord, are greatness and power,
  and splendour and triumph and glory.
  All is yours, in heaven and on earth.
We praise your glorious name, O Lord.
Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom,
  you are supreme over all.
  Both honour and riches come from you.
We praise your glorious name, O Lord.
You are the ruler of all,
  from your hand come strength and power,
  from your hand come greatness and might.
We praise your glorious name, O Lord.

Gospel AcclamationEzk37:27
Alleluia, alleluia!
I shall make my home among them, says the Lord;
I will be their God,
they shall be my people.
Alleluia!

Gospel
Matthew 16:13-19 ©

You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the Christ,’ he said ‘the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.’

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