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Liturgical Readings for : Saturday, 25th June, 2022
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A reading from the book of the Prophet Isaiah       61:9-11
Theme: I exult for joy in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God

Their race will be famous throughout the nations, their descendants throughout the peoples.
All who see them will admit that they are a race whom the Lord has blessed.
‘I exult for joy in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God,
for he has clothed me in the garments of salvation,
he has wrapped me in the cloak of integrity,
like a bridegroom wearing his wreath,
like a bride adorned in her jewels.
‘For as the earth makes fresh things grow,
as a garden makes seeds spring up,
so will the Lord God make both integrity
and praise spring up in the sight of the nations.’

The Word of the Lord                Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm             I Sam 2:1. 4-8.
Response                                  My heart exults in the Lord my saviour.

1. My heart exults in the Lord,
I find my strength in my God;
my mouth laughs at my enemies
as I rejoice in your saving help.                            Response 

2. The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the weak are clothed with strength.
Those with plenty must labour for bread,
but the hungry need work no more.
The childless wife has children now
but the fruitful wife bears no more.                    Response 

3. It is the Lord who gives life and death,
he brings men to the grave and back;
it is the Lord who gives poverty and riches.
He brings men low and. raises them on high.  Response 

4. He lifts up the lowly from the dust,
from the dung heap he raises the poor
to set them in the company of princes,
to give them a glorious throne.                            Response

Gospel Acclamation            Lk 2:19
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed is the Virgin Mary who treasured the word of God, and pondered it in her heart.


The Lord be with you.          And with your spirit
A reading from the Gospel according to Luke
      2:41-51      Glory to you, O Lord.
Theme: Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.

When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him,
My child, why have, you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’

Why were you looking for me?‘ he replied ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?
But they did not understand what he meant. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.

The Gospel of the Lord                Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.