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Liturgical Readings for : Sunday, 23rd June, 2024
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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the midst of the questions that life gives rise to, do we have the faith and trust that Jesus asks for?
The love of the Lord is everlasting and God will see justice done in his own good time.
If a believer is disappointed, it is because of a lack of understanding and trust in God.


A reading from the book of the Prophet Job 3:1.8-11
Here your proud waves shall break.God to job

From the heart of tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:
Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb,
when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands;
when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate?
Come thus far, I said, and no farther: here your proud waves shall break.

The Word of the Lord            Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm         Ps 106
Response                             O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever.
or                                            Alleluia

1. Some sailed to the sea in ships to trade on the mighty waters.
These men have seen the Lord’s deeds, the wonders he does in the deep.                   Response

2. For he spoke; he summoned the gale. tossing the waves of the sea
up to heaven and back into the deep; their soul melted away in their distress.          Response

3. Then they cried to the Lord in their need and he rescued them from their distress
He stilled the storm to a whisper: all the waves of the sea were hushed.                     Response

4. They rejoiced because of the calm and he led them to the haven they desired.
Let them thank the Lord for his love, the wonders he does for men.                            Response


A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the  Corinthians 5:14-17
Now the new creation is here.
new clothes in christ Now the new creation is here.
The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves,
but for him who died and was raised to life for them.

From now onwards, therefore,
we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh.
Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now.
And for anyone who is in Christ,
there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.

The Word of the Lord                 Thanks be to God.

Gospel  Acclamation            Eph 1:17. 18
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.

Or                                                  Lk 7:16 
Alleluia, alleluia!
A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.


The Lord be with you              And with your spirit.
A reading from the Gospel according to Mark 4:35-41         Glory to you, O Lord. 
‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’

With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples,
Let us cross over to the other side.

Christ and the StormGiorgio de Chirico, 1914And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, Master, do you not care? We are going down!’
And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea,
Quiet now! Be calm!And the wind dropped, and all was calm again.
Then he said to them, Why are you so frightened?
How is it that you have no faith?’ 

They were filled with awe and said to one another,Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’
(image above: Christ calms the Storm by G de Chirico)         

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

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

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