Liturgy, Solemnities and Feasts - NOVEMBER 2022

The Liturgy for Sunday 27th November 2022

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Year A)

Stay Awake

The time has come, the time to be vigilant for the coming of our God. This is not only a matter for the mind: it calls for conversion of heart and renewal of life as we prepare this Advent to meet our saviour.

The Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Romans 13:11-14

Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44

Collect:

Grant your faithful,

we pray, almighty God,

the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ

with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Liturgy for Sunday 20th November 2022

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

Today You will be With Me in Paradise

God has set his Son Jesus as King of all creation and head of his faithful people. By being called to fellowship with him we are qualified to join his procession into his eternal kingdom and join the saints in everlasting praise.

The Readings:

2 Samuel 5:1-3

Colossians 1:12-20

Gospel: Luke 23:35-43

Collect:

Almighty ever-living God,

whose will is to restore all things in

your beloved Son, the King of the universe,

grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Liturgy for Sunday 13th November 2022

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

We Will Remember Them

In the Gospel set for this Sunday, Jesus warns us not to be fearful of the future when he hear of wars, revolutions and natural disasters. We are not to be worried. Our steadfastness to our faith through all hardships will bring us closer our Lord and his kingdom.

We pray for peace in the world, and commend the souls of all those who gave their lives defending our country in war time to God.

The Readings:

Malachi 3:19-20

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

Gospel: Luke 21:5-19

Collect:

O God, glory of the faithful

and life to the just, by the Death and

Resurrection of whose Son we have been redeemed, look merciful on your departed servants that, just as they professed the mystery of our resurrection, so they may merit to receive the joys of eternal happiness.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Liturgy for Sunday 6th November 2022

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

We are Children of the Resurrection

Christ has gone before us: his resurrection is an ever-present comfort and a sure hope. Even in the face of death for ourselves or our loved ones, we can be confident that our Father is God of eternal life.

The Readings:

2 Maccabees 7:1-2.9-14

2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5

Gospel: Luke 20:27-38

Collect:

Almighty and merciful God,

graciously keep from us all adversity,

so that, unhindered in mind and body alike,

we may pursue in freedom of heart the

things that are yours.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.