whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came from heaven
to be the true bread which gives life to the world,
evermore give us this bread,
that he may live in us, and we in him,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The
woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a
fine baby, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no
longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with
bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the
reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to
see what would happen to him.
daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her
attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the
reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw
the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him. “This must
be one of the Hebrews’ children,” she said. Then his sister
said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get you a nurse
from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” Pharaoh’s
daughter said to her, “Yes.” So the girl went and called the
child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this
child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.” So
the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up,
she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her
son. She named him Moses, “because,” she said, “I drew him
out of the water.”
REFRAIN Give thanks to
the Lord, for he is good.
thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and his mercy endures for
all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim that he redeemed
them from the hand of the foe.
gathered them out of the lands; from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south. R
were fools and took to rebellious ways; they were afflicted
because of their sins.
abhorred all manner of food and drew near to death's door.
they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them
from their distress. R
sent forth his word and healed them and saved them from the grave.
them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy and the wonders he does
for his children.
them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving and tell of his acts with
shouts of joy. R
PSALM 107:1-3, 17-22
am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my
ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night
and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be
filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that
lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and
now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to
rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on
of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but
rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.
standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s
sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus
saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her,
he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said
to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the
disciple took her into his own home.
OVER THE GIFTS
God of mercy and compassion,
your Word calls us home to faith and love.
Accept all we offer you this day,
in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.
Giver of life,
you enlighten all who come into the world.
Fill our hearts with the splendour of your grace,
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily praise your holy name,
through Jesus Christ the Lord.