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PascalPaschal was a Franciscan lay brother who became famous for his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. In 1897 Pope Leo XIII declared him patron saint of eucharistic congresses and associations.

Patrick Duffy tells his story.

A Franciscan lay brother
Born in Torre Hermosa on the borders of Castile and Arragon of a poor shepherd family, Paschal tended flocks as well as getting an elementary and religious education. In his early twenties he joined the reformed Friars Minor of Peter of Alcantara as a lay brother. In his capacity as porter, he had ample opportunity to care for the sick and be generous to the poor.

Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
Once he locked himself in the refectory and did an elaborate dance before a statue of Our Lady. But he is especially known for his devotion to serving one Mass after another and his deep mystical prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

pascal 2Mission to France and death
Once he was entrusted with a mission as a courier to bring letters from the Spanish Minister of the Friars Minor to the Breton Minister-General. On the way he was attacked by Huegenots, who stoned and seriously injured him. However, he succeeded in the mission on which he was sent and returned to Villareal where he died aged fifty-two. Many cures and miracles were reported at his tomb. He was beatified in 1612 and canonised in 1690.

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n 1897 Pope Leo XIII declared St Paschal Baylon patron of Eucharistic congresses and associations. During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) his relics were burned by the Red Terror.
Liturgical Readings for: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

Monday, 7th Week of Easter


FIRST READING

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles        19:1-8
Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul made his way overland as far as Ephesus, where he found a number of disciples. When he asked, 'Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?' they answered, 'No, we were never even told there was such a thing as a Holy Spirit.' 'Then how were you baptised?' he asked. 'With John's baptism' they replied.
'John's baptism' said Paul 'was a baptism of repentance; but he insisted that the people should believe in the one who was to come after him-in other words Jesus.' When they heard this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus, and the moment Paul had laid hands on them the Holy Spirit came down on them, and they began to speak with tongues and to prophesy. There were about twelve of these men.

He began by going to the synagogue, where he spoke out boldly and argued persuasively about the kingdom of God. He did this for three months.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm           Ps 67
Response                              Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God.
Or                                            Alleluia!

1. Let God arise, let his foes be scattered.
Let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is blown away so will they be blown away;
like wax that melts before the fire,
so the wicked shall perish at the presence of God.     Response


2. But the just shall rejoice at the presence of God,
they shall exult and dance for joy.
O sing to the Lord, make music to his name;
rejoice in the Lord, exult at his presence.                    Response

3. Father of the orphan, defender of the widow,
such is God in his holy place.
God gives the lonely a home to live in;
he leads the prisoners forth into freedom.                   Response


Gospel Acclamation        Jn 16: 28
Alleluia, alleluia!
I came from the Father and have come into the world,
and now I leave the world to go to the Father. .
Alleluia!

Or                                           Col 3:1
Alleluia, alleluia!
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ,
you must look for the things that are in heaven where Christ is,
sitting at God's right hand.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL                          

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John     16:29-33
Glory to you, O Lord
Be brave: I have conquered the world.

His disciples said to Jesus
'Now you are speaking plainly and not using metaphors!
Now we see that you know everything, and do not have to wait for questions to be put into words; because of this we believe that you came from God.'
Jesus answered them:
'Do you believe at last?
Listen; the time will come - in fact it has come already –
when you will be scattered, each going his own way
and leaving me alone.
And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me.
In the world you will have trouble, but be brave:
I have conquered the world.'

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





Gospel Reflection           Monday,               Seventh Week of Easter             John 16:29-33

The disciples speak with great confidence about Jesus at the beginning of today’s gospel reading, ‘Now we see that you know everything… we believe that you came from God’. They speak almost as if they have finally reached their goal in their relationship with the Lord, ‘we see… we believe’. Jesus immediately punctures their self-confidence, declaring very bluntly that the time has arrived when they will abandon him, when they will be scattered, each going his own way, and leaving Jesus alone. This is what happened when Jesus entered into the journey of his passion and death. The gospel reading reminds us that we can never become too complacent about our relationship with the Lord. No matter how much progress we think we have made in the faith, there is always the possibility that we will go our own way rather than the Lord’s way, and that we will be unfaithful to him in one way or another. When the disciples went their own way, it was not the end of the road for them. The risen Lord re-commissioned them, breathing the Holy Spirit upon them, sending them out as he had been sent by his Father. When we go our own way, it is not the end of the road for us either. The same risen Lord stands ready to receive us when we turn back to him and will empower us afresh to be his followers through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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The scripture readings are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and used with the permission of the publishers.  http://dltbooks.com/
The Gospel reflection is available with our thanks from Reflections on the Weekday Readings 2020-2021:  You have the Words of Eternal life: by Martin Hogan and published by Messenger Publications  c/f www.messenger.ie/bookshop/

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Liturgical Readings for: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021
CÉAD LÉACHT

Sliocht as Gníomhartha na nAspal       19:1-8
An bhfuair siad an Spiorad Naomh nuair a chreid siad.

Nuair a bhí Apollós i gCorant, bhí Pól ag taisteal trí na críocha intíre nó gur tháinig sé go hEifeasas. Fuair sé roinnt deisceabal ansiúd roimhe agus nuair a d’fhiafraigh sé díobh an bhfuair siad an Spiorad Naomh nuair a chreid siad, is é freagra a thug siad air: “Níor chualamar fiú amháin an Spiorad Naomh a bheith ann.” “Agus cén baisteadh a fuair sibh más ea?” ar sé. “Baisteadh Eoin a tugadh dúinn,” ar siadsan. Dúirt Pól leo: “Is baisteadh aithrí a dhéanadh Eoin agus deireadh sé leis an bpobal nárbh fholáir dóibh creidiúint sa té a bhí le teacht ina dhiaidh, is é sin in Íosa.” Ar chloisteáil an méid sin dóibh, baisteadh in ainm an Tiarna Íosa iad agus nuair a leag Pól a lámha orthu tháinig an Spiorad Naomh anuas orthu agus thosaigh siad ag labhairt i dteangacha agus ag déanamh tairngreachta. Tuairim is dáréag acu a bhí ann ar fad.

Thug Pól trí mhí ag dul isteach sa tsionagóg, ag labhairt go dána leis an bpobal, ag argóint agus ag áiteamh leo mar gheall ar ríocht Dé.

Briathar Dé.

Salm le freagra                   Sm 67
Freagra                                   Canaigí do Dhia, a ríochtaí na cruinne.
Malairt le freagra             Alleluia!
1. Éireoidh Dia agus scaipfear a naimhde
agus teithfidh as a láthair an dream a thugann fuath dó.
Mar a scaiptear an deatach is amhlaidh a scaipfear iad;
mar chéir a leátar i láthair na tine
rachaidh na peacaigh ar neamhní i bhfianaise Dé.               Freagra 

2. Déanfaidh siad gairdeas go meidhreach meanmnach.
Canaigí amhrán do Dhia agus seinnigí dá ainm,
déanaigí slí don té atá ag marcaíocht ar na néalta;
gairdigí don Tiarna, déanaigí lúcháir ina láthair.                  Freagra 

3. Athair na ndílleachtaí agus caomhnóir na mbaintreach;
is é sin Dia ina áras naofa.
Is é Dia a thugann teallach don aonarán uaigneach;
seolann sé na braighdeanaigh chun saoirse agus sonais.    Freagra 
SOISCÉAL          

Sliocht as Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Eoin     16:29-33
Bíodh misneach agaibh. Tá buaite agamsa ar an saol.”


San am sin dúirt a dheisceabail le hÍosa: “Féach, tá tú ag caint go hoscailte feasta agus ní solaoid ar bith atá tú á rá. Tá a fhios againn anois go bhfuil fios gach uile ní agat, agus nach gá duit go mbeadh duine ar bith do do cheistiú. As seo a chreidimid gur ó Dhia a ghabh tú amach.” D’fhreagair Íosa iad:
“An gcreideann sibh anois?
Féach, tá an uair ag teacht,
agus tá sí ann cheana féin,
nuair a scaipfear sibh,
gach duine chun a bhaile féin,
agus fágfaidh sibh mise i m’aonar.
Ach nílim i m’aonar, de bhrí go bhfuil an tAthair faram.
Labhair mé na nithe sin libh,
chun go mbeadh síocháin agaibh ionamsa.
Tá buairt agaibh sa saol, ach bíodh misneach agaibh.
Tá buaite agamsa ar an saol.”

Soiscéal Dé



AN BÍOBLA NAOFA
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Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 23rd May, 2021
Scripture themes
The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Spirit ushers in a new era in the dispensation of the mystery — the age of the Church, during which Christ manifests, makes present and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church “until he comes” (CCC, 1076).
Pentecost Vigil Mass

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Pentecost Day Mass can be found after the Vigil Mass
(Any one of the following readings from the Old Testament may be chosen for teh Vigil)
FIRST READING 1   

A reading from the Book of  Genesis       11:1-9
It was named Babel therefore, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth.


babelThroughout the earth men spoke the same language, with the same vocabulary. Now as they moved eastwards they found a plain in the land of Shinar where they settled. They said to one another, 'Come, let us make bricks and bake them in the fire.' - For stone they used bricks, and for mortar they used bitumen. - 'Come,' they said, 'let us build ourselves a town and a tower with its top reaching heaven. Let us make a name for ourselves, so that we may not be scattered about the whole earth.'

Now the Lord came down to see the town and the tower that the sons of man had built. 'So they are all a single people with a single language!' said the Lord. 'This is but the start of their undertakings! There will be nothing too hard for them to do, Come, let us go down and confuse their language on the spot so that they can no longer understand one another.' The Lord scattered them thence over the whole face of the earth, and they stopped building the town. It was named Babel therefore, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth. It was from there that the Lord scattered them over the whole face of the earth.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

or FIRST READING 2          Exodus 19: 3-8. 16-20
The Lord came down on the mountain of Sinai before all the people.


moseson-mountSinaiMoses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, 'Say this to the House of Jacob, declare this to the sons of Israel, "You yourselves have seen what I did with the Egyptians, how I carried you on eagle's wings and brought you to myself. From this you know that now, if you obey my voice and hold fast to my covenant, you of all the nations shall be my very own, for all the earth is mine. I will count you a kingdom of priests, a consecrated nation." Those are the words you are to speak to the sons of lsrael.' So Moses went and summoned the elders of the people, putting before them all that the Lord had bidden him. Then all the people answered as one, 'All that the Lord has said, we will do.'

Now at daybreak on the third day there were peals of thunder on the mountain and lightning flashes, a dense cloud, and a loud trumpet blast, and inside the camp all the people trembled. Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the bottom of the mountain. The mountain of Sinai was entirely wrapped in smoke, because the Lord had descended on it in the form of fire. Like smoke from a furnace the smoke went up, and the whole mountain shook violently. Louder and louder grew the sound of the trumpet. Moses spoke, and God answered him with peals of thunder. The Lord came down on the mountain of Sinai, on the mountain top, and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


or FIRST READING 3         Ezekiel 37:1-14
Dry bones, I am now going to make the breath enter you, and you will live.


The hand of the Lord was laid on me, and he carried me away by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley, a valley full of bones. He made me walk up and down among them. There were vast quantities of these bones on the ground the whole length of the valley; and they were quite dried up. He said to me, 'Son of man, can these bones live?' I said, 'You know, Lord'. He said, 'Prophesy over these bones. Say, "Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. The Lord says this to these bones: I am now going to make the breath enter you, and you will live. I shall put sinews on you, I shall make flesh grow on you, I shall cover you with skin and give you breath, and you will live; and you will learn that I am the Lord."'

ezek+I prophesied as I had been ordered. While I was prophesying, there was a noise, a sound of clattering; and the bones joined together. I looked, and saw that they were covered with sinews; flesh was growing on them and skin was covering them, but there was no breath in them. He said to me, 'Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man. Say to the breath, "The Lord says this: Come from the four winds, breath; breathe on these dead; let them live!"' I prophesied as he had ordered me, and the breath entered them; they came to life again and stood up on their feet, a great, an immense army. Then he said, 'Son of man, these bones are the whole House of Israel. They keep saying, "Our bones are dried up, our hope has gone; we are as good as dead." So prophesy. Say to them, "The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel.  And you will know that I am the Lord when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live, and I shall resettle you on your own soil; and you will know that I, Yahweh, have said and done this - it is the Lord who speaks."'

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


or FIRST READING 4        Joel 3:1-5
'I will pour out my spirit on all people.

Thus says the Lord:
'I will pour out my spirit on all mankind.
Your sons and daughters shall prophesy,
Pente1your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men see visions.
Even on the slaves, men and women,
will I pour out my spirit in those days.
1 will display portents in heaven and on earth.
blood. and fire and columns of smoke.'

The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the day of the Lord dawns, that great and terrible day.
All who calI on the name of the Lord will be saved,
for on Mount Zion there will be some who have escaped, as the Lord has said,
and in Jerusalem some survivors whom the Lord will call.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm          Ps 103
Response                                Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.
or                                               Alleluia!                                  

1. Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
clothed in majesty and glory,
wrapped in light as in a robe!                          Response  

2. How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.
Bless the Lord, my soul.                                   Response                   

3. All of these look to you
to give them their food in due season.
You give it, they gather it up:
you open your hand, they have their fill.      Response 

4. You take back your spirit, they die,
returning to the dust from which they came.
You send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the earth.            Response   

SECOND READING 

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans     8:22-27
The Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words.

From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free. For we must be content to hope that we shall be saved - our salvation is not in sight, we should not have to be hoping for it if it were - but, as I say, we must hope to be saved since we are not saved yet - it is something we must wait for with patience.

The Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself
expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL   

A reading from the Gospel according to John      7:37-39
Glory to you, O Lord
Theme: From his breast shall flow fountains of living water.

On the last day and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood there and cried out:

'If any man is thirsty, let him come to me!
Let the man come and drink who believes in me!'

As scripture says: From his breast shall flow fountains of living water.
He was speaking of the Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive;
for there was no Spirit as yet because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
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2. Pentecost Day Mass

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Scripture themes
The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Spirit ushers in a new era in the dispensation of the mystery — the age of the Church, during which Christ manifests, makes present and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church “until he comes” (CCC, 1076). 


FIRST READING 

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles      2:1-11
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak.
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When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.

Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. 'Surely' they said 'all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome- Jews and proselytes alike-Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.'

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm          Ps 103
Response                               Send forth your Spirit, 0 Lord, and renew the face of the earth.
or                                              Alleluia.

1. Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
How many are your works, O Lord!
The earth is full of your riches.                    Response

2. You take back your spirit, they die,
returning to the dust from which they came.
You send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the earth.          Response

3 May the glory of the Lord last for ever!
May the Lord rejoice in his works!
May my thoughts be pleasing to him.
I find my joy in the Lord.                             Response

SECOND READING 

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians     5:16-25
The fruits of the Spirit.

If you are guided by the Spirit you will be in no danger of yielding to self-indulgence, since self-indulgence is the opposite of the Spirit, the Spirit is totally against such a thing, and it is precisely because the two are so opposed that you do not always carry out your good intentions. If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels; disagreements, factions, envy; drunkenness, orgies and similar things. I warn you now, as I warned you before: those who behave like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. There can be no law against things like that, of course. You cannot belong to Christ Jesus unless you crucify all self-indulgent passions and desires.

Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God


SEQUENCE


Holy Spirit, Lord of light,
From the clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.


Come, thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Come, thou light of all that live!


Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul's delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;


Thou in toil art comfort sweet;
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.


Light immortal, light divine,
Visit thou these hearts of thine,
And our inmost being fill:


If thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.


Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:


Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.


Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and thee adore,
With thy sevenfold gifts descend:


Give us comfort when we die;
Give us life with thee on high;
Give us joys that never end.



Gospel Acclamation  
Alleluia, alleluia!
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love
Alleluia!

GOSPEL 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John     15:26-27, 16:12-15
The Spirit of truth he will lead you to the complete truth,

Jesus said to his disciples

'When the Advocate comes,
whom I shall send to you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father,
he will be my witness.
And you too will be witnesses,
because you have been with me from the outset.

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but they would be too much for you now.
But when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth,
since he will not be speaking as from himself
but will say only what he has learnt;
and he will tell you of the things to come.
He will glorify me,
since all he tells you
will be taken from what is mine.
Everything the Father has is mine;
that is why I said:
All he tells you
will be taken from what is mine'


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.
Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 23rd May, 2021
CÉAD LÉACHT 

Sliocht as Leabhar Gníomhartha na nAspal       2:1-11
Líonadh leis an Spiorad Naomh iad uile, agus thosaigh siad uile ag labhairt.


Pente1Nuair a tháinig Lá Cincíse bhí siad go léir le chéile ar aon láthair. Agus de phreib tháinig glor ón spéir mar a bheadh séideán gaoithe móire agus líon sé an teach ar fadina raibh siad ina suí. Agus chonacthas dóibh mar bheadh teangacha tine ag scaradh ó chéile nó gur shuigh an tine ar gach duine acu; agus líonadh iad go léir den Spiorad Naomh agus thosaigh siad ag labhairt i dteangacha difriúla de réir mar thug an Spiorad urlabhra dóibh.

Bhí Giúdaigh dhiaganta ó gach cine faoin spéir ag cur fúthu in Iarúsailéim agus nuair a chualathas an glor úd chruinnigh an slua agus iad ar mearbhall de bhrí gur chuala gach duine a theanga féin á labhairt acu san. Bhí ionadh agus alltacht orthu: “Féach,” ar siad, “nach Gailíligh iad seo go léir atá ag caint? Conas a tharlaíonn go gcloiseann gach duine againne iad ag labhairt inár dteanga dhúchais féin? Táimid Pairtigh ann agus Méidigh agus Eilimítigh, áitritheoirí na Measpatáime agus Iúdáia agus Chapadóise, agus Phontais agus na hÁise, Frigia agus Paimfíle, áitritheoirí na hÉigipte agus chríocha na Libia thart faoi Chuiréiné, cuairteoirí ón Róimh idir Ghiúdaigh agus iompaithigh, Créitigh agus Arabaigh, agus cloisimid iad seo ag cur síos in ár dteangacha féin ar éachtaí Dé.”

Briathar Dé.

SALM LE FREAGRA.        Sm 137
Freagra:                               Cuir amach uait do Spiorad, a Thiarna,
agus dean agaidh na talún a athnuachan.
Malairt Freagra :             Alleluia!
1. Tabhair moladh don Tiarna, a anam liom!
A Thiarna Dia, is rómhor thú go dearfa.
tá t'u éadaithe i maorgacht agus maise,
tá tú gléasta le solas mar le fallaing              Freagra

2. Nach lionmhar iad d'oibreacha, a Thiarna!
Rinne tú gach aon ní le heagna
Tá an chruinne lán da bhfuil déanta agat.
Tabhair moladh don Tiarna, a anam liom!   Freagra
3. Bíonn siad siúd go léir ag brath ort
chun iad a bheathú in am is a dtráth.
Cruinníon siad le chéile a dtugann tú dóibh:
leathann tú do lámh agus liontar iad.            Freagra
4. Má bhaineann tú an anáil díobh, éagann siad
agus casann siad ar an luaithreach arís.
Nuair a chuireann tú do spiorad uait, cruthaítear iad,
agus athnuann tú aghaidh na talún.              Freagra
AN DARA LÉACHT:           Galataigh 5:16-25
San aon Spiorad amháin is ea a baisteadh isteach in aon chorp amháin sinn go léir.

A bhráithre, mairigí faoi luí an Spioraid, agus níl aon bhaol go ngéillfidh sibh d’ainmhianta na colainne. Tá mianta na colainne bunoscionn le mianta an Spioraid agus tá mianta an Spioraid bunoscionn le mianta na colainne. Téann siad glan in éadan a chéile agus sin é an fáth nach ndéanann sibhse na nithe is áil libh a dhéanamh.

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Más é an Spiorad atá do bhur stiúradh níl sibh faoi smacht ag an dlí. Is follas iad gníomhartha na colainne, mar atá drúis gáirsiúlacht agus graostacht; íoladhradh agus asarlaíocht; eascairdeas, achrann, agus formad; fearg, bruíonta, clampar agus faicsin, éad, (murdail,) meisce, ragairne, agus a leithéid eile. Táim ag tabhairt foláirimh anois daoibh faoi mar a thug mé cheana: an mhuintir a dhéanann nithe den sórt sin ní bhfaighidh siad ríocht Dé mar oidhreacht. Is é toradh a thugann an Spiorad uaidh, áfach, grá, lúcháir, síocháin, foighne, cineáltas, dea-chroí, dílseacht, láchas agus measarthacht. Agus níl aon reacht in aghaidh a leithéidí sin! Agus iad siúd a bhaineann le Críost Íosa tá siad tar éis a gcolainn agus a cuid paisean agus mianta a chéasadh ar an gcrois.

Ós é an Spiorad atá dar mbeoú, leanaimis a threoir.

Briathar Dé.

ROSC




Tar-sa chugainn, a Naomh Spioraid,
fear anuas ó na flaitheasa
léas do sholais mharthanaigh.


Tar, a Dhíon na n-easpaitheach,
tar, a Bhronntóir tabhartas,
tar, a Sholais croítheacha.


Só1ásai ró-charthanach,
aoi sámh cneasta an anama,
fionnuaire ‘alainn thaitneamhach.


Sos i measc ár ndeacrachtaí,
fuarthán sóúil i ngreadaithe,
só1ás i ngol is i gcathuithe.


A lasair aoibhinn bheannaithe,
líon is soillsigh croítheacha
na bhfírean mbocht n-anbhann.


Gan do ehumhaeht is d'fhearta-sa
níl ní ar bith in ár bpearsana,
ní ar bith níl gan pheaea ionainn.


Nigh a bhfuil salach ionainn,
an méid is tur dínn, cneasaighse,
tabhair leigheas dúinn in ár geeasnaitheacht


Cuir i mboige ár gerapaitheacht,
a bhfuil fuar dínn, cneasaighse,
a bhfuil earn dínn, ceartaighse.


Do d'fhíréana tabhairsé,
is go bhfuil a seasamh ort,
seoid do sheaeht naomhthabhartas.


Tabhair luach saothair maitheasa,
tabhair bás faoi mhaise dóibh,
tabhai r aoibh neas parthais.
Amen. Alleluia!



Alleluia Vearsa
Alleluia, alleluia!
Tar chugainn, a Naomh Spioraid, lion croíthe na gCríostaithe,
agus adhain iontu lasair do ghrá.
Alleluia!

SOISCÉAL       

Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Eoin      15:26-27, 16:12-15
Amhail mar a chuir an tAthair uaidh mise, táimse do bhur gcursa uaim freisin. Glacaigí an Spiorad Naomh.

San am sin dúirt Íosa lena dheisceabail
Nuair a thiocfaidh an tAbhcóide
a chuirfidh mé chugaibh ón Athair,
Spiorad na Fírinne a ghluaiseann ón Athair,
déanfaidh sé fianaise orm. Déanann sibhse fianaise freisin,
mar bhí sibh in éineacht liom ó thosach. Tá mórán eile le rá agam libh,
ach ní fhéadann sibh iad a fhulaingt anois;
ach nuair a thiocfaidh sé siúd, Spiorad na Fírinne,
pente5déanfaidh sé eolas daoibh chun an uile fhírinne.
Óir ní as féin a labhróidh;
labhróidh sé na nithe a chuala sé, agus inseoidh sé daoibh na nithe atá le teacht.
Tabharfaidh sé glóir domsa,
óir is de mo chuidse a ghlacfaidh
agus a inseoidh sé daoibh.
An uile ní dá bhfuil ag m’Athair, is liomsa é.
Uime sin a dúirt mé:
‘ Is de mo chuidse a ghlacfaidh
agus a inseoidh sé daoibh.’

Soiscéal Dé.
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Machtnamh ar Bhriathar Dé dia Domhnach na Cincíse
Cad é gnó Spiorad Naoimh? 
Seachas cur síos a dhéanamh ar nádúr an Spiorad Naomh, deir an Bíobla rudaí móra faoin méid a dhéanann an Spiorad, mar a théann sé i bhfeidhm ar an saol. Úsáideann Paul íomhá ón nádúr, ag labhairt faoi thorthaí an Spioraid… mar a bhéadh bláthanna an Spioraid atá le feiceáil i saol an duine. Ní fhéidir an Spiorad Naomh a fheiceáil, ach is féidir linn tionchar an Spioraid a fheiceáil -- díreach mar nach féidir linn an ghaoth a fheiceáil ach gur féidir linn a thionchar a fheiceáil ar an domhan. Cibé áit a bhfaighimid grá, áthas, síocháin, foighneas, cairdeas, maitheas, muinín, agus féin-rialú, tá an Spiorad ag saothrú, a thionchar le feiceáil sna dea-thréithe seo. Ba é Íosa an duine a raibh na cáilíochtaí sin go léir aige, mar bhí sé lán den Spiorad Naomh, saol Dé in a iomlán. Sin é Spiorad Dé ó’n a bhfuair muid torthaí saibhre inár saol, na rudaí san faoin a labhraíonn Pól sa dara léacht an lae inniu. Is iad na súáilcí laethúla mar fiúntas, cáilíocht, dílseacht agus d'fhéin-rialú, foighne agus shliocht, mar a dheineann an Spiorad a léiriú ionainn.

Pádraig Ó Rúairí, cp,
Sliabh Argus, Átha Cliath.
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