Entrance Antiphon: This holy woman fought to the death for the law of her God, never cowed by the threats of the wicked, her house was built on solid rock. First Reading: Hebrews 8:6-13 WEEKDAY MASS SHEET It is a better covenant of which he is the mediator. Week 2, Year I Responsorial Psalm: Mercy and faithfulness have met. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Through the Good News God called us to share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! Monday, 17th Jan Gospel: Mark 3:13-19 He summoned those he wanted to be his St Anthony Abbot companions. Anthony was born in Egypt. Originally he Communion Antiphon: If anyone wishes to was a hermit but soon disciples gathered come after me, he must renounce himself, around him and so he is regarded as the take up his cross, and follow me, says the ‘father of monasticism’. Anthony died in 356. Lord. His life was written by St Athanasius and helped to contribute to the conversion of St Augustine and St Martin. Saturday, 22nd Jan Entrance Antiphon: The just man will flourish like the palm tree. Planted in Weekday the courts of God’s house, he will grow Entrance Antiphon: May all the earth give great like the cedars of Lebanon. you worship and praise, and break into First Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10 song to your name, O God, Most High. Although he was Son, he learnt to obey First Reading: Hebrews 9:2-3. 11-14 through suffering. He has entered the sanctuary once and for all Responsorial Psalm: You are a priest for through his own blood. ever, a priest like Melchizedek of old. Responsorial Psalm: God goes up with shouts Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast. Accept God’s message for what it really Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! God in is: God’s message, and not some human Christ was reconciling the world to thinking. Alleluia! himself, and he has entrusted to us the Gospel: Mark 2:18-22 news that they are reconciled. Alleluia! The bridegroom is with them. Gospel: Mark 3:20-21 Communion Antiphon: If you wish to be His relatives said he was out of his mind. perfect, go, sell what you own, give it all Communion Antiphon: The Lord has to the poor, then come, follow me. prepared a feast for me: given wine in plenty for me to drink. Tuesday, 18th Jan Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Good Shepherd: I know my own and Day of Prayer for Christian Unity my own know me, says the Lord. Alleluia! Entrance Antiphon: I am the Good Shepherd. Gospel: John 10:11-15 I know my sheep, and mine know me, says I am the Good Shepherd who lays down his life the Lord, just as the Father knows me and I for his sheep. know the Father. I give my life for my sheep. Communion Antiphon: I shall raise up for myself a faithful priest, says the Lord. i First Reading: Hebrews 6:10-20 shall build him an enduring house and he In the hope that is held out to us we have an will walk in the presence of my Anointed. anchor for our soul, as sure as it is firm. Responsorial Psalm: The Lord keeps his covenant ever in mind. Thursday, 20th Jan Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Open Weekday my eyes, O Lord, that I may consider the wonders of your law. Alleluia! Entrance Antiphon: May all the earth give you worship and praise, and break into Gospel: Mark 2:23-28 song to your name, O God, Most High. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. First Reading: Hebrews 7:23-8:6 He offered sacrifices by offering himself once Communion Antiphon: Because there is one and for all. bread, we, though many, are one body, for we all share in the one loaf and in the one Responsorial Psalm: Her I am, Lord! I come cup. to do your will. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: Wednesday, 19th Jan you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia! St Wulstan, Bishop Gospel: Mark 3:7-12 Wulstan was born c.1008 and became a The unclean spirits would shout, ‘You are the Benedictine and Bishop of Worcester. After the son of God!’ But he warned them strongly not Norman Conquest he was the only English Bishop to make him known. to retain his See. He instituted Pastoral Visitations. Wulstan died in 1095. Communion Antiphon: The Lord has prepared a feast for me: given wine in Entrance Antiphon: I myself shall take care of plenty for me to drink. my flock and look after it, says the Lord; I shall raise up a shepherd and put him in charge of them to pasture them. I, the Friday, 21st Jan Lord, shall be their God. The Gloria is recited. St Agnes, Virgin & Martyr 304 saw the martyrdom of Agnes, a young girl First Reading: Romans 6:17-19, 20-23 of 12. He name is mentioned in the Roman You are set free from sin and bound to the service of God. Canon and the Greek calendar of Saints. Agnes was an illustrious martyr who has been Responsorial Psalm: O give thanks to the Lord honoured since 354. for he is good: for his love endures forever.