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Mass Readings for January 12th, 2005 and personal note

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
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Here are the Readings for Mass for Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Please take a moment to meditate on God's Word and unite yourself in prayer with the Church throughout the world. Please remember the Holy Father and his intentions in your prayers. Please also remember my daughter and I and those in our lives in your prayers too (thanks!!). May Our Lord Jesus richly bless you and those in your life and may Our Lady keep you beneath her protective mantle of love and grace. Come Holy Spirit!
VENI, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
Oremus:
DEUS, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
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Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Psalm: Wednesday 5

Reading I
Heb 2:14-18


Since the children share in blood and Flesh,
Jesus likewise shared in them,
that through death he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the Devil,
and free those who through fear of death
had been subject to slavery all their life.
Surely he did not help angels
but rather the descendants of Abraham;
therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way,
that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God
to expiate the sins of the people.
Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,
he is able to help those who are being tested.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9


R (8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R Alleluia.
Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
make known among the nations his deeds.
Sing to him, sing his praise,
proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
R The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R Alleluia.
Glory in his holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Look to the LORD in his strength;
seek to serve him constantly.
R The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R Alleluia.
You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
throughout the earth his judgments prevail.

R The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R Alleluia.
He remembers forever his covenant
which he made binding for a thousand generations"
Which he entered into with Abraham
and by his oath to Isaac.
R The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R Alleluia.


Gospel
Mk 1:29-39


On leaving the synagogue
Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
Simon"s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.
They immediately told him about her.
He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.
Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset,
they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.
The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases,
and he drove out many demons,
not permitting them to speak because they knew him.

Rising very early before dawn,
he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.
Simon and those who were with him pursued him
and on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you."
He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villages
that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come."
So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons
throughout the whole of Galilee.
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