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Today’s Scripture Themes:
Sin sets us outside the Church community. Jesus comes to bring the leper back by the ritual means prescribed by the law. The Sacrament of Reconciliation restores the sinner to the community.
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FIRST READING

A reading from the book of Leviticus 13: 1-2.44-46
The leper must live apart; he must live outside the camp.

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘If a swelling or scab or shiny spot appears on a man’s skin, a case of leprosy of the skin is to be suspected. The man must be taken to Aaron, the priest, or to one of the priests who are his sons.

‘The man is leprous: he is unclean. The priest must declare him unclean; he is suffering from leprosy of the head. A man infected with leprosy must wear his clothing torn and his hair disordered; he must shield his upper lip and cry, “Unclean, unclean.” As long as the disease lasts he must be unclean; and therefore he must live apart; he must live outside the camp.’

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm Ps 31:1-2:5-11.
Response You are my refuge, O Lord; you fill me with the joy of salvation.

  1. Happy the man whose offence is forgiven,
    whose sin is remitted.
    O happy the man to whom the Lord
    imputes no guilt,
    in whose spirit is no guile. Response

  2. But now I have acknowledged my sins;
    my guilt I did not hide.
    I said: ‘I will confess
    my offence to the Lord.’
    And you, Lord, have forgiven
    the guilt of my sin. Response

  3. Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
    exult, you just!
    O come, ring out your joy,
    all you upright of heart. Response

SECOND READING

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Cor 10:31-11:1
Take me for your model, as I take Christ.

Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God. Never do anything offensive to anyone – to Jews or Greeks or to the Church of God; just as I try to be helpful to everyone at all times, not anxious for my own advantage but for the advantage of everybody else, so that they may be saved.
Take me for your model, as I take Christ.

The Word of the Lord

Gospel Acclamation Eph 1: 17
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Alleluia!

or Lk 7: 16

Alleluia, alleluia!
A great prophet has appeared among us;
God has visited his people.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 1: 40-45
And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured.

A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured. Jesus immediately sent him away and sternly ordered him, ‘Mind you say nothing to anyone, but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your healing prescribed by Moses as evidence of your recovery.’ The man went away, but then started talking about it freely and telling the story everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer go openly into any town, but had to stay outside in places where nobody lived. Even so, people from all around would come to him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Blessed Sunday

Lord, our greatest Father, we come before you this beautiful Sunday with all our burdens.
Give us strength to overcome our daily challenges. You have promised us a refuge, forgive us our trespasses so that we can be clean enough to be filled with you joy of salvation.
Unite, enlighten and visit us like your son Jesus Christ did to the man with the leprosy.
Some of us have leprosy in our pockets, fill them with the joy of your wealth.
Some of us have leprosy of hatred in their homes, fill them with the joy of your happiness.
Some have leprosy of buncruptsy in their accounts, fill us with the joy of your richness.
Our country is filled with leprosy of tribalism, fill it with joy of cohesiveness.
And so much leprosy around.
It’s is through your beloved son Jesus that we are healed.
Amen Amen Amen.

Amen and be blessed for the wonderful prayers

blessed Sunday all

AMEN!

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

Amina

You too have a blessed Sin-day. It’s believed Sundays ni mojawapo ya ile siku pple commit a lot of sins.

oops, sorry

Blessed Soondei piiipo ( attatch british ascent )

I wish everyone a happy and recollective Sunday.Siku njema.

Blessed Sunday may the Lord our God remember each n everyone of us at his time of need. Amen

Amen,barikiwa

Hio avatar yako haiamini umesema barikiwa.
Blessed Sunday

He he he!

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@Liberty this was today’s reading at my church, Holy Cross Catholic- Chaani…2nd mass. Now, unless you were the presiding father, I humbly inquire…are all readings on a particular Sunday synchronised for all Catholic churches worldwide?
Ama its just a mere coincidence that your posted sermon at 5:02am is exactly the same as the one read in church today at 9:00am?

Your guess is right. Am brought up as a Catholic and that’s what our catechist taught us. Hata Pope hiyo ndo alisoma.

Hehe. I was not the presiding Father at the Holy Cross, and I am not a priest either, but a layperson. I go for mass at Consolata and Holy Family Basilica.

Regarding the readings, they are all the same in all the Catholic churches across the world. What I post here is exactly what is read all over the world including your church. Not only Sundays but also daily readings.

Amen