Exodus 34:4-6,8-9 First reading ‘Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion’
With the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up the mountain of Sinai in the early morning as the Lord had commanded him. And the Lord descended in the form of a cloud, and Moses stood with him there.
He called on the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness.’ And Moses bowed down to the ground at once and worshipped. ‘If I have indeed won your favour, Lord,’ he said ‘let my Lord come with us, I beg. True, they are a headstrong people, but forgive us our faults and our sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’ Responsorial PsalmDaniel 3:52-56 To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest, Lord God of our fathers. To you glory and praise for evermore.
Blest your glorious holy name. To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the temple of your glory. To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest on the throne of your kingdom. To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest who gaze into the depths. To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the firmament of heaven. To you glory and praise for evermore. 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Second reading The grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Gospel Acclamationcf.Rv1:8
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
the God who is, who was, and who is to come.
Alleluia! GospelJohn 3:16-18 God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him will be condemned;
but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already,
because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.’