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St Francis Xavier Cathedral!
The oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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St. Francis Xavier Cathedral!
Located on West & West Hill Streets in Nassau, Bahamas.

Today's Mass Reading

From the Roman Catholic Church!

  • Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Vigil

    Reading 1 1 CHR 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2

    David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORD
    to the place which he had prepared for it.
    David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites.

    The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,
    as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD.

    David commanded the chiefs of the Levites
    to appoint their kinsmen as chanters,
    to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,
    to make a loud sound of rejoicing.

    They brought in the ark of God and set it within the tent
    which David had pitched for it.
    Then they offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings to God.
    When David had finished offering up the burnt offerings and peace offerings,
    he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14

    R. (8) Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.
    Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
    we found it in the fields of Jaar.
    Let us enter his dwelling,
    let us worship at his footstool.
    R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.
    May your priests be clothed with justice;
    let your faithful ones shout merrily for joy.
    For the sake of David your servant,
    reject not the plea of your anointed.
    R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.
    For the LORD has chosen Zion;
    he prefers her for his dwelling.
    "Zion is my resting place forever;
    in her will I dwell, for I prefer her."
    R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.

    Reading 2 1 Cor 15:54b-57

    Brothers and sisters:
    When that which is mortal clothes itself with immortality,
    then the word that is written shall come about:

    Death is swallowed up in victory.
    Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?

    The sting of death is sin,
    and the power of sin is the law.
    But thanks be to God who gives us the victory
    through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Alleluia Lk 11:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who hear the word of God
    and observe it.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 11:27-28

    While Jesus was speaking,
    a woman from the crowd called out and said to him,
    "Blessed is the womb that carried you
    and the breasts at which you nursed."
    He replied,
    "Rather, blessed are those
    who hear the word of God and observe it."
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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