The Word This Week

This Sunday is all about the “Divine Community” – in other words, the way in which our God is in himself a communion of love: Father, Son and Spirit, distinct yet perfectly united – three persons, one God. We hear of the perfect union between Father and Son, revealed in the mysterious poem of the First Reading, where the Son is “Wisdom” joining the Father in the act of creation. This union bears fruit in the Spirit, who pours this perfect love into our hearts, so that we may imitate the “Communion of Love” by living together and hoping for our place within the Divine Community.

Today’s Scripture

Proverbs 8: 22 – 31

Response: Psalm 8
When I see the heavens the work of your hands,
The moon and the stars which you arranged,
What is man that you should keep him in mind,
Mortal man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little less than a god;
With glory and honour you crowned him,
Gave him pow’r over the works of your hand,
Put all things under his feet.

All of them sheep and cattle,
Yes, even the savage beasts,
Birds of the air and fish
That make their way through the waters.
(Sung Antiphon: How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth

Romans 5: 1 – 5
Acclamation for the Gospel:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
the God who is, who was, who is to come.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

John 16: 12 – 15

Prayer of the Faithful: R/. Lord, lead us into truth.

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