Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd February 2014

Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane
Very Rev. John O’Donovan P.P. Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool, Cork – Mobile: 087 9144927 | Rev. Damian O’Mahony C.C. 1 Kilmorna He
ights, Ballyvolane, Cork.
Parish Offices: Blackpool 4300518 | Ballyvolane 4221977 | e-mail: info@blackpoolparish.com website: http://www.blackpoolparish.wo
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Parish Newsletter
February 2 2014
The Presentation of the Lord
FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Malachi.
The Lord you are seeking will suddenly enter the temple.
The Lord God says this: Look, I am going to send my messenger to prepare a
way before me. And the Lord you are seeking will suddenly enter his Temple;
and the angel of the covenant whom you are longing for, yes, he is coming, says
the Lord of hosts. Who will be able to resist the day of his coming? Who will
remain standing when he appears?
For he is like the refiner’s fire and the fullers’ alkali. He will take his seat as
refiner and purifier; he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and
silver, and then they will make the offering to the Lord as it should be made. The
offering of Judah and Jerusalem will then be welcomed by the Lord as in former
days, as in the years of old.
This is the word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: Who is the king of glory? It is the Lord.
O gates, lift up your heads; O gates, lift high your heads;
grow higher, ancient doors. grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter, the king of glory!
[R]
Let him enter, the king of glory!
[R]
Who is the king of glory? Who is he, the king of glory?
The Lord, the mighty, the valiant, He, the Lord of armies,
the Lord, the valiant in war.
[R]
he is the king of glory.
 

SECOND READING
A reading from the first letter to the Hebrews.
It was essential that he should in this way become
completely like his Brothers and sisters.
Since all the children share the same blood and flesh, Jesus too shared equally in it,
so that by his death he could take away all the power of the devil, who had power
over death, and set free all those who had been held in slavery all their lives by the
fear of death. For it was not the angels that he took to himself; he took to himself
descent from Abraham. It was essential that he should in this way become completely
like his brothers so that he could be a compassionate and trustworthy high priest of
God’s religion, able to atone for human sins. That is, because he has himself been
through temptation he is able to help others who are tempted.
This is the word of the Lord.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! The light to enlighten the pagans
and the glory of your people Israel. Alleluia!
GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
The light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel.
When the day came for them to be purified as laid down by the Law of Moses, they
took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord – observing what stands written
in the Law of the Lord: Every first-born male must be consecrated to the Lord – and
also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is said in the Law of the Lord, a
pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons Now in Jerusalem there was a man named
Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to Israel’s comforting
and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that
he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord Prompted by
the Spirit he came to the Temple and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to
do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he
said:
‘Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace,
just as you promised;
because my eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared for all the nations to see,
a light to enlighten the pagans
and the glory of your people Israel’.’

This is the Gospel of the Lor

 
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