St Francis of Assisi, Petts Wood

For it is in giving that we receive.

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – Year C
Second Sunday of Epiphany


Entrance Antiphon: 

All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!


COLLECT

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

FIRST READING                                Isaiah 62.1-5

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

 

RESPONSORIAL PSALM                                 Ps.95

Response:      Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples.

 

1          O sing a new song to the Lord,

            sing to the Lord all the earth.

            O sing to the Lord, bless his name.                   R

 

2          Proclaim his help day by day,

            tell among the nations his glory

            and his wonders among all the peoples.            R

 

3          Give the Lord, you families of peoples,

            give the Lord glory and power;

            give the Lord the glory of his name.                  R

 

4           Worship the Lord in his temple.

            O earth, tremble before him.

            Proclaim to the nations: “God is king.”

            He will judge the peoples in fairness.                R

 

SECOND READING              1 Corinthians 12.1-11 

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters. I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

 

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

Alleluia, alleluia!

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life:

you have the message of eternal life. 

Alleluia!

 

GOSPEL                                                      John 2.1-11          

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that we may participate worthily in these mysteries, for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is celebrated the work of our redemption is accomplished. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Communion Antiphon: 

We have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that 

quenches my thirst.


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life: fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.