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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

14 November 2021
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First reading

Daniel 12:1–3
Some will wake to everlasting life, some to shame and disgrace.

Responsorial psalm

Psalm 15(16):5, 8–11
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.

Second reading

Hebrews 10:11–14, 18
When all sins have been forgiven, there can be no more sin-offerings.

Gospel acclamation

Luke 21:36
Be watchful and pray constantly, that you may be worthy to stand before the Son of Man.

Gospel

Mark 13:24–32
The stars will fall from heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

Images from the Word

  • Time of distress
  • Four winds
  • Nobody knows
  • Great prince
  • One single sacrifice 

Liturgical notes

There should be harmony and diligence among all those involved in the effective preparation of each liturgical celebration in accordance with the Missal and other liturgical books, both as regards the rites and as regards the pastoral and musical aspects. This should take place under the direction of the rector of the church and after consultation with the faithful in things that directly pertain to them

General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §111

In preparing our Sunday Mass, there is need to consult. Liturgy is not prepared alone by one person, no matter how competent they may be. There will be constant need to liaise with the presider, the readers, the musicians, the assembly and those who prepare the environment. Sometimes this consultation can be given to a liturgy group, but they must constantly reach out to the ministers and the assembly to know their needs and their plans. In this way, the liturgy is a celebration of the Church. 

'The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.'

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