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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (April 4, 2016)

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Reading 1 and//www.usccb.org/bible/isaiah/7:10 IS 7:10-14 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, sayingandAsk for a sign from the LORD, your Godlet it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered, I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!”Then Isaiah saidandListen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this signandthe virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means God is with us!” Responsorial Psalm and//www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/40and7 PS 40and7-8A, 8B-9, 10, 11 R. (8a and 9a)Here I am, Lord I come to do your will. Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,but ears open to obedience you gave me.Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought notthen said I, Behold I come.” R.Here I am, Lord I come to do your will. In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,To do your will, O my God, is my delight,and your law is within my heart!” R.Here I am, Lord I come to do your will. I announced your justice in the vast assemblyI did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know. R.Here I am, Lord I come to do your will. Your justice I kept not hid within my heartyour faithfulness and your salvation I have spoken ofI have made no secret of your kindness and your truthin the vast assembly. R.Here I am, Lord I come to do your will. Reading 2 and//www.usccb.org/bible/hebrews/10and4 HEB 10and4-10 Brothers and sistersandIt is impossible that the blood of bulls and goatstake away sins.For this reason, when Christ came into the world, he saidand Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,but a body you prepared for mein holocausts and sin offerings you took no delight.Then I said, ‘As is written of me in the scroll,behold, I come to do your will, O God.’”First he says, Sacrifices and offerings,holocausts and sin offerings,you neither desired nor delighted in.”These are offered according to the law.Then he says, Behold, I come to do your will.”He takes away the first to establish the second.By this will,” we have been consecratedthrough the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all. Alleluia and//www.usccb.org/bible/john/1:14 JN 1:14AB R.Alleluia, alleluia.The Word of God became flesh and made his dwelling among usand we saw his glory.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and//www.usccb.org/bible/luke/1:26 LK 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from Godto a town of Galilee called Nazareth,to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,of the house of David,and the virgin’s name was Mary.And coming to her, he said, Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”But she was greatly troubled at what was saidand pondered what sort of greeting this might be.Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary,for you have found favor with God.Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,and you shall name him Jesus.He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”But Mary said to the angel, How can this be,since I have no relations with a man?”And the angel said to her in reply, The Holy Spirit will come upon you,and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.Therefore the child to be bornwill be called holy, the Son of God.And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,has also conceived a son in her old age,and this is the sixth month for her who was called barrenfor nothing will be impossible for God.”Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.May it be done to me according to your word.”Then the angel departed from her.

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