Liturgy: Lent 1, Year A

 

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A

 

In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Grace, mercy and peace from God Our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit be with you all

 

and also with you

When he calls to me, I will answer; I will rescue him and give him honor. Long life and contentment will be his. (Psalm 91:15-16)

 

My dear friends in Christ we begin Our Lenten journey today, over these five weeks we will travel through the mysteries of Christ which lead us to his passion and glorious resurrection.

 

It is a journey which should not be taken lightly, for on this journey we may have the opportunity to learn much about Our Lord and His Teaching but also about ourselves.

 

We pray for the life, work and witness of this parish, and the building work, the first phase of which continues apace, but which still needs to be supported by your generosity and your prayers.

 

The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit;

 

a broken and contrite heart God will not despise.

Let us come to the Lord, who is full of compassion,

and acknowledge our transgressions in penitence and faith.

 

I confess…

 

 

The Collect

Let us pray

 

Father,
through our observance of Lent,
help us to understand the meaning
of your Son’s death and resurrection,
and teach us to reflect it in our lives.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

Gospel Acclamation

 

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

Man does not live on bread alone

But on every word that comes from the mouth of God

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

The Peace

 

Since we are justified by faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has given us access to his grace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you


 

Prayer after Communion

 

Father,
you increase our faith and hope,
and deepen our love in this communion.
Help us to live by your words
and to seek Christ, our bread of life,

who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

Notices

Blessing

Christ, who has nourished us with himself the living bread,
make you one in praise and love,
and raise you up at the last day;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

The mass is ended. Go in the peace of Christ.

All    Thanks be to God.