Monday Morning Cana Sunday




Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever. Amen.

Lord God,
may we remain in your presence all the days of our lives, offering you praise and thanksgiving, prayer and fasting, so that pure and chaste,
just and sanctified,
strangers to all sin and every evil intention,
we may glorify the Trinity,
now and for ever. Amen.

Peace be with the Church and her children.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy towards us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
and peace on earth and good will to all.


Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O God,
may we submit to this holy fast
and accept it with all our will, with joy and good cheer; do not make us strangers to the reward given to those who fast.
Walking in the way of penitence and mortification
we shall arrive in the eternal kingdom where we shall praise your glory, for ever. Amen.

Happy are they who observe his decrees;
who seek him with all their hearts.

Psalm 119: 1-8
Happy are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.

Happy are they who observe his decrees,
who seek him with all their hearts,

And do not wrong,
but walk in his ways.

You have commanded that your precepts
be diligently kept.

Oh, that I might be firm in the ways
of keeping your statutes!

Then should I not be put to shame
when I beheld all your commands.

I will give you thanks with an upright
when I have learned your just ordinances.

I will keep your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Happy are they who observe his decrees;
who seek him with all their hearts.

Happy the man who follows not the counsel
of the wicked.
Psalm 1
Happy the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked

Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,

But delights in the law of the LORD
and meditates on his law day and night.

He is like a tree
planted near running water,

That yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves never fade.
Whatever he does, prospers.

Not so the wicked, not so;
they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Therefore in judgement the wicked shall not stand,
nor shall sinners, in the assembly of the just.

For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked vanishes.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Happy the man who follows not the counsel
of the wicked.

Blessed are you, O Church, garden of the Beloved!
From a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds, you have grown.
Your roots are in firm soil, sheltered from the winds; In your branches are the martyrs, they are a display of blood shed for the faith.
The birds quench their thirst at this marvel.
Psalms and prophecies fill your vast space.
You are the land of the Spirit, the meeting place of the nations.
Blessed are you, dwelling place of the guest, neighbor of the One who is near.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Lord
strengthen us in faith, hope and love.
Give us strength and holiness in these holy and pure days of fasting; lead us to your presence by perfect lives
so that we may joyfully meet you on the feast of your glorious Easter and victorious resurrection
and praise and thank you, O Christ, Light of our lives, and the Father and the Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen.

The Light of the just and joy of the upright is Christ Jesus, our Lord, Begotten of the Father, he manifested himself to us.
He came to rescue us from darkness and to fill us with the radiance of his light.

Day is dawning upon us; the power of darkness is fading away.
From the true Light there arises for us the light which illumines our darkened eyes.

His glory shines upon the world and enlightens the very depths of the abyss.
Death is annihilated, night has vanished, and the gates of Sheol are broken.

Creatures lying in darkness from ancient times are clothed in light.
The dead arise from the dust and sing because they have a Savior.

He brings salvation and grants us life.
He ascends to his Father on high.
He will return in glorious splendor and shed his light on those gazing upon him.

Our King comes in majestic glory,
Let us light our lamps and go forth to meet him.
Let us find our joy in him, for he has found joy in us.
He will indeed rejoice us with his marvelous light.

Let us glorify the majesty of the Son and give thanks to the almighty Father, who,
in an outpouring of love, sent him to us, to fill us with hope and salvation.

When he manifests himself, the saints awaiting him in weariness and sorrow,
will go forth to meet him with lighted lamps.
The angels and guardians of heaven will rejoice in the glory of the just and upright people of the earth;
together, crowned with victory, they will sing hymns and psalms.

Stand up then and be ready!
Give thanks to our King and Savior, who will come in great glory to gladden us with his marvelous light in his kingdom.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

At the end of time, when the combat will end,
You will come in glory for the final gathering of the bridal party; You will revive the dead who are sleeping, the scattered and the corrupt;
You will judge your servants with love – this is the happiness of paradise.
What has not occurred to the human heart and what the ear has not heard,
You have prepared as a reward for the combatants, at the fullness of time.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Lord,
during this holy Lent may we
quell the inclinations and passions of the body,
purify our hearts of hate, jealousy, pride and
arm ourselves with justice and holiness,
and proceed on the way to perfection.
Then we will raise to you a hymn of pure praise
and angelic songs,
now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm 148

Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights;

Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created;

He established them forever and ever;
he gave them a duty which shall not pass away.

Praise the LORD from the earth;
you see monsters and all depths;

Fire and hail, snow and mist,
storm winds that fulfill his word;

You mountains and all you hills,
you fruit trees and all you cedars;

You wild beasts and all tame animals,
you creeping things and you winged fowl.

Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,
the princes and all the judges of the earth,

Young men too, and maidens,
old men and boys,

Praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;

His majesty is above earth and heaven,
and he has lifted up the horn of his people.

Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,
from the children of Israel, the people close to him.


Psalm 149: 1-6

Sing to the LORD a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.

Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.

For the LORD loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.

Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches;

Let the high praises of God be in their throats.


Psalm 150

Praise the LORD in his sanctuary,
praise him in the firmament of his strength.

Praise him for his mighty deeds,
praise him for his sovereign majesty.

Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
praise him with lyre and harp.

Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipe.

Praise him with sounding cymbals,
praise him with clanging cymbals.

Let everything that has breath
praise the LORD!


Psalm 117

Praise the LORD, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.


Praise, glory and honor to the Father who give life;
to the Son who by his fasting has traced for us the
way of salvation and the path of truth;
to the Spirit who has sanctified us and armed us with his power,
the glorious and living Trinity, to whom is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

Christ our God,
true Light which comes into the world from the Father, source of blessing and holiness,
purity, mercy and compassion.
From you every good thing comes to us,
and by you we are able to struggle for justice and truth.
You humbled yourself and took the condition of a slave to save us and lead us on the way to the kingdom which is humility.

The prophets spoke of you,
just and righteous men pointed you out,
the apostles preached you, and confessors witnessed
to you.
You are the good Master, and apart from you there is no goodness.
You are the Light of the world without whom there is
only darkness.
When you desired to begin your preaching ministry among us, you isolated yourself in the desert and fasted and prayed in order to teach us that by fasting and prayer, we obtain the mercy and grace of God.
Teach us now, O Lord, to fast and pray:
by fasting and prayer our ancestors were sanctified and returned to their Lord,
and sinners were led along the right way.
By fasting and prayer the fathers mortified their human passion so that you alone might live in them.
Allow us, then, to understand the power of fasting and prayer throughout these holy days.
Help us to struggle during this Lent
in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Then our voices will serve only to praise you,
our ears to hear your Word and your teaching of life, our hearts, to be pure temples nourished by your sacred body and blood,
and our souls, mirrors where your splendor and beauty are reflected.
Now, Lord, we ask you to accept our incense (prayer) and have mercy on us.
Pardon our faults,
in your loving kindness heal our illnesses,
give joy to those who suffer,
console the sad, bring back to life those who have died in your hope, and we will glorify and praise you, your Father and your Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

In your fast, O Lord, you gather your entire flock that we may adore you and receive your forgiveness.

Hear us, Lord, and by fasting and prayer, deliver us from evil.

Brothers and sisters, let us work and strive with love, thus we will cultivate the fruits of penance and pardon.

Holy are you, O God, you have given your flock this Lent during which we proceed to your kingdom.

Holy are you, O Strong One, by your fast you conquered the evil one, our enemy.

Holy are you, O Immortal One, by your death you gave life to the world and saved us from defeat.

You were crucified for us and you save us from death; by your cross you have freed us.

Behold by prayer and fasting the children of the Church beg you: forgive their sins, O Holy One. To you be glory for ever.

O Lover of all,
accept our prayer as you accepted the prayer of the
just before us.
Grant our petitions as you granted the prayers of the prophets and messengers;
forgive our sins as you forgave the sins of Mary Magdalene; be compassionate toward us as you were toward sinners and the contrite of heart.
For you are merciful and filled with loving kindness; to you be praise, for ever. Amen.

Behold the merciful Doctor comes; you who are fasting, come, let him heal you; in his loving kindness he pardons sins.

Let it be proclaimed from the mountain tops: Behold, the merciful Doctor comes; you who are fasting, covered with wounds and sins, offer him praise.

Be opened, O holy books; you who are fasting, listen! Hear the words of the prophets who speak by the Holy Spirit.

A Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 1: 1-
The words of Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, of a priestly family in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin. The word of the LORD first came to him in the days of Josiah, son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign, and continued through the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, and until the downfall and exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, son of Josiah, king of Judah. The word of the LORD came to me thus: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said, “I know not how to speak; I am too young.” But the LORD answered me, Say not, “I am too young.” To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Have no fear before them, because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD. Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying, See, I place my words in your mouth! This day I set you over nations and over kingdoms, To root up and to tear down, to destroy and to demolish, to build and to plant. The word of the LORD came to me with the question: What do you see, Jeremiah? “I see a branch of the watching-tree,” I replied. Then the LORD said to me: Well have you seen, for I am watching to fulfill my word.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and joy filled hope to all.
We praise you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord and Creator, King of heaven, God the Father almighty, Lord God, only Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son and Word of the Father,
you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sin of the world, hear us and receive our prayer.
You are seated in glory at the right hand of your Father, forgive us and have mercy on us;
For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
At all times, and all the days of our lives, we worship you and praise your holy and blessed name,
which is and has been from age to age.
Blessed are you, Lord almighty, God of our fathers.
May your name be glorified, praised and exalted for ever.
To you be glory, praise an exaltation, God of all,
Father of truth, with the only Son and the living and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

O God,
you are before all ages and exist from age to age;
you are resplendent and glorified in unsearchable light; through your word, you bring forth light and give us a new day.
O radiant Day and source of all light,
we glorify you, adore you and offer you praise night and day; accept our praise and answer our prayer.
Send us your abundant blessings, through the mercy of your Christ.
To him, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be glory, honor and power,
now and for ever. Amen.