Friday Morning Cana week




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,
on this Friday morning we recall our redemption and
open our lips to praise you and sing of your glory.
Pour upon us today your calm and peace.
Then we shall take refuge in your mercy and walk
according to your teachings.
We shall be your true witnesses and give glory to the living 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 Lord,
we ask you to hear our request and pour your mercy
upon us.
May your cross guard us today,
so that we may meditate upon your words.
May we live your life and pass this day for your glory and our sanctification,
and we shall give you glory,
now and for ever.

Save your people,
and bless your inheritance.

Psalm 28
To you, O LORD, I call;
O my Rock, be not deaf to me,

Lest, if you heed me not,
I become one of those going down
into the pit.

Hear the sound of my pleading, when I
cry to you,
lifting up my hands toward your holy shrine.

Drag me not away with the wicked,
with those who do wrong.

Who speak civilly to their neighbors
though evil is in their hearts.

Repay them for their deeds,
for the evil of their doings.

For the work of their hands repay them;
give them their deserts.

Because they consider not the deeds of

the LORD nor the
work of his hands,
may he tear them down and not build them up.

Blessed be the LORD, for he has heard the sound
of my pleading;
the LORD is my strength and my shield.

In him my heart trusts, and I find help;
then my heart exults, and with my song
I give him thanks.

The LORD is the strength of his people,
the saving refuge of his anointed.

Save your people, and bless your inheritance;
feed them, and carry them forever!

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

Save your people,
and bless your inheritance.

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.
Light who shines upon the world,
the world owes glory to you for your mercy.
You wished to dwell among us,
to be our intercessor with the Father,
who sent you for our salvation.
Give us strength, O Lord,
so that we may implore your forgiveness and ask
for grace and mercy during this blessed Lent.
We shall give glory to you,
now and 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.

Glory to you, O marvelous One, our Light,
Your pure light has dispersed the darkness,
And creatures are illumined by the glow of your countenance.
We raise our plea to Christ, the Most High,
Who manifested himself to us in his hidden glory.
Let us rejoice together in sweet hope;
Our night will end and the dawn will appear.
Then we shall behold your splendid light.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Good Shepherd,
who came to look for the lost sheep,
loving Master, who fasted to teach us that we do not
live on bread alone,
grant that we may not become slaves of our passions.
Be for us the food that does not perish, and the drink that quenches our thirst forever.
We shall recognize and believe in you alone,
and your Holy Spirit,
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 sea 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 holy and merciful One, by his stewardship he showed us the way to salvation, lifted us from our fall, and strengthened us
so that we may walk in the way of his commandments, and reach his kingdom.
To the Good One is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

Christ our God,
begotten of the Father from all eternity, and born in time from the Virgin Mary,
you have walked among us as the Good Shepherd
looking for the wandering sheep to bring it back to the good pasture and to the security of the fold.
You desired to share with us the joy of the Trinity;
you humbled yourself, becoming like us in all things
but sin.
On this Friday morning as we commemorate your life-giving suffering and our salvation,
we adore you, O Christ, our King, and we thank and praise you for all that you have done for us.
During this blessed Lent may we meditate on your passion, carry your cross and follow you,
that we may reach the glory of your resurrection.
May we understand that he who does not renounce himself, take up his cross follow you, is not worthy of you.
This time is a time of fasting, repentance and prayer, when we must take you for our model and walk in your steps.
It is a sacred time when we receive grace and mercy.
Brothers and sisters, with humility, let us repent;
let us bend our knees in contemplation of the cross of our Savior.
With tears, let us strike our chests and in silence listen to the voice of God within us.
Through the intercession of your Mother, the prophets, apostles, fathers and martyrs, the just and saints, we implore your kindness and compassion;
have mercy upon us and our dead;

remember them in your kingdom.
We shall give glory to you, your Father and your Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Behold the time when our Lord fasted, and thus saved us. Come and take refuge in it for your salvation.

Through fasting, we shall triumph over the evil one; through fasting we shall triumph over anger, hatred and pride; by it we shall drive away greed the source of all evils.

Blessed are you, O Christ, who gave holy Lent to the Church, your spouse; Lord, give us your love.

O Lord,
grant that we may be an incense consumed in your presence.
Accept our fast and our prayer;
may we be agreeable to you all the days of our lives.
Then we shall give thanks for your mercy towards us,
for you give strength to those who fast and forgiveness to the repentant.
To you be glory for ever. Amen.

How great is the mercy of God toward us! He has visited his creatures and brought them salvation.

Behold Lent, the time of penitence. Happy is the one who humbles himself before God and sanctifies himself.

Repent, sinners, repent while there is yet time. On the day of judgement, you will enter with the just into the paradise of light.

A Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 7: 1- 11
The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD: Stand at the gate of the house of the LORD, and there proclaim this message: Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD! Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Reform your ways and your deeds, so that I may remain with you in this place. Put not your trust in the deceitful words: “This is the temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD!” Only if you thoroughly reform your ways and your deeds; if each of you deals justly with his neighbor; if you no longer oppress the resident alien, the orphan, and the widow; if you no longer shed innocent blood in this place, or follow strange gods to your own harm, will I remain with you in this place, in the land which I gave your fathers long ago and forever. But here you are, putting your trust in deceitful words to your own loss! Are you to steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, go after strange gods that you know not, and yet come to stand before me in this house which bears my name, and say: “We are safe; we can commit all these abominations again”? Has this house which bears my name become in your eyes a den of thieves? I too see what is being done, says the LORD.

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 and 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.