Saturday 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.

O Lord,
may your Holy Spirit abide in our hearts
that we may sing your glory and praise.
Accept us, this morning, that our whole day be pure
and holy.
May our life praise and glorify you, your Son and your Holy Spirit, 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,
during his holy Lent confirm our wills
so that we may reject all thoughts which disturb our love for you.
Establish us in your truth
that we may be filled with your gifts,
and so reach your paradise on the Morning of your
glorious resurrection
where we shall praise you with joy, for ever. Amen.

My heart is steadfast, O God; my heart is steadfast.

Psalm 57
Have pity on me, O God; have pity on me,
for in you I take refuge.

In the shadow of your wings, I take refuge,
till harm pass by.

I call to God the Most High,
to God, my benefactor.

May he send from heaven and save me;
may he make those a reproach who trample upon me;
may God send his kindness and his faithfulness.

I lie prostrate in the midst of lions
which devour men;

Their teeth are spears and arrows,
their tongue is a sharp sword.

Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
above all the earth be your glory!

They have prepared a net for my feet;
they have bowed me down;

They have dug a pit before me,
but they fall into it.

My heart is steadfast, O God; my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and chant praise.

Awake, O my soul; awake, lyre and harp!
I will wake the dawn.

I will give thanks to you among the peoples, O Lord,
I will chant your praise among the nations,

For your kindness towers to the heavens,
and your faithfulness to the skies.

Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
above all the earth be your glory!

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

My heart is steadfast, O God; my heart is steadfast.

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.
Glory to you, O Christ, Light of the world;
the one who follows you will not walk in the darkness.
This morning, with the rising of the sun we adore you and ask you to abide in our hearts.
Then our day will be enlightened by you,
and we shall attain the great Morning when we shall glorify you with the saints, 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.
O Lord,
strengthen us with your power;
help us with your powerful arm and we shall persevere in the arena of combat;
and in this tumultuous life the snares of the devil will not prevail over us.
And all the days of our lives, we shall offer you praise and glory,
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 Word, who in his love became man and was like us in all things but sin;
the Savior who redeemed and justified us.
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 and Savior,
you bent down toward the creature which you created,
and you took care of us, prescribing for us the remedies of life: the virtues of faith, hope and charity.
You rooted these three virtues in fasting and prayer
where the spirit rises above the senses and the soul, the body.
You were not content to encourage us with mere words: rather, you fasted for forty days spending the nights in prayer and conversation with your Father,
so as to teach us to fight in the tempests of this life.
Christ, our Shepherd and our Friend,
we ask you to remain with us always,
never allow us to enjoy life without you.
Abide in your Church and be to her the Light that is never veiled.
Strengthen her children so that they may walk in the way of your commandments,
seeking above all the glory of God, and not that of the world.
Teach us how to deepen in our hearts your commandments and your love;
may the mortal spirit of hate and egotism never dominate us.
May our Lent serve to contemplate your word of life and your gospel commandments;
then we shall know how happy are the poor, the meek, the merciful and those persecuted for the sake of justice.
Let us profit from these exhortations, and repent of our past faults.
Let us gather for the future a treasure that never passes, independent of the riches and possessions of this world.
May charity and justice be our guide
and let us not be deviated by our egotism.
Rather let us reflect your light before the eyes of all, so that the name of the Father in heaven may be glorified.
May our fast be blessed for us all,

so that we may be ready to pass into the joy of the feast of your resurrection.
Then we shall be worthy of your great Day
when we shall glorify you with the saints, for ever. Amen.

You who fast, open your lips to praise the Lord. He gave you the words to praise and glorify him.

It is for his glory that the Lord gave you your tongue and intelligence. Let your heart never contain evil. do not fast only from food and drink, but be like the angels and offer yourself to the service and praise of the Lord.

O Lord,
in your kindness receive the prayer and supplication of your servants;
accept the service of your worshippers.
Remove plagues from the earth and its inhabitants;
grant them peace and tranquility and they will always praise you, for ever. Amen.

By fasting and prayer, the just have pleased God; children of the Church, fast and pray.

Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.

May God who accepted the fast and prayer of our ancestors, accept our prayer and have mercy on us.

A Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 7: 21-28
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Heap your holocausts upon your sacrifices; eat up the flesh! In speaking to your fathers on the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I gave them no command concerning holocaust or sacrifice. This rather is what I commanded them: Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you may prosper.
But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed. They walked in the hardness of their evil hearts and turned their backs, not their faces, to me. From the day that your fathers left the land of Egypt even to this day, I have sent you untiringly all my servants the prophets.
Yet they have not obeyed me nor paid heed; they have stiffened their necks and done worse than their fathers. When you speak all these words to them, they will not listen to you either; when you call to them, they will not answer you. Say to them: This is the nation which does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction.
Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech.

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.