Thursday 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,
teach us your decrees and make us know your laws.
Give us the strength to observe them
and help us to stand in your presence this morning, chaste and pure.
Then we shall be well armed this Lent
and fight the good fight all the days of our lives,
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.
Christ Jesus, good Physician,
in your mercy you came to cure and forgive us.
On this morning open our eyes to your light.
Accept our repentance,
and we shall adore and glorify you, with your
Father and your Holy Spirit,
for ever. Amen.

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me
in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 17: 1-8
Hear, O LORD, a just suit;
attend to my outcry;
hearken to my prayer from lips
without deceit.

From you let my judgement come;
your eyes behold what is right.

Though you test my heart, searching it
in the night,
though you try me with fire, you shall
find no malice in me.

My mouth has not transgressed after the manner
of man;
according to the words of your lips
I have kept the ways of the law.

My steps have been steadfast in your paths,
my feet have not faltered.

I call upon you, for you will answer me,
O God;
incline your ear to me; hear my word.

Show your wondrous kindness,
O Savior of those who flee
from their foes to refuge at
your right hand.

Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hind me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who use violence against me.

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

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me
in the shadow of your wings.

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,
make us holy temples
so that your grace may be manifested in us, and your
will be accomplished by us.
May your face be a shelter for us, for it is in you that we hope.
O Christ, Source of light and Light of our live,
glory be to you, 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,
may our tongues praise you and our lips glorify you in this time of penance.
Thus our praise will rise to you from chaste hearts
and pure minds
and we will glorify the Father, the Son and the living 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 One who hears the
prayers of those who call upon him with faith,
the merciful Lord who in his goodness wished to save us, and in his kindness desired to heal our wounds.
To the Good One is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

O Christ, our God,
King of the universe, the life of souls and bodies,
You have borne our faults and sins to make of us children of God and heirs of the kingdom.
Without you, there is no life, and outside of your teaching there is no nourishment;
you performed signs to show us the light and the way.
Hear our requests today and incline your ear towards us; keep us as the apple of your eye,
and protect us, who believe in you and adore your cross, under the shadow of your wings.
Guard your Church against the snares of the enemy, because she believes in you.
Give strength to pastors to teach your gospel,
confirm your priests to keep your commandments,
sanctify the deacons, protect the virgins, help those who are in need.
Enlighten the eyes of the rich,
that they may walk in the way of your precepts of justice and charity;
bless families, help parents in the Christian education of their children,
sow true joy in the hearts of the young,
teach your laws to children,
cure the sick, strengthen those who vacillate in their faith, purify hearts full of rancor and hatred.
During this blessed lent, may your blessings be poured abundantly upon us.
Remember our parents and brothers and sisters who have left us, and with them we shall give glory to you, your Father and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Blessed is the Lord who gave fasting and prayer as a beacon for his holy Church. All nations are enlightened by her and they glorify him.

Holy are you, O God, for the love of us you give us life.

Holy are you, O Strong One, you fasted for us, that we may have the strength to fast for you.

Holy are you, O Immortal One, you died for us and thus gave us life.

O Christ, crucified for us, by your death, you have triumphed over the evil one and taught us victory.

Blessed is he who saved us; happy is the one who breaks bread with the hungry and needy.

Generous Giver of good things,
open your hands to your creatures, and pour your mercy upon them.
Bless your children, sons and daughters of the baptism of forgiveness.
Accept their prayers, fasts and sacrifices and pardon their faults, that you alone may reign over their hearts,
now and for ever. Amen.

Glory to the Son, who has been sent to us by the Father; he healed our wounds and forgave our faults.

Your servants whom you have granted pardon, O Lord, recognize you, and those you have healed, praise you.

Glory to the One, who said to the penitent: Ask and you will receive, knock and it will be opened to you.

A Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 5: 1-
Roam the streets of Jerusalem, look about and observe, Search through her public places, to find even one Who lives uprightly and seeks to be faithful, and I will pardon her!
Though they say, “As the LORD lives,” they swear falsely. O LORD, do your eyes not look for honesty? You struck them, but they did not cringe; you laid them low, but they refused correction; They set their faces harder than stone, and refused to return to you. It is only the lowly, I thought, who are foolish; For they know not the way of the LORD, their duty to their God. I will go to the great ones and speak with them; For they know the way of the LORD, their duty to their God. But, one and all, they had broken the yoke, torn off the harness. Therefore lions from the forest slay them, wolves of the desert ravage them, Leopards keep watch round their cities: all who come out are torn to pieces For their many crimes and their numerous rebellions. Why should I pardon you these things? Your sons have forsaken me, they swear by gods that are not. I fed them, but they committed adultery; to the harlot’s house they throng. Lustful stallions they are, each neighs after another’s wife. Shall I not punish them for these things? says the LORD; On a nation such as this shall I not take vengeance? Climb to her terraces, and ravage them, destroy them [not] wholly. Tear away her tendrils, they do not belong to the LORD. For they have openly rebelled against me, both the house of Israel and the house of Judah, says the LORD. They denied the LORD, saying, “Not he — No evil shall befall us, neither sword nor famine shall we see. The prophets have become wind, and the word is not in them. May their threats be carried out against themselves!”

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.