Daily Reading for Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Sunday May 26, 2024
Office: Proper, Te Deum
Mass prop. Gloria. Creed.
Preface of the Trinity
Vestment: White
Today’s Rosary: Glorious Mystery

Vespers II of the Most Holy Trinity

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Death Anniversary: Archbishop Brian D. Usanga (Calabar) – 26/05/2005

The first reading tells us that the God of the Bible is different from the gods of the pagans and from those worshipped by other religions: he is never far away. He takes an interest in our welcome and intervenes in our lives. The gospel speaks of the family of God, a family open to receive all. They will be introduced into it by the “power” deriving from the Resurrection of Christ. The second reading teaches us to call our God “Father!”

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

“The Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath, there is no other.”
A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 4:32-34.39-40)

Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live? Or has God ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? “Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God gives you for ever.”

The word of the Lord.


RESPONSORIAL PSALM (Psalm33:4-5.5 and 9.18-19.20 and 22 (R. cf. 12b)
R/. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen as his heritage.

The word of the Lord is faithful,
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right,
and his merciful love fills the earth. R/.

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He spoke, and it came to be.
He commanded; it stood in place. R/.

R/. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen as his heritage.

Yes, the Lord’s eyes are on those who fear him,
who hope in his merciful love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine. R/.

Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
May your merciful love be upon us,
as we hope in you, O Lord. R/.


You have received the Spirit of sonship, in which we cry, “Abba! Father! ”
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans (Romans 8:14-17)

Brethren: All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

The word of the Lord.


ALLELUIA Revelation 1:8
Alleluia. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia.


“Baptise them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 28:16-20)

At that time: The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


THE CREED (I Believe)
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.



God our Father, who sent us Jesus Christ as our redeemer and savior, continues the work of redemption through the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us. Let us pray for the grace to truly love the Holy Trinity in their undivided unity.

FOR THE PASTORS OF THE CHURCH: that, even in the face of secularism and doubt, they may be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the truth of the Gospel to the World. Let us pray to the Lord.

FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY: that through the laws they promulgate, they may build a society where true love and peace exists among all. Let us pray to the Lord.

FOR THOSE IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS: that their faith and trust in God may be renewed and strengthened, especially in moments of their perplexing experiences. Let us pray to the Lord.

FOR OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY: that through our actions, love and care for one another in the one family of Christ, the world may come to know the one triune God whom we serve. Let us pray to the Lord.

FOR OTHER INTENTIONS: (the sick, church projects or other activities).

FOR THE DEAD, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF OUR PARISH COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEMBERS: that they may find eternal rest with the Lord. Let us pray to the Lord.

We pray in silence for our private intentions.

God our Father, we thank you for your love which exceeds all we ever knew of you. Grant us the grace to know sincere love to others, that all may come to know you, with your son and the Holy Spirit. Through Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen.


The human community is an image of the Trinity which itself is a communion of persons. The gathering of the people of God is an expression of the mystery of the Trinity. The communion of three divine persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) reflects the communion of persons in love and unity. The human community looks up to the Trinity for responsibility and communication. Everyone that exists in human community has a responsibility. Each person’s responsibility becomes part of the life of the community. No community or society survives without quality and effective communication. Communication connects the members of any community to the common good and helps the community towards a greater friendship with God. Do you carry out your responsibility in your family, office, society, parish and community? What can you do to contribute to the life of the community where you live?


TODAY’S SAINT AND QUOTE: St Philip Neri – May 26th
-A man without prayer is an animal without the use of reason.

-If we wish to keep peace with our neighbor, we should never remind anyone of his natural defects.

-Bear the cross and do not make the cross bear you.


Jesus was a child at one point in his life on earth and our Blessed Mother Mary took care of Him. Jesus loves little children and we should do the same if we are to be His true disciples.

Every child is a gift from God and should be treated with dignity and respect. Our Mother Mary respected Jesus and took good care of Him as a child. We should learn from her as parents and guardians to take care of the children under our care and always bring them closer to Jesus so that they will be blessed. And in approaching Jesus, we must always come before Him like a little child.

Let us pray,
Lord Jesus Christ, help me to always come before you like a child and may I be a means through which the little children of our world will find you and be blessed. Amen.  And May the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen