THEME OF THE SUNDAY
The Christian Is Salt and Light. The theme of the Sunday is contained in the two parables of the gospel. The figure of light is given more importance than that of salt and, in fact, the first reading refers also to the theme of light. The second reading is related to this theme. Paul states that good works are the sign of the presence of the Spirit. They are the concrete proofs of the truth of the beliefs proclaimed by Christians.
Your light shall break forth like the dawnA reading from the Book of Isaiah (58:7-10).
Psalm 1 1 2: 4-5. 6-7. 8a and 9 (R.4a)
R/. A light rises in the darkness for the upright.
A light rises in the darkness for the upright; he is generous, merciful and just.It goes well for the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice. R/.
He will never be moved;forever shall the just be remembered. He has no fear of evil news;with a firm heart, he trusts in the Lord. R/.
With a steadfast heart he will not fear. Open-handed, he gives to the poor; his justice stands firm forever.His might shall be exalted in glory. R/.
“I have told you of the mystery of Christ crucified.”A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians: (1 Corinthians 2:1-5).
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION John 8:12
I am the light of the world, says the Lord; he who follows me will have the light of life. Alleluia.
“You are the light of the world.”A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 5: 13-16).
1. Laudate Dominum
2. Christ be our light
4. O God thy people gather CHB 24
5. Lee’m Dinwenum
6. Awa Made
7. Mo More
1. Come God’s children (CHB)
2. Children of the Lord
3. Bring them to the Lord
4. Why can’t you say thank you?
5. All man’s labour CHB
6. Oludumare Gbebowa
7. Gbore wa oh
1. O esca viatorum CHB 329
2. Lead Kindly Light (CHB 242)
3. Instrument of peace
4. Whatsoever you do (CHB 124)
5. The light of the world is Jesus
6. Ife chukwu
7. Anima Christi
1. Light of Christ (CHB 138)
2. There’s a call (CHB 118)
3. Go in peace
4. Where he leads, I follow
I.E Citadel Okonkwo
DIRECTORATE OF LAGOS ARCHDIOCESAN MUSIC COMMISSION (LAMCOM)