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Seasonal noteThis day sometimes coincides with 1 February which is the feast of S Brigid of Kildare, or 2 February, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
Readings:First: Zephaniah - Seek the Lord all you humble of the earth .. .in your midst I will leave a humble and lovely people.
Psalm 145 - How happy are the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of heaven / It is the Lord who keeps faith forever / It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind / It is the Lord who loves the just.
Second: I Corinthians : God chose what is foolish by human reckoning ... God has made members of Christ Jesus and by doing so has become our wisdom, virtue, holiness and freedom.
Gospel: Matthew - The Beautitudes - happy are the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Themes:Blessed are the poor: human nothingness without God.
Hymns:All Ye Who Seek a Comfort Sure
Alleluia Sing to Jesus (verse 2 in particuar)
Blest are the Pure in Heart
If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee
Jesu the Very Thought of Thee
The Beautitudes - And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain
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