INTROIT Ps. 85:3, 5
pity on me, O Lord, for to You I call all the day; for You, O Lord, are
sweet and mild, and plentiful in mercy to all who call upon You.
Ps. 85:1. Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am needy and poor.
V. Glory be . . .
O Lord, may Your grace always be with us to make us diligent in performing good deeds. Through our Lord . . .
EPISTLE Eph. 3:13-21
Brethren: Wherefore I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of
whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named: That he would grant
you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his
Spirit with might unto the inward man: That Christ may dwell by faith in
your hearts: that, being rooted and founded in charity, You may be able
to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and
height and depth, To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth
all knowledge: that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or
understand, according to the power that worketh in us: To him be glory
in the church and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations, world without
GRADUAL Ps. 101:16-17
The nations all revere Your name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth shall reverence Your glory.
V. For the Lord has built up sion, and He shall appear in His glory.
Alleluia, alleluia! V. Ps. 97:1
Sing to the Lord a new canticle, for He has done wondrous deeds. Alleluia!
GOSPEL Luke 14:1-11
that time, when Jesus went into the house of one of the Pharisees, on
the sabbath day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain
man before him that had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spoke to the
lawyers and Pharisees, saying: "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?"
But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed him and sent him away. And answering them, he said: "Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit and will not immediately draw him out, on the sabbath day?" And they could not answer him to these things.
And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them: "When
thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest
perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him: And he that
invited thee and him, come and say to thee: 'Give this man place.' And
then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art
invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee
cometh, he may say to thee: 'Friend, go up higher.' Then shalt thou
have glory before them that sit at table with thee. Because every one
that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted."
OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Ps. 39:14, 15
down, O Lord, to help me. Let them be put to shame and confusion who
seek to snatch away my life. Look down, O Lord, to help me.
Cleanse us by this Sacrifice, O Lord, and in Your mercy make us worthy to participate in it. Through our Lord . . .
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Ps. 70:16-17, 18
Lord, I will be mindful of Your singular justice. O God, You have
taught me from my youth, and when I am old and gray, O God, forsake me
our souls, O Lord, and instill new life into them through this Heavenly
Sacrament, so that even our bodies may find strength now and for the
future. Through our Lord . . .