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Next Sunday: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Texts

Entrance Antiphon                                                                                                                                                              Psalm 105 (104):3-4

Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.


Almighty ever-living God,
increase our faith, hope and charity,
and make us love what you command,
so that we may merit what you promise.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Offertory Antiphon                                                                                                                                                                       Exodus 24:4-5

Moses consecrated an altar to the Lord, offering on it burnt offerings and sacrificial victims.

He made the evening sacrifice as a fragrant offering to the Lord God, in the sight of the children of Israel.

Prayer over the Offerings

Look, we pray, O Lord,
on the offerings we make to your majesty,
that whatever is done by us in your service
may be directed above all to your glory.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon                                                                                                                                                              Psalm 20 (19): 6

We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the Lord our God shall we place our pride.

Prayer after Communion

May your Sacraments, O Lord, we pray,
perfect in us what lies within them,
that what we now celebrate in signs
we may one day possess in truth.
Through Christ our Lord.

Mass Readings

1st Reading: Exodus 22:20-26

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 18:2-3 / 3-4 / 47, 51

2nd Reading: I Thessalonians 1:5c-10

Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40

Link to the Readings:

Jeff Cavins on the readings for this Sunday's Mass:

The Way of Beauty

Hymn: My God, I Love Thee (SOLOMON, CM)

1. My God, I love Thee; not because

I hope for heav'n thereby,

Nor yet because, if I love not,

I might forever die.

2. Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me

Upon the cross embrance;

For me didst bear the nails and spear,

And manifold disgrace.

3. And griefs and torments numberless,

And sweat of agony;

E’en death itself, and all for man

Who was Thy enemy.

4. Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ,

Should I not love Thee well?

Not for the sake of winning heav'n,

Nor of escaping hell.

5. Not from the hope of gaining aught,

Not seeking a reward;

But as Thyself hast loved me,

O ever-loving Lord.

6. So would I love Thee, dearest Lord,

And in Thy praise will sing;

Solely because Thou art my God,

And my most loving King.

Text: O Deus, ego amo te; attr. to St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552); tr. Edward Caswall (1814-1878), alt.

Tune: Adapted from an aria in Handel's 'Solomon', HWV 67 (1749)

'The Pharisees Question Jesus' by James Tissot (1894)
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