Next Sunday: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.
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: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/102923.cfm
Jeff Cavins on the readings for this Sunday's Mass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ilZoetNlU
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)