November 5 – 22nd Sunday After Pentecost (G), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

If Thou, O Lord, shalt observe iniquities, Lord, who shall endure it? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness, O God of Israel. (Psalm) Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.  Glory be to the Father.  If Thou…

 

Collect

 

O God, our refuge and strength, Author of all devotedness, give ear to the devoted prayers of Thy Church, and grant that we may obtain in deed what we ask with faith.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Philippians 1:6-11

 

Brethren, we are confident in the Lord Jesus that He, Who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus. As it is meet for me to think this for you all, for that I have you in my heart, and that, in my bands and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, you all are partakers of my joy. For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding; that you may approve the better things; that you may be sincere and without offense unto the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God.

 

Gradual

 

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.  Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  They that fear the Lord, let them hope in Him; He is their helper and protector.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 22:15-21

 

At that time, the Pharisees went out and consulted among themselves, how to insnare Jesus in His speech.

 

And they sent to Him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that Thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest Thou for any man: for Thou dost not regard the person of men. Tell us therefore, what dost Thou think?  Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? But Jesus knowing their wickedness, said: Why do you tempt Me, ye hypocrites? Show Me the coin of the tribute. And they offered Him a penny. And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this?

 

They say to Him: Caesar’s. Then He saith to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.

 

Offertory

 

Remember me, O Lord, Thou Who rulest above all power; and give a well-ordered speech in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing in the sight of the prince.

 

Secret

 

Grant, O merciful God, that this saving rite may unremittingly free us from all personal guilt and fend off all misfortune.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

I have cried, for Thou, O God, hast heard me: O incline Thine ear unto me, and hear my words.

 

Post Communion

 

We have received, O Lord, the gifts of this sacred mystery, and humbly beseech Thee: that what we do at Thy bidding in memory of Thee, may avail us in our weakness.  Who livest and reignest.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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November 4 – Saint Charles Borromeo (W), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince; that the dignity of priesthood should be to him for ever.  (Psalm)  O Lord, remember David: and all his meekness.  Glory be to the Father.  The Lord made to him…

 

Collect

 

Ever keep Thy Church, O Lord, we beseech Thee, under the abiding protection of St. Charles, Thy Confessor and Bishop: that as his watchful care over his flock won him glory, so his intercession may always make us fervent in Thy love.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle –Ecclesiasticus 44:16-27,45:3-20

 

Behold, a great priest who in his days pleased God, and was found just; and in the time of wrath he was made a reconciliation. There was not found the like to him who kept the law of the Most High. Therefore by an oath the Lord made him to increase among his people. He gave him the blessing of all nations, and confirmed His covenant upon his head.

 

He acknowledged him in His blessings; He preserved for him His mercy; and he found grace before the eyes of the Lord.

 

He glorified him in the sight of kings, and gave him a crown of glory. He made an everlasting covenant with him, and gave him a great priesthood: and made him blessed in glory. To execute the office of the priesthood, and to have praise in His name, and to offer him a worthy incense for an odor of sweetness.

 

Gradual

 

Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God.  There was not found the like to him, who kept the law of the Most High.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 25:14-23

 

At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to His disciples:  A man going into a far country called his servants, and delivered to them his goods.  And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.

 

And he that had received the five talents went his way, and traded with the same, and gained other five. And in like manner he that had received the two gained other two. But he that had received the one, going his way, digged into the earth and hid his lord’s money. But after a long time the lord of those servants came and reckoned with them. And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents, behold I have gained other five over and above.

 

His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And he also that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, thou deliveredst two talents to me, behold I have gained other two. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

 

Offertory

 

I have found David My servant, with My holy oil I have anointed him: for My hand shall help him, and Mine arm shall strengthen him.

 

Secret

 

May Thy Saints, we beseech Thee, O Lord, in all places bring us joy; that while we recall their merits, we may experience their patronage.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

This is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family: to give them their measure of wheat in due season.

 

Post Communion

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that, we who give thanks for the gifts which we have received, may through the intercession of blessed Borromeo, Thy Confessor and Bishop, obtain still greater blessings.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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November 3 – Feria Day – 21th Sunday After Pentecost (G), Propers of the Mass

Feria Day – Mass from the Preceding Sunday

 

Introit

 

All things are in Thy will, O Lord; and there is none that can resist Thy will: for Thou hast made all things, heaven and earth, and all things that are under the cope of heaven: Thou art Lord of all. (Psalm) Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord.  Glory be to the Father.  All things…

 

Collect

 

O Lord, we beseech Thee, with steady kindness keep Thy household safe: that, through Thy protection, it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to good works for the glory of Thy name.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Ephesians 6:10-17

 

Brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of His power.

 

Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  in all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

Gradual

 

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.  Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed, from eternity and to eternity Thou art God.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 18:23-35

 

At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven likened to a king who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him that owed him ten thousand talents: and as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

 

But that servant falling down, besought him saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go; and forgave him the debt. But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. And his fellow servant falling down besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and cast him into prison till he paid the debt.

 

Now his fellow servants, seeing what was done, were very much grieved; and they came and told their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him, and saith to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt because thou besoughtest me; shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his lord being angry delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt. So also shall My heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

 

Offertory

 

There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, simple and upright and fearing God; whom Satan besought that he might tempt: and power was given him from the Lord over his possessions and his flesh; and he destroyed all his substance and his children, and wounded his flesh also with a grievous ulcer.

 

Secret

 

In Thy readiness to forgive, O Lord, accept this sacrifice: for it is Thy will that through it Thyself art appeased and we restored and saved.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

My soul is in Thy salvation, and in Thy word Have I hoped: when wilt Thou execute judgement on them that persecute me? The wicked have persecuted me: help me, O Lord my God.

 

Post Communion

 

We have been seeking the food of immortality and implore Thee, O Lord, that with its savor still on our tongues, we may with pure hearts continue to pursue it.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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November 2 – All Souls Day (B), 1st Mass, Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  (Psalm) A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion; and a vow shall be paid to Thee in Jerusalem: hear my prayer; all flesh shall come to Thee.  Eternal rest give unto them…

 

Collect

 

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful: grant to the souls of Thy servants and handmaidens the remission of all their sins: that through pious supplications, they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired: Who livest and reignest.

 

Epistle – I Corinthians 15:51-57

 

Brethren: Behold, I tell you a mystery: we shall all indeed rise again, but we shall not all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

 

Now the sting of death is sin: and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, Who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

Gradual

 

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.  The just shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear the evil hearing.

 

Tract

 

Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from every bond of sin.  And by the help of Thy grace may they be enabled to escape the avenging judgement.  And enjoy the bliss of everlasting light.

 

Sequence

 

1.  Day of wrath and doom impending, David’s word with Sibyl’s blending, Heaven and earth in ashes ending.

 

2.  O what fear man’s bosom rendeth, When from heaven the Judge descendeth, On Whose sentence all dependeth.

 

3.  Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, Through earth’s sepulchers it ringeth, All before the throne it bringeth.

 

4.  Death is struck, and nature quaking, All creation is awaking, To its Judge an answer making.

 

5.  Lo, the book exactly worded, Wherein all hath been recorded, Thence shall judgement be awarded.

 

6.  When the Judge His seat attaineth, All each hidden deed arraigneth, Nothing unavenged remaineth.

 

7.  What shall I, frail man, be pleading?  Who for me be interceding When the just are mercy needed?

 

8.  King of majesty tremendous, Who dost free salvation send us, Fount of pity, then befriend us.

 

9.  Think, kind Jesus, my salvation Caused Thy wondrous Incarnation, Leave me not to reprobation.

 

10.  Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, On the cross of suffering bought me, Shall such grace be vainly brought me?

 

11.  Righteous Judge, for sin’s pollution Grant Thy gift of absolution, Ere that day of retribution.

 

12.  Guilty now I pour my moaning, All my shame with anguish owning, Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning.

 

13.  Through the sinful woman shriven, Through the dying thief forgiven, Thou to me a hope last given.

 

14.  Worthless are my prayers and sighing, Yet, good Lord, in grace complying, Rescue me from fires undying.

 

15.  With Thy sheep a place provide me, From the goats afar divide me, To Thy right hand do Thou guide me.

 

16.  When the wicked are confounded, Doomed to flames of woe unbounded, Call me with Thy Saints surrounded.

 

17.  Low I kneel with heart’s submission; See, like ashes, my contrition, Help me in my last condition.

 

18.  Ah! That day of tears and mourning, From the dust of earth returning.

 

19.  Man for judgement must prepare him, Spare, O God, in mercy spare him.

 

20.  Lord all-pitying, Jesus blest, Grant them Thine eternal rest.  Amen.

 

Gospel – John 5:25-29

 

At that time, Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews:  Amen, amen I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.

 

For as the Father hath life in Himself, so He hath given the Son also to have life in Himself; And He hath given Him power to do judgment, because He is the Son of man. Wonder not at this, for the hour cometh wherein all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God;  and they that have done good things shall come forth unto the resurrection of life, but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

 

Offertory

 

O Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the pains of hell and from the bottomless pit: deliver them from the lion’s mouth, that hell swallow them not up, that they fall not into darkness, but let the standard-bearer holy Michael lead them into that holy light: Which Thou didst promise of old to Abraham and to his seed.

 

We offer to Thee, O Lord, sacrifices and prayers: do Thou receive them in behalf of those souls of whom we make memorial this day.  Grant them, O Lord, to pass from death to that life, Which Thou didst promise of old to Abraham and to his seed.

 

Secret

 

Mercifully regard, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Sacrifice which we offer Thee for the souls of Thy servants and handmaidens: that to those to whom Thou didst grant the favor of the Christian Faith Thou wouldst also grant due reward.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy Saints for evermore: for Thou art gracious.  Eternal rest give to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them:  With Thy Saints for evermore, for Thou art gracious.

 

Post Communion

 

May the prayer of Thy suppliant people, we beseech Thee, O Lord, avail the souls of Thy servants and handmaidens: that Thou mayest deliver them from all their sins and make them sharers in Thy Redemption: Who livest and reignest.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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November 1 – Feast of All Saints (W), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a festival day in honor of all the Saints: at whose solemnity the Angels rejoice, and give praise to the Son of God. (Psalm) Rejoice in the Lord, ye just: praise becometh the upright.  Glory be to the Father.  Let us all…

 

Collect

 

Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast enabled us to honor in one solemn feast the merits of all Thy Saints: we beseech Thee, that, with so many praying for us, Thou wouldst pour forth on us the abundance of Thy mercy for which we long.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Apocalypse 7:2-12

 

In those days, behold, I, John, saw another Angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the sign of the living God.  And he cried with a loud voice to the four Angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying: Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we sign the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them that were signed, an hundred forty-four thousand were signed out of every tribe of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda, were twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Ruben twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand signed:

 

of the tribe of Aser twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Nephthali, twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Manasses twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Zabulon twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand signed: of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand signed. After this, I saw a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and they cried with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God Who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb.

 

And all the Angels stood round about the throne, and the ancients and the four living creatures; and they fell down before the throne upon their faces, and adored God, saying: Amen. Benediction, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, honor and power, and strength to our God for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Gradual

 

Fear the Lord, all ye His Saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him.  But they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Come to Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12

 

At that time Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when He was sat down, His disciples came unto Him. And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek; for they shall possess the land. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.

 

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for My sake: be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven.

 

Offertory

 

The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of malice shall not touch them: in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace.  Alleluia.

 

Secret

 

We offer to Thee, O Lord, the Gifts of our devotion: may they be well-pleasing to Thee in honor of all the just, and through Thy mercy avail us unto salvation.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God: blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God: blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Post Communion

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that Thy faithful people may ever rejoice in honoring all Thy Saints, and may be defended by their unceasing prayers.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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October 31 – Feria Day – 21th Sunday After Pentecost (G), Propers of the Mass

 Feria Day – Mass from the Preceding Sunday

 

Introit

 

All things are in Thy will, O Lord; and there is none that can resist Thy will: for Thou hast made all things, heaven and earth, and all things that are under the cope of heaven: Thou art Lord of all. (Psalm) Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord.  Glory be to the Father.  All things…

 

Collect

 

O Lord, we beseech Thee, with steady kindness keep Thy household safe: that, through Thy protection, it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to good works for the glory of Thy name.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Ephesians 6:10-17

 

Brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of His power.

 

Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  in all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

Gradual

 

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.  Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed, from eternity and to eternity Thou art God.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 18:23-35

 

At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven likened to a king who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him that owed him ten thousand talents: and as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

 

But that servant falling down, besought him saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go; and forgave him the debt. But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. And his fellow servant falling down besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and cast him into prison till he paid the debt.

 

Now his fellow servants, seeing what was done, were very much grieved; and they came and told their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him, and saith to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt because thou besoughtest me; shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his lord being angry delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt. So also shall My heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

 

Offertory

 

There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, simple and upright and fearing God; whom Satan besought that he might tempt: and power was given him from the Lord over his possessions and his flesh; and he destroyed all his substance and his children, and wounded his flesh also with a grievous ulcer.

 

Secret

 

In Thy readiness to forgive, O Lord, accept this sacrifice: for it is Thy will that through it Thyself art appeased and we restored and saved.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

My soul is in Thy salvation, and in Thy word Have I hoped: when wilt Thou execute judgement on them that persecute me? The wicked have persecuted me: help me, O Lord my God.

 

Post Communion

 

We have been seeking the food of immortality and implore Thee, O Lord, that with its savor still on our tongues, we may with pure hearts continue to pursue it.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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October 30 – Feria Day – 21th Sunday After Pentecost (G), Propers of the Mass

Feria Day – Mass from the Preceding Sunday

 

Introit

 

All things are in Thy will, O Lord; and there is none that can resist Thy will: for Thou hast made all things, heaven and earth, and all things that are under the cope of heaven: Thou art Lord of all. (Psalm) Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord.  Glory be to the Father.  All things…

 

Collect

 

O Lord, we beseech Thee, with steady kindness keep Thy household safe: that, through Thy protection, it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to good works for the glory of Thy name.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Ephesians 6:10-17

 

Brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of His power.

 

Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  in all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

Gradual

 

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.  Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed, from eternity and to eternity Thou art God.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 18:23-35

 

At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven likened to a king who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him that owed him ten thousand talents: and as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

 

But that servant falling down, besought him saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go; and forgave him the debt. But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. And his fellow servant falling down besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and cast him into prison till he paid the debt.

 

Now his fellow servants, seeing what was done, were very much grieved; and they came and told their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him, and saith to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt because thou besoughtest me; shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his lord being angry delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt. So also shall My heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

 

Offertory

 

There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, simple and upright and fearing God; whom Satan besought that he might tempt: and power was given him from the Lord over his possessions and his flesh; and he destroyed all his substance and his children, and wounded his flesh also with a grievous ulcer.

 

Secret

 

In Thy readiness to forgive, O Lord, accept this sacrifice: for it is Thy will that through it Thyself art appeased and we restored and saved.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

My soul is in Thy salvation, and in Thy word Have I hoped: when wilt Thou execute judgement on them that persecute me? The wicked have persecuted me: help me, O Lord my God.

 

Post Communion

 

We have been seeking the food of immortality and implore Thee, O Lord, that with its savor still on our tongues, we may with pure hearts continue to pursue it.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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