Receive the most sweet gift which shall be your glory, alleluia: giving thanks to God, alleluia, Who hath called you to the heavenly Kingdom, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm) Attend, O My people, to My law: incline your ears to the words of My mouth. Glory be to the Father. Receive…
We beseech Thee, O Lord, may the power of the Holy Ghost be ever with us; may it mercifully purify our hearts, and safeguard them from all harm. Through our Lord… in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.
Epistle – Acts 8:14-17
In those days, when the Apostles who were in Jerusalem had heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John, who, when they were come, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
for He was not as yet come upon any of them; but they were only baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Alleluia, alleluia. The Holy Ghost will teach you whatsoever I shall have said to you.
Alleluia. (All kneel) Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Come, Thou Holy Ghost, come, And from Thy celestial home Shed a ray of light divine.
Come, Thou Father of the poor, Come, Thou source of all our store, Come, within our bosoms shine.
Thou of Comforters the best, Thou the soul’s delightful guest, Sweet refreshment here below.
In our labor rest most sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine, Shine within the hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill.
Where Thou art not, man has nought, Nothing good in deed or thought, Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew, On our dryness pour Thy dew, Wash the stains of guilt away.
Bend the stubborn heart and will, Melt the frozen, warm the chill, Guide the steps that go astray.
On Thy faithful who adore, And confess Thee evermore, In Thy sevenfold gifts descend.
Give them virtues sure reward, Give them Thy salvation Lord, Give them joys that never end.
Gospel – John 10:1-10
At that time Jesus said to the Pharisees: Amen, amen I say to you: he that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what He spoke to them. Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers, and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. By Me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in and go out, and shall find pastures. The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly.
The Lord opened the doors of heaven, and rained down manna upon them to eat: He gave them the bread of heaven, man ate the bread of Angels, alleluia.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the oblation of this Sacrifice may purify us and make us worthy partakers thereof. Through our Lord.
The Spirit, Who proceedeth from the Father, alleluia, He shall glorify Me, alleluia, alleluia.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, may the Holy Ghost renew our souls by Thy divine Sacraments, for He is Himself the remission of all sins. Through our Lord… in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.