Entrance Antiphon: When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days. (Cf. Ps 91 (90):15-16)

Collect: Grant, almighty God,
through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding
of the riches hidden in Christ
and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.
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.

First Reading: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Second Reading: Rom 5:12-19

Gospel: Mt 4:1-11

Prayer over the offerings: Give us the right dispositions, O Lord, we pray,
to make these offerings,
for with them we celebrate the beginning
of this venerable and sacred time.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon (Option 1): One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. (Mt 4: 4)
Communion Antiphon (Option 2): The Lord will conceal you with his pinions, and under his wings you will trust. (Cf. Ps 91 (90): 4)

Prayer after Communion: Renewed now with heavenly bread,
by which faith is nourished, hope increased,
and charity strengthened,
we pray, O Lord,
that we may learn to hunger for Christ,
the true and living Bread,
and strive to live by every word
which proceeds from your mouth.
Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:


Processional Hymn: Attende, Domine (Choir or Congregation may do verses).

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Gospel Acclamation: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Offertory Hymn: There is a Balm in Gilead

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

A Eucharistic Hymn is appropriate after communion.

Recessional Hymn: Again, We Keep This Solemn Fast

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