Entrance Antiphon: Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast. (Cf. Is 66: 10-11)

Collect: O God, who through your Word
reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way,
grant, we pray,
that with prompt devotion and eager faith
the Christian people may hasten
toward the solemn celebrations to come.
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: 1 Sm 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Second Reading: Eph 5:8-14

Gospel: Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6–9, 13–17, 34–38

Prayer over the offerings: We place before you with joy these offerings,
which bring eternal remedy, O Lord,
praying that we may both faithfully revere them
and present them to you, as is fitting,
for the salvation of all the world.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God. (Cf. Jn 9: 11, 38)

Prayer after Communion: O God, who enlighten everyone who comes into this world,
illuminate our hearts, we pray,
with the splendor of your grace,
that we may always ponder
what is worthy and pleasing to your majesty
and love you in all sincerity.
Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:

Processional Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Gospel Acclamation: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Offertory Hymn: The King of Love, My Shepherd Is

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

A Eucharistic Hymn is appropriate after communion.

Recessional Hymn: Take up Thy Cross

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