Entrance Antiphon: Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! (Cf.Ps 38 (37): 22-23)

Collect: Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. 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: Malachi 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 131:1, 2, 3

 In you, Lord, I have found my peace.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:7B-9, 13

Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12

Prayer over the Offerings: May these sacrificial offerings, O Lord, become for you a pure oblation, and for us a holy outpouring of your mercy. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence, O Lord. (Cf. Ps 16 (15): 11)

Or:

Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me shall have life because of me, says the Lord. (Jn 6: 58)

Prayer after Communion: May the working of your power, O Lord, increase in us, we pray, so that, renewed by these heavenly Sacraments, we may be prepared by your gift for receiving what they promise. Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:


Processional Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Offertory Hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

A Eucharistic hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional Hymn: God of Our Fathers