Entrance Antiphon: Let my prayer come into your presence. incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. (Cf. Ps 88 (87):3)

Collect: Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. 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: Wisdom 6:12-16

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

Prayer over the Offerings: Look with favor, we pray, O Lord, upon the sacrificial gifts offered here, that, celebrating in mystery the Passion of your son, we may honor it with loving devotion. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose, near restful waters he leads me. (Cf. Ps 23 (22): 1-2)
or:
The disciples recognized the Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread. (Cf. Lk 24: 35)

Prayer after Communion: Nourished by this sacred gift, O Lord, we give you thanks and beseech your mercy, that, by the pouring forth of your Spirit, the grace of integrity may endure in those your heavenly power has entered. Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:


Processional Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Offertory Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

A Eucharistic hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional Hymn: Hail To the Lord’s Anointed