Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

Collect: O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law
upon love of you and of our neighbor,
grant that, by keeping your precepts,
we may merit to attain eternal life.
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 2:12, 17-20

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8

The Lord upholds my life.

Second Reading: James 3:16-4:3

Gospel: Mark 9:30-37

Prayer over the Offerings: Receive with favor, O Lord, we pray,
the offerings of your people,
that what they profess with devotion and faith
may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes. (Ps 119 (118): 4-5)
I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me. (Jn 10: 14)

Prayer after Communion: Graciously raise up, O Lord,
those you renew with this Sacrament,
that we may come to possess your redemption
both in mystery and in the manner of our life.
Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:

Processional Hymn: Take up Thy Cross

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Offertory Hymn: O God Beyond All Praising

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

A Eucharistic hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional Hymn: Lift High the Cross