Entrance Antiphon: Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel. (Cf. Sir 36: 18)

Collect: Look upon us, O God,
Creator and ruler of all things,
and, that we may feel the working of your mercy,
grant that we may serve you with all our heart.
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: Isaiah 50:5-9A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading: James 2:14-18

Gospel: Mark 8:27-35

Prayer over the Offerings: Look with favor on our supplications, O Lord,
and in your kindness accept these, your servants’ offerings,
that what each has offered to the honor of your name
may serve the salvation of all.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings. (Cf. Ps 36 (35): 8)
Or:
The chalice of blessing that we bless is a communion in the Blood of Christ; and the bread that we break is a sharing in the Body of the Lord. (Cf. 1 Cor 10: 16)

Prayer after Communion: May the working of this heavenly gift, O Lord, we pray,
take possession of our minds and bodies,
so that its effects, and not our own desires,
may always prevail in us.
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