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ST. TERESA OF KOLKATA, VIRGIN Optional Memorial --- 5th September


ST. TERESA OF KOLKATA, VIRGIN

Optional Memorial --- 5th September

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON                                                     Cf. Mt 25: 34-35

Come, you blessed of my Father, says the Lord: I was thirsty and you gave me to drink; Behold, now I give you the water of everlasting life.

 

COLLECT

God, who called the virgin Saint Teresa

to respond to the love of your Son thirsting on the Cross

with outstanding charity to the poorest of the poor,

grant us, we beseech you, by her intercession,

to minister to Christ in our suffering  brothers and sisters.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.  Amen

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS

Receive, O God, the homage of our humble service,

which we present to you

on the feast of Saint Teresa,

and grant that, by participation in this mystery,

our lives may burn with charity

and be consumed with zeal for the salvation of souls.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen

COMMUNION  ANTIPHON                                                         Mt 25: 40

Amen, I say to you: Whatever you did to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me, says the Lord.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

May the sacred mysteries we have received, O Lord our God,

foster within us the fire of charity

by which Saint Teresa, with a joyful spirit,

served Jesus Christ your Son in the poor.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Preface of Holy Virgins and Religious

Priest:    The Lord be with you.

People:   And with your spirit.

Priest:    Lift up your hearts.

People:   We lift them up to the Lord.

Priest:    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:   It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

 

For in the Saints who consecrated themselves to Christ

for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven,

it is right to celebrate the wonders of your providence,

by which you call human nature back to its original holiness and bring it to experience on this earth

the gifts you promise in the new world to come.

 

 

And so, with the Angels and Archangels,

we praise you as without end we acclaim:

 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

READINGS: The page numbers indicated are as in the Lectionary published by Collins Liturgical Publications and Geoffrey Chapman (1981).

First Reading: Is 58: 6-11   

Common of Holy Men and Women  p. 1541

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 33(34): 2-3. 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 10-11

Common of Holy Men and Women   p. 1536    

Gospel Acclamation:  Cf. Mt 11:25

  • Common of Holy Men and Women   p. 1571  
  • Gospel: Mt 25:31-46 or Mt 25:31-40
  • Common of Holy Men and Women          p. 1569/70     

A reading from the prophet Isaiah                       Is 58: 6-11

Is not this the sort of fast that pleases me - it is the Lord who speaks - to break unjust fetters and undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke, to share your bread with the hungry, and shelter the homeless poor, to clothe the man you see to be naked and not turn from your own kin? Then will your light shine like the dawn and your wound be quickly healed over. Your integrity will go before you and the glory of the Lord behind you.  Cry, and the Lord will answer; call, and he will say, 'I am here'. If you do away with the yoke, the clenched fist, the wicked word, if you give your bread to the hungry, and relief to the oppressed, your light will rise in the darkness, and your shadows become like noon.  The Lord will always guide you, giving you relief in desert places. He will give strength to your bones and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water whose waters never run dry.

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm           Ps 33(34): 2-3. 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 10-11                                                                                                 

R/  I will bless the LORD at all times

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad.

R/  I will bless the LORD at all times

Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free.

R/  I will bless the LORD at all times

Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This poor man called, the Lord heard him
and rescued him from all his distress.

R/  I will bless the LORD at all times

The angel of the Lord is encamped
around those who revere him, to rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

R/  I will bless the LORD at all times   

Revere the Lord, you his saints.

They lack nothing, those who revere him.

Strong lions suffer want and go hungry

but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

R/  Alleluia, Alleluia Cf. Mt 11:25 Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom. R/  Alleluia                                

GOSPEL                                                                  Mt 25:31-46

A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew                                                                                     

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on, his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me." Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we  see you a stranger and make you welcome, naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?" And the King will answer, "I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me."’ Next he will say to those on his left hand, "Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink;  I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me."  Then it will be their turn to ask, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?"  Then he will answer, "I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me".  And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.'

The gospel of the Lord

GOSPEL (shorter form)                                            Mt 25:31-40

A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew                                                                                     

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on, his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me." Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we  see you a stranger and make you welcome, naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?" And the King will answer, "I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me."’

 The gospel of the Lord



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