Third Sunday After Pentecost

Introit

Psalm. 24:16,18

Look Thou upon me, O Lord, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins, O my God. Ps. To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. V. Glory be to the Father.

Collect

O God, the protector of all that trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, multiply Thy mercies upon us; that having Thee for our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not those which are eternal. Through our Lord.

Collect

O God, who in the Heart of Thy Son, wounded by our sins, dost mercifully vouchsafe to bestow upon us the infinite wealth of Thy love; grant, we beseech Thee, that revering it with meet devotion, we may fulfil our duty of worthy reparation. Through the same our Lord.

Epistle

1 Peter 5:6-11

Dearly beloved: Be you humbled under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in the time of visitation; casting all your care upon Him, for He hath care of you. Be sober and watch, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith; knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto the eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will Himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To Him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Gradual

Psalm 54:23,17,19

Cast thy care upon the Lord and He shall sustain Thee. V. When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me.

Alleluia

Psalm 7:12

Alleluia, alleluia. V. God is a just judge, strong and patient; is He angry every day? Alleluia.

Gospel

Luke 15:1-10

At that time, the publicans and sinners drew near unto Jesus to hear Him: and the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them. And He spoke to them this parable, saying: What man is there of you that hath a hundred sheep, and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which was lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders rejoicing, and coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost? I say to you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? And when she hath found it, call together her friends and neighbours, saying: Rejoice with me, because I have found the groat which I had lost? So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.

Offertory

Psalm 9:11-12,13

Let them trust in Thee, all who know Thy name, O Lord: for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee: sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: for He hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.

Secret

Look, O Lord, upon the offerings of Thy suppliant Church, and grant to Thy faithful receiving them, that they may avail unto salvation. Through our Lord.

Communion

Luke 15:10

I say to you: there is joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.

Postcommunion

May the Sacrament which we have received quicken us, O Lord: and atoning for our sins, prepare us to share everlastingly in Thy mercies. Through our Lord.