Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Mission Sunday (Gospel Reading)

Liturgical Colour : Green

Matthew 22 : 15-21

At that time, the Pharisees went away, considering how they could trap Jesus by His own words. They sent to Him their disciples, along with members of Herod’s party, saying, “Master, we know that You are an honest Man; and truly teach God’s way. You are not influenced by others, nor are You afraid of anyone. So tell us what You think : is it against the Law to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

But Jesus understood their evil intentions, and said to them, “Hypocrites, why are you trying to trap Me? Show me the coin with which you pay taxes.” They showed Him a silver coin, and Jesus said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose name?” They answered, “Caesar’s.” Then Jesus replied, “So give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s.”

Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Mission Sunday (Second Reading)

Liturgical Colour : Green

1 Thessalonians 1 : 1-5b

From Paul, Sylvanus and Timothy, to the Church of Thessalonica, which is in God, the Father, and in Christ Jesus, the Lord. May the peace and grace of God be with you. We give thanks to God, at all times, for you, and remember you in our prayers. We constantly recall, before God, our Father, the work of your faith, the labours of your love, and your endurance, in waiting for Christ Jesus our Lord.

We remember, brothers and sisters, the circumstances of your being called. The Gospel we brought you was such, not only in words. Miracles, the Holy Spirit, and plenty of everything, were given to you.

Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Mission Sunday (Psalm)

Liturgical Colour : Green

Psalm 95 : 1 and 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10a and 10c

Sing to YHVH a new song, sing to YHVH, all the earth! Recall His glory among the nations, tell all the peoples His wonderful deeds.

How great is YHVH and worthy of praise! Above all gods, He is to be feared. For all other gods are worthless idols, but YHVH is the One Who made the heavens.

Give to YHVH, you families of nations, give to YHVH glory and strength. Give to YHVH the glory due His Name; bring gifts and enter His courts.

Worship YHVH with holy celebrations; stand in awe of Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, “He will judge the peoples with justice.”

Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Mission Sunday (First Reading)

Liturgical Colour : Green

Isaiah 45 : 1, 4-6

Thus says YHVH to His anointed, to Cyrus : “I have taken you by the right hand to subdue nations before you and strip kings of their armour, to open the gateways before you so that they will be closed no more.”

“For the sake of Jacob My servant, of Israel My chosen one, I have called you by your name and given you your mission although you do not know Me. I am YHVH, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I armed you when you did not know Me, so that, from the rising to the setting of the sun, all may know that there is no one besides Me; I am YHVH, and there is no other.”

(Usus Antiquior) Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (II Classis) – Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Offertory, Secret Prayer of the Priest, Communion and Post-Communion Prayer

Liturgical Colour : White

Offertory

Psalm 136 : 1

Super flumina Babylonis illic sedimus et flevimus : dum recordaremur Tui, Sion.

 

English translation

Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept, when we remembered you, o Zion.

 

Secret Prayer of the Priest

Caelestem nobis praebeant haec mysteria, quaesumus, Domine, medicinam : et vitia nostri cordis expurgent. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

 

English translation

Let these mysteries, we beseech You, o Lord, be our heavenly medicine and purge the evil from our hearts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

Communion

Psalm 118 : 49-50

Memento verbi Tui servo Tuo, Domine, in quo mihi spem dedisti : haec me consolata est in humilitate mea.

 

English translation

May You be mindful of Your word to Your servant, o Lord, in which You have given me hope. This had comforted me in my humiliation.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

Ut sacris, Domine, reddamur digni muneribus : fac nos, quaesumus, Tuis semper obedire mandatis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

 

English translation

That we may be rendered worthy of Your sacred gifts, o Lord, grant us we beseech You, ever to obey Your commandments. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

(Usus Antiquior) Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (II Classis) – Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Holy Gospel

Liturgical Colour : White

Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. John

John 4 : 46-53

In illo tempore : Erat quidam regulus, cujus filius infirmabatur Capharnaum. Hic cum audisset, quia Jesus adveniret a Judaea in Galilaeam, abiit ad eum, et rogabat eum, ut descenderet et sanaret filium ejus : incipiebat enim mori.

Dixit ergo Jesus ad eum : Nisi signa et prodigia videritis, non creditis. Dicit ad eum regulus : Domine, descende, priusquam moriatur filius meus. Dicit ei Jesus : Vade, filius tuus vivit. Credidit homo sermoni, quem dixit ei Jesus, et ibat.

Jam autem eo descendente, servi occurrerunt ei et nuntiaverunt, dicentes, quia filius ejus viveret. Interrogabat ergo horam ab eis, in qua melius habuerit. Et dixerunt ei : Quia heri hora septima reliquit eum febris. Cognovit ergo pater, quia illa hora erat, in qua dixit ei Jesus : Filius tuus vivit : et credidit ipse et domus Ejus tota.

 

English translation

At that time, there was a certain ruler whose son was sick at Capernaum. Having heard that Jesus came to Judea from Galilee, they went with Him and prayed to Him to come down and to heal his son, for he was at the point of death.

Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you do not believe.” The ruler said to Him, “Lord, come down before my son die.” Jesus said to him, “Go on your way, your son will live.” The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way.

And as he was going down, his servants met him, and they brought word, saying, that his son lived. He asked therefore of them, the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, ‘Your son lives,’ and he himself believed, and his whole house.

(Usus Antiquior) Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (II Classis) – Sunday, 22 October 2017 : Gradual and Alleluia

Liturgical Colour : White

Psalm 144 : 15-16 and Psalm 107 : 2

Oculi omnium in Te sperant, Domine : et Tu das illis escam in tempore opportuno.

Response : Aperis Tu manum Tuam : et imples omne animal benedictione.

Alleluja, Alleluja.

Response : Paratum cor meum, Deus, paratum cor meum : cantabo, et psallam Tibi, gloria mea. Alleluja.

 

English translation

The eyes of all hope in You, o Lord, and You give them meat in due season.

Response : You opened Your hand, and filled every living creature with Your blessing.

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Response : My heart is ready, o God, my heart is ready. I will sing, and I will give praise to You, my Glory. Alleluia.