Liturgical Colour : Red
Psalm 125 : 1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
When YHVH brought the exiles back to Zion, we were like those moving in a dream. Then, our mouths were filled with laughter, and our tongues with songs of joy.
Among the nations it was said, “YHVH has done great things for them.” YHVH had done great things for us, and we were glad indeed.
Bring back our exiles, o YHVH, like fresh streams in the desert. Those who sow in tears will reap with songs and shouts of joy.
They went forth weeping, bearing the seeds for sowing, they will come home with joyful shouts, bringing their harvested sheaves.
Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Priests)
Psalm 77 : 18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28
The people of God tested Him, demanding the food they craved. They blasphemed against God, saying : “Can God spread a table in the desert?”
Yet, He commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven; He rained down manna upon them, and fed them with the heavenly grain.
They ate and had more than their fill of the bread of Angels. Then, from heaven He stirred the east wind, and, by His power, let loose the south wind.
To rain down meat on them like dust. Birds as thick as the sand on the seashore fell inside their camp, lying all around their tents.
Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Religious)
Exodus 15 : 8-9, 10 and 12, 17
At the blast of Your nostrils the waters piled up, the surging waters stood firm in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said, “I will give chase and overtake, I will divide the spoil and make a feast of it. I shall draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.”
A breath of Yours and the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters. You stretched out Your right hand; the earth swallowed them.
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of Your inheritance, the place You chose to dwell in, o YHVH, the sanctuary prepared by Your hands.
Liturgical Colour : White
Psalm 62 : 2abc, 2d-4, 5-6, 8-9
O God, You are my God, it is You I seek; for You, my body longs and my soul thirsts.
As a dry and weary land without water. Thus have I gazed upon You in the Sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
I will praise You as long as I live, lift up my hands and call on Your Name. As with the richest food, my soul will feast; my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.
For You have been my help; I sing in the shadow of Your wings. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
Liturgical Colour : Green
Psalm 14 : 2-3ab, 3cd-4ab, 5
Those who walk blamelessly and do what is right, who speak truth from their heart and control their words, who do no harm to their neighbours.
Those who cast no discredit on their companions, who look down on evildoers but highly esteem God’s servants.
Those who do not lend money at interest and refuse a bribe against the innocent. Do this, and you will not be shaken.
Liturgical Colour : Green or Red (Martyrs) or White (Saturday Mass of Our Lady)
Psalm 135 : 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24
Alleluia! Give thanks to YHVH, for He is good, His kindness endures forever.
He slew the firstborn of Egypt, His kindness endures forever.
And brought Israel out, His kindness endures forever.
With strong hand and outstretched arm, His kindness endures forever.
He splits the Sea of Reeds, His kindness endures forever.
And made Israel pass through it, His kindness endures forever.
Drowning Pharaoh and his army, His kindness endures forever.
He remembered us in our humiliation, His kindness endures forever.
And freed us from our oppressors, His kindness endures forever.
Liturgical Colour : Green
Psalm 115 : 12-13, 15 and 16bc, 17-18
How can I repay YHVH for all His goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the Name of YHVH.
It is painful to YHVH to see the death of His faithful. I am Your servant, truly Your servant, Your handmaid’s son. You have freed me from my bonds.
I will offer You a thanksgiving sacrifice, I will call on the Name of YHVH. I will carry out my vows to YHVH in the presence of His people.