Liturgical Colour : Purple/Violet or White (Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Psalm 79 : 2ac and 3bc, 15-16, 18-19
Listen, o Shepherd of Israel, You, Who sit enthroned between the Cherubim. Stir up Your might and come to save us.
Turn again, o YHVH of hosts, look down from heaven and see; care for this vine, and protect the stock Your hand has planted.
But lay Your hand on Your instrument, on the Son of Man, Whom You make strong for Yourself. Then, we will never turn away from You; give us life, and we will call on Your Name.
Alternative reading (Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
1 Samuel 2 : 1, 4-8
My heart exults in YHVH, I feel strong in my God. I rejoice and laugh at my enemies for You came with power to save me.
The bow of the mighty is broken, but the weak are girded with strength. The well-fed must labour for bread, but the hungry need work no more.
The childless wife has borne seven children, but the proud mother is left alone. YHVH is Lord of life and death. He brings down to the grave and raises up.
YHVH makes poor and makes rich, He brings low and He exalts. He lifts up the lowly from the dust, and raises the poor from the ash heap; they will be called to the company of princes, and inherit a seat of honour. The earth to its pillars belongs to YHVH and on them He has set the world.