Weekly Missal English

Readings and Music for September 27, 2020

Entrance Hymn: 

At the Name of Jesus

1. At the name of Jesus ev'ry knee shall bow,
ev'ry tongue confess him King of glory now.
'Tis the Father's pleasure we should call him Lord,
 who from the beginning was the mighty Word

2. Humbled for a season to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious, when from death he passed.

Text: 65 65 D; based on Philippians 2:5-7; Caroline Maria Noel, 1817-1877, alt.

Music: KING’S WESTON; Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958; fr. Enlarged Songs of Praise, 1931.



Glory to God in the highest.
And on earth, peace to people of goodwill.
We praise you, we bless you, we adore you… we glorify you.
We give you thanks for your great glory.
Lord God, heavenly King, God almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ only begotten son
Lord God, Lamb of God son of the father.
You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father…have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy one, you alone are the Lord.
You alone are the most high, Jesus Christ.
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.


Reading 1
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel

Thus says the LORD:
You say, "The LORD's way is not fair!"
Hear now, house of Israel:
Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?
When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, and dies,
it is because of the iniquity he committed that he must die.
But if he turns from the wickedness he has committed,
he does what is right and just,
he shall preserve his life;
since he has turned away from all the sins that he has committed,
he shall surely live, he shall not die.

The word of the Lord,
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm

R. (6a) Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
and your love are from of old.
The sins of my youth and my frailties remember not;
in your kindness remember me,
because of your goodness, O LORD.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice, 
and teaches the humble his way.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Reading 2

A reading from the letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians

Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also for those of others.

Have in you the same attitude
that is also in Christ Jesus,
Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


R. Alleluia, alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.



Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:
"What is your opinion?
A man had two sons.
He came to the first and said,
'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.'
He said in reply, 'I will not, '
but afterwards changed his mind and went.
The man came to the other son and gave the same order.
He said in reply, 'Yes, sir, ‘but did not go.
Which of the two did his father's will?"
They answered, "The first."
Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you,
tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you.
When John came to you in the way of righteousness,
you did not believe him;
but tax collectors and prostitutes did.
Yet even when you saw that,
you did not later change your minds and believe him."
Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ


The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Offertory Antiphon:

“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept, when we remembered Sion.”  Psalm 137


Communion Antiphon:

“Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope; this has been my comfort in my affliction.” Psalm 118:49-50

Communion Hymn:

The Supper of the Lord
Laurence Rosania

Precious body, precious blood,
here in bread and wine;
here the Lord prepares the feast divine.
Bread of love is broken now,
cup of life is poured:
come, share the supper of the Lord.

1. This is the bread of God
coming down from heav'n,
giving life to us,
to all the world.

2. “I am the living spring
of eternal life;
you that drink from me
shall not thirst again.”

3. “I am the bread of heav’n
giving life to you;
you that eat this bread
shall never die.”

4. “All those who feed on me
have their life in me,
as I have my life
in the living God.”

5. All praise to you, O Christ,
present in this feast,
in this bread we share
in one life, one Lord.

Text: Verses 1–4 based on John 4, 6. Text and music © 1994, Laurence Rosania. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.


Closing Hymn:

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

1. O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal Home.

2. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

Text: CM; based on Psalm 90:1–5; Isaac Watts, 1674–1748, alt. Music: William Croft, 1678–1727.