Weekly Missal English

Readings and Music for February 21,2021

First Sunday of Lent 

Entrance Hymn: Forty Days and Forty Nights 
 HEINLEIN

1. Forty days and forty nights
You were fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefiled.

2. Shall not we your sorrow share
And from worldly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
Strong with you to suffer pain?

3. Then if Satan on us press,
Flesh or spirit to assail,
Victor in the wilderness,
Grant we may not faint nor fail!

4. So shall we have peace divine:
Holier gladness ours shall be;
Round us, too, shall angels shine,
Such as served you faithfully.
Text: 77 77; George H. Smyttan, 1822–1870, alt. Music: Melody attr. to Martin Herbst, 1654–1681, alt.

 

Reading 1

A reading from the Book of Genesis Gn 9:8-15

God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 
“See, I am now establishing my covenant with you 
and your descendants after you 
and with every living creature that was with you: 
all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals 
that were with you and came out of the ark.
I will establish my covenant with you, 
that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyed
by the waters of a flood; 
there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.”
God added:
“This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, 
of the covenant between me and you 
and every living creature with you: 
I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign
of the covenant between me and the earth.
When I bring clouds over the earth, 
and the bow appears in the clouds, 
I will recall the covenant I have made
between me and you and all living beings, 
so that the waters shall never again become a flood 
to destroy all mortal beings.”

The word of the Lord,
Thanks be to God.

 

Responsorial Psalm  Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (cf. 10) Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.
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. Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.
Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
    and your love are from of old.
In your kindness remember me,
    because of your goodness, O LORD.
R. Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.
Good and upright is the LORD,
    thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
    and he teaches the humble his way.
R. Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.

 

 

 Reading 2

A reading from the first Letter of St. Peter 1 Pt 3:18-22

Beloved:
Christ suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. Put to death in the flesh, 
he was brought to life in the Spirit. In it he also went to preach to the spirits in prison, who had once been disobedient while God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which saves you now. It is not a removal of dirt from the body but an appeal to God for a clear conscience, 
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.

Thanks be to God

 

Gospel

The Lord be with you. And with your Sprit.
A Reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 1:12-15
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, 
and he remained in the desert for forty days,
tempted by Satan.
He was among wild beasts,
and the angels ministered to him.

After John had been arrested, 
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

The 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 Hymn: What Wondrous Love Is This
WONDROUS LOVE

1. What wondrous love is this,
O my soul, O my soul?
What wondrous love is this, O my soul?
What wondrous love is this
that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse
for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul?

2. What wondrous love is this,
O my soul, O my soul?
What wondrous love is this, O my soul?
What wondrous love is this
that caused the Lord of bliss
To send this precious peace
to my soul, to my soul,
To send this precious peace to my soul?

3. To God and to the Lamb
I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb,
who is the great I AM,
While millions join the theme,
I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

4. And when from death I’m free,
I'll sing on, I'll sing on;
And when from death I'm free, I'll sing on;
And when from death I'm free,
I'll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity,
I'll sing on, I'll sing on!
And through eternity, I'll sing on.
Text: 12 9 12 12 9; anon.; first appeared in A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1811, adapt. Music: William Walker’s The Southern Harmony, 1835.

 
Communion Hymn: I Received the Living God
LIVING GOD
 
Refrain
I received the living God, and my heart is full of joy.
I received the living God, and my heart is full of joy.
 
1. Jesus said: “I am the Bread
Kneaded long to give you life;
You who will partake of me
Need not ever fear to die.”
 
2. Jesus said: “I am the Way,
And my Father longs for you;
So I come to bring you home
To be one with him anew.”
 
3. Jesus said: “I am the Truth;
If you follow close to me,
You will know me in your heart,
And my word shall make you free.”
 
4. Jesus said: “I am the Life
Far from whom no thing can grow,
But receive this living bread,
And my Spirit you shall know.”
Text: 77 77 with refrain; anon. Music: Anon.
 
 

 Closing Hymn: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
ST. FLAVIAN

1. Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.

2. As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict’ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.

3. As you did hunger bear and thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and always live
By your most holy word.

4. And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
Forevermore, in life and death,
O Lord, with us abide.

5. Abide with us that when this life
Of suffering is past,
An Easter of unending joy
We may attain at last! 
Text: CM; Claudia F. Hernaman, 1838–1898, alt.  Music: The Whole Psalmes in Foure Partes, 1563, alt.