Mass Readings for the Day

1 June – Monday in Whitsun Week

Introit – Cibavit eos (Ps 81:17, 1)
He fed them with the finest wheat flour, alleluia: and with honey from the rock hath he satisfied them.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
(Ps) Sing we merrily unto God our helper: make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.  Glory be …As it was… He fed them also …

Collect
Send, we beseech thee, Almighty God, thy Holy Spirit into our hearts: that he may direct and rule us according to thy will, comfort us in our afflictions, defend us from all error, and lead us into the truth; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Acts 1:3-8
To his apostles Jesus presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God.  And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”

AlleluiaLoquebantur variis linguis (Acts 2:4)

Alleluia.  Alleluia.  The Apostles spake with divers tongues: the wonderful works of God.  Alleluia.  Come, Holy Ghost [genuflect] and fill the hearts of thy faithful people: and kindle in them the fire of thy love.  

Then without repetition of the final Alleluia, the Veni Sancte Spiritus:

1. Come, thou holy Paraclete,
And from thy celestial seat
Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near;
Giver of all gifts, be here;
Come, the soul’s true radiancy.

2. Come, of comforters the best,
Of the soul the sweetest guest,
Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet,
Thou art shadow from the heat,
Comfort in adversity.

3. O thou Light, most pure and blest,
Shine, within the inmost breast
Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought;
Ev’ry holy deed and thought
Comes from thy Divinity.

4. What is soiléd, make thou pure;
What is wounded, work its cure;
What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend;
What is frozen, warmly tend;
Strengthen what goes erringly.

5. Fill thy faithful, who confide
In thy power to guard and guide,
With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send;
Grant salvation in the end.
And in heaven felicity.  Amen.  Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – Luke 4:16-22a
At that time: Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day.  And he stood up to read; and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah.  He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.  And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”  And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.

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2 June – Tuesday in Whitsun Week

Introit –  Accipite iucunditatem (2 Esdras 2:36; Ps 78:1)
Receive the joyfulness of your glory, alleluia: giving thanks unto God, alleluia: who hath called you to the heavenly kingdom.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
(Ps) Hear my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth.  Glory be … As it was… Receive the joyfulness

Collect
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God: that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit; may manifest thy power among all peoples to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Acts 10:1, 33-34a, 37-44
In those days: At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort.
He said to Peter, “I sent to you at once, and you have been kind enough to come.  Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”
And Peter opened his mouth and said: “You know the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.  And we are witnesses to all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.  They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and made him manifest; not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.  And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that he is the one ordained by God to be judge of the living and the dead.  To him all the prophets bear witness that every one who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
While Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.

AlleluiaSpiritus Sanctus docebit vos (Jn 14:26)

Alleluia.  Alleluia.  The Holy Ghost shall teach you: whatsoever I have said unto you.  Alleluia.  Come Holy Ghost [genuflect] and fill the hearts of thy faithful people: and kindle in them the fire of thy love.

Then without repetition of the final Alleluia, the Veni Sancte Spiritus:

1. Come, thou holy Paraclete,
And from thy celestial seat
Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near;
Giver of all gifts, be here;
Come, the soul’s true radiancy.

2. Come, of comforters the best,
Of the soul the sweetest guest,
Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet,
Thou art shadow from the heat,
Comfort in adversity.

3. O thou Light, most pure and blest,
Shine, within the inmost breast
Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought;
Ev’ry holy deed and thought
Comes from thy Divinity.

4. What is soiléd, make thou pure;
What is wounded, work its cure;
What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend;
What is frozen, warmly tend;
Strengthen what goes erringly.

5. Fill thy faithful, who confide
In thy power to guard and guide,
With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send;
Grant salvation in the end.
And in heaven felicity.  Amen.  Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – John 7:37b-39a
At that time: Jesus proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.  He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'”
Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive.