Mass Readings for the Day

26 September – The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Year B (26 OT): Livestreamed Mass at 11am

Introit Iustus es, Domine (Ps 119:137, 124, 1)
Righteous art thou, O Lord, and true is thy judgement: deal with thy servant according unto thy merciful kindness.
(Ps) Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord. GLORY. Righteous art…

Collect
Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always precede and follow us: and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The First Reading – Numbers 11:25-29
In those days: the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses, and took some of the spirit that was upon him and put it upon the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied.  But they did so no more.
Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested upon them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp.  And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 
And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses, forbid them.” 
But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake?  Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!”

Gradual Beata gens (Ps 33:12, 6)
Blessed is the people whose God is the Lord: and blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.
V. By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

The Second Reading – James 5:1-6
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.  Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.  Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire.  You have laid up treasure for the last days.  Behold, the wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.  You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.  You have condemned, you have killed the righteous man; he does not resist you.

Alleluia Domine, exaudi (Ps 102:1)
Alleluia. Alleluia. Hear my prayer, O Lord: and let my cry come unto thee. Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
At that time: John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us.” 
But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me.  For he that is not against us is for us.  For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward. 
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.  And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.  And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.  And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.”

Communion Hymn – Let all mortal flesh (Tune: PICARDY)

Closing Hymn – Come, let us join (Tune: NATIVITY)

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27 September – Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest: Livestreamed Mass at 11am

IntroitOs iusti meditabitur (Ps 37:31,32,1)
The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom, and his tongue will be talking of judgement: the law of his God is in his heart.
(Ps) Fret not thyself because of the ungodly: neither be thou envious against the evil doers.  Glory be… As it was… The mouth…

Collect
O God, who didst strengthen blessed Vincent de Paul with apostolic power for preaching the Gospel to the poor, and for promoting worthiness in the clergy: grant, we beseech thee; that we who reverence his pious deeds may also be taught by the example of his virtues; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Zechariah 8:1-8
The word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath. Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. Thus says the LORD of hosts: If it is marvellous in the sight of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in my sight, says the LORD of hosts? Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country; and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.”

GradualIustus ut palma (Ps 92:11, 12, 2)
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon in the house of the Lord.
V. To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night season.

AlleluiaBeatus vir qui suffert (Jas 1:12)
Alleluia.  Alleluia.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life. Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – Luke 9:46-50
At that time: An argument arose among the disciples as to which of them was the greatest. But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side, and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
John answered, “Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us.”
But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you.”