First Sunday after Pentecost
Introit: Ps. xii: 6
O Lord, I have hoped in Thy mercy. My heart has rejoiced in Thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, who gives me good things. [Ps.] How long, O lord, wilt Thou forget me unto the end? How long dost Thou turn away Thy face from me? Glory be. O Lord.
O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in Thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace, that in fulfilling Thy commandments, we may please Thee both in will and deed. Through our Lord.
Epistle: 1 John iv: 8-21
A reading from the Epistle of blessed John the Apostle.
Gradual: Ps. xl: 5, 2
I said, O Lord, be Thou merciful to me. Heal my soul for I have sinned
against Thee. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the
poor. The Lord will deliver him in the evil day.
Gospel: Luke vi: 36-42
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: "Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you shall not be judged; do not condemn, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive and you shall be forgiven; give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they pour into your lap. For with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you." And He spoke a parable also to them, "Can a blind man guide a blind man? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is above his teacher; but when perfected, everyone will be like his teacher. But why dost thou see the speck in thy brother's eye, and yet not consider the beam in thine own eye? And how canst thou say to thy brother, `brother, let me cast out the speck from thine eye,' while thou thyself dost not see the beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam from thine own eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to cast out the speck from thy brother's eye."
The Credo is not recited when this Mass is offered during the week.
Offertory: Ps. v: 3-4
Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King, and my God: for to Thee will I pray, O Lord.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously receive our offerings devoted to Thee, and grant that they may ever be a source of help to us. Through our Lord.
Communion: Ps. ix: 2, 3
I will speak of all Thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in Thee. I will sing unto Thy name, O Thou, Most High.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we who have been replenished with such great gifts, may both receive their saving benefits, and may never cease from Thy praise. Through our Lord.