Introit: Ps. lxxxviii: 20-22
I have raised up a chosen man from My people; with My holy oil I have anointed him, that my hand may help him, and my arm strengthen him. [Ps.] The mercies of the Lord I will sing forever; through all generations my tongue shall proclaim Thy faithfulness. Glory be.... I have raised....
O God, Thou didst fill saint Pius, the supreme pontiff, with the wisdom of heaven and the courage of the apostles in order that he might defend the Catholic Faith, and restore all things to Christ. May we follow his teaching and example, and attain to our eternal reward.
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians ii: 2-8
A reading from the First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians:
Gradual: Ps. xxxix: 10-11
I have declared Thy justice in the vast assembly, and behold, O Lord, as Thou
knowest, I did not restrain my lips. I have not hidden Thy justice within my
heart, but I have spoken about Thy truth and Thy salvation.
Gospel: John xxi: 15-17
At that time, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, bar Jona, dost thou love Me more than these do?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him a second time, "Simon, bar Jona, dost thou love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." A third time He said to him, "Simon, bar Jona, dost thou love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him a third time, "Dost thou love me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee." He said to him, "Feed My sheep."
Offertory: Ps. xxxiii: 12
Come, children, hear me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
O Lord, graciously accept our sacrifice and grant that we may celebrate these divine mysteries with true devotion and receive them in perfect faith through the intercession of blessed Pope Pius.
Communion: John vi: 56-57
My Flesh is food indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. He who eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood, abides in Me and I in him.
We have been strengthened by the food of Thy heavenly table, O Lord our God. Make us strong in faith and unite us in love of Thee through the intercession of blessed Pope Pius.