17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B MASS PRAYERS AND READINGS.
Deus in loco sancto suo; Deus qui inhabitáre facit unánimes in domo, ipse dabit virtútem et fortitúdinem plebi suæ.
God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.
O God, protector of those who hope in you, without whom nothing has value, nothing is holy, bestow in abundance your mercy upon us and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may use the good things that pass. in such a way as to hold fast even now to those that ever endure. Through our Lord.
READINGS FOR 17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2021, 2024, 2027…)
2nd Book of Kings 4:42–44
A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God, twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits, and fresh grain in the ear. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.” But his servant objected, “How can I set this before a hundred people?” Elisha insisted, “Give it to the people to eat.” “For thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over.’” And when they had eaten, there was some left over, as the Lord had said.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
The eyes of all look hopefully to you,
and you give them their food in due season;
you open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is just in all his ways
and holy in all his works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.
Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians 4:1–6
Brothers and sisters: I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Prophéta magnus surréxit in nobis, et Deus visitávit plebem suam.
A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.
A reading from the Gospel of St. John 6:1–15
Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. The Jewish feast of Passover was near. When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.” Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
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[–» Creed, Universal Prayer]
Dear brothers and sisters, gathered as one to celebrate the good things we have received from our God, let us ask him to prompt in us prayers that are worthy of his hearing.
1. For N. our Pope and N. our Bishop, and all the clergy, with the people entrusted to their charge, let us pray to the Lord.
2. For those who hold public office and those who assist them in promoting the common good, let us pray to the Lord.
3. For those who travel by sea, land or air, for captives and all held in prison, let us pray to the Lord.
4. For all of us gathered in this sacred place by faith and devotion and by love and reverence for God, let us pray to the Lord.
May the petitions of your Church be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, so that we may receive from your mercy what we cannot ask out of confidence in our own merits. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Accept, O Lord, we pray, the offerings which we bring from the abundance of your gifts, that through the powerful working of your grace these most sacred mysteries may sanctify our present way of life and lead us to eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Eucharistic Prayer]
[–» Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time or of Weekdays]
Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino, et noli oblivísci omnes retributiónes eius.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.
Beáti misericórdes, quóniam ipsi misericórdiam consequéntur. Beáti mundo corde, quóniam ipsi Deum vidébunt.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
We have consumed, O Lord, this divine Sacrament, the perpetual memorial of the Passion of your Son; grant, we pray, that this gift, which he himself gave us with love beyond all telling, may profit us for salvation. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Concluding Rite]
PRAYER TO ST.JOSEPH
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.Amen.
Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life.
Thanks be to God.
RECESSIONAL: SALVE REGINA CAELITUM
Salve Regina caelitum, O Maria
Tuum spes fidelium, O Maria
Salve, salve, salve Maria.
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