June 11: SAINT BARNABAS, APOSTLE. MASS PRAYERS AND READINGS.
Beatus iste sanctus, qui annumerári méruit inter Apóstolos: erat enim vir bonus, et plenus Spíritu Sancto et fide (T.P. allelúia).
Blessed is this holy man who was worthy to be numbered among the Apostles, for he was a good man filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith (E.T. alleluia).
O God, who decreed that Saint Barnabas, a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit, should be set apart to convert the Gentiles, grant that the Gospel of Christ, which he strenuously preached, may be proclaimed faithfully by word and by deed. Through our Lord.
Acts 11:21b–26; 13:1–3
In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a large number of people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
In conspéctu géntium revelávit Dóminus iustítiam suam.
Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
has shown his justice to the nations.
He has remembered his truth and love
for the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord all the earth,
ring out your joy.
Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp,
with the sound of music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
acclaim the King, the Lord.
Euntes docéte omnes gentes, dicit Dóminus; ego vobíscum sum ómnibus diébus usque ad consummatiónem saéculi.
Go and teach all people my gospel. I am with you always, until the end of the world.
As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep. Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it, and stay there until you leave. As you enter a house, wish it peace. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you.
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Sanctify with your blessing, we pray, O Lord, the offerings presented here, so that by your grace they may set us on fire with the flame of your love, by which Saint Barnabas brought the light of the Gospel to the nations. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Eucharistic Prayer]
[–» Preface of the Apostles]
Iam non dicam servos quia servus nescit quid fáciat Dóminus eius. Vos autem dixi amicos, quia ómnia quæcúmque audívi a Patre meo, nota feci vobis (T.P. allelúia).
I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father (E. T. alleluia).
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
As we receive the pledge of eternal life, we humbly implore you, Lord, that what we celebrate in sacramental signs on the Memorial of the blessed Apostle Barnabas we may one day behold unveiled. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Concluding Rite]