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  • Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Jer 1:1, 4-10

    The words of Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah,
    of a priestly family in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin.

    The word of the LORD came to me thus:

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I dedicated you,
    a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
    “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,
    “I know not how to speak; I am too young.”

    But the LORD answered me,
    Say not, “I am too young.”
    To whomever I send you, you shall go;
    whatever I command you, you shall speak.
    Have no fear before them,
    because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

    Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying,

    See, I place my words in your mouth!
    This day I set you
    over nations and over kingdoms,
    To root up and to tear down,
    to destroy and to demolish,
    to build and to plant.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15 and 17

    R. (see 15ab) I will sing of your salvation.
    In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
    In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;
    incline your ear to me, and save me.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.
    Be my rock of refuge,
    a stronghold to give me safety,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
    O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.
    For you are my hope, O Lord;
    my trust, O God, from my youth.
    On you I depend from birth;
    from my mother’s womb you are my strength.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.
    My mouth shall declare your justice,
    day by day your salvation.
    O God, you have taught me from my youth,
    and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.
    R. I will sing of your salvation.

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    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower;
    all who come to him will live for ever.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 13:1-9

    On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.
    Such large crowds gathered around him
    that he got into a boat and sat down,
    and the whole crowd stood along the shore.
    And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:
    “A sower went out to sow.
    And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
    and birds came and ate it up.
    Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
    It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
    and when the sun rose it was scorched,
    and it withered for lack of roots.
    Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
    But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit,
    a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
    Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
    – – –

    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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  • Miércoles de la XVI semana del Tiempo ordinario

    Primera lectura Jer 1, 1. 4-10

    Palabras de Jeremías, hijo de Jilquías, uno de los sacerdotes residentes en Anatot, territorio de Benjamín.

    En tiempo de Josías, el Señor me dirigió estas palabras:
    “Desde antes de formarte en el seno materno, te conozco;
    desde antes de que nacieras,
    te consagré como profeta para las naciones”.

    Yo le contesté: “Pero, Señor mío,
    yo no sé expresarme,
    porque apenas soy un muchacho”.

    El Señor me dijo:
    “No digas que eres un muchacho,
    pues irás a donde yo te envíe
    y dirás lo que yo te mande.
    No tengas miedo,
    porque yo estoy contigo para protegerte”,
    palabra del Señor.

    El Señor extendió entonces su brazo,
    con su mano me tocó la boca y me dijo:
    “Desde hoy pongo mis palabras en tu boca
    y te doy autoridad sobre pueblos y reyes,
    para que arranques y derribes,
    para que destruyas y deshagas,
    para que edifiques y plantes”.

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 70, 1-2. 3-4a. 5-6ab. 15ab y 17

    R. (cf. 15) Señor, tú eres mi esperanza.
    Señor, tú eres mi esperanza,
    Que no quede yo jamás defraudado.
    Tú que eres justo, ayúdame y defiéndeme;
    escucha mi oración y ponme a salvo.
    R. Señor, tú eres mi esperanza.
    Sé para mí un refugio,
    ciudad fortificada en que me salves.
    Y pues eres mi auxilio y mi defensa,
    líbrame, Señor, de los malvados.
    R. Señor, tú eres mi esperanza.
    Señor, tú eres mi esperanza;
    desde mi juventud en ti confío.
    Desde que estaba en el seno de mi madre,
    yo me apoyaba en ti y tú me sostenías.
    R. Señor, tú eres mi esperanza.
    Yo proclamaré siempre tu justicia
    y a todas horas, tu misericordia.
    Me enseñaste a alabarte desde niño
    y seguir alabándote es mi orgullo.
    R. Señor, tú eres mi esperanza.

    Aclamación antes del Evangelio

    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    La semilla es la palabra de Dios y el sembrador es Cristo;
    todo aquel que lo encuentra vivirá para siempre.
    R. Aleluya.

    Evangelio Mt 13, 1-9

    Un día salió Jesús de la casa donde se hospedaba y se sentó a la orilla del mar. Se reunió en torno suyo tanta gente, que él se vio obligado a subir a una barca, donde se sentó, mientras la gente permanecía en la orilla. Entonces Jesús les habló de muchas cosas en parábolas y les dijo:

    “Una vez salió un sembrador a sembrar, y al ir arrojando la semilla, unos granos cayeron a lo largo del camino; vinieron los pájaros y se los comieron. Otros granos cayeron en terreno pedregoso, que tenía poca tierra; ahí germinaron pronto, porque la tierra no era gruesa; pero cuando subió el sol, los brotes se marchitaron, y como no tenían raíces, se secaron. Otros cayeron entre espinos, y cuando los espinos crecieron, sofocaron las plantitas. Otros granos cayeron en tierra buena y dieron fruto: unos, ciento por uno; otros, sesenta; y otros, treinta. El que tenga oídos, que oiga”.
    – – –

    Los textos de la Sagrada Escritura utilizados en esta obra han sido tomados de los Leccionarios I, II y III, propiedad de la Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Litúrgica de la Conferencia Episcopal Mexicana, copyright © 1987, quinta edición de septiembre de 2004. Utilizados con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados. Debido a cuestiones de permisos de impresión, los Salmos Responsoriales que se incluyen aquí son los del Leccionario que se utiliza en México. Su parroquia podría usar un texto diferente.

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Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.


St. Alphonsus Liguori

Spiritual Communion Prayer

At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.

Servant of God Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val

Anima Christi Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from Christ’s side, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee.
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints.
Forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion

Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. 

May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions. May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good. May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses, bodily and spiritual. May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You.

And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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Sunday, June 2nd – Corpus Christi


WE ARE ONE BODY (Dana Scallon)

We are one body, one body in Christ
And we do not stand alone
We are one body, one body in Christ
And He came that we might have life

When you eat my body and you drink my blood
I will live in you and you will live in my love
When you eat my body and you drink my blood
I will live in you and you will live in my love

I am the Way, the Truth, the Life
I am the final sacrifice
I am the Way, the Truth, the Life
He who believes in me will have eternal life

I have come, your Savior, that you might have life
Through the tears and sorrow, through the toils and strife
Listen when I call you for I know your need
Come to me, your Shepherd, for my flock I feed


PSALM 116 (Francesca LaRosa)
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.


YOU ARE HERE (Nancy Cristobal, CJ Cristobal)

Heaven’s veil lifted at the altar
The Supper of the Lamb, a wedding feast
Poured out and broken, eternal covenant of love
I remember, I receive you, I believe!

In this bread, in this wine, your flesh and blood divine
You are here, truly present
A sacrifice so sublime, your flesh and blood with mine
You are here, truly present
You are here

In loving condescension you surrender
In grapes and wheat you choose to be made known
They become your body, they become your blood
Your very life you give to feed your own

You are offered and You offer
You’re the gift and the giver
The fullness of communion
And redemption of the sinner…(is)


I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE (Suzanne Toolan)

I am the Bread of Life, you who come to me shall not hunger
And who believe in me shall not thirst
No one can come to me unless the Father beckons

And I will raise you up
And I will raise you up
And I will raise you up on the last day

The bread that I will give is my life for the flesh of the world
And if you eat of this bread
You shall live forever, you shall live forever

Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man
And drink of his blood
And drink of his blood, you shall not have life within you

I am the Resurrection, I am the Life
If you believe in me
Even though you die you shall live forever

Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ
The Son of God
Who has come into the world


O THE BLOOD (Mary E. Miller and Thomas Miller)

O the blood, crimson love
Price of life’s demand
Shameful sin placed on Him
The Hope of every man

O the blood of Jesus washes me
O the blood of Jesus shed for me
What a sacrifice that saved my life
Yes, the blood, it is my victory

Savior Son, Holy One
Slain so I can live
See the Lamb, the great I Am
Who takes away my sin

Oh the blood of the Lamb!
Oh the blood of the Lamb!
Oh the blood of the Lamb!
The precious blood of the Lamb!
What a sacrifice that saved my life
Yes, the blood, it is my victory

Oh what love, no greater love
Grace, how can it be?
That in my sin, yes even then
He shed his blood, his blood for me



The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice
He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at his voice, trembles at his voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands, and time is in His hands
Beginning and the end, beginning and the end
The Godhead three in one, Father, Spirit, Son
The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb

Name above all names, You are worthy of all praise
And my heart will sing how great is our God

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