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  • Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

    Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13

    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.

    But grace was given to each of us
    according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

    And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,
    others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
    to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,
    for building up the Body of Christ,
    until we all attain to the unity of faith
    and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
    to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

    Alleluia — See <a href="https://bible.usccb.orgroute? “>

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    We praise you, O God,
    we acclaim you as Lord;
    the glorious company of Apostles praise you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 9:9-13

    As Jesus passed by,
    he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
    He said to him, “Follow me.”
    And he got up and followed him.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners came
    and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
    The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
    “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
    He heard this and said,
    “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    Go and learn the meaning of the words,
    I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

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    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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  • Fiesta de san Mateo, Apóstol y evangelista

    Primera lectura Ef 4, 1-7. 11-13

    Hermanos: Yo, Pablo, prisionero por la causa del Señor, los exhorto a que lleven una vida digna del llamamiento que han recibido. Sean siempre humildes y amables; sean comprensivos y sopórtense mutuamente con amor; esfuércense en mantenerse unidos en el espíritu con el vínculo de la paz.

    Porque no hay más que un solo cuerpo y un solo Espíritu, como es también sólo una la esperanza del llamamiento que ustedes han recibido. Un solo Señor, una sola fe, un solo bautismo, un solo Dios y Padre de todos, que reina sobre todos, actúa a través de todos y vive en todos.

    Cada uno de nosotros ha recibido la gracia en la medida en que Cristo se la ha dado. Él fue quien concedió a unos ser apóstoles; a otros, ser profetas; a otros, ser evangelizadores; a otros, ser pastores y maestros. Y esto, para capacitar a los fieles, a fin de que, desempeñando debidamente su tarea, construyan el cuerpo de Cristo, hasta que todos lleguemos a estar unidos en la fe y en el conocimiento del Hijo de Dios y lleguemos a ser hombres perfectos, que alcancemos en todas sus dimensiones la plenitud de Cristo.

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 18, 2-3. 4-5

    R. (5a) El mensaje del Señor resuena en toda la tierra.
    Los cielos proclaman la gloria de Dios
    y el firmamento anuncia la obra de sus manos.
    Un día comunica su mensaje al otro día
    y una noche se lo transmite a la otra noche.
    R. El mensaje del Señor resuena en toda la tierra.
    Sin que pronuncien una palabra,
    sin que resuene su voz,
    a toda la tierra llega su sonido,
    y su mensaje hasta el fin del mundo.
    R. El mensaje del Señor resuena en toda la tierra.

    Aclamación antes del Evangelio Cfr Te Deum

    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    Señor, Dios eterno, alegres te cantamos,
    a ti nuestra alabanza.
    A ti, Señor, te alaba el coro celestial de los apóstoles.
    R. Aleluya.

    Evangelio Mt 9, 9-13

    En aquel tiempo, Jesús vio a un hombre llamado Mateo, sentado a su mesa de recaudador de impuestos, y le dijo: “Sígueme”. Él se levantó y lo siguió.

    Después, cuando estaba a la mesa en casa de Mateo, muchos pu¬bli¬canos y pecadores se sentaron también a comer con Jesús y sus discípulos. Viendo esto, los fariseos preguntaron a los discípulos: “¿Por qué su Maestro come con publicanos y pecadores?” Jesús los oyó y les dijo: “No son los sanos los que necesitan de médico, sino los enfermos. Vayan, pues, y aprendan lo que significa: Yo quiero misericordia y no sacrificios. Yo no he venido a llamar a los justos, sino a los pecadores”.

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    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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HALLELUJAH YOUR LOVE IS AMAZING (Benton Brown and Brian Doerksen)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, your love makes me sing
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, your love makes me sing

Your love is amazing, steady and unchanging
Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet
Your love is a mystery, how You gently lift me
When I am surrounded your love carries me

Your love is surprising, I can feel it rising
All the joy that’s growing deep inside of me
Every time I see You all your goodness shines through
And I can feel this God song rising up in me


PSALM 103 (Francesca LaRosa)
The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.


SERVANT SONG (Richard Gillard)

Brother let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you
Pray that I may have the grace to le you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey, we are travelers on the road
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you in the night time of your fear
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping, when you laugh I’ll laugh with you
I will share your joy and sorrow till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven we shall find such harmony
Born of all we’ve known together of Christ’s love and agony.

Sister let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you
Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.


AMAZING LOVE (Christ Tomlin)

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted You were condemned
I’m alive and well Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be
That you my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It is my joy to honor you
In all I do, I honor you



I speak the name of Jesus over you
In your hurting, your sorrow
 I will ask my God to move
I speak the name ‘cause it’s all that I can do
In desperation I’ll seek Heaven
And pray this for you

I pray for your healing
That circumstances would change
I pray that the fear inside would flee in Jesus’ name
I pray that a breakthrough
Would happen today
I pray miracles over your life in Jesus’ name
In Jesus’ name

I speak the name of all authority
Declaring blessings, every promise
He is faithful to keep
I speak the name no grave could ever hold
He is greater, he is stronger
He’s the God of possible

Come believe it, come receive it
Oh, the power of his Spirit is now forever yours
Come believe it, come receive it
In the mighty name of Jesus all things are possible

I pray for your healing
That circumstances would change
I pray that the fear inside would flee in Jesus’ name
I pray that a breakthrough
Would happen today
I pray miracles over your life in Jesus’ name
In Jesus’ name
I pray for revival
For restoration of faith
I pray that the dead will come to life in Jesus’ name
In Jesus’ name



Over the mountains and the sea
Your river runs with love for me
And I will open up my heart
And let the healer set me free
I’m happy to be in the truth
So I will daily lift my hands
For I will always song of when your love came down

I could sing of your love forever
I could sing of your love forever
I could sing of your love forever
I could sing of your love forever

Oh I feel like dancing
It’s foolishness, I know
But when the world has seen the light
They will dance with joy like we’re dancing now

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