And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet, the second beast with two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with brimstone.

TWENTY-FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, August 23, 2020

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 86 (85): 1-3
Inclina Domine, aurem tuam ad me, et exaudi me. Salvum fac servum tuum, Deus meus, sperantem in te. Miserere mihi, Domine, quoniam ad te clamavi tota die.
Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me;
save the servant who trusts in you, my God.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long.

COLLECT
Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, ubi vera sunt gaudia.
O God, who cause the minds of the faithful
to unite in a single purpose,
grant your people to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, amid the uncertainties of this world,
our hearts may be fixed on that place
where true gladness is found.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

YEAR A

FIRST READING: Is 22:19-23 (RSVCE)

Thus says the LORD to Shebna, master of the palace:

19 I will thrust you from your office, and you will be cast down from your station. 20 In that day I will call my servant Eli′akim the son of Hilki′ah, 21 and I will clothe him with your robe, and will bind your girdle on him, and will commit your authority to his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 22 And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 23 And I will fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father’s house.

RESPONSORIAL: Ps. 138:1-2,2-3,6,8;
R. Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.

SECOND READING: Rom 11:33-36 (RSVCE)

33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”

36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.

ALLELUIA: You are Peter and upon this rock, I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. – Mt 16:18

GOSPEL: Mt. 16:13-20 (RSVCE)

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare′a Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli′jah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Qui una semel hostia, Domine, adoptionis tibi populum acquisisti, unitatis et pacis in Ecclesia tua propitius nobis dona concedas.
O Lord, who gained for yourself a people by adoption
through the one sacrifice offered once for all,
bestow graciously on us, we pray,
the gifts of unity and peace in your Church.
Through Christ our Lord.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 104 (103): 13-15
De fructu operum tuorum, Domine, satiabitur terra, ut educas panem de terra, et vinum laetificet cor hominis.
The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord;
you bring forth bread from the earth
and wine to cheer the heart.

Or: Cf. Jn 6: 54
Qui manducat meam carnem et bibit meum sanguinem, habet vitam aeternam, dicit Dominus; et ego resuscitabo eum in novissimo die.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life, says the Lord,
and I will raise him up on the last day.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Plenum, quaesumus, Domine, in nobis remedium tuae miserationis operare, ac tales nos esse perfice propitius et sic foveri, ut tibi in omnibus placere valeamus.
Complete within us, O Lord, we pray,
the healing work of your mercy
and graciously perfect and sustain us,
so that in all things we may please you.
Through Christ our Lord.


The LORD’s Servant Eli′akim [“El [God] sets up”]



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