Sunday Mass Preparation
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.
FIRST READING: 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 119.
O Lord, how I love your law.
I have said, ‘O Lord, my portion is to obey your words’. The law from your mouth means more to me than large quantities of silver and gold. ℟
Let your merciful love console me by your promise to your servant. Show me compassion, that I may live, for your law is my delight. ℟
That is why I love your commands more than finest gold, why I rule my life by your precepts, and hate false ways. ℟
Your decrees are wonderful indeed; therefore my soul obeys them. The unfolding of your word gives light, and understanding to the simple. ℟
SECOND READING: Romans 8:28-30.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom. Alleluia.
GOSPEL: Matthew 13:44-52.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.