Catholic Sunday Mass celebrated by Fr Derrick Butt OMI, recorded at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Durban, South Africa.
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.
FIRST READING: Exodus 22:21-27.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 18.
RESPONSE: I love you, Lord, my strength.
I love you, Lord, my strength; O Lord, my rock, my fortress, my saviour. ℟
My God, my rock where I take refuge; my shield, my saving strength, my stronghold. I cry out, ‘Praised be the Lord!’ and see, I am saved from my foes. ℟
The Lord lives, and blest be my Rock! May the God of my salvation be exalted. The Lord gives great victories to his king, and shows merciful love for his anointed. ℟
SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! If a man loves me, he will keep my words, says the Lord, and my father will love him, and we will come to him. Alleluia.
GOSPEL: Matthew 22:34-40.
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER: 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 in 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. Amen.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: We will ring out our joy at your saving help, and exult in the name of our God.