Rettoria
San Ferdinando
Orari Chiesa

April 10th, 2022 – Palm Sunday

ENTRANCE CHANT

In the name ofthe Lord may every knee bend in heaven, on earth and in hell; because the Lordmade himself obedient even to death and death on the cross. For this weproclaim: Jesus Christ is Lord in the glory of God the Father.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of theHoly Spirit.

Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all.

And with your spirit.

 

Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledgeour sins,

and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacredmysteries.

 

I confess to almighty God

and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned,

in my thoughts and in my words,

in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

[All strike their breast]

through my fault, through my fault,

through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,

all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers and sisters,

to pray for me to the Lord our God.

 

May almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,

we bless you,

we adore you,

we glorify you,

we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King,

O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world,

receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

 

BEGINNING OF THE LITURGICAL ASSEMBLY

O strong and holy God, destroy our sins and prepare our hearts towait with faith for the Lord who will come; grant us the grace to act in yourrighteousness and to achieve the palm of victory. Through Jesus Christ, yourSon, our Lord and our God, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of theHoly Spirit, forever and ever.

 

FIRST READING

A reading of the prophetIsaiah (52:13-53:12)

Thus says the Lord God: «See, my servantshall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted. Even as many wereamazed at him – so marred were his features, beyond that of mortals hisappearance, beyond that of human beings – so shall he startle many nations,kings shall stand speechless; for those who have not been told shall see, thosewho have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard? Towhom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up like a sapling beforehim, like a shoot from the parched earth; he had no majestic bearing to catchour eye, no beauty to draw us to him. He was spurned and avoided by men, a manof suffering, knowing pain, like one from whom you turn your face, spurned, andwe held him in no esteem. Yet it was our pain that he bore, our sufferings heendured. We thought of him as stricken, struck down by God and afflicted, buthe was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity. He bore the punishmentthat makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed. We had all gone astray likesheep, all following our own way; but the Lord laid upon him the guilt of usall. Though harshly treated, he submitted and did not open his mouth; like alamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open hismouth. Seized and condemned, he was taken away. Who would have thought any moreof his destiny? For he was cut off from the land of the living, struck for thesins of his people. He was given a grave among the wicked, a burial place withevildoers, though he had done no wrong, nor was deceit found in his mouth. Butit was the Lord’s will to crush him with pain. By making his life as areparation offering, he shall see his offspring, shall lengthen his days, andthe Lord’s will shall be accomplished through him. Because of his anguish heshall see the light; because of his knowledge he shall be content; my servant, thejust one, shall justify the many, their iniquity he shall bear. Therefore Iwill give him his portion among the many, and he shall divide the spoils withthe mighty, because he surrendered himself to death, was counted among thetransgressors, bore the sins of many, and interceded for the transgressors.»

 

The Word of God.

Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM

Psalm 87

 

R. In you I take refuge, O Lord.

 

Lord, the God of my salvation, I call out by day;

at night I cry aloud in your presence.

Let my prayer come before you;

incline your ear to my cry. R.

 

For my soul is filled with troubles;

my life draws near to Sheol.

I am reckoned

with those who go down to the pit;

I am like a warrior without strength.

My couch is among the dead. R.

 

Because of you my acquaintances shun me;

you make me loathsome to them;

caged in, I cannot escape;

my eyes grow dim from trouble.

All day I call on you, Lord;

I stretch out my hands to you. R.

 

EPISTLE

Theletter to the Hebrews (12:1b-3)

Brothers: Let us ridourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in runningthe race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leaderand perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured thecross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throneof God.a Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order thatyou may not grow weary and lose heart.

The Word of God.

Thanks be to God.

 

Praise to you, O Christ,King of eternal glory.

When I am lifted up fromthe earth,

I will draw everyone tomyself, says the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ,King of eternal glory.

 

GOSPEL

The Lord be with you

And also with you

A reading of the holygospel according to John (11:55-12:11)

Glory to you, Lord.

In that time, The Passover of the Jews wasnear, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before Passover to purifythemselves. They looked for Jesus and said to one another as they were in thetemple area, «What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?» For thechief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where hewas, he should inform them, so that they might arrest him. Six days before PassoverJesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one ofthose reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oilmade from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried themwith her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then Judasthe Iscariot, one [of] his disciples, and the one who would betray him, said,«Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days’ wages and given to thepoor?» He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was athief and held the money bag and used to steal the contributions. So Jesussaid, «Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You alwayshave the poor with you, but you do not always have me.» [The] large crowd ofthe Jews found out that he was there and came, not only because of Jesus, butalso to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. And the chief priestsplotted to kill Lazarus too, because many of the Jews were turning away andbelieving in Jesus because of him.

The word of the Lord.

Praise to you, LordJesus Christ.

 

AFTER THE GOSPEL

We sing a hymn to yourname, Lord, O King of Israel. Divine glory shines and fills the heavens and theearth. It is you, blessed one, who comes in the eternal name of God.

 

INTENTIONS

Dear brothers and sisters, filled withpaschal joy,

let us pray more earnestly to God thathe, who graciously listened

to the prayers and supplications ofhis beloved Son,

may now be pleased to look upon us inour lowliness.

 

Let us pray the Lord: Hear us,Jesus

 

1.       For theshepherds of our souls, that they may have the strength to govern wisely theflock entrusted to them by the Good Shepherd, let us pray to the Lord: Hearus, Jesus

2.       For thewhole world, that it may truly know the peace given by Christ, let us pray tothe Lord: Hear us, Jesus

3.       For ourbrothers and sisters who suffer, that their sorrow may be turned to gladnesswhich no one can take from them, let us pray to the Lord: Hear us, Jesus

 

IN CONCLUSION OF THE LITURGY OF THEWORD

Merciful God, accept our prayer and increase the faith ofthose who hope in you; we who lift up olive and palm trees on the day ofChrist’s triumph, allow us to bear the fruits of righteous work in perennialcommunion with him, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

 

THELITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Blessed are you, LordGod of all creation,

for through yourgoodness we have received

the bread we offer you:

fruit of the earth andwork of human hands,

it will become for usthe bread of life.

 

Blessed be God forever.

 

Blessed are you, LordGod of all creation,

for through yourgoodness we have received

this wine we offer you:

fruit of the vine and work of human hands,

it will become ourspiritual drink.

 

Blessed be God forever.

 

I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven andearth,

of all things visibleand invisible.

I believe in one LordJesus Christ,

the Only begotten Son ofGod,

born of the Fatherbefore all ages.

God from God, Light fromLight,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,consubstantial with the Father;

through him all thingswere made.

For us men and for oursalvation

he came down fromheaven,

and by the Holy Spiritwas incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he wascrucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death andwas buried,

and rose again on thethird day

in accordance with theScriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at theright hand of the Father.

He will come again inglory

to judge the living andthe dead

and his kingdom willhave no end.

We believe in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from theFather and the Son,

with the Father and theSon is adored and glorified.

who has spoken throughthe prophets.

I believe in one, holy,catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptismfor the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward tothe resurrection of the dead

and the life of theworld to come. Amen.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

Allow us, O Father, tocelebrate these holy mysteries with an ardent and pure heart so that ourservice will fittingly respond to the goodness you show us, and with increasedconfidence our prayers may be uplifted to you. Through Christ our Lord.

 

PREFACE

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to theLord.

 

Let us give thanks tothe Lord our God.

It is right and just.

 

It is truly right andjust, our duty and our salvation,

Always, here andeverywhere to give you thanks,

Lord, holy Father,almighty and eternal God,

Through Jesus Christ ourLord.

 

Though he was innocent,

He freely accepted sufferingfor the guilty

And an unjust sentenceon behalf of sinners.

His death has washedaway our sins,

His rising has restoredus to peace with you.

 

And so, Lord God, withangels and all saints

We exult and glorifyyour holy name:

 

Holy, holy, holy, LordGod of hosts.

Heaven and earth arefull of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comesin the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

You are indeed Holy, OLord,

The fount of allholiness.

 

Make holy, therefore,these gifts, we pray,

by sending down yourSpirit upon them like the dewfall,

 

so that they may becomefor us

the Body and Blood ofour Lord Jesus Christ.

 

At the time he wasbetrayed

And entered willinglyinto his Passion,

he took bread and,giving thanks, broke it,

and gave it to hisdisciples, saying:

 

Takethis, all of you, and eat of it,

Forthis is my Body,

Whichwill be given up for you.

 

In a similar way, whensupper was ended,

he took the chalice

and, once more givingthanks,

he gave it to his disciples,saying:

 

Takethis, all of you, and drink from it,

forthis is the chalice of my Blood,

theBlood of the new and eternal covenant,

Whichwill be poured out for you and for many

forthe forgiveness of sins.

 

Dothis in memory of me.

 

The mystery of faith.

 

We proclaim your Death,O Lord,

and profess yourResurrection

until you come again.

 

Therefore, as wecelebrate

the memorial of hisDeath and Resurrection,

we offer you, Lord,

the Bread of life andthe Chalice of salvation,

giving thanks that youhave held us worthy

to be in your presenceand minister to you.

 

Humbly we pray

that, partaking of theBody and Blood of Christ,

we may be gathered intoone by the Holy Spirit.

 

Remember, Lord, yourChurch,

spread throughout the world,

and bring her to thefullness of charity,

together with Francisour Pope

and Mario our Bishop,

and all the clergy.

 

Remember also ourbrothers and sisters

who have fallen asleepin the hope of the resurrection,

and all who have died inyour mercy:

welcome them into thelight of your face.

Have mercy on us all, wepray,

that with the BlessedVirgin Mary, Mother of God,

with blessed Joseph, herSpouse

with the blessedApostles,

and all the Saints whohave pleased you throughout the ages,

we may merit to becoheirs to eternal life,

and may praise andglorify you

through your Son, JesusChrist.

Through him, and with him,and in him,

O God, almighty Father,

In the unity of the HolySpirit,

all glory and honor isyours,

For ever and ever

 

Amen.

 

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

I thank you because you listened to me andyou were my salvation. Praise the Lord because he is good, and his love iseternal.

 

THE COMMUNION RITE

 

As the Savior’s command

and formed by divine teaching,

we dare to say:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, 

thy will be done, 

on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. 

 

Deliver us, Lord, wepray, from every evil,

graciously grant peacein our days,

that, by the help ofyour mercy,

we may be always freefrom sin

and safe from alldistress,

as we await the blessedhope

and the coming of ourSaviour, Jesus Christ.

 

For the kingdom,

the power and the gloryare yours

now and for ever.

 

Lord Jesus Christ,

who said to yourApostles:

Peace I leave you, mypeace I give you,

look not on our sins,

but on the faith of YourChurch,

and graciously grant herpeace and unity

in accordance with yourwill.

Who live and reign forever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

The peace and communionof our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.

 

And with your spirit.

 

Behold the Lamb of God,

behold him who takesaway the sins of the world.

Blessed are those calledto the supper of the Lamb.

 

Lord, I am not worthy

that you should enterunder my roof,

but only say the word

and my soul shall behealed.

 

AT HOLY COMMUNION

We all rush to sing:“Behold. the Lord is coming.” Let us give him glory by saying: “You areblessed, Lord! You who climbed the mountain, you who died on the cross, you whotasted death, who reigns in glory, guide your holy Church to the eternal banquet.”

 

The body of Christ

Amen

 

AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

O Father of mercy, sinceyou have nourished us with the Bread of life and have wanted us to be yourguests over the years, allow us by the grace of these mysteries to have a partin eternity in the glory of Christ, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Kyrie,eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.

 

May almighty God blessyou,

the Father, and the Son,and the Holy Spirit.

Amen

 

Go in peace.

In the name of Christ.