San Ferdinando
Università Bocconi
Orari Chiesa

October 16th, 2022 – Dedication of the Cathedral of Milan


When you have crossed the Jordan, raise an altar of stones untouched by iron to the Lord; on this altar you will offer burnt offerings and peace offerings to your God.

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


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 acknowledge our sins,

and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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.


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.



Let us pray.

With living and chosen stones, O Lord, you build an eternal temple to your glory; shed your holiness on the Cathedral of Milan that those who invoke your name in it experience the comfort of your protection. 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.




A reading from the Prophet Isaiah (60:11-21)

Thus says the Lord: Your gates shall stand open constantly; day and night they shall not be closed, so that they may bring you the wealth of nations, with their kings in the vanguard. For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; such nations shall be utterly destroyed! The glory of Lebanon shall come to you—the juniper, the fir, and the cypress all together—to bring beauty to my sanctuary, and glory to the place where I stand. The children of your oppressors shall come, bowing before you; all those who despised you, shall bow low at your feet.
They shall call you “City of the Lord,” “Zion of the Holy One of Israel.” No longer forsaken and hated, with no one passing through, now I will make you the pride of the ages, a joy from generation to generation. You shall suck the milk of nations, and be nursed at royal breasts; and you shall know that I, the Lord, am your saviour, your redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of bronze I will bring gold, instead of iron I will bring silver; instead of wood, bronze; instead of stones, iron. I will appoint peace your governor, and justice your ruler. No longer shall violence be heard of in your land, or plunder and ruin within your borders. You shall call your walls “Salvation” and your gates “Praise.” No longer shall the sun be your light by day, nor shall the brightness of the moon give you light by night; rather, the Lord will be your light forever, your God will be your glory. No longer will your sun set, or your moon wane; for the Lord will be your light forever, and the days of your grieving will be over. Your people will all be just; for all time they will possess the land; they are the shoot that I planted, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


A reading from the First Letter of St Peter (1Pet 2:4-10)

Dearly beloved, come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be builtinto a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it says in scripture: “Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion, a cornerstone, chosen and precious, and whoever believes in it shall not be put to shame.” Therefore, its value is for you who have faith, but for those without faith: “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and “A stone that will make people stumble, and a rock that will make them fall.” They stumble by disobeying the word, as is their destiny. But you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises” of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were “no people” but now you are God’s people; you “had not received mercy” but now you have received mercy.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Psalm 117 (118)

R. Give thanks to the Lord,

     His mercy endures forever.

Let Israel say:
   his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Aaron say,
   his mercy endures forever.
Let those who fear the Lord say,
   his mercy endures forever. R.

Open the gates of righteousness;
   I will enter and thank the Lord.
The stone the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone.
By the Lord has this been done;
   it is wonderful in our eyes. R.

This is the day the Lord has made;
   let us rejoice in it and be glad.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
The Lord is God and has enlightened us. R.


A reading from the Letter of St Paul to the Hebrews (13:15-17, 20-21)

Brothers: Through him let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind. Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfil their task with joy and not with sorrow, for that would be of no advantage to you. May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever [and ever]. Amen.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Holy is the temple of God, the field he cultivates,

the building he constructs.


The Lord be with you

And with your spirit.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke (6:43-48)

Glory to you, O Lord.

In that time, the Lord Jesus said: “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built. 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


This is the temple of the Lord, built by the high priest. May the people enter the sanctuary and sing a new song: "Glory to you, Lord, God almighty".


Dear brothers and sisters, filled with paschal joy,

let us pray more earnestly to God that he, who graciously listened

to the prayers and supplications of his beloved Son,

may now be pleased to look upon us in our lowliness.

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer


O mighty and eternal God, who lives and works in all your creation, protect with special benevolence our Cathedral built according to your will and dedicated to you; may every adverse power be broken and may the Holy Spirit allow your children to offer you the service of a clear conscience and a happy and industrious heart. Through Christ our Lord.



Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,

for through your goodness we have received

the bread we offer you:

fruit of the earth and work of human hands,

it will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God forever.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,

for through your goodness we have received

this wine we offer you:

fruit of the vine and work of human hands,

it will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God forever.


I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the Only begotten Son of God,

born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried,

and rose again on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified.

who has spoken through the prophets.

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

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.


From you we receive, Father, the bread and wine which we now offer you; come and give life with your sanctifying presence to the temple that you have given us to build for your glory and be the support and defence for us all in every moment of our life. Through Christ our Lord.



The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right and just.

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

Always and everywhere to give you thanks,

Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has given to his Church

That same authority you gave to him,

And has established her as Bride and Queen.

To this authority he has committed all things

And what she binds on earth, he commands also in heaven.

The Church is Mother to all who live,

Made glorious by the multitude of sons and daughters

Whom day by day, through the Holy Spirit,

She bears as children of God.

She is the fruitful vine, whose branches fill the earth:

Whose boughs, supported by the cross,

Rise to the heights of the heavenly kingdom.

She is that city, built high on a hill,

Clearly seen and visible to all,

Which Christ your Son, our Lord, has founded

And in which he makes his dwelling.

And so, with angels and archangels

And with all the powers of heaven,

We glorify your holy name

In this, their ageless hymn of praise:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.


You are indeed Holy, O Lord,

The fount of all holiness.

Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,

by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall,

so that they may become for us

the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

At the time he was betrayed

And entered willingly into his Passion,

he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,

and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take this, all of you, and eat of it,

For this is my Body,

Which will be given up for you.

In a similar way, when supper was ended,

he took the chalice

and, once more giving thanks,

he gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take this, all of you, and drink from it,

for this is the chalice of my Blood,

the Blood of the new and eternal covenant,

Which will be poured out for you and for many

for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this in memory of me.

The mystery of faith.

We proclaim your Death, O Lord,

and profess your Resurrection

until you come again.

Therefore, as we celebrate

the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,

we offer you, Lord,

the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,

giving thanks that you have held us worthy

to be in your presence and minister to you.

Humbly we pray

that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,

we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember, Lord, your Church,

spread throughout the world,

and bring her to the fullness of charity,

together with Francis our Pope

and Mario our Bishop,

and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters

who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection,

and all who have died in your mercy:

welcome them into the light of your face.

Have mercy on us all, we pray,

that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,

with blessed Joseph, her Spouse

with the blessed Apostles,

and all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages,

we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,

and may praise and glorify you

through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through him, and with him, and in him,

O God, almighty Father,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honour is yours,

Forever and ever




All the people came together as one in Jerusalem; the priest came with the Levites and they consecrated the altar of the Lord to offer burnt offerings to our God.

As the Saviour’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, we pray, from every evil,

graciously grant peace in our days,

that, by the help of your mercy,

we may be always free from sin

and safe from all distress,

as we await the blessed hope

and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom,

the power and the glory are yours

now and for ever.

Lord Jesus Christ,

who said to your Apostles:

Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,

look not on our sins,

but on the faith of Your Church,

and graciously grant her peace and unity

in accordance with your will.

Who live and reign for ever and ever.


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

And with your spirit.

Behold the Lamb of God,

behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy

that you should enter under my roof,

but only say the word

and my soul shall be healed.


I have heard the prayer you have made before me – says the Lord – I have consecrated this house, which you have built, by placing my Name there forever.

The Body of Christ.



Let us pray.

May the people consecrated to you, O living and true God, obtain the fruits and joy of your blessing and, since they have celebrated this festive rite, receive its spiritual gifts. Through Christ our Lord.


The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

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

May almighty God bless you,

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


Go in peace.

In the name of Christ.