Mass of the Feria

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Wednesday of the Twenty–Second Week of the Year II


Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have called out to you all the day, for you, O Lord, are sweet and gentle, and plenteous in mercy to all who call upon you (Ps 85:3-4).


Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins,
that we may be ready to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

You were sent to heal the contrite of heart.
Kyrie, eleison.

You came to call sinners.
Christe, eleison.

You sit at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.
Kyrie, eleison.

May Almighty God have mercy on us,
and lead us, with our sins forgiven,
into eternal life.


O God of mighty powers, to whom belongs all that is good,
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
and so strengthen in us the bond of religion
that you may nourish what is good in us,
and, with ever-watchful care, keep safe what you have nourished.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.


For the holy Church of God throughout the world,
the people whom the Lord has chosen as His heritage,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

For the leaders of nations
and for all in positions of authority,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

For the sick,
for the dying,
and for those who, in faith’s dark night,
wait for the passage of the Divine Physician,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

For ourselves
and for those entrusted to our intercession today,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.


Lord Jesus Christ,
who by pouring the grace of your blessing
upon the bodies of the sick,
respond to the intercession of your Church,
stand over the sick whom we recommend to you;
raise them up with your right hand,
strengthen them in your might,
and restore them to the humble and noble
service of your majesty.
Who live and reign forever and ever.


O Lord, look down to help me.
Let them be confounded and ashamed together,
that seek after my soul to take it away.
O Lord, look down to help me (Ps 39:14–15).


May this sacred offering, O Lord,
ever bring upon us your healing blessing,
that what is done in mystery
may be accomplished in power
Through Christ our Lord.


How great, O Lord, is the treasure of your sweetness *
hidden away for those who fear you (Ps 30:20).

Or, in the GR:

O Lord, I will be mindful of your justice alone. You have taught me, O God, from my youth; and so, unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not (Ps 70:16-18).


Refreshed with Bread from your heavenly table, O Lord,
we pray that this, the nourishment of charity,
may so strengthen our hearts
as to stir us up to serve you
in our brothers and sisters.
Through Christ our Lord.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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