30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass prayers and readings.
Lætétur cor quæréntium Dóminum. Quaérite Dóminum, et confirmámini, quaérite fáciem eius semper.
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice. Turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.
Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord.
READINGS FOR YEAR B
Thus says the Lord: Shout with joy for Jacob, exult at the head of the nations; proclaim your praise and say: The Lord has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them back from the land of the north; I will gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame in their midst, the mothers and those with child; they shall return as an immense throng. They departed in tears, but I will console them and guide them; I will lead them to brooks of water, on a level road, so that none shall stumble. For I am a father to Israel, Ephraim is my first-born.
R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
Magnificávit Dóminus fácere nobíscum; facti sumus lætántes.
When the Lord brought back the captives of Zion,
we were like men dreaming.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with rejoicing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us;
we are glad indeed.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like the torrents in the southern desert.
Those that sow in tears
shall reap rejoicing.
Although they go forth weeping,
carrying the seed to be sown,
They shall come back rejoicing,
carrying their sheaves.
Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews 5:1–6
Brothers and sisters: Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring, for he himself is beset by weakness and so, for this reason, must make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honor upon himself but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. In the same way, it was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest, but rather the one who said to him: You are my son: this day I have begotten you; just as he says in another place: You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Salvátor noster Iesus Christus destrúxit mortem, et illuminávit vitam per Evangélium.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has done away with death, and brought us life through his gospel.
A reading for the Gospel of St. Mark 10:46–52
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.
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PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Look, we pray, O Lord, on the offerings we make to your majesty, that every action of our service may be directed above all to your glory. Through Christ our Lord.
Lætábimur in salutári tuo, et in nómine Dómini Dei nostri magnificábimur.
We will ring out our joy at your saving help, and exult in the name of our God.
Christus diléxit nos, et trádidit semetípsum pro nobis, oblatiónem Deo in odórem suavitátis.
Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, as a fragrant offering to God.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
May your Sacraments, O Lord, we pray; perfect in us what lies within them, that the things we now celebrate in signs we may one day possess in truth. Through Christ our Lord.