INVITATORY

Lord, + open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

Psalm 95
A call to praise God


Encourage each other daily while it is still today (Hebrews 3:13).

Come, let us sing to the Lord *
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving *
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

The Lord is God, the mighty God, *
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth *
and the highest mountains as well.
He made the sea; it belongs to him, *
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship, *
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker.
For he is our God and we are his people, *
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord: †
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did
in the wilderness, *
when at Meriba and Massah
they challenged me and provoked me, *
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

Forty years I endured that generation. *
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger, *
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, *
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship.
Or: Come, let us worship the Lamb with the virgins who followed him.

OFFICE OF READINGS

SECOND READING

A Reading from EXHORTATIONS of Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger.

(About Caring for the Sick; Positio super vita, virtutibus et fama sanctitatis, pp. 420 - 422)

See God alone in everything, always and everywhere.

Sisters, our vocation calls us to the sick. Let us go zealously to their bed of pain with intention of assisting body and soul. Their spiritual misery is often greater that the physical illness. Ask God daily for strength in the fulfillment of such obligation free of human respect. Rich or poor, respected or unknown—what difference does it make for us? Let others think of us what they will; let us always assist the sick person. Talk to the sick of God and His love. It is a question of the salvation of a soul. Some of the sick will not want to hear you speak about religion. Even their relatives will forbid you to say anything about it. They will observe you closely to make sure that you do not act contrary to their commands.
Sisters, remember that it is necessary to unite the wisdom of the serpent with the simplicity of the dove. Choose the moment wisely without being offensive.
Watch and pray! The hour of grace will come. God, the Holy Spirit will put the proper words into your hearts and on your lips. God will bless what you say in His name. The sick will listen and think about it. The sick themselves will make you suffer, too. You will be spared neither their impoliteness nor their rudeness. There will be many who expect only nursing, not to speak about faith. They will make you feel that the condition of their souls is not your business.
Sisters, accept this rejection following the example of the Apostles who rejoiced to be found worthy to suffer shame for Jesus’ name. In silence lays your strength. Be friendly and respect human dignity of the sick, say a few words to him that will touch his heart. Then, through you they can feel God’s love.
Sisters, the sick will test your patience and torment you with all kind of demands. They will complain about you; you will be not able to do anything right for them. Maintain your peace of soul and repress the indignation of your nature. God is with you. Pray for the conversion of sinners and recommend them especially to the Mother of God. God will answer your prayers.

RESPONSORY Mt 25:35. 40; Prv 19:17

R/. I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, ill and you cared for me. * Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
V/. He who has compassion on the poor lends to the Lord. * Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.

TE DEUM

 
We Remember
August
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
7 Sister M. Thomas Marnell 2010
9Sister M. Beatrice Szabo 1990
13Sister M. Elizabeth Vargo 1990
17Sister M. Augustine Wayner 1998
18Sister M. Antonia Pederi 2004
20Sister M. Barbara Ackerman 2001
22Sister M. Clara Kozma 1968
28Sister M. Amalia Gonczol 1977
30Sister M. Andrea Czel 1953
30Sister M. Concella Baksa 1988
 
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