Liturgy of the Hours

                    SOLEMNITY OF THE DIVINE REDEEMER
                                              October 23

Titular Feast of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer

On the Feast of the Divine Redeemer, we celebrate in a very particular way the Author of our Salvation.
Salvation proceeds from God the Father, but is actualized through his Son, Jesus Christ, through His life, death and resurrection. Thus, He is as the New Testament calls Him, the Author, the Source, and the Fullness of Salvation.
Salvation, our Redemption, includes all that has been promised, all that is good in the present, and all the future good that we confidently await: liberation from the slavery of the past (Rom 8:19-21), a new heaven and a new earth (Rev 21:1), victory over death and the ultimate revelation of the Kingdom of God.

Eucharistic Liturgy for the Solemnity of the Divine Redeemer

FIRST READING

With enduring love, the Lord your redeemer takes pity on you.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah                 54:5-14

The One who has become your husband is your Maker;
his name is the Lord of hosts;
your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel,
called God of all the earth.
The Lord calls you back,
like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,
a wife married in youth and then cast off,
says your God.
For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with great tenderness I will take you back.
In an outburst of wrath, for a moment
I hid my face from you;
but with enduring love I take pity on you,
says the Lord, your redeemer.
This is for me like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah
should never again
deluge the earth;
so I have sworn not to be angry with you,
or to rebuke you.
Though the mountains leave their place
and the hills be shaken,
my love shall never leave you
nor my covenant of peace be shaken,
says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
O afflicted one, storm-battered and unconsoled,
I lay your pavements in carnelians,
and your foundations in sapphires;

I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of carbuncles,
and all your walls of precious stones.
All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
and great shall be the peace of your children.
In justice shall you be established,
far from the fear of oppression,
where destruction cannot come near you.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM       Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13

R/. I will praise you, O Lord, for you have rescued me.

I will extol you, O Lord, for you drew mw clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord, you brought me up from the netherworld;
you preserved me from among those going down
into the grave.

R/. I will praise you, O Lord, for you have rescued me.

Sing praise to the Lord, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, his good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.

R/. I will praise you, O Lord, for you have rescued me.

Hear, O Lord, and have pity on me;
O Lord, be my helper.
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O Lord, my God, forever will I give you thanks.

R/. I will praise you, O Lord, for you have rescued me.

SECOND READING

Though dead in your transgressions, by grace you have been saved.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians          2:4-10

Brothers and sisters:
God, who is right in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ – by grace you have been saved–, raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.


ALLELUIA                                            2 Cor 5:19

R/.
Alleluia, alleluia.

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
And entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

R/. Alleluia, alleluia.


GOSPEL


There will be great joy in heaven over one sinner who repents.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke         16:1-10

Tax collectors and sinner were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

So to them he addressed this parable. “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friend and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”

“Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it? And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’ In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
 
We Remember
December
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
1Sister M. Martha Berdar 1985
6Sister M. Sabina Horvath 1962
11Sister M. Lucretia Seif 2002
16Sister M. Colombiere Hofstetter 2012
20Sister M. Catherine Kocsak 1995
22Sister M. Perpetua Takacs 1987
25Sister M. Fidelis Biro 1997
29Sister M. Imelda Siebert 1986

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Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM