2GREETINGIn the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AmenThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.And also with you.
3Penitential RiteMy brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins.I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault,
4in my thoughts and in mywords, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do;and I ask blessed Mary, evervirgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
5May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
6Opening PrayerLet us prayGod our Father, you redeem us and make us your children in Christ. Look upon us, give us true freedom and bring us to the inheritance you promised.Amen
7For who can learn the counsel of God? Or who can discern Liturgy of the WordFirst Reading(Wisdom 9:13-18)For who can learn the counselof God? Or who can discernwhat the Lord wills? For thereasoning of mortals isworthless, and our designs are
8likely to fail; for a perishable body weighs down the soul,and this earthy tent burdens thethoughtful mind. We can hardlyguess at what is on earth,and what is at hand we find withlabour; but who has traced outwhat is in the heavens? Whohas learned your counsel,
9unless you have given wisdom and sent your holy spirit fromon high?And thus the paths ofthose on earth were set right,and people were taught whatpleases you, and were saved bywisdom.”
11Responsorial PsalmR. In every age, O Lord, you havebeen our refuge.You turn us back to dust, and say, “turn back you mortals.” For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.
12R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.You sweep them away; they arelike a dream, like grass that isrenewed in the morning; in themorning it flourishes and isrenewed; in the evening itfades and withers.
13R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.So teach us to count our daysthat we may gain a wise heart.Turn, O Lord! How long? Havecompassion on your servants!
14R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.Satisfy us in the morning withyour steadfast love, so that wemay rejoice and be glad all ourdays. Let the favour of theLord our God be upon us, andprosper for us the work of ourhands.
15Second Reading(Philemon 9-10, 12-17)Paul, do this as an old man, andnow also as a prisoner of ChristJesus. I am appealing to you formy child, Onesimus, whosefather I have become during myimprisonment. I am sending him,
16that is, my own heart, back to you. I wanted to keep him withme, so that he might be ofservice to me in your placeduring my imprisonment for thegospel; but I preferred to donothing without your consent,in order that your good deedmight be voluntary and not
17something forced. Perhaps this is the reason he was separatedfrom you for a while, so that youmight have him back for ever,no longer as a slave but asmore than a slave, a belovedbrother—especially to me buthow much more to you, both inthe flesh and in the Lord. So if
18you consider me your partner, welcome him as you wouldwelcome me.
20GOSPELThe Lord be with you.And also with you.A reading from the holy Gospelaccording to Luke.Glory to you Lord.
21Large crowds were travelling with him; and he turned and saidto them, ‘Whoever comes to meand does not hate father andmother, wife and children,brothers and sisters, yes, andeven life itself, cannot be mydisciple. Whoever does not carrythe cross and follow me cannotbe my disciple. For which of you,
22intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimatethe cost, to see whether he hasenough to complete it?Otherwise, when he has laid afoundation and is not able tofinish, all who see it will begin toridicule him, saying, “This fellowbegan to build and was not able
23to finish.” Or what king, going out to wage war against anotherking, will not sit down first andconsider whether he is able withten thousand to oppose the onewho comes against him withtwenty thousand? If he cannot,then, while the other is still faraway, he sends a delegation and
24asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you canbecome my disciple if you do notgive up all your possessions.
25The gospel of the Lord.Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
27Profession of FaithWe believe in One God, theFather, the almighty, maker ofheaven and earth of all that isseen and unseen.We believe in one Lord, JesusChrist, the only Son of God,eternally begotten of the Father
28God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,begotten, not made, one inbeing with the Father,Through him all things weremade. For us men and for oursalvation he came down fromheaven;
29by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary,and became man.For our sake he wascrucified under PontiusPilate; he suffered, died andwas buried. On the third day Herose again in fulfillment of theScriptures;
30He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the Right Hand ofthe Father. He will come againin glory to judge the living andthe dead, and His kingdom willhave no end.We believe in the Holy Spirit,the Lord, the giver of life,
31who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Fatherand the Son he is worshipedand glorified. He has spokenthrough the ProphetsWe believe in one holy catholicand apostolic Church.We acknowledge one baptismfor the forgiveness of sins.
32We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of theworld to come.Amen.
33Prayer of the FaithfulR. Lord, hear our prayer.For the pilgrim Church, willingpartner in the building of God’skingdom, we pray to the Lord:R. Lord, hear our prayer.
34For wisdom and selfessness in those committed to publicservice, we pray to the Lord:R. Lord, hear our prayer.
35For persons throughout the world deprived of religiousfreedom, we pray to the Lord:R. Lord, hear our prayer.
36For those preparing for baptism and for the parish communitiesguiding them, we pray to theLord:R. Lord, hear our prayer.
38Liturgy of the Eucharist Pray, my brothers and sisters,that our sacrifice may beacceptable to God, the almightyFather.
39May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good, and the good of all his Church.
40Prayer over the giftsGod of peace and love, may ouroffering bring you true worshipand make us one with you.Amen.
41The Lord be with you.And also with you.Lift up your hearts.We lift them up to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lordour God.It is right to give him thanksand praise.
42PREFACEFather, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well alwaysand everywhere to give youthanks through Jesus Christ ourLord.Through his cross andresurrection he freed us from sinand death and called us to the
43glory that has made us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holynation, a people set apart.Everywhere we proclaim yourmighty works, for you havecalled us out of darkness intoyour own wonderful light.And so, with all the choirs ofangles in heaven,we proclaimyour glory and join in theirunending hymn of praise:
44Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven andearth are full of your glory.Hosanna in the highest.Blessed is he who comes in thename of the Lord. Hosanna inthe highest.
45Eucharistic Prayer IIInvocation of the Holy SpiritLord, you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness. Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
46The Lord’ SupperBefore he was given up todeath, a death he freelyaccepted, he took bread andgave you thanks. He broke thebread, gave it to his disciples,and said:
47“Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will begiven up for you.”
48When supper was ended, he took the cup. Again he gave youthanks and praise, gave the cupto his disciples, and said:
49“Take this, all of you, and drink from it, this is the cup of myblood, the blood of the new andeverlasting covenant. It will beshed for you and for all so thatsins may be forgiven. Do this inmemory of me.”
50Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:When we eat this bread,When we drink this cup,We proclaim your gloryUntil you come again.
51In memory of his death and resurrection, we offer you,Father, this life-giving bread,this saving cup. We thank youfor counting us worthy to standin your presence and serve you.May all of us who share in thebody and blood of Christ bebrought together in unity by theHoly Spirit.
52For the ChurchLord, remember your Churchthroughout the world; make usgrow in love, together withour pope - John Paul II. Ourbishop - Joseph Zen, John Tong,and all the clergy.
53For the deadRemember our brothers andsisters who have gone to theirrest in the hope of rising again;bring them and all the departedinto the light of your presence.
54In communion with the saints Have mercy on us all; make usworthy to share eternal life withMary, the virgin Mother of Godwith the apostles, and with allthe saints who have done yourwill throughout the ages. Maywe praise you in union withthem, and give you glorythrough your Son, Jesus Christ.
55In praise of GodThrough him, with him, in him,in the unity of the Holy Spiritall glory and honor is yoursalmighty Fatherfor ever and ever.Amen
56COMMUNION RITELord’s prayerLet us pray with confidence tothe Father in the words ourSavior gave us.
57Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name;thy kingdom come;thy will be done on earthas it is in heaven.
58Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespassesas we forgive those whotrespass against us;and lead us not into temptationbut deliver us from evil.Deliver us. Lord from every eviland grant us peace in our day.
59In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from allanxiety as we wait in joyful hopefor the coming of our Savior,Jesus Christ.For the kingdom, the power andthe glory are yours, now and forever.
60Sign of PeaceLord Jesus Christ, you said toyour apostles: I leave you peace,my peace I give you. Look notonly our sins, but on the faith ofyour Church, and grant us thepeace and unity of yourkingdom where you live for everand ever.Amen
61The peace of the Lord be with you always.And also with you.Let us offer each other the signof peace.
67Prayer for VocationO heavenly Father, increase the faith of our communities, particularly of those individuals whom you have chose and whom you will choose for your service.May the love of God enkindle the hearts of many young people, so that they may respond to your call with generosity and perseverance.
68May the strength of the Holy Spirit guide us to do His holy will, and to be ready to offer our sufferings in union with that great sacrifice of your Son Jesus Christ.Amen.
69Concluding RiteThe Lord be with you.And also with you.May almighty God bless you, theFather, and the Son, and the HolySpirit.Amen.Go in the peace of Christ.Thanks be to God.