THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost



Evening Prayer I

God, come to my assistance.
 - Lord, make haste to help me.
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. Alleluia.


HYMN
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O Christ, Redeemer of mankind
Creator of our earth,
Light of light and God of God,
Son of eternal birth!

Love forced you to become a man
That pardon you could win,
As second Adam could restore
What Adam lost by sin.

That love which of you bounty made
The earth and sky and sea
Had mercy on our parents fall,
Broke bonds and set us free.

May wondrous love in endless flood
Flow from your wounded side;
May nations win your saving grace,
And, Lord, with you abide.

For this you bore the lance's thrust
And scourge and thorns and pains,
That blood and water from your Heart
Might wash away our stains.

Glory be to Jesus Christ
Whose Heart does graces send
To Father and the Spirit too
For ages without end.
Words: Auctor beate saeculi; Melody: Saint Flavian C.M.

Or:

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Shepherd of souls, in love come, feed us,
Life-giving Bread for hungry hearts!
To those refreshing waters lead us
Where dwells the peace your grace imparts.
May we, the wayward in your fold,
By your forgiveness rest consoled.

Life-giving vine, come feed and nourish,
Strengthen each branch with life divine;
Ever in you O may we flourish
Fruitful the branches on the vine.
Lord, may our souls be purified
So that in Christ may we abide.

Sinful is man who kneels before you,
Worthy of you are you alone;
Yet in your name do we implore you,
Rich are the mercies you have shown.
Say but the word, O Lord divine,
Then are our hearts made pure like thine.
Melody: Neumark 98.98.88; Text: Omer Westendorf


PSALMODY

Antiphon 1: God has loved us with an everlasting love; therefore, when he was lifted up from the earth, in his mercy he drew us to his heart.

Psalm 113

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and for evermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
praised be the name of the Lord!

High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.
Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has risen on high to his throne
yet stoops from the heights to look down,
to look down upon heaven and earth?

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from the dungheap he raises the poor
to set them in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.
To the childless wife he gives a home
and gladdens her heart with children. Glory...

Antiphon 1 God has loved us with an everlasting love; therefore, when he was lifted up from the earth, in his mercy he drew us to his heart.


Antiphon 2 Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.

    Psalm 146


My soul, give praise to the Lord;
I will praise the Lord all my days,
make music to my God while I live.

Put no trust in princes,
In mortal men in whom there is no help.
Take their breath, they return to clay
and their plans that day come to nothing.

He is happy who is helped by Jacob's God,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who alone made heaven and earth,
the seas and all they contain.

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion's God, from age to age. Glory...

Antiphon 2 Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.


Antiphon 3 I am the Good Shepherd; I pasture my sheep and I lay down my life for them.

Canticle  -  Revelation 4:11;5-9,10,12

O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you have created all things;
by your will they came to be and were made.

Worthy are you, O Lord
to receive the scroll and break open its seals.

For you were slain;
with your blood you purchased for God
those from every tribe and tongue,
of every people and nation.

You made them a kingdom,
and priests to serve our God,
and they shall reign on earth."

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and praise. Glory...

Antiphon 3 I am the Good Shepherd; I pasture my sheep and I lay down my life for them.


READING     Ephesians 5:25b-27
Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendour, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind—yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish.


RESPONSORY
Christ has loved us, and in his blood, he has washed away our sins.
 - Christ has loved us, and in his blood, he has washed away our sins.
He has made us a kingdom and priest to serve God our Father.
 - And in his blood, he has washed away our sins.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
 - Christ has loved us, and in his blood, he has washed away our sins.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: I have come to cast fire upon the earth; how I long to see the flame leap up.


INTERCESSIONS
Brethren, let us pray to the Lord Jesus, the refuge of our souls; let us ask him:

                         Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, whose heart when pierced by a lance poured forth blood and water and gave birth to your spouse the church,
- cleanse and sanctify us.

Jesus, holy temple of God, slain by men and raised up again by the Father,
- make your church the dwelling place of the Most High.

Jesus , King and center of all hearts, you love us and lead us to yourself with unending love and mercy,
- renew your covenant with all people.

Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, you unite all in the peace of the new creation and put enmity to death through the cross,
- show us the path to the Father.

Jesus, our life and resurrection, you refresh the burdened and give rest to the weary.
- draw all sinners to yourself.

Jesus, because you loved us with so great a love, you were obedient even to death on a cross,
- raise up again all who sleep in your peace.


Our Father...


COLLECT
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that we, who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son
and recall the wonders of his love for us,
may be made worthy to receive
an overflowing measure of grace
from that fount of heavenly gifts.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Or:

O God, who in the Heart of your Son,
wounded by our sins,
bestow on us in mercy
the boundless treasures of your love,
grant, we pray,
that, in paying him the homage of our devotion,
we may also offer worthy reparation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.





The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 
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