Readings
for the Feast of

ST. BARTHOLOMEW
Feast
August 24



MASS


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON          Cf. Ps 96 (95): 2-3
Annuntiate de die in diem salutare Dei, annuntiate inter gentes gloriam eius.
Proclaim the salvation of God day by day;
tell among the nations his glory.


GLORIA


COLLECT
Robora in nobis, Domine, fidem, qua Filio tuo beatus Bartholomaeus apostolus sincero animo adhaesit, et praesta, ut, ipso deprecante, Ecclesia tua cunctis gentibus salutis fiat sacramentum.
Strengthen in us, O Lord, the faith,
by which the blessed Apostle Bartholomew
clung wholeheartedly to your Son,
and grant that through the help of his prayers
your Church may become for all the nations
the sacrament of salvation.
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.


FIRST READING          Revelation 21:9b-14
The angel spoke to me, saying,
“Come here.
I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain
and showed me the holy city Jerusalem
coming down out of heaven from God.
It gleamed with the splendor of God.
Its radiance was like that of a precious stone,
like jasper, clear as crystal.
It had a massive, high wall,
with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed
and on which names were inscribed,
the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
There were three gates facing east,
three north, three south, and three west.
The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation,
on which were inscribed the twelve names
of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.



RESPONSORIAL PSALM          Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Sancti tui, Domine, notam faciant gloriam regni tui.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Making known to men your might
and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
The LORD is just in all his ways
and holy in all his works.
The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.
R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.


ALLELUIA          John 1:49
Rabbi, tu es Filius Dei, tu es rex Israel.
Rabbi, you are the Son of God;
you are the King of Israel.


GOSPEL           John 1:45-51
Philip found Nathanael and told him,
“We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law,
and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”
But Nathanael said to him,
“Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,
“Here is a true child of Israel.
There is no duplicity in him.”
Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”
Nathanael answered him,
“Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Do you believe
because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?
You will see greater things than this.”
And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
you will see heaven opened and the angels of God
ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”


CREDO


PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Beati apostoli Bartholomaei festivitatem, Domine, recensentes, quaesumus, ut eius intercessione tua capiamus auxilia, in cuius honorem tibi laudis hostias immolamus.
As we celebrate anew
the feast day of Saint Bartholomew, O Lord,
we pray that we may obtain your help
through the intercession of the Apostle,
in whose honor we bring you this sacrifice of praise.
Through Christ our Lord.


PREFACE
Preface I of the Apostles
Preface II of the Apostles


COMMUNION ANTIPHON          Lk 22: 29-30
Ego dispono vobis, sicut disposuit mihi Pater meus, regnum, ut edatis et bibatis super mensam meam in regno meo, dicit Dominus.
I confer a kingdom on you,
just as my Father has conferred one on me,
that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, says the Lord.


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Sumpsimus, Domine, pignus salutis aeternae, festivitatem beati Bartholomaei apostoli celebrantes, quod sit nobis, quaesumus, vitae praesentis auxilium pariter et futurae. As we celebrate the feast day
of the blessed Apostle Bartholomew,
we have received the pledge of eternal salvation, O Lord,
and we pray that it may be of help to us,
both now and for the life to come.
Through Christ our Lord.


SOLEMN BLESSING OF THE APOSTLES
May God, who has granted you
to stand firm on apostolic foundations,
graciously bless you through the glorious merits
of the holy Apostle Bartholomew.
R. Amen.

And may he who endowed you
with the teaching and example of the Apostles,
make you, under their protection,
witnesses to the truth before all.
R. Amen.

So that through the intercession of the Apostles,
you may inherit the eternal homeland,
for by their teaching you possess firmness of faith.
R. Amen.

And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.
R. Amen.



 
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