Readings for the Feast of
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Virgin

"Lily of the Mohawks"
AD 1680
July 14

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
Let us rejoice and shout for joy, because the Lord of all things
has favored this holy and glorious virgin with his love.


COLLECT
O God, who desired the Virgin Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
to flower among Native Americans
in a life of innocence,
grant, through her intercession,
that when all are gathered into your Church
from every nation, tribe and tongue,
they may magnify you
in a single canticle of praise.
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          Hosea 2:16bc, 17cd, 21-22
Thus says the LORD:
I will lead her into the desert
and speak to her heart.
She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,
when she came up from the land of Egypt.
I will espouse you to me forever;
I will espouse you in right and in justice,
in love and in mercy;
I will espouse you in fidelity,
and you shall know the LORD


RESPONSORIAL PSALM          Ps 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17

R./ (11) Listen to me, daughter, see and bend your ear.
Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear,
  forget your people and your father's house.  
So shall the king desire your beauty;
  for he is your lord, and you must worship him.
R./ Listen to me, daughter, see and bend your ear.
All glorious is the king's daughter as she enters;
  her raiment is threaded with spun gold.  
In embroidered apparel she is borne in to the king;
  behind her the virgins of her train are brought to you.  
R./ Listen to me, daughter, see and bend your ear.
They are borne in with gladness and joy;
  they enter the palace of the king.
The place of your fathers your sons shall have;
  you shall make them princes through all the land.
R./ Listen to me, daughter, see and bend your ear.


ALLELUIA
This is the wise virgin, whom the Lord found waiting;
at his coming , she went in with him to the wedding feast.


GOSPEL          Matt 25:1-13
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
"The Kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them,
but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.
Since the bridegroom was long delayed,
they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
At midnight, there was a cry,
'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish ones said to the wise,
'Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.'
But the wise ones replied,
'No, for there may not be enough for us and you.
Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.'
While they went off to buy it,
the bridegroom came
and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
Then the door was locked.
Afterwards the other virgins came and said,
'Lord, Lord, open the door for us!'
But he said in reply,
'Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.'
Therefore, stay awake,
for you know neither the day nor the hour."


PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Lord,
may the gifts we bring you
help us to follow the example of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Cleanse us from our earthly way of life,
and teach us to live the new life of your kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON           Mt. 25:4,6
The five sensible virgins took flasks of oil as well as their lamps.
At midnight a cry was heard: the bridegroom is here;
let us go out to meet Christ the Lord.


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Lord,
may our reception of the body and blood of your Son
keep us from harmful things.
Help us by the example of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
to grow in your love on earth
that we may rejoice for ever in heaven.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
Liturgy of the Hours


From the Common of Virgins


COLLECT
O God, who desired the Virgin Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
to flower among Native Americans
in a life of innocence,
grant, through her intercession,
that when all are gathered into your Church
from every nation, tribe and tongue,
they may magnify you
in a single canticle of praise.
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.



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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