ST. MELLO is said to have been a native of Great Britain; his mal for the Faith engaged him in the sacred ministry, and God having blessed his labors with wonderful success, he was consecrated first bishop of Rouen in Normandy, which see he is said to have held forty years. He died in peace, about the beginning of the fourth century.
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Prayers and Reading for Today’s MASS
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Introit • Dan. 3, 31, 29, 35
All that Thou hast done to us, O Lord, Thou hast done in true judgement; because we have sinned against Thee, and we have not obeyed Thy commandments; but give glory to Thy name, and deal with us according to the multitude of Thy mercy. Ps. 118, 1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way; who walk in the law of the Lord. Gory be …
Being appeased, O Lord, grant to Thy faithful in abundance, we beseech Thee, both forgiveness and peace, that they may both be cleansed from all offenses and with a quiet mind give themselves to thy service. Through our Lord.
Epistle • Eph. 5, 15-21
Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians.
Brethren, See how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise, But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore become not unwise, but understanding what is the will of God. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the holy Spirit, Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father: Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ.
Gradual. • Ps. 144, 15, 16
The eyes of all hope in Thee, O Lord; and Thou givest them meat in due season. Thou openest Thy hand, and fillest every living creature with Thy blessing.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 107, 2. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and will give praise to Thee, my glory. Alleluia.
Gospel • John 4, 46-53
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. John.
[Christ talks with the Samaritan woman. He heals the ruler's son.]
At that time, there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and prayed him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not. The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way.
And as he was going down, his servants met him; and they brought word, saying, that his son lived. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. The father therefore knew, that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.
Offertory • Ps. 136, 1
Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept; when we remembered Thee, O Sion.
Let these mysteries, we beseech Thee, O Lord, be our heavenly medicine and purge the evil from our heats. Through our Lord.
Communion • Ps. 118, 49, 50
Be thou mindful of Thy word to Thy servant, O Lord, in which Thou hast given me hope: this hath comforted me in my humiliation.