Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 31:3-4
Be my protector, 0 God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name.
O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you. Through our Lord..
First Reading Leviticus l3:l-2.44-46
“The leper shall dwell alone in a habitation outside the camp.”
A reading from the Book of Leviticus
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling or an eruption or a spot, and it turns into a leprous disease on the skin of his body, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests.
“He is a leprous man, he is unclean; the priest must pronounce him unclean; his disease is on his head. The leper who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease; he is unclean; he shall dwell alone in a habitation outside the camp.”
The word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm 32:1-2.5.11 ®. 7)
- You are a hiding place for me; you surround me with deliverance.
- Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is remitted. Blessed the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no guile. R.
- To you I have acknowledged my sin; my guilt I did not hide. I said, “I will confess my transgression to the Lord.” And you have forgiven the guilt of my sin. R.
- Rejoice in the LORD, exult you just! Ring out your joy, all you upright of heart! R.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”
A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians
Brethren: Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offence to Jews or to Greeks or to the Church of God, just as 1 try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
The word of the Lord.
Alleluia Luke 7:16
- Alleluia. R. Alleluia.
- A great prophet has arisen among us, and God has visited his people.
Gospel Mark 1:40-45
“The leprosy left him, and he was made clean.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark
At that time: A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once, and said to him, “See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people.” But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Prayer over the Offerings
May this oblation, O Lord, we pray, cleanse and renew us and may it become for those who do your will the source of eternal reward.
Through Christ our Lord.
Communion Antiphon Cf. Ps 78:29-30
They ate and had their fill, and what they craved the Lord gave them; they were not disappointed in what they craved.
Prayer after Communion
Having fed upon these heavenly delights, we pray, 0 Lord, so that we may always long for that food by which we truly live. Through Christ our Lord.