Mass this Week
The Dedication of the Church
Wonderful are you, O God, in your holy place. The God of Israel gives his people strength and courage. Blessed be God.
Bountiful God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship here, and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and being filled with the Holy Spirit may become a living temple acceptable to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Reading: Genesis 28.11-18
Psalm: Psalm 122
Second Reading: 1 Peter 2.1-10
Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I shall make my home among them, says the Lord; I will be their God, they shall be my people. Alleluia!
Gospel: John 10.22-29
Prayer over the Offerings
Recalling the day when you were pleased to fill your house with glory and holiness, O Lord, we pray that you may make of us a sacrificial offering always acceptable to you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
You are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you. The temple of God, which you are, is holy.
Prayer after Communion
O God, who chose to foreshadow for us the heavenly Jerusalem through the sign of your Church on earth, grant, we pray, that, by our partaking in this Sacrament, we may be made the temple of your grace and may enter the dwelling place of your glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen