Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 30, 2019

Reading 11 KGS 19:16B, 19-21

The LORD said to Elijah:
“You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah,
as prophet to succeed you.”

Elijah set out and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,
as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;
he was following the twelfth.
Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.
Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,
“Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,
and I will follow you.”
Elijah answered, “Go back!
Have I done anything to you?”
Elisha left him, and taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,
and gave it to his people to eat.
Then Elisha left and followed Elijah as his attendant.

Responsorial PsalmPS 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11

R. (cf. 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.
Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
 I say to the LORD, “My Lord are you.
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
 you it is who hold fast my lot.”
R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
I bless the LORD who counsels me;
 even in the night my heart exhorts me.
I set the LORD ever before me;
 with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
 my body, too, abides in confidence
because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
 nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
You will show me the path to life,
 fullness of joys in your presence,
 the delights at your right hand forever.
R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Reading 2GAL 5:1, 13-18

Brothers and sisters:
For freedom Christ set us free;
so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters.
But do not use this freedom
as an opportunity for the flesh;
rather, serve one another through love.
For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement,
namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
But if you go on biting and devouring one another,
beware that you are not consumed by one another.

I say, then: live by the Spirit
and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh. 
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh;
these are opposed to each other,
so that you may not do what you want.
But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Alleluia1 SM 3:9; JN 6:68C

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening;
you have the words of everlasting life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 9:51-62

When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him. 
On the way they entered a Samaritan village 
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. 
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
“Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?” 
Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.

As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him,
“I will follow you wherever you go.” 
Jesus answered him,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”

And to another he said, “Follow me.” 
But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.” 
But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead. 
But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 
And another said, “I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home.” 
To him Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

XIII Domingo Ordinario – 30 De Junio 2019

Primera lectura 

1 Reyes 19, 16b. 19-21

En aquellos tiempos, el Señor le dijo a Elías: “Unge a Eliseo, el hijo de Safat, originario de Abel-Mejolá, para que sea profeta en lugar tuyo”.

Elías partió luego y encontró a Eliseo, hijo de Safat, que estaba arando. Delante de él trabajaban doce yuntas de bueyes y él trabajaba con la última. Elías pasó junto a él y le echó encima su manto. Entonces Eliseo abandonó sus bueyes, corrió detrás de Elías y le dijo: “Déjame dar a mis padres el beso de despedida y te seguiré”. Elías le contestó: “Ve y vuelve, porque bien sabes lo que ha hecho el Señor contigo”.

Se fue Eliseo, se llevó los dos bueyes de la yunta, los sacrificó, asó la carne en la hoguera que hizo con la madera del arado y la repartió a su gente para que se la comieran. Luego se levantó, siguió a Elías y se puso a su servicio.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 15, 1-2a y 5. 7-8. 9-10. 11

R. (cf. 5a) Enséñanos, Señor, el camino de la vida.
Protégeme, Dios mío, pues eres mi refugio.
Yo siempre he dicho que tú eres mi Señor.
El Señor es la parte que me ha tocado en herencia:
mi vida está en sus manos. 
R. Enséñanos, Señor, el camino de la vida. 
Bendeciré al Señor, que me aconseja,
hasta de noche me instruye internamente.
Tengo siempre presente al Señor
y con él a mi lado, jamás tropezaré. 
R. Enséñanos, Señor, el camino de la vida.
Por eso se me alegran el corazón y el alma
y mi cuerpo vivirá tranquilo, 
porque tú no me abandonarás a la muerte
ni dejarás que sufra yo la corrupción.  
R. Enséñanos, Señor, el camino de la vida.
Enséñame el camino de la vida,
sáciame de gozo en tu presencia
y de alegría perpetua junto a ti. 
R. Enséñanos, Señor, el camino de la vida.


Segunda lectura

Gal 5, 1. 13-18

Hermanos: Cristo nos ha liberado para que seamos libres. Conserven, pues, la libertad y no se sometan de nuevo al yugo de la esclavitud. Su vocación, hermanos, es la libertad. Pero cuiden de no tomarla como pretexto para satisfacer su egoísmo; antes bien, háganse servidores los unos de los otros por amor. Porque toda la ley se resume en un solo precepto: Amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo. Pues si ustedes se muerden y devoran mutuamente, acabarán por destruirse.

Los exhorto, pues, a que vivan de acuerdo con las exigencias del Espíritu; así no se dejarán arrastrar por el desorden egoísta del hombre. Este desorden está en contra del Espíritu de Dios, y el Espíritu está en contra de ese desorden. Y esta oposición es tan radical, que les impide a ustedes hacer lo que querrían hacer. Pero si los guía el Espíritu, ya no están ustedes bajo el dominio de la ley.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

1 Sam 3, 9; Jn 6, 68

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Habla, Señor, que tu siervo te escucha.
Tú tienes palabras de vida eterna.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 9, 51-62

Cuando ya se acercaba el tiempo en que tenía que salir de este mundo, Jesús tomó la firme determinación de emprender el viaje a Jerusalén. Envió mensajeros por delante y ellos fueron a una aldea de Samaria para conseguirle alojamiento; pero los samaritanos no quisieron recibirlo, porque supieron que iba a Jerusalén. Ante esta negativa, sus discípulos Santiago y Juan le dijeron: “Señor, ¿quieres que hagamos bajar fuego del cielo para que acabe con ellos?” 
Pero Jesús se volvió hacia ellos y los reprendió.

Después se fueron a otra aldea. Mientras iban de camino, alguien le dijo a Jesús: “Te seguiré a dondequiera que vayas”. Jesús le respondió: “Las zorras tienen madrigueras y los pájaros, nidos; pero el Hijo del hombre no tiene en dónde reclinar la cabeza”.

A otro, Jesús le dijo: “Sígueme”. Pero él le respondió: “Señor, déjame ir primero a enterrar a mi padre”. Jesús le replicó: “Deja que los muertos entierren a sus muertos. Tú ve y anuncia el Reino de Dios”.

Otro le dijo: “Te seguiré, Señor; pero déjame primero despedirme de mi familia”. Jesús le contestó: “El que empuña el arado y mira hacia atrás, no sirve para el Reino de Dios”.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – June 23, 2019

This is thepainting Fr. Luis mentions in his “Pastor’s Desk” this week. Tintoretto, 1545-1550, The Metropolitan Museum


Lectionary: 169

Reading 1GN 14:18-20

In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine,
and being a priest of God Most High,
he blessed Abram with these words:
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
the creator of heaven and earth;
and blessed be God Most High,
who delivered your foes into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Responsorial PsalmPS 110:1, 2, 3, 4

R.(4b) You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.
The LORD said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand
till I make your enemies your footstool.”
R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.
The scepter of your power the LORD will stretch forth from Zion:
“Rule in the midst of your enemies.”
R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.
“Yours is princely power in the day of your birth, in holy splendor;
before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you.”
R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.
The LORD has sworn, and he will not repent:
“You are a priest forever, according to the order of  Melchizedek.”
R. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.

Reading 21 COR 11:23-26

Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, 
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, 
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, 
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, 
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Sequence Lauda Sion

Laud, O Zion, your salvation,
Laud with hymns of exultation,
 Christ, your king and shepherd true:

Bring him all the praise you know,
He is more than you bestow.
 Never can you reach his due.

Special theme for glad thanksgiving
Is the quick’ning and the living
 Bread today before you set:

From his hands of old partaken,
As we know, by faith unshaken,
 Where the Twelve at supper met.

Full and clear ring out your chanting,
Joy nor sweetest grace be wanting,
 From your heart let praises burst:

For today the feast is holden,
When the institution olden
 Of that supper was rehearsed.

Here the new law’s new oblation,
By the new king’s revelation,
 Ends the form of ancient rite:

Now the new the old effaces,
Truth away the shadow chases,
 Light dispels the gloom of night.

What he did at supper seated,
Christ ordained to be repeated,
 His memorial ne’er to cease:

And his rule for guidance taking,
Bread and wine we hallow, making
 Thus our sacrifice of peace.

This the truth each Christian learns,
Bread into his flesh he turns,
 To his precious blood the wine:

Sight has fail’d, nor thought conceives,
But a dauntless faith believes,
 Resting on a pow’r divine.

Here beneath these signs are hidden
Priceless things to sense forbidden;
 Signs, not things are all we see:

Blood is poured and flesh is broken,
Yet in either wondrous token
 Christ entire we know to be.

Whoso of this food partakes,
Does not rend the Lord nor breaks;
 Christ is whole to all that taste:

Thousands are, as one, receivers,
One, as thousands of believers,
 Eats of him who cannot waste.

Bad and good the feast are sharing,
Of what divers dooms preparing,
 Endless death, or endless life.

Life to these, to those damnation,
See how like participation
 Is with unlike issues rife.

When the sacrament is broken,
Doubt not, but believe ’tis spoken,
 That each sever’d outward token
 doth the very whole contain.

Nought the precious gift divides,
Breaking but the sign betides
 Jesus still the same abides,
 still unbroken does remain.

The shorter form of the sequence begins here.

Lo! the angel’s food is given
To the pilgrim who has striven;
 see the children’s bread from heaven,
 which on dogs may not be spent.

Truth the ancient types fulfilling,
Isaac bound, a victim willing,
 Paschal lamb, its lifeblood spilling,
 manna to the fathers sent.

Very bread, good shepherd, tend us,
Jesu, of your love befriend us,
 You refresh us, you defend us,
 Your eternal goodness send us
In the land of life to see.

You who all things can and know,
Who on earth such food bestow,
 Grant us with your saints, though lowest,
 Where the heav’nly feast you show,
Fellow heirs and guests to be. Amen. Alleluia.

AlleluiaJN 6:51

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord;
whoever eats this bread will live forever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 9:11B-17

Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God,
and he healed those who needed to be cured.
As the day was drawing to a close,
the Twelve approached him and said,
“Dismiss the crowd
so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms
and find lodging and provisions;
for we are in a deserted place here.”
He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.”
They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have,
unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.”
Now the men there numbered about five thousand.
Then he said to his disciples,
“Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.”
They did so and made them all sit down.
Then taking the five loaves and the two fish,
and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing over them, broke them,
and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
They all ate and were satisfied.
And when the leftover fragments were picked up,
they filled twelve wicker baskets.

Solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo – 23 De Junio 2019


Leccionario: 169

Primera lectura 

This is the painting Fr. Luis mentions in his “Pastor’s Desk” – by Tintoretto, 1545-1550, The Metropolitan Museum.
Gen 14, 18-20

En aquellos días, Melquisedec, rey de Salem, presentó pan y vino, pues era sacerdote del Dios altísimo, y bendijo a Abram, diciendo: “Bendito sea Abram de parte del Dios altísimo, creador de cielos y tierra; y bendito sea el Dios altísimo, que entregó a tus enemigos en tus manos”.

Y Abram le dio el diezmo de todo lo que había rescatado.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 109, 1. 2. 3. 4

R. (4bc) Tú eres sacerdote para siempre. 
Esto ha dicho el Señor a mi Señor:
“Siéntate a mi derecha;
yo haré de tus contrarios el estrado
donde pongas los pies”. 
R. Tú eres sacerdote para siempre.
Extenderá el Señor desde Sión 
tu cetro poderoso
y tú dominarás al enemigo. 
R. Tú eres sacerdote para siempre.
Es tuyo el señorio;
el día en que naciste
en los montes sagrados, 
te consagró el Señor antes del alba. 
R. Tú eres sacerdote para siempre.
Juró el Señor y no ha de retractarse:
“Tú eres sacerdote para siempre.
como Melquisedec”. 
R. Tú eres sacerdote para siempre.


Segunda Lectura

1 Cor 11, 23-26

Hermanos: Yo recibí del Señor lo mismo que les he transmitido: Que el Señor Jesús, la noche en que iba a ser entregado, tomó pan en sus manos, y pronunciando la acción de gracias, lo partió y dijo: “Esto es mi cuerpo, que se entrega por ustedes. Hagan esto en memoria mía”.

Lo mismo hizo con el cáliz, después de cenar, diciendo: “Este cáliz es la nueva alianza que se sella con mi sangre. Hagan esto en memoria mía siempre que beban de él”.

Por eso, cada vez que ustedes comen de este pan y beben de este cáliz, proclaman la muerte del Señor, hasta que vuelva.

Secuencia

Al Salvador alabemos,
que es nuestro pastor y guía.
Alabémoslo con himnos
y canciones de alegría.

Alabémoslo sin límites
y con nuestras fuerzas todas;
pues tan grande es el Señor,
que nuestra alabanza es poca.

Gustosos hoy aclamamos
a Cristo, que es nuestro pan,
pues él es el pan de vida,
que nos da vida inmortal.

Doce eran los que cenaban
y les dio pan a los doce.
Doce entonces lo comieron,
y, después, todos los hombres.

Sea plena la alabanza
y llena de alegres cantos;
que nuestra alma se desborde
en todo un concierto santo.

Hoy celebramos con gozo
la gloriosa institución
de este banquete divino,
el banquete del Señor.

Ésta es la nueva Pascua,
Pascua del único Rey,
que termina con la alianza
tan pesada de la ley.

Esto nuevo, siempre nuevo,
es la luz de la verdad,
que sustituye a lo viejo
con reciente claridad.

En aquella última cena
Cristo hizo la maravilla
de dejar a sus amigos
el memorial de su vida.

Enseñados por la Iglesia,
consagramos pan y vino,
que a los hombres nos redimen,
y dan fuerza en el camino.

Es un dogma del cristiano
que el pan se convierte en carne,
y lo que antes era vino
queda convertido en sangre.

Hay cosas que no entendemos,
pues no alcanza la razón;
mas si las vemos con fe,
entrarán al corazón.

Bajo símbolos diversos
y en diferentes figuras,
se esconden ciertas verdades
maravillosas, profundas.

Su sangre es nuestra bebida;
su carne, nuestro alimento;
pero en el pan o en el vino
Cristo está todo completo.

Quien lo come, no lo rompe,
no lo parte ni divide;
él es el todo y la parte;
vivo está en quien lo recibe.

Puede ser tan sólo uno
el que se acerca al altar,
o pueden ser multitudes:
Cristo no se acabará.

Lo comen buenos y malos,
con provecho diferente;
no es lo mismo tener vida
que ser condenado a muerte.

A los malos les da muerte
y a los buenos les da vida.
¡Qué efecto tan diferente
tiene la misma comida!

Si lo parten, no te apures;
sólo parten lo exterior;
en el mínimo fragmento
entero late el Señor.

Cuando parten lo exterior,
sólo parten lo que has visto;
no es una disminución
de la persona de Cristo.

El pan que del cielo baja
es comida de viajeros.
Es un pan para los hijos.
¡No hay que tirarlo a los perros!

Isaac, el inocente,
es figura de este pan,
con el cordero de Pascua
y el misterioso maná.

Ten compasión de nosotros,
buen pastor, pan verdadero.
Apaciéntanos y cuídanos
y condúcenos al cielo.

Todo lo puedes y sabes,
pastor de ovejas, divino.
Concédenos en el cielo
gozar la herencia contigo. Amén.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Jn 6, 51

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Yo soy el pan vivo que ha bajado del cielo, dice el Señor;
el que coma de este pan vivirá para siempre.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Lc 9, 11-17

En aquel tiempo, Jesús habló del Reino de Dios a la multitud y curó a los enfermos.

Cuando caía la tarde, los doce apóstoles se acercaron a decirle: “Despide a la gente para que vayan a los pueblos y caseríos a buscar alojamiento y comida, porque aquí estamos en un lugar solitario”. Él les contestó: “Denles ustedes de comer”. Pero ellos le replicaron: “No tenemos más que cinco panes y dos pescados; a no ser que vayamos nosotros mismos a comprar víveres para toda esta gente”. Eran como cinco mil varones.

Entonces Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: “Hagan que se sienten en grupos como de cincuenta”. Así lo hicieron, y todos se sentaron. Después Jesús tomó en sus manos los cinco panes y los dos pescados, y levantando su mirada al cielo, pronunció sobre ellos una oración de acción de gracias, los partió y los fue dando a los discípulos para que ellos los distribuyeran entre la gente.

Comieron todos y se saciaron, y de lo que sobró se llenaron doce canastos.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – June 16, 2019

THE TRINITY Icon, by Andrei Rubliev, 15th century, Tretyakov GalleryMoscow


Lectionary: 166

Reading 1PRV 8:22-31

Thus says the wisdom of God:
“The LORD possessed me, the beginning of his ways,
the forerunner of his prodigies of long ago;
from of old I was poured forth,
at the first, before the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no fountains or springs of water;
before the mountains were settled into place,
before the hills, I was brought forth;
while as yet the earth and fields were not made,
nor the first clods of the world.

“When the Lord established the heavens I was there,
when he marked out the vault over the face of the deep;
when he made firm the skies above,
when he fixed fast the foundations of the earth;
when he set for the sea its limit,
so that the waters should not transgress his command;
then was I beside him as his craftsman,
and I was his delight day by day,
playing before him all the while,
playing on the surface of his earth;
and I found delight in the human race.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (2a)    O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars which you set in place —
What is man that you should be mindful of him,
or the son of man that you should care for him?
R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
You have made him little less than the angels,
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him rule over the works of your hands,
putting all things under his feet:
R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
All sheep and oxen,
yes, and the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,
and whatever swims the paths of the seas.
R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

Reading 2ROM 5:1-5

Brothers and sisters:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith
to this grace in which we stand,
and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
knowing that affliction produces endurance,
and endurance, proven character,
and proven character, hope,
and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

AlleluiaCF. RV 1:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
to God who is, who was, and who is to come.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify me,
because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is mine;
for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine
and declare it to you.”

Solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad – 16 De Junio 2019

Icon of Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublev, 15th century, Tretyakov GalleryMoscow

Primera lectura 

Prov 8, 22-31

Esto dice la sabiduría de Dios:
“El Señor me poseía desde el principio,
antes que sus obras más antiguas.
Quedé establecida desde la eternidad, desde el principio,
antes de que la tierra existiera.
Antes de que existieran los abismos
y antes de que brotaran los manantiales de las aguas,
fui concebida.

Antes de que las montañas
y las colinas quedaran asentadas, nací yo.
Cuando aún no había hecho el Señor la tierra ni los campos
ni el primer polvo del universo,
cuando él afianzaba los cielos,
ahí estaba yo.
Cuando ceñía con el horizonte la faz del abismo,
cuando colgaba las nubes en lo alto,
cuando hacía brotar las fuentes del océano,
cuando fijó al mar sus límites
y mandó a las aguas que no los traspasaran,
cuanto establecía los cimientos de la tierra,
yo estaba junto a él como arquitecto de sus obras,
yo era su encanto cotidiano;
todo el tiempo me recreaba en su presencia,
jugando con el orbe de la tierra
y mis delicias eran estar con los hijos de los hombres”.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 8, 4-5. 6-7. 8-9

R. (2a) ¡Qué admirable, Señor, es tu poder!
Cuando contemplo el cielo, obra de tus manos,
la luna y las estrellas, que has creado, me pregunto:
¿Qué es el hombre para que de él te acuerdes,
ese pobre ser humano, para que de él te preocupes? 
R. ¡Qué admirable, Señor, es tu poder!
Sin embargo, lo hiciste un poquito inferior a los ángeles,
lo coronaste de gloria y dignidad;
le diste el mando sobre las obras de tus manos,
y todo lo sometiste bajo sus pies. 
R. ¡Qué admirable, Señor, es tu poder!
Pusiste a su servicio los rebaños y las manadas, 
todos los animales salvajes, 
las aves del cielo y los peces del mar,
que recorren los caminos de las aguas. 
R. ¡Qué admirable, Señor, es tu poder!


Segunda Lectura

Rom 5, 1-5

Hermanos: Ya que hemos sido justificados por la fe, mantengámonos en paz con Dios, por mediación de nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Por él hemos obtenido, con la fe, la entrada al mundo de la gracia, en el cual nos encontramos; por él, podemos gloriarnos de tener la esperanza de participar en la gloria de Dios.

Más aún, nos gloriamos hasta de los sufrimientos, pues sabemos que el sufrimiento engendra la paciencia, la paciencia engendra la virtud sólida, la virtud sólida engendra la esperanza, y la esperanza no defrauda, porque Dios ha infundido su amor en nuestros corazones por medio del Espíritu Santo, que él mismo nos ha dado.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Cfr Apoc 1, 8

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Gloria al Padre y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo.
Al Dios que es, que era y que vendrá.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Jn 16, 12-15

En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: “Aún tengo muchas cosas que decirles, pero todavía no las pueden comprender. Pero cuando venga el Espíritu de la verdad, él los irá guiando hasta la verdad plena, porque no hablará por su cuenta, sino que dirá lo que haya oído y les anunciará las cosas que van a suceder. El me glorificará, porque primero recibirá de mí lo que les vaya comunicando. Todo lo que tiene el Padre es mío. Por eso he dicho que tomará de lo mío y se lo comunicará a ustedes”.

Pentecost Sunday – June 9, 2019

Giotto, Scrovengi Chapel, Padua, 1310-1318, tempera on panel

Reading 1ACTS 2:1-11

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven
staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.”

Responsorial Psalm PS 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 

R. (cf. 30) Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD, my God, you are great indeed!
How manifold are your works, O LORD! 
the earth is full of your creatures;
R. Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
or:
R. Alleluia.
May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
may the LORD be glad in his works!
Pleasing to him be my theme;
I will be glad in the LORD.
R. Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
or:
R. Alleluia.
If you take away their breath, they perish
and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the earth.
R. Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 21 COR 12:3B-7, 12-13

Brothers and sisters:
No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; 
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.
To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit
is given for some benefit.

As a body is one though it has many parts,
and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,
so also Christ.
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body,
whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,
and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.

Or: ROM 8:8-17

Brothers and sisters:
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh;
on the contrary, you are in the spirit,
if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
But if Christ is in you,
although the body is dead because of sin,
the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
the one who raised Christ from the dead
will give life to your mortal bodies also,
through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Consequently, brothers and sisters,
we are not debtors to the flesh,
to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,
but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body,
you will live.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a Spirit of adoption,
through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs,
heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so that we may also be glorified with him.

Sequence Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
 Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
 Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
 Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
 Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
 And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
 Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
 Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
 Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
 In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
 Give them joys that never end. Amen.
 Alleluia.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 20:19-23

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Or: JN 14:15-16, 23B-26

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.

“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Those who do not love me do not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.

“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.”