Masses in Thanksgiving to God

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Kings 8.55-61

King Solomon stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
“Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised.
Not a single word has failed of all his good promise which he promised by Moses his servant.
May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers.
Let him not leave us or forsake us, that he may incline our hearts to him,
to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his ordinances,
which he commanded our fathers.
Let these my words, with which I have made supplication before the Lord,
be near to the Lord our God day and night,
that he may maintain the cause of his servant,
and the cause of his people Israel, as each day requires,
that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and there is no other.
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God,
to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as on this day.”

or Sirach 50.22-24

Bless, now the God of all; across the earth is his wondrous power,
the God who has increased our days from our mother's womb, and has acted mercifully to us.
May he grant us joyfulness of heart, and peace in our days in Israel forever,
that Israel may have faith that the mercy of God is with us, to deliver us in his days.

or Isaiah 63.7-9

I will tell of the loving kindnesses of the Lord and the praiseworthy acts of the Lord,
according to all that the Lord has given to us, and his great goodness toward the house of Israel,
He has given to them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.
For he said, “Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely”, so he became their savior.
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the messenger of his presence saved them.
In his love and in his pity he redeemed them.
He bore them and carried them all the days of old.

or Zephaniah 3.14-15

Sing, daughter of Zion!
Shout, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem.
The Lord has taken away your punishment.
He has thrown out your enemy.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst.
You will not be afraid of evil anymore.

Responsorial – 1 Chronicles 29.10bc, 11, 12 Resp. 13b

R. Our God, we praise your glorious name.

Blessed are you, LORD,
God of Israel our father,
forever and ever.

R. Our God, we praise your glorious name.

Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power,
and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
for all that is in the heavens and on earth is yours.
Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,
and you are exalted as head over all.

R. Our God, we praise your glorious name.

Both riches and honor come from you.
You reign over all.
In your hand is power and might,
and it is in your hand to make great and to give strength to all.

R. Our God, we praise your glorious name.

or Psalm 113.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Resp. 2

R. Blessed be the Lord’s name forevermore. or R. Alleluia!

Praise, you servants of the Lord,
praise the Lord’s name.
Blessed be the Lord’s name,
from this time forward and forevermore.

R. Blessed be the Lord’s name forevermore. or R. Alleluia!

From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same,
the Lord’s name is to be praised
the Lord is high above all nations,
his glory above the heavens.

R. Blessed be the Lord’s name forevermore. or R. Alleluia!

Who is like the Lord, our God,
who stoops down to see in heaven and on the earth?

R. Blessed be the Lord’s name forevermore. or R. Alleluia!

He raises up the poor out of the dust.
Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;
that he may set him with princes,
even with the princes of his people.

R. Blessed be the Lord’s name forevermore. or R. Alleluia!

or Psalm 138.1-2a, 2bc-3, 4-5 Resp. 2bc

R. I will give you thanks because of your loving kindness and your truth.

I will give you thanks with my whole heart.
for you have heard the words of my mouth
before the angels I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple,

R. I will give you thanks because of your loving kindness and your truth.

I will give thanks to your Name.
Because of your loving kindness and your truth,
In the day that I called, you answered me.
You encouraged me with strength in my soul.

R. I will give you thanks because of your loving kindness and your truth.

All the kings of the earth will give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord:
“Great is the glory of the Lord.”

R. I will give you thanks because of your loving kindness and your truth.

or Psalm 145.2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 Resp. 1

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Every day I will bless you,
and I will praise your name forever; yea, forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and of his greatness there is no end.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Generation upon generation will praise your works
and declare your power.
They will speak of the magnificence of your glorious holiness:
and tell of your wondrous works.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Humans will speak of the might of your awesome acts.
I will declare your greatness.
They will utter the memory of your great goodness,
and will sing of your righteousness.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

The Lord is gracious, merciful,
slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
The Lord is good to all.
His tender mercies are upon all his works.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Let all your works, O Lord, praise you,
and let your holy ones bless you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom:
and tell of your power.

R. Lord, I will bless your name forever.

Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 1.3-9

Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God always concerning you, for the grace of God given to you in Christ Jesus,
that in everything you are enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge.
Just as the martyrdom of Christ was established in you.
Therefore you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who will also establish you until the end, blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is the God through whom you were called into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

or Ephesians 1.3-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,
that we would be holy and without defect before him.
In love, having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his desire, to the praise of the glory of his grace,
by which he freely gave us favor in the Beloved,
in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure
which he purposed in him to an administration of the fullness of the times,
to sum up in Christ all things in the heavens and on the earth.

In him we were foreordained according to the purpose
of him who does all things after the counsel of his will;
to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory,
we who had before hoped in Christ.
In whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,
having also believed in him,
were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is a pledge of our inheritance,
to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory.

or Colossians 3.12-17

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if anyone has a complaint against another.
even as the Lord forgave you, so must you also do.

Above all these things, put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which you were called in one body.
And be thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly;
teaching in all wisdom and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,
singing with gratitude in your heart to the Lord.
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father, through him.

Gospel – Matthew 7.7-11

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask, and it will be given to you.
Seek, and you will find.
Knock, and it will be opened for you.
For everyone who asks receives.
They who seek, find.
To the one who knocks, it will be opened.

Who is there among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
If you then, being perverse, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

or Matthew 11.25-30

At that time, Jesus answered,
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.

All things have been delivered to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son, except the Father;
nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal him.

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart,
and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

or Mark 5.18-20

As Jesus was entering into the boat,
he who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him.
He did not allow him, but said to him, “Go to your house, to your own,
and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you.”
He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis
that Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.

or Luke 1.39-55

Mary arose in those days
and went into the hill country with haste,
into a town of Judah,
and entered into the house of Zachariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the baby leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
She called out with a loud voice, and said,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Why am I so favored,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For behold, when the voice of your greeting
came to my ears,
the baby leaped in my womb for joy!
Blessed is she who believed,
that there will be a fulfillment of the things
which have been spoken to her from the Lord!”

Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord.
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked at the
humble state of his handmaid.
For behold, from now on,
all generations will call me blessed.
For the Almighty has done great things for me.
Holy is his name.
His mercy is for generations of generations
for those who fear him.
He has shown strength with his arm.
He has scattered the proud
in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down princes from their thrones.
And has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things.
He has sent the rich away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and his offspring forever.”

or Luke 10.17-24

The seventy returned with joy, saying,
“Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”
He said to them, “I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven.
Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to you,
but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
"I confess you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding
and revealed them to little children.
Yes, Father, for so it became benevolent in your sight.

All things have been handed to me by my Father,
and no one knows who the Son is if not the Father,
or who the Father is if not the Son
and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

Then turning to the disciples, he spoke just to them:
"Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!
For I tell you that many prophets and kings
desired to see what you see, and did not see it,
and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."

or Luke 17.11-19

On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.
As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him.
Standing at a distance, they lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”
As they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice.
He fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. He was a Samaritan.
Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
Was no one found to return to give glory to God, except this foreigner?”
Then he said to him, “Get up, and go your way. Your faith has saved you.”

or John 15.9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loved me, I also loved you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love;
even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love.
I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be complete.
This is my commandment: that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this: that someone lay down their life for their friends.

You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what their Lord does.
But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you,
that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain;
so that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
I command these things to you, so that you will love one another.”

or John 16.20-22

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice.
You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
A woman, while in labor, has sorrow, because her time has come.
But when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish anymore,
for the joy that a human is born into the world.
Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again,
and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”

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