What Catholics Believe

June 7 - Ferial Day

Introit: Psalms xii. 6

    O Lord, I have hoped in Thy mercy: my heart hath rejoiced in Thy salvation; I will sing unto the Lord, who giveth me good things. Ps. How long, O Lord, wilt Thou forget me unto the end? How long dost Thou turn away Thy face from me? ℣. Glory be.


    O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in Thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace, that in fulfilling Thy commandments, we may please Thee both in will and deed. Through our Lord.

Epistle: 1 John iv. 8-21

    Lesson from the Epistle of blessed John the Apostle. Dearly beloved: God is charity. By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent His only-begotten Son into the world, that we may live by Him. In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because He hath first loved us, and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins. My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us, and His charity is perfected in us. In this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us: because He hath given us of His spirit. And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God. And we have known, and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him. In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as He is, we also are in the world. Fear is not in charity, but perfect charity casteth out fear: because fear hath pain; and he that feareth is not in charity. Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us. If any man say: I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God, whom he seeth not? And this commandment we have from God, that he who loveth God love also his neighbor.

Gradual: Psalms xl. 5, 2

    I said, O Lord, be Thou merciful to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. ℣. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

Alleluia: Psalms v. 2

    Alleluia, alleluia. ℣. Give ear to my words, O Lord, understand my cry. Alleluia.

Gospel: Luke vi. 36-42

    + Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke. At that time Jesus said to His disciples: Be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, and pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. And He spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the blind? do they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master. And why seest thou the mote in thy brothers eye: but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not? Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother let me pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not the beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote from thy brother's eye.

Offertory: Psalms v. 3-4

    Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God: for to Thee will I pray, O Lord.


    We beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously receive our offerings devoted to Thee, and grant that they may ever be a source of help to us. Through our Lord.

Communion: Psalms ix. 2-3

    I will speak of all Thy marvelous works: I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will sing unto Thy name, O Thou Most High.


    Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we who have been replenished with so great gifts, may both receive their saving benefits and may never cease from Thy praise. Through our Lord.

+ Taken from St. Andrew Daily Missal, by Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, O.S.B., Imprimi Potest 11-18-1945 P. Joannes Delacroix, O.S.B., Imprimatur 11-22-1945 Joseph Van Der Meersch