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Feast of the Most Holy Name



The readings and propers for today’s Mass1 are as follows:

Entrance Antiphon

At the name of Jesus,
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth
and under the earth,
and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2.10–11)


O God, who founded the salvation of the human race
on the Incarnation of your Word,
give your peoples the mercy they implore,
so that all may know there is no other name to be invoked
but the Name of your Only Begotten Son.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading

Philippians 2.1–11

Responsorial Psalm

℟ How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!

When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him? ℟

Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honour you crowned him,
Gave him power over the works of your hand,
put all things under his feet. ℟

All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters. ℟

(Ps. 8.4–9. ℟ v.2)

Gospel Acclamation

℟ Alleluia, alleluia!

She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.

℟ Alleluia!

The Gospel

St Luke 2.21–24

Prayer over the Offerings

Bringing you these offerings
from what your bounty bestows on us,
we pray, O Lord,
that, just as you have given to Christ,
obedient even until death, the Name that saves,
so you may grant us protection by its power.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Communion Antiphon

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name through all the earth! (Ps.8.2)

Prayer after Communion

May the sacrificial gifts offered to your majesty, O Lord,
to honour Christ’s Name
and which we have now received,
fill us, we pray, with your abundant grace,
so that we may come to rejoice
that our names, too, are written in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

1. The FSDM uses a modified form of the Universal Calendar, and today’s Feast is that of the Most Holy Name based on the 1962 calendar. The readings are from the Ordinary Form of the Mass.

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