4th Sunday After the Martyrdom of St. John – Year B – Ambrosian Rite


Processional Hymn

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the + Holy Spirit.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And with your spirit.


I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault in my thoughts and in my words, in what l have done, and in what l have failed to do. And I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Apri, o Dio, all’ascolto della tua voce gli animi dei tuoi figli perché si accresca la nostra fede e si mantenga pura da ogni colpa la nostra vita. Per Gesù Cristo, tuo Figlio, nostro Signore e nostro Dio, che vive e regna con te nell’unità dello Spirito Santo, per tutti i secoli dei secoli. Amen.


READING (1 Kings 19:4-8)

A reading from the first book of Kings

In those days, Elijah went a day’s journey into the desert, until he came to a broom tree and sat beneath it. He prayed for death: «This is enough, O Lord! Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers.» He lay down and fell asleep under the broom tree, but then an angel touched him and ordered him to get up and eat. He looked and there at his head was a hearth cake and a jug of water. After he ate and drank, he lay down again, but the angel of the Lord came back a second time, touched him, and ordered, «Get up and eat, else the journey will be too long for you!» He got up, ate and drank; then strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb.

The word of God

Thanks be to God.


Your bread, O Lord, sustains the poor on the way.

I will bless the Lord at all times; | praise shall be always in my mouth. | My soul will glory in the Lord | that the poor may hear and be glad. R.

Look to God that you may be radiant with joy | and your faces may not blush for shame. | In my misfortune I called, the Lord heard | and saved me from all distress. R.

The angel of the Lord, who encamps with them, | delivers all who fear God. | Learn to savor how good the Lord is; | happy are those who take refuge in him. R.

EPISTLE (1Cor 11:23-26)

From the first letter of saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers: 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.

The word of God

Thanks be to God.


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

GOSPEL (Jn 6:;41-51)

A reading from the holy gospel according to John

At that time, The Jews murmured about the Lord Jesus because he said, «I am the bread that came down from heaven,» and they said, «Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?» Jesus answered and said to them, «Stop murmuring among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: ‘They shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.»

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

(the HOMILY follows)


Reader: Lord hear us.


Reader: We all pray together to our Mother

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Amen


(all exchange a sing of peace)


Offertory Song


My brothers, called to take part in the same bread and the same chalice, let us confess our faith in communion with the whole catholic Church.


I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen!


Guarda con bontà, o Dio forte ed eterno, a questo rito sacrificale; accogli i doni posti sul santo altare e con cuore generoso benedici i tuoi figli. Per Cristo nostro Signore. Amen.


The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right and just.


For this benevolent gift, united with the Angels and the Saints, we raise our song to you, as without end we acclaim:

Holy, holy, holy Lord. God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest

(remain standing for the CONSECRATION)


Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.


Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.


(The priest takes the host and breaks it over the chalice. He places a small piece of the host in the chalice. Meanwhile the following verse is read.)

O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me!


Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Saviour gave us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Deliver us Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: “I leave you peace, my peace I give you”, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom where you live for ever and ever.


The Peace of the Lord be with you always.

And with your spirit.

Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the Supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


Communion Songs


O Dio, che ci hai chiamato a celebrare nella concordia la cena del tuo Figlio, ricolmaci della sua carità perché ci serbiamo tutti uniti col vincolo dell’amore in lui che ci ha reso fratelli, e vive e regna nei secoli dei secoli. Amen.


The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Kyrie, eleison.

Kyrie, eleison.

Kyrie, eleison.

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the + Holy Spirit. Amen.

Let us go in peace.

In the name of Christ.

Recessional Hymn


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