Below are the proper prayers for the Mass of the Third Sunday after Pentecost. You can view, download, or print a PDF version of these prayers here: Propers for the Third Sunday after Pentecost.
INTROIT (Ps. 24. 16-18)
LOOK Thou upon me, O Lord, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor. See mine abjection and my labor; and forgive me all my sins, O my God. Ps. ibid. 1, 2. To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul, in Thee, my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. ℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. — Look Thou upon me …
O GOD, the Protector of those who put their trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing holy: multiply upon us Thy mercy, that with Thee as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we may not lose those which are eternal. Through our Lord …
EPISTLE From the First Letter of Blessed Peter the Apostle, 5. 6-11.
DEARLY beloved: Be you humbled under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in the time of visitation; casting all your care upon Him, for He hath care of you. Be sober and watch, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith; knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will Himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To Him be glory and empire for ever and ever.
GRADUAL (Ps. 54. 23, 17, 19)
CAST thy care upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee. When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me. Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 7. 12.) God is a just judge, strong and patient, is He angry every day? Alleluia.
GOSPEL Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 15. 1-10.
AT THAT TIME, the publicans and sinners drew near unto Jesus to hear Him: and the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them. And He spoke to them this parable, saying: What man is there of you that hath a hundred sheep, and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which was lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders rejoicing; and coming home, call together his friends and neighbors, saying to them: Rejoice with me because I have found my sheep that was lost? I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? And when she hath found it, call together her friends and neighbors, saying: Rejoice with me because I have found the groat which I had lost? So I say to you, there shall be joy before the Angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.
OFFERTORY (Ps. 9. 11, 12, 13)
LET them trust in Thee who know Thy Name, O Lord: for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee: sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: for He hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
LOOK, O Lord, upon the gifts of Thy suppliant Church: and grant that all who receive them with faith may draw nearer to salvation by steady growth in holiness. Through our Lord …
PREFACE OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
IT is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: Who, together with Thine only begotten Son and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the Oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one Substance. For what by Thy revelation we believe of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation; so that in confessing the true and eternal Godhead, in It we should adore distinction in Persons, unity in Essence, and equality in Majesty: in praise of which Angels and Archangels, Cherubim also and Seraphim, day by day exclaim, without end and with one voice, saying: — Sanctus.
COMMUNION (Luke 15. 10)
I SAY to you: there is joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.
MAY Thy holy Gifts, O Lord, which we have received, give us life, purify us, and prepare us for Thine everlasting mercy. Through our Lord …