Office of Readings - Memorial for St. Dominic, P

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Office of Readings for Monday in Ordinary Time, for the Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.


The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness fails me never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
and He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul He's leading;
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feeding.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love He sought me;
and on His shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
with You, dear Lord, beside me;
Your rod and staff my comfort still,
Your cross before to guide me.

You spread a table in my sight;
Your unction grace bestowing;
and oh, what transport of delight
from Your pure chalice flowing!

And so through all the length of days,
Your goodness fails me never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Your praise
within Your house forever.

𝄞"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" by Johanna Montealto • Title: The King of love my Shepherd is Author: H. W. Baker (1868) Tune: ST. COLUMBA, Ancient Irish melody; Recording copyright 2016 Surgeworks


Ant. 1 Our God will be made manifest; he will not come in silence.

Psalm 50
Genuine love of God

I have come not to abolish the law but to bring it to perfection (see Matthew 5:17).


The God of gods, the Lord,
has spoken and summoned the earth,
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion’s perfect beauty he shines.

Our God comes, he keeps silence no longer.
Before him fire devours,
around him tempest rages.
He calls on the heavens and the earth
to witness his judgment of his people.

“Summon before me my people
who made covenant with me by sacrifice.”
The heavens proclaim his justice,
for God himself is the judge.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Our God will be made manifest; he will not come in silence.

Ant. 2 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise.


“Listen, my people, I will speak;
Israel, I will testify against you,
for I am God your God.
I accuse you, lay the charge before you.

I find no fault with your sacrifices,
your offerings are always before me.
I do not ask more bullocks from your farms,
nor goats from among your herds.

For I own all the beasts of the forest,
beasts in their thousands on my hills.
I know all the birds in the sky,
all that moves in the field belongs to me.

Were I hungry, I would not tell you,
for I own the world and all it holds.
Do you think I eat the flesh of bulls,
or drink the blood of goats?

Pay your sacrifice of thanksgiving to God
and render him your votive offerings.
Call on me in the day of distress.
I will free you and you shall honor me.”

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Offer to God the sacrifice of praise.

Ant. 3 I want a loving heart more than sacrifice, knowledge of my ways more than holocausts.


But God says to the wicked:

“But how can you recite my commandments
and take my covenant on your lips,
you who despise my law
and throw my words to the winds,

you who see a thief and go with him;
who throw in your lot with adulterers,
who unbridle your mouth for evil
and whose tongue is plotting crime,

you who sit and malign your brother
and slander your own mother’s son.
You do this, and should I keep silence?
Do you think that I am like you?

Mark this, you who never think of God,
lest I seize you and you cannot escape;
a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me
and I will show God’s salvation to the upright.”

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Father, accept us as a sacrifice of praise, so that we may go through life unburdened by sin, walking in the way of salvation, and always giving thanks to you.

Ant. I want a loving heart more than sacrifice, knowledge of my ways more than holocausts.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell)
A moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

You will hear the word from my mouth.
You will tell others what I have said.


First reading
From the book of the prophet Hosea
The call to repentance and the promise of healing

Thus says the Lord:
Return, O Israel, to the Lord, your God;
you have collapsed through your guilt.
Take with you words,
and return to the Lord;
Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,
and receive what is good, that we may render
as offerings the bullocks from our stalls.
Assyria will not save us,
nor shall we have horses to mount;
We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’
to the work of our hands;
for in you the orphan finds compassion.”

I will heal their defection,
I will love them freely;
for my wrath is turned away from them.
I will be like the dew for Israel:
he shall blossom like the lily;
He shall strike root like the Lebanon cedar,
and put forth his shoots.
His splendor shall be like the olive tree
and his fragrance like the Lebanon cedar.
Again they shall dwell in his shade
and raise grain;
They shall blossom like the vine,
and his fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

Ephraim! What more has he to do with idols?
I have humbled him, but I will prosper him.
“I am like a verdant cypress tree”—
Because of me you bear fruit!

Let him who is wise understand these things;
let him who is prudent know them.
Straight are the paths of the Lord,
in them the just walk,
but sinners stumble in them.

RESPONSORY Hosea 14:5; Joel 3:21

I will heal their unfaithfulness, I will love them with all my heart,
for my anger is turned away from them.

I will avenge their blood; the guilty will not go unpunished, and the Lord will dwell in Zion.
For my anger is turned away from them.

Second reading
From various writings on the history of the Order of Preachers
He spoke with God or about God

Dominic possessed such great integrity and was so strongly motivated by divine love, that without a doubt he proved to be a bearer of honor and grace. He was a man of great equanimity, except when moved to compassion and mercy. And since a joyful heart animates the face, he displayed the peaceful composure of a spiritual man in the kindness he manifested outwardly and by the cheerfulness of his countenance.

Wherever he went he showed himself in word and deed to be a man of the Gospel. During the day no one was more community-minded or pleasant toward his brothers and associates. During the night hours no one was more persistent in every kind of vigil and supplication. He seldom spoke unless it was with God, that is, in prayer, or about God, and in this matter he instructed his brothers.

Frequently he made a special personal petition that God would deign to grant him a genuine charity, effective in caring for and obtaining the salvation of men. For he believed that only then would he be truly a member of Christ, when he had given himself totally for the salvation of men, just as the Lord Jesus, the Savior of all, had offered himself completely for our salvation. So, for this work, after a lengthy period of careful and provident planning, he founded the Order of Friars Preachers.

In his conversations and letters he often urged the brothers of the Order to study constantly the Old and New Testaments. He always carried with him the gospel according to Matthew and the epistles of Paul, and so well did he study them that he almost knew them from memory.

Two or three times he was chosen bishop, but he always refused, preferring to live with his brothers in poverty. Throughout his life, he preserved the honor of his virginity. He desired to be scourged and cut to pieces, and so die for the faith of Christ. Of him Pope Gregory IX declared: “I knew him as a steadfast follower of the apostolic way of life. There is no doubt that he is in heaven, sharing in the glory of the apostles themselves.”

RESPONSORY See Sirach 48:1; Malachi 2:6

This preacher of the new salvation leaped up like a flame.
His words burned like a torch.

True teaching was in his mouth; no evil was ever found on his lips.
His words burned like a torch.


May Saint Dominic
come to the help of your Church
by his merits and teaching,
O Lord, and may he,
who was an outstanding preacher of your truth,
be a devoted intercessor on our behalf.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

ACCLAMATION (at least in the communal celebration)

Let us praise the Lord.
And give him thanks.

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16 thoughts on “Office of Readings – Memorial

  1. St. Dominic, please lead your community of saints in prayer for vocations; especially, for ***** & ******, that God would prepare them to be priests of your order and that they would each have sufficient grace to cooperate in that grace. Blessed Mother, please lead/join this prayer! May all these prayers be offered up to our Father in heaven; in the Name of the Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ; & in union with the Holy Spirit; God forever & ever! +Amen+

  2. Dear God, thank You for everyone and for everything You have allowed in our lives. Thank You for this very turbulent and chaotic times when our faith is on trial and Your followers are derided, persecuted, tortured, and killed. Your little flock is in all kinds of danger, Dear God, we need You more than usual.

    We surrender ourselves to You, like St. Dominic and the other Dominican Saints, did. Do everything for us Lord, for on our own, we are helpless and easily defeated.

    Jesus, save Your inheritance. O Blood and Water gushing forth from Your Most Sacred Heart, we trust in You.
    O Blood and Water gushing forth from Your Most Sacred Heart, we trust in You. O Blood and Water gushing forth from Your Most Sacred Heart, we trust in You.


  3. I have so many Dominican friends like those that prepare homilies on THE WORD, Dominicans from all over the world and of course Fr. Jude Siciliano who heads the DOMINICANS PREACHERS OF THE SOUTH website that has very deep and well thought out homily helps. Bless them all and of course the Holy Rosary too

  4. St. Dominic pray for us. I pray for the end of the war between the Ukraine and Russia and I pray for the victims of Nigeria in Jesus’s name. St. Dominic pray for us.

  5. Dominic is my confirmation name, I was educated by the Dominican Sisters, how little I think of this, shame on me and thank you for the reminder today.

  6. Happy feast day to all Dominican ! May St Dominic pray for us and bless our efforts of praying the holy rosary, which he so loved.

  7. St Dominic pray for Daisy so that she may reveal the truth and share custody of her sons…May the boys enjoy the warmth and love of Daisy again. Amen.

  8. Thank you Lord for the gift of this new day and for the graces you have showered on us. Be with us as we try to be closer to you this day. St. Dominic, pray for us.

  9. Saint Dominic pray for us and the entire universe. May come closer to our creator. May his will be done in our lives and in our families Amen.

  10. Lord God, I too thank you for the gift of St. Dominic! May we be able to imitate him in showing kindness to others even those who are opposed to our opinions or way of thinking. Amen

  11. Please pray for Rob Smith that he may be reconciled to the Church and return to the whole doctrine of the Magisterium.. Saint Dominic pray for his reconversion to the Faith of the Apostles. Lord, have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Holy Mary Theotokos pray for us. Saint Michael defend us. All you saints and angels of the Lord, intercede for us sinners. Amen.

  12. Does Saint Dominic required his spiritual sons to frequently make use in their preaching of the rosary…Mary is so naturally inclined to mercy and kindness and so used to spontaneously help those in need that she cannot withhold or help from those who ask it.

    Pope Benedict XVI

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