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Antiphon and Prayer after Communion

Antiphon

[Common of Pastors: For a Bishop]

Cf. Jn 15: 16

It was not you who chose me, says the Lord,
but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit,
fruit that will last.

Or: Cf. Lk 12: 36-37

Blessed is that servant, whom his lord finds awake
when he comes and knocks at the gate.

[Schema 2]

Jn 10:10


I have come that they may have life,
and have it more abundantly says the Lord.

Or: Mk 16: 17-18

These are the signs that will follow those who believe in me, says the Lord:
they will cast out demons.
They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recoever.

[Common of Doctors of the Church]

Cf. Lk 12: 42


Behold a faithful and prudent steward
to give them their allowance of food at the proper time.

Or: Ps 1: 2-3

He who ponders the law of the Lord day and night
will yield his fruit in due season.

[Schema 2]

Cf 1 Cor 1: 23-24


We proclaim Christ crucified;
Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.


Prayer after Communion

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that through the Sacrament we have received,
we may imitate on earth
the charity and meekness of Saint Francis de Sales
and so attain like him the glory of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.

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