Antiphon and Collect


[Common of One Pastor]

Cf. Ps 132 (131): 9

Your priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with justice;
your holy ones shall ring out their joy.

Or: [Schema 2]

Cf. Lk 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me
and sent me to preach the good news to the poor,
to heal the broken-hearted.

Or: Cf. Sir 45: 20

The Lord chose him as priest for himself,
to offer him a sacrifice of praise.

[Common of Religious]

Cf. Ps 16 (15): 5

O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup;
you yourself who secure my portion.

Or: [Schema 2]

Cf. Ps 24 (23) 5-6

These are the holy ones, who have received blessings from the Lord,
and mercy from the God who saves them,
such is the people who seek the Lord.

Or: Cf. Ps 105 (104): 3-4

Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice;
turn to the Lord and his strength;
constantly seek his face.


Almighty ever-living God, who, by a singular grace,
gave the Priest Saint Pius a share in the Cross of your Son
and, by means of his ministry,
renewed the wonders of your mercy,
grant that through his intercession
we may be united constantly to the sufferings of Christ,
and so brought happily to the glory of the resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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