Readings

Antiphon and Prayer after Communion

Antiphon

[Common of One Pastor]

Cf. Mt 24: 46-47


Blessed is the servant whom the Lord finds watching
when he comes. Amen, I say to you:
He will put that servant in charge of all his property.

Or: Lk 12: 42

This is the steward, faithful and prudent,
whom the Lord set over all his household,
to give them their allowance of food at the proper time.

Or: [Schema 2]

Mt 28: 20


Behold, I am with you always,
even to the end of the ages, says the Lord.

[Common of Religious]

Cf. Mt 19: 27-28


Amen I say to you: That you who have left all and followed me
will receive a hundredfold and possess eternal life.

Or: Lam 3: 24-25

The Lord is my portion:
he is good to the soul that seeks him.

Or: [Schema 2]

Ps 34 (33): 9


Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who seeks refuge in him.

Or: Mt 5: 3

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.


Prayer after Communion

[Common of One Pastor]

May partaking at the heavenly table, almighty God,
confirm and increase strength from on high
in all who celebrate the feast day of blessed Pius,
that we may persevere in integrity of faith
and walk in the path of salvation you trace for us.
Through Christ our Lord.

Or: [Schema 2]

May the mysteries we have received, O Lord,
prepare us, we pray, for the eternal joys
that, as a faithful steward, blessed Pius came to deserve.
Through Christ our Lord.

Or:

Make us, who have been nourished
by this sacred meal, almighty God,
always follow the example of blessed Pius
in serving you with constant devotion
and assisting all with untiring charity.
Through Christ our Lord.

[Common of Religious]

By the power of this Sacrament, Lord, we pray,
lead us always in your love,
through the example of blessed Pius,
and bring to fulfillment the good work you have begun in us
until the day of Christ Jesus.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Or: [Schema 2]

We pray, almighty God,
that we, who are fortified by the power of this Sacrament,
may learn through the example of blessed Pius
to seek you always above all things
and to bear in this world the likeness of the New Man.
Through Christ our Lord.

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