Acts 13:13-25; Psalm 88; John 13:16-20
The basic theme in our gospel passage today is “Service”. Washing the feet of the disciples Christ says service is the miracle for greatness. Beloved, the greatness of a man is not in the number of servants he has; but in the number of those he serves. Paul in the first reading, moved by the spirit of service preached salvation history. Lord, give us the Spirit of service in this generation. Amen.
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.