Habakkuk 1:2–3, 2:2–4
The upright man will live by his faithfulness.
Psalm 94(95):1–2, 6–9
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
2 Timothy 1:6–8, 13–14
Never be ashamed of witnessing to our Lord.
1 Peter 1:25
The word of the Lord stands for ever; it is the word given to you, the Good News.
Say, ‘We are merely servants.’
Images from the Word
- A mustard seed
- Wait on me
- Merely servants
- Upright man
- Something precious
The Second Vatican Council … [was] able to grant that ‘the use of the vernacular language may frequently be of great advantage to the people’ and gave the faculty for its use. The enthusiasm in response to this measure has been so great everywhere that it has led, under the leadership of the Bishops and the Apostolic See itself, to permission for all liturgical celebrations in which the people participate to be in the vernacular, for the sake of a better comprehension of the mystery being celebrated—General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §12
Since the reform, we have been able to hear the Scriptures and the liturgy in our own language. However, in our multicultural society, peoples of very many cultures and languages are with us when we assemble. During the year, what does your parish do to acknowledge this diversity of languages? Is there ever an opportunity for them to hear their language during the liturgy?