Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Entrance Antiphon Cf. Esther 4: 17
Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, / and
there is none that can resist your will. / For you have made
all things, the heaven and the earth, / and all that is held
within the circle of heaven; / you are the Lord of all.
Gloria (p. 320)
Almighty ever-living God,
who in the abundance of your kindness
surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you,
pour out your mercy upon us
to pardon what conscience dreads
and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.
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.
A reading from the Book of Genesis 2: 18-24
The two of them become one flesh.
The Lord God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” So the
Lord God formed out of the ground various wild animals
and various birds of the air, and he brought them to the
man to see what he would call them; whatever the man
called each of them would be its name. The man gave names
to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all wild animals;
but none proved to be the suitable partner for the man.
So the Lord God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while
he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its
place with flesh. The Lord God then built up into a woman