Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Job answered the LORD:
“I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
‘Hear, and I will speak;
I will question you, and you declare to me.’
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you;
therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.”

And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and
the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers
and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house;
they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought
upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. The LORD blessed
the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six
thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons
and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-
happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their
father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived for one
hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations.
And Job died, old and full of days.

The Psalm
Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)
Benedicam Dominum

1 I will bless the LORD at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 I will glory in the LORD; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.
3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the LORD; *
let us exalt his Name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.
5 Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.
6 I called in my affliction and the LORD heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!
19 Many are the troubles of the righteous, *
but the LORD will deliver him out of them all.
20 He will keep safe all his bones; *
not one of them shall be broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked, *
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
22 The LORD ransoms the life of his servants, *
and none will be punished who trust in him.

Hebrews 7:23-28

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from
continuing in office; but Jesus holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues
forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him,
since he always lives to make intercession for them.

For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled,
separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has
no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the
people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests
those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law,
appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

Mark 10:46-52

Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were
leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.
When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of
David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even
more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.”
And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So
throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do
you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”
Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight
and followed him on the way.


Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise!
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high be near;
Daystar in my heart appear.
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return,
Till thy mercy’s beams I see,
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes and warm my heart.
Visit then this soul of mine!
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief!
Fill me radiancy divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My dear Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace!
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim
And spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of thy Name.
Hear him, ye deaf; ye voiceless ones,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savioru comes;
And leap ye lame for joy!


Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
Tender to me the promise of the word;
In God my Savior shall my heart rejoice.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his Name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
His mercy sure, from age to age the same;
The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion
In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy
Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I
remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in
glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I
beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your
grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you
in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.