Comfortable Words from the Ordinariate Mass
The Deacon or Priest may say:
Hear what comfortable words our Savior Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him.
Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matthew 11:28
God so loved the world, that he gave his Only Begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Hear also what Saint Paul saith: This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15
Hear also what Saint John saith: If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins (and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world). 1 John 2:12
The Comfortable Words are read during some of the Masses celebrated in the Anglican Catholic form. When they are read, it is after the Penitential Rite and before the Announcements and Offertory. They are a reminder of God’s goodness and great love for us. May we never forget how much God loves and cards for us. May we love Him deeply in return.
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