Readings at Sunday Mass

Corpus Christi- Year B

St Peter’s Church- Wyndham Square Plymouth

Welcome to St Peters Church. This sheet provides you with the hymns and readings specifically set for this service. This is to be used along side the order of mass card.
If you need any assistance before, during or after the service please speak to one of our welcome team. (identifiable by a lanyard)

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we kindly ask you not to sing during the service- our music group will sing the hymns which you are invited to follow from this sheet.

Entrance Hymn

1. Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.


2. King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of Lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.


3. Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.


4. At His feet the six winged seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to His presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!



O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament

have left us a memorial of your Passion,

grant us, we pray,

so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood

that we may always experience in ourselves

the fruits of your redemption.

Who live and reign with God the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God, for ever and ever.


First reading                                                              Exodus 24:3-8
Moses went and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. In answer, all the people said with one voice, ‘We will observe all the commands that the Lord has decreed.’ Moses put all the commands of the Lord into writing, and early next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve standing-stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he directed certain young Israelites to offer holocausts and to immolate bullocks to the Lord as communion sacrifices. Half of the blood Moses took up and put into basins, the other half he cast on the altar. And taking the Book of the Covenant he read it to the listening people, and they said, ‘We will observe all that the Lord has decreed; we will obey.’ Then Moses took the blood and cast it towards the people. This’ he said ‘is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you, containing all these rules.’


Responsorial Psalm   (Cantors Only)   Psalm 115(116):12-13,15-18


The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.

How can I repay the Lord

for his goodness to me?

The cup of salvation I will raise;

I will call on the Lord’s name.R

O precious in the eyes of the Lord

is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;

you have loosened my bonds. R

A thanksgiving sacrifice I make;

I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfil

before all his people.R


Second reading                                                          Hebrews 9:11-15
Now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than the one made by men’s hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God.

He brings a new covenant, as the mediator, only so that the people who were called to an eternal inheritance may actually receive what was promised: his death took place to cancel the sins that infringed the earlier covenant.


1. Let us praise our Sovereign Saviour,
Christ, our shepherd, and our leader,
Till the ending our day.
Though we praise him all we’re able,
All our paise is all too feeble,
he is far beyond all praise.


2. He, before he gave to others,

Gave his little band of brothers
Both his body and his blood-
Not a mere symbolic token,
Blood outpoured and Body broken-
As an everlasting food.


3. What a theme to baffle study-
That mere bread becomes his body,
Wine his blood! The King of kings
Comes down on this altar duly
To repeat the wonder daily,
Quite outside the run of things.


4. Let us praise our Sovereign Saviour,
Christ, our shepherd, and our leader,
Till the ending our day.
Though we praise him all we’re able,
All our paise is all too feeble,
he is far beyond all praise.


Gospel Acclamation                                                              Jn6:51

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven,

says the Lord.

Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.




Gospel                                                                        Mark 14:12-16,22-26

Gospel of Mark Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 - Clipart, Coloring pages, Puzzles,  Children's StoriesOn the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples said to Jesus, ‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the passover?’ So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, and say to the owner of the house which he enters, “The Master says: Where is my dining room in which I can eat the passover with my disciples?” He will show you a large upper room furnished with couches, all prepared. Make the preparations for us there.’ The disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them, and prepared the Passover.

And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it,’ he said ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, ‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.’

After psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.


Offertory Hymn

1. Christians, sing the incarnation
Of th’eternal Son of God,
Who, to save us, took our nature,
Soul and body, flesh and blood;
God, He saw man’s cruel bondage,
Who in death’s dark dungeon lay;
Man, He came to fight man’s battle,
And for man He won the day.
Alleluia, Alleluia
To th’incarnate Son of God,
Who for man as Man hath conquered
In our own true flesh and blood.

2. Through a life of lowly labor
He on earth was pleased to dwell,
All our want and sorrow sharing;
God with us, Emmanuel:
Yet, a dearer, closer union
Jesus in His love would frame;
He, the Passover fulfilling,
Gave Himself as paschal Lamb.
Alleluia, Alleluia
To th’incarnate Son of God,
Who the heav’nly gifts bequeathed us
Of His own true flesh and blood.

3. Forty days of mystic converse
Lived on earth the Risen One,
Speaking of His earthly kingdom,
Ere He sought His heav’nly throne:
Then, His latest words a blessing,
He ascended up on high,
And through rank on rank of angels
Captive led captivity.
Alleluia, Alleluia
To th’incarnate Son of God,
Who the holiest place hath entered
In our flesh and by His blood.

5. Now upon the golden altar,
In the midst before the throne,
Incense of His intercession
He is offering for His own.
And on earth at all His altars
His true presence we adore,
And His sacrifice is pleaded,
Yea, till time shall be no more.
Alleluia, Alleluia
To th’incarnate Son of God,
Who, abiding Priest forever,
Still imparts His flesh and blood.

5. Then, adored in highest Heaven,
We shall see the virgin’s Son,
All creation bowed before Him,
Man upon th’eternal throne:
Where, like sound of many waters
In one ever rising flood,
Myriad voices hymn His triumph,
Victim, Priest, incarnate God.
Worthy He all praise and blessing
Who, by dying, death o’ercame;
Glory be to God forever!
Alleluia to the Lamb!


Prayer over the Offerings

Grant your Church, O Lord, we pray,

the gifts of unity and peace,

whose signs are to be seen in mystery

in the offerings we here present.

Through Christ our Lord.


Communion Antiphon                                                          Jn 6: 57

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood

remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.


Communion Hymn


1. Sweet Sacrament divine,

hid in thine earthly home;

lo! round thy lowly shrine,

with suppliant hearts we come;

Jesus, to thee our voice we raise

In songs of love and heartfelt praise

sweet Sacrament divine.


2. Sweet Sacrament of peace,

dear home of every heart,

where restless yearnings cease,

and sorrows all depart.

there in thine ear, all trustfully,

we tell our tale of misery,

sweet Sacrament of peace.


3. Sweet Sacrament of rest,

ark from the ocean's roar,

within thy shelter blest

soon may we reach the shore;

save us, for still the tempest raves,

save, lest we sink beneath the waves:

sweet Sacrament of rest.


4. Sweet Sacrament divine,

earth's light and jubilee,

in thy far depths doth shine

the Godhead's majesty;

sweet light, so shine on us, we pray

that earthly joys may fade away:

sweet Sacrament divine.





Prayer after Communion

Grant, O Lord, we pray,

that we may delight for all eternity

in that share in your divine life,

which is foreshadowed in the present age

by our reception of your precious Body and Blood.

Who live and reign for ever and ever.


Processional Hymn


Jesus! my Lord, my God, my all!

How can I love Thee as I ought?

And, how revere this wondrous gift,

So far surpassing hope or thought?

Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!

O, make us love Thee more and more!


Had I but Mary's sinless heart

To love Thee with, my dearest King!

O with what bursts of fervent praise

Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing!

Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!

O, make us love Thee more and more!


Sound, sound His praises higher still,

And come, ye angels, to our aid,

'Tis God! 'Tis God! the very God

Whose power both man and angels made!

Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!

O, make us love Thee more and more!


Ring joyously, ye solemn bells!
And wave, O wave, ye censers bright!
'Tis Jesus cometh, Mary's Son
And God of God, and Light of Light!
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
O, make us love Thee more and more!


He comes! He comes! The Lord of Hosts,
Borne on His throne triumphantly!
We see Thee, and we know Thee, Lord;
And yearn to shed our Blood for Thee.
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
O, make us love Thee more and more!


The priest and altar-servers will process the Blessed Sacrament whilst the congregation remain standing- As the Blessed Sacrament passes, it is customary to make a profound bow.


Benediction Hymn


Therefore we, before him bending,
this great Sacrament revere;
types and shadows have their ending,
for the newer rite is here;
faith, our outward sense befriending,
makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give, and blessing
to the Father and the Son,
honor, might and praise addressing,
while eternal ages run;
ever too his love confessing,
who from Both with Both is One.


Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament


Blessed and praised be Jesus Christ

in the Most Holy Sacrament.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna

in excelsis! (X3)


Thank You for joining us for Mass, please remember to collect our weekly bulletin from our welcome team as you leave.

Hospitality will be provided- due to Covid-19 guidelines please follow sit in groups of no more than 6 people or 2 households- Refreshments will be table service only.



Prayer for Growth

God of Mission Who alone brings growth to your Church, Send your Holy Spirit to give Vision to our planning, Wisdom to our actions, And power to our witness. Help our church to grow in numbers, In spiritual commitment to you, And in service to our local community, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.