St. Paschal Baylon–Patron of Cooks & Kitchens

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San Pascual Baylon (1540-1592)

Invitation to Worship

Come, let us sing to Adonai, let us praise the God of all Creation!

We make the Sign of the Cross over our  lips as we begin.

O Holy ONE + open my lips,

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Awake my soul and sing;

~ With God’s praise I will  wake the dawn.



All may sing or alternate the verses of any Morning Hymn .

This is the feast day of the Lord’s true witness,
Whom through the ages all have held in honor;
Now we praise Paschal and his deeds of mercy
With exultation.


So now in chorus, giving God the glory,
We sing God’s praises and Christ’s mighty triumph,
That in such glory we may all be sharers
Here and hereafter.


Praise to the Abba and the Word most holy,
Praise to the Spirit, with them coeternal,
Who give examples in the lives of all saints,
That we may follow.

 Text & Tune: Iste Confessor, 8th century





O Jesus, Gentle Shepherd, and Living Bread,

feed us, guide us to the land of everlasting life.

O Love you are my Shepherd,

there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures where you give me repose.


You have prepared me a banquet

in the face of all that I fear,

my head you have anointed with precious oil and my cup is overflowing.


Surely goodness and kindness

shall follow me all my days,

in the Heart of your Love shall I dwell, forever and ever.

READING     2 Corinthians 9:6-10

Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each must share as called and gifted, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “The just scatter abroad, and give to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.


Silent Prayer



R. The eyes of all creatures look to you, *and you give them their food in due season.  V. You open wide your hand and satisfy the hungers of all living things *and you give them their food in due season.  V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

Canticle of Zachary–  Luke 1:68-79


If any of you would be first,

you must be last of all and servant of all.

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

If any of you would be first,

you must be last of all and servant of all.

Intercessory Prayer

Show us your mercy, Adonai,

~And grant us your salvation.


Clothe your ministers with justice,

~Let your people sing for joy. 


Keep this and all nations under your care,

 ~Guide all peoples in justice and truth.


Let your ways be known upon earth,

~Your saving help among all the nations.


Let not the needy be forgotten

~Nor the hope of the poor be denied.


Create in us clean hearts, O God;

~ And fill us with your Holy Spirit. 


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Great Fire of Charity, kindle in us a generous love and a heartfelt compassion for all those we meet this day.  As we celebrate the feast of San Pascual who gave the best from his kitchen to the poor who came to his door, empower us to follow the Gospel’s command that we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty and care for all in need.   We ask this in the name of Jesus.  Amen.



May the God of love fill us with all joy and peace, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may abound in hope.   ~Amen.

Let us bless Adonai.

~Thanks be to God.