So he got up and went back to his father.
While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him,
and was filled with compassion.
He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.
His son said to him,
‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;
I no longer deserve to be called your son.’
But his father ordered his servants,
‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him;
put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Take the fattened calf and slaughter it.
Then let us celebrate with a feast,
because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again;
he was lost, and has been found.’
- Luke 15:1-32
Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you; hear the prayers of your servant.
Entrance: Because He Lives (Amen)
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 51 I Will Rise and Go to My Father
Offertory: Good, Good Father
I say to you, there will be joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.