The responsorial psalm for today’s celebration comes from Psalm 130, a Penitential Psalm, which has hope in divine forgiveness as its main theme.
This psalm is traditionally known as the De profundis (“Out of the depths”) from its opening words in Latin. It is used in liturgical prayers for the faithful departed.
In deep sorrow, the psalmist cries to God, asking for mercy. The psalmist’s trust in God becomes a model for the people.