We have seen the altar boy move the missal from the right side to the left. This signifies that when the Chosen People of the Old Covenant rejected Jesus, the Good News of salvation was then brought to the pagans, the Gentiles. We may also consider that our Lord was shuffled to and fro between Herod and Pilate.*
Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, who wouldst be again sent back by Herod to Pilate, and by that means caused a reconciliation between them; grant me not to fear the designs of my enemies, but to profit in being persecuted by them, and to follow Thy example. Amen.”
(Another missal suggests that we call to mind how our Lord traveled from town to town teaching people how to attain Heaven.)
*In the N.O. the readings are done from only one lectern, so that it is impossible to see the theology conveyed by the shifting of the missal and the movement of the priest to the opposite side.