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COLLECT. Devotionem. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of thy peoe ple; that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro'.
LESSON. Ezekiel xviii. 1. 9.-In those days : The word of the Lord caine to me, saying: What is the meaning that you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge? "As I live, saith the Lord God, this parable shall be no more to you a proverb in Israel. Behold all souls are mine: as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, the same shall die. And if a man bę just, and do judgment and justice, and hath not eaten upon the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, and hath not defiled his neighbour's wife, nor come near to a menstruous woman: and hath not wronged any man, but hath restored the pledge to the debtor, lath taken nothing away by violence: hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment: hath not lent upon usury, nor taken any increase: hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, and hath executed true judgment between man and man: hath walked in my commandments and kept my judgments, to do according to the truth: he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord Guil.
GRAD. Ps. xvi.-Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of thy eye: protect me under the shadow of thy wings. v. Let my judginent come forth from thy countenance: let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.
GOSPEL. Matt. xv. 21. 28.--At that time : Jesus went from thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those coasts, crying out, said to him • Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Sou of David: my daughter is grievously troubled by a devil. Who answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Send her away, for she crieth after us: and he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel. But she came and adored him, saying: Lord, help me. Who answering said: It is not good to take the bread of the children, and to cast it to the dogs. But she said: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters. Then Jesus answering, said to her: 0 woman, great is thy faith: be it done to thee as thou wilt: and her daughter was cured from that hour.
OFFERT. Ps. 33.-The angel of the Lord shall encamp around about them that fear him: and shall deliver them; taste and see that the Lord is sweet.
SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, wat the offerings which accompany this wholesome fast, may, through thy mercy, save us. Thro'.
COMM. John vi.--The bread, which I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world.
P. COMM. Tuorum-By the free grant of these thy gifts, O Lord, augment our temporal, and renew our eternal helps. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God..
PRAYER. Da quæsumus.-Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that all christian people may ackuowledge what they profess, and love the heavenly mystery they so often approach. Thro'.
INTROIT. Ps. xxiv. FROM my necessities, deliver me, O Lord: see my 1 abjection and my labour and forgire me, all my sins. Ps. To thee ( Lord have I lifted up my soul : in thee () my God, do I put my trust, let me not be ashamed. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Esto.-Be propitious, O Lord, to thy people, and mercifully strengthen those by thy aid, whom thou fillest with devotion to thee. Thro.
LESSON. Ezekiel xviii. 20. 29.—Thus saith the Lord: The soul that sinneth, the same shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, and the father shall not bear the iniquity of the son: the justice of the just shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked do penance for all his sins, which he hath committed, and keep all my commandments, and do judgment and justice: living he shall live, and shall not die. I will not remember all his iniquities that he hath done: in his justice which he hath wrought, he shall live. Is it my will that a sinner should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should be converted from his ways, and live? But if the just man turn himself away from his justice, and do iniquity according to all the abominations, which the wicked man useth to work, shall he lives All his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: in the prevarication, by which he hath prevaricated, and in his sin, which he hath committed, in them he shall die. And you have said: The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, therefore, O house of Israel: is it my way that is not right, and are not rather your ways perverse ? For when the just turneth himself away from his justice, and committeth iniquity, he shall die therein: iin the injustice that he hath wrought, he shall die. And when the wicked turneth himself away from his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment and justice, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth and turneth away himself from all his iniquities, which he hath wrought, he shall surely live, and not die, saith the Lord Almighiy.
GRADUAL. Ps. lxxxy,--Save thy servant, O
my God, that trusteth in thee. 7. Give car, O LOTC, to my prayer.
• TRACT. Ps. cii.-Deal not, p. 117. GOSPEL. John v. 1. 15. — At that time: There was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, and of withered, waiting for the moving of the water. And the angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water, was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under. And there was a certain man there, that had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity. Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew that he had been now a long time, he saith to him; Wilt thou be made whole? The infirm man an8wered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I am conting, another goeth down before me. Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk, And immediately the man was made whole: and he took up his bed and walked. And it was the Sabbath that day. The Jews therefore said to him that was cured: It is the Sabbath, it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed. He answered them: He that made me whole, he said to me: Take up thy bed, and walk. They asked him therefore: Who is that man that said to thee: Take up thy bed, and walk? But he that was healed, knew not who it was. For Jesus went aside from the multitude standing in the place. Afterwards Jesus findeth him in the temple, and saith to him: Behold thou art made whole: sin no more, lest some worse thing bappen to thee. The man went his way, and told
the Jew's that it was Jesus that had made him włole.
*OFFERT. Ps. cii.--Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee: and thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle's.
- SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, the offerings of our homage, and mercifully sanctify thy own gifts. Thro'.
COMŇ. Ps. vi.-Let all my enemies be ashamed and very much troubled : let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.
· P. COMM. Per hujus.- May the efficacy of this sacrament, O Lord, cleanse us from our sins, and obtain for us the accomplishment of our just desires. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. · PRAYER. Exaudi.-Graciously hear us, 0 merciful God, and manifest the light of thy grace to our souls. Thro'.
INTROIT. Ps. lxxxvii. I ET my prayer come in before thee, incline thy D ear Ó Lord, to my petition. Ps. O Lord the God of my salvation I have cried in the day, and in the night before thee. V. Glory
Immediately after Kyrie eleison, &c. is said: Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
I. COLLECT. Populum tuum.--Mercifully, o Lord, look down on thy people, and in thy cle. mency turn away from them the scourges of thy wrath. Thro'.
I. LESSON. Deut. xxvi. 12.--In those days: Moses spoke to the people, saying: When thou hast inade an end of tithing all thy fruits, in the third year of tithes thou shalt give it to the J evite, and to the stranger, and to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled: and thou shalt speak thus in the sight of the