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GOSPEL, Matt. v. as in p. 487.
SECRET.Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of blessed Gregory, that this sacrifice may be beneficial to us, by the offering of which thou hast been pleased to cancel the sins of the world. Thro'.
COMM.- This is the prudent and faithful servant, whom the Lord placed over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season.
P. COMM. Deus, qui.-0 God, who didst equal blessed Gregory, thy Bishop, to the rest of thy saints in merit: mercifully grant, that as we celebrate his memory, we may also follow his example. Thro'.
XVII. St. PATRICK, ap. and patron of Ireland. All as in Mass X.*
* p. 482, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who wast pleased to send blessed Patrick thy Bishop and Confessor, to preach thy glory to the Gentiles : grant, that by his' merits and intercession we may, through thy grace, be enabled to keep thy commandments. Thro'.
XIX. St. JOSEPH, e. INTROIT, Justus ut palma, Mass XIV. p. 489.
COLLECT. Sanctissime.Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may be assisted by the merits of the spouse of thy most Holy Virgin Mother, and that what we cannot obtain through our own weakness, may be granted us by his prayers. Who. Lesson, Éccles. xlv. p. 491. Grad. Ps. XX. p. 492, and
Tract, Ps. cxi. p. 465. GOSPEL. Matt. i. 18. 21.-When Mary, the mother of Jesus was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying : Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. For he shall save his people from their sins.
OFFERT.-My truth and my mercy are with him: and in my name shall his power be exalted.
SECRET.-We pay thee, O Lord, our bounden homage, humbly beseeching thee, to preserve in us thy gifts, by the prayers of blessed Joseph, the husband of the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, on whose festival we offer thee this sacrifice of praise. Thro'.
COMM.-Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
P. COMM. - Adesto.--Hear us, O merciful God, and vouchsafe, by the intercession of blessed Joseph, thy confessor, to preserve in us, what thou hast bestowed on us. Thro'.
XX. St. CUTHBERT, bp. of Lindisfarne, c.
All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who didst render the saints glorious by the inestimable gifts of thy grace, grant, by the prayers of blessed Cuthbert, thy confessor and bishop, that we may worthily arrive at the summit of virtue. Thro'.
SECRET.-Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, the sacrifice of the redemption of mankind, and by the prayers of blessed Cuthbert, thy confessor and bishop, may it procure for us health of body and soul. Thro'
P."COMM. Sancta. - May the holy mysteries we have received, O Lord, protect us by their efficacy,. and through the intercession of blessed Cuthbert, thy confessor and bishop the lustre of whose life shined so gioriously, preserve us in peace and holiness. Thro'.
XXV.Annunciation of the B.V.M. INTROIT, Vultum tuum, Mass XX. p. 495.
For the Collect, Secret, and P. Comm. see the II. Collect, &c, on the first Sunday of Advent pages 50 and 52. LESSON. See II. Lesson, Is. vii. 10. 16. p. 59.
GRAD.-Grace is spread on thy lips : therefore hath the Lord blessed thee for ever. V. For thy truth, meekness and righteousness, shall thy right hand lead thee on wonderfully.
TRACT, Ps. xliv.-Audi filia, p. 498.
After Easter, instead of the foregoing Grad, and TRACT, is said Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ave Maria, gratia plena : Dominus tecum : benedicta tu in muleribus. Alleluia. V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the, Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. Alleluia. V. A Sucker of Jesse hath budded : Virgin hath brought forth him who is God and man: God hath restored peace, by reconciling in his person, the highest things with the lowest. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke i. 26. 38.--At that time : The angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And
the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering; said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. And behold: thy cousin Elizabeth she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handinaidi of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word.
OFFERT. Luke i.-Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
COMM. Isaiah. vii.-Behold a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
St. FRANCIS of PAULA, t. All as in Mass XIV. p. 489, except COLLECT. Deus, humilium. O God, who exaltest the humble, and didst raise blessed Francis to the glory of thy saints: grant, we beseech thee; through his intercession, that by following his ex ample; we may happily obtain the rewards thou hast pronvised to the humble. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Phil. ü. as on January 15, p. 536.
SECRET.-May the offerings, O Lord, of thy devout people, which we lay upon thy altars, by the merits of blessed Francis, be advantageous to us and pleasing to thee. Thro'.
P. COMM. Sumpta. May the heavenly sacra. ments, O Lord, which we have received, through the prayers of blessed Francis, secure for us all necessary help, as well for this life as for that which is to come. Thro'.
III. St. RICHARD, bp. of Chichester, c.
All as in Mass X. p. 482, except COLLECT. Deus qui.- God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the merits and resplendent miracles of blessed Richard, thy confessor and bishop, grant that we thy servants may, through his intercession, obtain eternal glory, Thro'.
SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that the gifts we have offered in the sight of thy divine Majesty, may, by the prayers of blessed Richard, thy confessor and bishop, obtain for us the grace of living holily and obtaining eternal glory. Thro'.
P. COMM. Hæc sacro sancta.-May these holy mysteries, O Lord, of which blessed Richard, thy confessor and bishop is the dispenser, confer on us their salutary effects. Thro'.
V. St. VINCENT FERRERIUS, C.
All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except
O God, who wast pleased to enlighten thy Church by the virtues and preaching of blessed Vincent, thy confessor: grant, that we thy servants may be instructed by his example, and by his prayers, delivered from all evil. Thro'.