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A VOTIVE MASS of the B. V. MARY. From CANDLEMAS to EASTER.
"Ail, Holy Mother, Alve, Sancta Parens, who didit bring enixa puerpera reforth the king, who reigns gem, qui cœlum, terover heaven and earth for ramque regit in fæcula evermore. P. My heart fæculorum. Pf. Eruchath uttered good ti- tavit cor meum verbum dings: I refer my works bonum: dico ego opera to the king. V. Glory. mea regi. V. Gloria. Concede nos.
thy fervants may enjoy a conftant health of body and mind, and, by the glorious interceffion of blefled Mary ever a Virgin, be delivered from all temporal afflictions, and come to thofe joys, that are eternal. Thro'.
LESSON. Ecclef. xxiv.
ROM the beginning, and before all ages was I created; and I fhall not cease to be in the world to come: and I miniftred before him in his holy abode. And thus was I established in Sion, and took up my reft in the holy city, and my empire is in Jerufalem. I took root amidit an honourable people. it's inheritance is in the lot of my God, and my abode is in the midft of the faints.
GRADUA L. Thou art bleffed, and worthy of our refpects, O Mary, the Virgin, who, without prejudice to thy Virginity, didft become the Mother of the Saviour. V. Virginmother of God, he, be
Benedicta, & venerabilis es, Virgo Maria, quæ, fine tactu pudoris, inventa es Mater Salvatoris. V. Virgo Dei Genetrix, quem totus noncapit orbis, in tua fe claufit vifcera, factus
come man, was fhut up homo.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, thou alone haft deftroyed all herefies. V. Who didft believe the words of Gabriel the Archangel. V. Whilft a Virgin thou didst bring forth him that was God and man; and after child-birth didft remain a pure virgin. V. O mother of God intercede
Gaude, Maria Virgo, cunctas hærefes fola interemifti. V. Quæ Gabrielis Archangeli dictis tredidifti. V. Dum virgo Deum & hominem genuifti; & poft partum virgo inviolata permanfifti. V. Dei genetrix, intercede pro nobis.
GOSPEL. Luke, xi. 27, 28.
AT that time: While Jefus fpoke to the multitude:
A certain woman from the croud, raising her voice, faid to him: Bleffed is the womb that bore thee, and the breasts that gave thee fuck. But he faid: Yea rather, bleffed are they, who hear the word of God, and keep it.
OFFERTORY. Thou art truly happy, O facred Virgin Mary, and moft worthy of all praise for out of thee arofe the fun of righteousness, Christ our God.
Felix namque es facra Virgo Maria, & omni laude digniffima: quia exte ortus eft fol juftitiæ, Chriftus Deus nofter.
AY, O Lord, by thy own mercy, and the interceffion of bleffed Mary, ever a Virgin, this oblation procure us peace and happiness both in this life, and in that which is to come. Thro'
COMMUNION. Bleffed is the womb of Mary the Virgin, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.
Beata vifcera Maria Virginis, quæ portaverunt æterni Patris Filium.
Aving received, O Lord, what is to advance our falvation; grant we may always be protected by the patronage of bleffed Mary, ever a Virgin, in whofe honour we have offered this facrifice to thy majefty. Thro'.
For the SICK.
EAR, O God, my prayer, and defpife not my petition: look down upon me, and hear me. Ps. I am become forrowful in my exercife: I have been frightened with the voice of my enemy, and at the distress the finner hath brought upon me. V. Glory.
God, the eternal
falvation of them that believe in thee; hear us in behalf of thy fervants, who are fick, for whom we humbly crave the help of thy mercy, that, their health being restored to them, they may render thanks to thee in thy Church. Thro'.
If the fick perfon be near the point of death.
Almighty and merciful God, who haft prepa
the rewards of eternal life: look down, in thy mercy, on thy fervant now labouring under the extremity of ficknefs, and be thou the comfort of his, or, her
foul, which thou haft created: that, at the hour of death, it may be prefented to thee, by the hands of the angels, without fpot. Thro'.
EPISTLE. James v. 13, 16. Rethren: Is any of you fad? Let him pray. Is he chearful in mind? Let him fing pfalms. Is any one fick among you? Let him bring in the priefts of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith fhall fave the fick man: and the Lord fhall raife him up: and if he be in fins, they shall be forgiven him. Confefs therefore your fins one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be faved.
GRADUAL. P. 6. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak heal me, O Lord. V. All my bones are difturbed, and my foul is in anguish.
TRACT. Pf. 30. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in diftrefs; my eye, my foul, and my heart my are disturbed with anger and pain. V. For
is fpent in grief, and my years in groans.fe
V. My ftrength is weakened in my poverty, and my bones are dried.
GOSPEL. Matt. viii. 5.
AT that time: When Jefus had entered into Capharnaum, there came to him a Centurion, befeeching him, and faying: Lord, my servant lieth at home fick of a palfy, and is grievously tormented. And Jefus faith to him: I will come and heal him. And the Centurion making answer, faid: Lord, I am not worthy thou fhouldst enter under my roof: but only fay the word, and my fervant fhall be healed. For I myself am a man under authority: but having foldiers under me; I fay to this man: Go, and he goeth: and to another: Come, and he cometh and to my fervant: Do this, and
he doth it. And when Jefus had heard this, he marvelled; and faid to them that followed him: Amen I fay to you: I have not found fo great faith in Ifrael. And I fay to you, that many thall come from the eaft and the weft, and fhall fit down with Abraham, Ifaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall be caft out into outer darknefs; there fhall be weeping, and gnathing of teeth. And Jefus faid to the Centurion: Go, and as thou haft believed, so be it unto thee. And the fervant was healed at that very hour.
OFFERTORY. P. liv.
EAR, O God, my prayer, and despise not
the moments of our life are numbered, receive the prayers and facrifices of thy fervants, for whom, in their ficknefs, we implore thy mercy; that we may rejoice in the health of thofe, whom we now apprehend in danger. Thro'.
If the fick perfon be near the point of death.
Eceive, O Lord, the facrifice we offer for thy fervant, who is near the end of his, life; and grant, that by it all his, or her, fins may be cleansed away, that he, or fhe, who is chaftifed by thy appointment in this life, may obtain eternal reft in that to come. Thro'.
COMMUNION. P. 30. Enlighten thy countenance on thy fervant, and by thy mercy fave me Lord let me not be put to fhame, fince I have called on thy name.