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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.



COLLECT. Omnipotens.


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.
COLLECT. Omnipotens.

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. BRethren: 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 priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall fave the fick man and the Lord fhall raife him up: and if he be in fins, they fhall 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 disturbed, and my soul is in anguish.

TRACT. P. 30. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in diftrefs; my eye, my foul, and my heart are disturbed with anger and pain. V. For my life is spent in grief, and my years in groans. 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 fervant 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 fhouldft 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 say 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.




EAR, O God, my prayer, and despise not
my petition: look down upon me, and hear


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.

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POSTCOMMUNION. Deus, infirmitatis.

fhew the power of thy help to thy fick fervants: that, being affifted by thy mercy, they may come in health again to thy holy Church. Thro

If the fick perfon be near the point of death.

W E befeech thy mercy, O Almighty God,

that thou wouldst pleafe to ftrengthen with thy grace thy fervant by the efficacy of thefe myfteries: that the Enemy may not prevail against him, or her, at the hour of his, or her death, but that he, or fhe, may pafs to eternal life with thy angels. Thro'.



To be faid at the choice of the Priest after the proper Collect, on days that are not double feafts.

For defiring the Prayers of the Saints.

COLLECT. Concede, quæfumus.


Rant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that the interceffion of holy Mary, the mother of God, and that of all the holy Apoftles, Martyrs, Confeffors, Virgins, and of thy Elect, may every where bring joy to us; that, while we celebrate their virtues, we may find their patronage. Thro the fame.



E appeafed, O Lord, with the offerings we have. made; and, by the interceffion of bleffed Mary

ever a Virgin, and of all thy Saints, defend us from all dangers. Thro'.



E have received, O Lord, thy heavenly myfteries, celebrating the memory of bleffed Mary ever a Virgin, and of all thy Saints: grant, we beseech thee, that what we perform here in time, we may receive the joyful effects of in eternity. Thro'.

For all the States of the Church. COLLECT. Omnipotens. Almighty and everlafting God, by whofe fpirit the whole body of the Church is fanctified and governed hear our humble prayers for all degrees thereof, that by the affiftance of thy grace they may faithfully ferve thee. Thro' our Lord Jefus Chrift, who, in the unity of the fame Holy Ghost, liveth.



RANT thy fervants, O Lord, the pardon of their fins, comfort in life, and thy perpetual protection; that, perfevering in thy fervice, they may always obtain thy mercy. Thro':


we beseech thee, from all

Defin, and from all enemies, thy fervants, who

offer their humble prayers to thee, that, leading a holy life, they may be attacked by no misfortunes. Thro'.

For the King.

COLLECT. Quæfumus.

E befeech thee, O almighty God, that thy fervant our King, who, thro' thy mercy, hath undertaken the government of this realm, may


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