September 24 – 16th Sunday After Pentecost (G), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to Thee all the day; for Thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild, and plenteous mercy to all that call upon Thee.  (Psalm) Incline Thine ear to me, O Lord, and hear me; for I am needy and poor.  Glory be to the Father.  Have mercy…

 

Collect

 

May Thy grace, we beseech Thee, O Lord, ever go before us and follow us: and make us continually intent upon good works.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Ephesians 3:13-21

 

Brethren: I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened by His Spirit with might unto the inward man. That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, you may be able to comprehend with all the saints, what is the breadth and length, and height, and depth. To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge; that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us: to Him be glory in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations, world without end. Amen.

 

Gradual

 

The Gentiles shall fear Thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory.  For the Lord, hath built up Sion, and He shall be seen in His majesty.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, because the Lord hath done wonderful things.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Luke 14:1-11

 

At that time, when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees on the sabbath day to eat bread, they watched Him. And behold, there was a certain man before Him that had the dropsy: and Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? But they held their peace: but He taking him, healed him, and sent him away. And answering them, He said: Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not immediately draw him out on the sabbath day?

 

And they could not answer Him to these things. And He spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them: When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honorable than thou be invited by him; and he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this man place: and then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place: that when he who invited thee, cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.

 

Offertory

 

Look down, O Lord, to help me; let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul to take it away; look down, O Lord, to help me.

 

Secret

 

Complete the purifying effect of this Sacrifice, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by mercifully making us worthy partakers thereof.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

O Lord, I will be mindful Thy justice alone: Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth, and unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not.

 

Post Communion

 

In Thy goodness, we beseech Thee, O Lord, purify and renew our minds by these heavenly Sacraments: and as a result, may we also receive help for our bodies, both now and in time to come.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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July 31 – Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Confessor (W)

Introit

 

In the name of Jesus let every knee bow, of things in heaven, on earth and under the earth: and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father. (Psalm) All they that love Thy name shall glory in Thee: for Thou wilt bless the just. Glory be to the Father.  In the name…

 

Collect

 

O God, Who to spread the greater glory of Thy name, didst, by means of blessed Ignatius, strengthen the Church militant with a new army: grant that with his help and through his example we may so fight on earth as to become worthy to be crowned with him in heaven.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – II Timothy 2:8-10;3:10-12

 

Dearly beloved, be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel: wherein I labor even unto bands, as an evildoer: but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.

 

But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

 

Gradual

 

The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus in the house of the Lord.  To show forth Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth in the night.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Luke 10:1-9

 

At that time, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two: and He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place whither He Himself was to come. And He said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He send laborers into His harvest. Go; Behold I send you as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way. Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house: and if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you; and in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; and heal the sick that are therein; and say to them: The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

 

Offertory

 

My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted.

 

Secret

 

O Lord God, may the loving prayers of Saint Ignatius accompany our oblations, so that these most holy mysteries, which Thou hast ordained to be the fount of all holiness, may sanctify us likewise in the truth.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

I am come to send fire upon the earth, and what will I but that it be enkindled?

 

Post Communion

 

O Lord, may the Sacrifice of praise, which we have offered in thanksgiving for Saint Ignatius, bring us through his intercession to praise Thy Majesty for ever.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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July 30 – 8th Sunday After Pentecost (G), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple; according to Thy name, O God, so also is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of justice.  (Psalm) Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of God, in his holy mountain.  Glory be to the Father.  We have received…

 

Collect

 

Graciously grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the spirit to think and do always such things as are rightful: that we, who cannot exist without Thee, may be enabled to live according to Thy will.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Romans 8:12-17

 

Brethren: we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh; for if you live according to the flesh, you shall die; but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live. For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear, but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father).

 

For the Spirit Himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God; and if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ.

 

Gradual

 

Be Thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of refuge, to save me.  In Thee, O God, have I hoped: O Lord, let me never be confounded.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of our God, in His holy mountain.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Luke 16:1-9

 

At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods; and he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship, for now thou canst be steward no longer. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. Therefore calling together every one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?

 

But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, for as much as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

 

Offertory

 

Thou wilt save the humble people, O Lord, and wilt bring down the eyes of the proud; for who is God but Thou, O Lord?

 

Secret

 

Accept, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts of Thine own bounty, which we bring to Thee: that these holy and sacred mysteries may by the working of the power of Thy grace, sanctify us in our conduct of this present life and bring us to everlasting joys.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

Taste and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in Him.

 

Post Communion

 

May this heavenly mystery avail us, O Lord, for the renewal of mind and body: that we may enjoy the fruits of that which we celebrate.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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July 29 – Saint Martha, Virgin (W), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Psalm) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King.  Glory be to the Father.  Thou hast…

 

Collect

 

Hear us, O God, our Savior: and as we rejoice in the feat of blessed Martha, Thy Virgin, so we may learn a filial devotion to Thee.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – II Corinthians 10:17-18;11:1-2

 

Brethren, he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord. For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he whom God commendeth.

 

Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly, but do bear with me: for I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

 

Gradual

 

With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign.  Because of truth, and meekness, and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her companions shall be brought to thee with gladness.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Luke 10:38-42

 

At that time, Jesus entered into a certain town; and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house: and she had a sister called Mary, who sitting also at the Lord’s feet, heard His word. But Martha was busy about much serving: who stood and said, Lord, hast Thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me.

 

And the Lord answering, said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and art troubled about many things: but one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.

 

Offertory

 

The daughters of kings are in thine honor, the queen stood on thy right hand in gilded clothing, surrounded with variety.

 

Secret

 

May this sacrifice of Thy dedicated people be accepted by Thee, O Lord, in honor of Thy Saints: to whose merits we attribute the help afforded us in tribulation.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

The five wise virgins took oil in their vessels with the lamps: and at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the Bridegroom cometh: go ye forth to meet Christ the Lord.

 

Post Communion

 

Thou hast filled Thy household, O Lord, with holy gifts: do Thou cherish us always, through the intercession of her whose festival we are keeping.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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Pray for those on the Santa Fe Pilgrimage, tonight July 28 and tomorrow July 29

Pilgrimage

The Santa Fe Pilgrimage is a 33-mile walk overnight in the heart of Kansas, to the 19-foot tall Padilla Cross. It is taking place tonight through tomorrow.  

Information about the pilgrimage is available HERE.

Please take a few moments out of your day to pray for those who are going to walk the Santa Fe Pilgrimage tonight.  It is a long walk, in often very hot weather (last year it was 105 degrees when we started out), but it is a very wonderful experience for the men who go on it.  The night is filled with prayer and penance, and it is great to be among dozens of men who share your faith, and gift their time and their endurance to Jesus Christ.

I went on the pilgrimage last year, and highly recommend it.  This year I need to stick closer to home, and we have a new daughter, Rachel, at home (she was born late last month).  But I do plan to go on this pilgrimage again in the future!

-AC

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July 28 – Ss Nazarius and Celsus, Martyrs, St. Victor I, Pope, Martyr, St. Innocent I, Pope, Confessor (R), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before Thee, O Lord; render to our neighbors sevenfold in their bosom; revenge the blood of Thy Saints, which hath been shed. (Psalm) O God, the heathens are come into Thine inheritance; they have defiled Thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit. Glory be to the Father. Let the sighing……

 

Collect

 

May the blessed martyrdom of Thy saints Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent be our defense, and may it graciously win for us help in our weakness.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Wisdom 10:17-20

 

God rendered to the just the wages of their labors, and conducted them in a wonderful way; and He was to them for a covert by day, and for the light of stars by night; and He brought them through the Red Sea, and carried them over through a great water. But their enemies He drowned in the sea, and from the depth of hell He brought them out. Therefore the just took the spoils of the wicked. And they sung to Thy holy name, O Lord, and they praised with one accord Thy victorious hand, O Lord, our God.

 

Gradual

 

Glorious is God in His Saints, marvelous in majesty, doing wonders.  Thy right hand, O Lord, is magnified in strength: Thy right hand hath slain the enemy.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  The bodies of the Saints are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Luke 21:9-19

 

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: When you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified: these things must first come to pass, but the end is not yet presently. Then He said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

 

And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pestilences, and famines and terrors from heaven, and there shall be great signs. But before all these things they will lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for My name’s sake. And it shall happen unto you for a testimony. Lay it up therefore into your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.

 

And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren and kinsmen and friends; and some of you they will put to death. And you shall be hated by all men for My name’s sake. But a hair of your head shall not perish. In your patience you shall possess your souls.

 

Offertory

 

God is wonderful in His Saints: the God of Israel is He who will give power and strength to His people: blessed be God, alleluia.

 

Secret

 

Grant, almighty God, that the gifts we bring in honor of Thy saints Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, may when offered placate Thee and when received give us new life.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, God hath tried them: as gold in the furnace He hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust He hath received them.

 

Post Communion

 

Be appeased, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the intercession of Thy saints Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, and grant that the right which we are now completing may bring us eternal salvation.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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July 27 – Commemoration of Saint Pantaleon (R), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised.  (Psalm) Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplication to Thee: deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.  Glory be to the Father.  The just shall…

 

Collect

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God: that through the intercession of blessed Pantaleon, Thy Martyr, we may be delivered from all harm to the body and all uncleanness of mind.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – II Timothy 2:8-10;3:10-12

 

Dearly beloved, be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel: wherein I labor even unto bands, as an evildoer: but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.

 

But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

 

Gradual

 

When the just man shall fall, he shall not be bruised: for the Lord putteth His hand under him.  He showeth mercy and lendeth all the day long: and his seed shall be in blessing.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  He that followeth Me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life eternal.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 10:26-32

 

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

 

Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.

 

Offertory

 

O Lord, Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones: he asked life of Thee, and Thou hast given it to him, alleluia.

 

Secret

 

May our offering be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, and may it benefit us by the prayer of him on whose feast it is offered.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

If any man minister to Me, let him follow Me: and where I am, there also shall My minister be.

 

Post Communion

 

Refreshed by partaking of Thy sacred Gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that through the intercession of blessed Pantaleon, Thy Martyr, we may perceive the fruit of the right which we celebrate.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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