Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria III Post Pentecost

bbb+SHEPHERD++Jesus+-+lost+sheepFeria III Post Pentecost; Comm. Ss Primus & Felician, Martyrs: Missa “Réspice in me

The liturgy celebrates today the mercy of God towards us, poor sinners. (Collect, Postcommunion) Jesus has come not to call the just but sinners, and the Holy Ghost comes to establish the reign of God in our sinful, unclean hearts.

The Sanctifier continues in our hearts the action of Christ, coming to establish the reign of God in sinful souls. He therefore proclaims by the mouth of Peter, the Head of the Church, our weakness before the devil, who, like roaring lion, seeks to devour us (Epistle). The human race has fallen into sin. It is represented by the lost sheep which the divine Shepherd bore on His shoulders, and by the lost drachma struck with the effigy of the King of Heaven and which the Church found again (Gospel).

“Without God, nothing is strong, nothing is holy” (Collect). He alone can give us, in the midst of temptation “an unshakable stability” (Epistle). Therefore on Him we must “throw all our thoughts and cares.” (Epistle, Gradual)

primusandfelicianSs Primus & Felician, Martyrs Primus and his younger brother Felician, the sons of a Roman nobleman, were converts to Christianity who devoted themselves to corporal works of mercy. They frequented the prisons, visiting their fellow Christians imprisoned for their faith by the pagan Roman authorities. Eventually the two brothers were themselves apprehended. After refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods, the two were scourged. As this failed to shake their profession of the faith, they were tortured a second time. Primus was then beheaded, after which his brother was told the falsehood that Primus had apostatized. Recognizing this as a lie, Felician remained steadfast, and suffered martyrdom that same day.

INTROIT Psalm 24:16, 18.

Look toward me, and have pity on me, O Lord, for I am alone and afflicted. Put an end to my affliction and my suffering, and take away all my sins, O my God. Ps 24:1-2 To You, I lift up my soul, O Lord. In You, O my God, I trust; let me not be put to shame. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Look toward me, and have pity on me, O Lord, for I am alone and afflicted. Put an end to my affliction and my suffering, and take away all my sins, O my God.

COLLECT

O God, protector of all who hope in You, without Whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, increase Your mercy toward us, that, with Your guidance and direction we may so pass through the things of this temporal life as not to lose those of life eternal. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

Commemoratio Ss. Primi et Feliciani Martyrum
Grant O Lord, we pray, that we may ever honor the festival of thy holy martyrs, Primus et Felician, and thy truth of the Church of Saints.

Collect of the Souls
From all perils of soul and body defend us, O Lord, we beseech thee, and by the intercession of blessed and gloriosus ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and of blessed N. and all the Saints, graciously grant us safety and peace that all adversities and errors being overcome, thy Church may serve thee in security and freedom. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

LESSON 1 Pet 5:6-11

Lesson from the first letter of St Peter the Apostle: Beloved: Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in the time of visitation; cast all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. Be sober, be watchful! For your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goes about seeking someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same suffering befalls your brethren all over the world. But the God of all grace, Who has called us unto His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself, after we have suffered a little while, perfect, strengthen and establish us. To Him is the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

GRADUAL/ ALLELUIA Ps. 54:23, 17, 19.

Cast your care upon the Lord, and He will support you. V. When I called upon the Lord, He heard my voice from those who war against me. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 7:12. A just judge is God, strong and patient; is He angry every day? Alleluia.

GOSPEL  St. Luke 15:1-10.

At that time, the publicans and sinners were drawing near to Him to listen to Him. And the Pharisees and the Scribes murmured, saying, This man welcomes sinners and eats with them. But He spoke to them this parable, saying, What man of you having a hundred sheep, and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it upon his shoulders rejoicing. And on coming home he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost.’ I say to you that, even so, there will be joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, more then over ninety-nine just who have no need of repentance. Or what woman, having ten drachmas, if she loses one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma that I had lost.’ Even so, I say to you, there will be joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Psalm 9:11-13.

They trust in You who cherish Your name, O Lord, for You forsake not those who seek You. Sing praise to the Lord enthroned in Sion, for He has not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.

SECRET

Look favorably, O Lord, upon the offerings of Your prayerful Church and grant that those who believe may, in continual holiness, partake of the them for their salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God Forever and ever. R. Amen.

Commemoratio Ss. Primi et Feliciani Martyrum
We ask, O LOrd, that the sacrifice to be offered may appease yjee of this feast of glorious martyrdom; may it clease us from our sins, and make the prayers of thy setvants acceptable unto thee.

Of the souls
Hear us, O God, our salvation that through the power of this Sacrament thou mayest defend us from all enemies of soul and body and bestow upon us grace here and glory hereafter. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

PREFACE of the Holy Trinity

It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance. For what we believe by Thy revelation of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation. So that in confessing the true and everlasting Godhead, distinction in persons, unity in essence, and equality in majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim also and Seraphim do praise: who cease not daily to cry out, with one voice saying:

COMMUNION ANTIPHON Luke 15:10.

I say to you: there is joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

POSTCOMMUNION

May the holy things of which we have partaken bring us to life and prepare for Your everlasting mercy those whom You have cleansed from sin. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God , Forever and ever. R. Amen.

Commemoratio Ss. Primi et Feliciani Martyrum
We pray, almighty God, that the feast day of thy holy martyrs, Primus and Felician, which we celebrate with the heavenly mysteries, may obtain for us thy merciful forgiveness.

Of the souls
May the offering of this divine Sacrament cleanse and protect us, O Lord we beseech thee, and by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of blessed N. and all the Saints, may it purify us from all sin, and free us from all adversity. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God , Forever and ever. R. Amen.

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