INTROIT ¤ Ps. 85. 3, 5
|Miserere mihi, Domine, quoniam ad te clamavi tota die: quia tu, Domine, suavis ac mitis es, et copiosus in misericordia omnibus invocantibus te. -- Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam mihi, et exaudi me: quoniam inops, et pauper sum ego. V.: Gloria Patri . . . Miserere mihi . . .||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 in mercy to all that call upon Thee. -- (Ps. 85. 1). Bow down Thine ear to me, O Lord, and hear me; for I am needy and poor. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried . . .|
COLLECT.--May Thy grace, we beseech Thee, O Lord, ever go before us and follow us: and make us continually to be intent upon good works. Through our Lord . . .
EPISTLE ¤ Ephesians 3. 13-21
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians.
[That Christ our Lord may dwell by faith in our hearts; that to Him be glory and to the Father and the Holy Ghost, in the Church unto all generations, is the theme of the Epistle.]
Brethren, I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which are 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 with the Holy 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 fulness 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 ¤ Ps. 101. 16, 17
|Timebunt gentes nomen tuum, Domine, et omnes reges terrae gloriam tuam. V.: Quoniam aedificavit Dominus Sion, et videbitur in majestate sua.
Alleluia, alleluia. V.: Cantate Domino canticum novum: quia mirabilia fecit Dominus. Alleluia.
|The Gentiles shall fear Thy Name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory. V.: For the Lord hath built up Sion, and He shall be seen in His majesty.
Alleluia, alleluia. V.(Ps. 97. 1). Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, because the Lord hath done wonderful things. Alleluia.
GOSPEL ¤ Luke 14. 1-11
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.
[Jesus heals a man with the dropsy. Short parable showing that God exalts whosoever humbles himself.]
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 whall 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 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 humbled himself shall be exalted.
OFFERTORY ¤ Ps. 39. 14, 15
|Domine, in auxilium meum respice: confundantur et revereantur, qui quaerunt animam meam, ut auferant eam: Domine, in auxilium meum respice.||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.--Cleanse, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the virtue of the present Sacrifice, and, in Thy mercy, provide that we may be worthy to be partakers therein. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity . . .
Preface of the Most Holy Trinity
|Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus. Qui cum unigenito Filio tuo, et Spiritu Sancto, unus es Deus, unus es Dominus: non in unius singularitate personae, sed in unius Trinitate substantiae. Quod enim de tua gloria, revelante te, credimus, hoc de Filio tuo, hoc de Spiritu Sancto, sine differentia discretionis sentimus. Ut in confessione verae, sempiternaeque Deitatis, et in personis proprietas, et in essentia unitas, et in majestate adoretur aequalitas. Quam laudant Angeli atque Archangeli, Cherubim quoque ac Seraphim: qui non cessant clamare quotidie, una voce dicentes:||It is 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 ¤ Ps. 70. 16, 17, 18
|Domine, memorabor justitiae tuae solius: Deus, docuisti me a juventute mea: et usque in senectam et senium, Deus, ne derelinquas me.||O Lord, I will be mindful of Thy justice alone: Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth, and unto old age and gray hairs, O God, forsake me not.|
POSTCOMMUNION.--In Thy goodness, we beseech Thee, O Lord, purify and renew our sins by these heavenly Sacraments: that by means of them, we may also receive help for our bodies, both now and in the time to come. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost . . .