Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday Within the Octave of the
Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus



INTROIT Ps. 24. 16, 18

Respice in me, et miserere mei, Domine: quoniam unicus, et pauper sum ego: vide humilitatem meam, et laborem meum: et dimitte omnia peccata mea Deus meus. -- Ad te, Domine, lavavi animam meam: Deus meus, in te confido, non erubescam. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Respice in me, et miserere mei . . . Look Thou upon me, O Lord, and have mercy on me: for I am alone and poor. See my abjection and my labor; and forgive me all my sins, O my God. -- (Ps. 24. 1, 2). To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, my God, I put my trust: let me not be ashamed. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Look Thou upon me . . .


COLLECTS.--O God, the Protector of those who put their trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: multiply upon us Thy mercy, that with Thee as our ruler, and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we may not lose those which are eternal. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost . . .
     Commemoration of Feast of the Sacred Heart.--O God, who in the Heart of Thy Son, wounded by our sins, dost mercifully vouchsafe to bestow upon us the boundless treasures of Thy love: grant, we beseech Thee, that we who now render Him the service of our devotion and piety, may also fulfill our duty of worthy satisfaction. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth . . .1


EPISTLE I Peter 5. 6-11
Lesson from the first Epistle of Blessed Peter the Apostle.

[The devil, like a roaring lion, seeks to devour souls. Saint Peter, Head of the Apostles, and of the Church bids us to watch.]

Dearly beloved, Be you humbled under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in the time of visitation; casting all your care upon Him, for He hath care of you. Be sober and watch, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith; knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto the eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will Himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To Him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.


GRADUAL Ps. 54. 23, 17, 19

Jacta cogitatum tuum in Domino: et ipse te enutriet. V.: Dum clamarem ad Dominum, exaudivit vocem meam ab his, qui appropinquant mihi.
   Alleluia, alleluia. V.: Deus judex justus, fortis et patiens, numquid irascitur per singulos dies? Alleluia.
Cast Thy care upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee. V.: When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me.
   Alleluia, alleluia. V.(Ps. 7. 12). God is a just judge, strong and patient: is He angry every day? Alleluia.


GOSPEL Luke 15. 1-10
† Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.

[The human race -- Jews and Gentiles -- fallen into wickedness and sin, is represented by the lost sheep which the divine Shepherd bears on His shoulders, and by the lost drachma which the Church finds again.]

At that time, the publicans and sinners drew near unto Jesus to hear Him: and the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them. And He spoke to them this parable, saying: What man is there of you that hath a hundred sheep, and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which was lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders rejoicing an coming home, call 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 shall be more joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon niney-nine just who need no penance. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat doth not light a candle and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? And when she hath found it, call together her friends and neighbors, saying: Rejoice with me because I have found the groat which I had lost? So I say to you, there shall be joy before the Angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.


OFFERTORY Ps. 9. 11, 12, 13

Sperent in te omnes, qui noverunt nomen tuum, Domine: quoniam non derelinquis quaerentes te: psallite Domino, qui habitat in Sion: quoniam non est oblitus orationem pauperum. Let them trust in Thee who know Thy Name, O Lord: for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee: sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: for He hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.


SECRETS.--Look, O Lord, upon the gifts of Thy suppliant Church: and grant that they may with constant hallowing be received unto the salvation of those who believe. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity . . .
     Commemoration of Feast of the Sacred Heart.--Have regard, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to the inexpressible love of the Heart of Thy beloved Son: so that what we offer may be a gift acceptable to Thee, and an expiation for our offenses. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost . . .


Preface for the Feast of the Sacred Heart

Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: Qui Unigenitum tuum in cruce pendentem lancea militis transfigi voluisti, ut apertum Cor, divinae largitatis sacrarium, torrentes nobis funderet miserationis et eratiae, et quod amore nostry flagrare nunquam destitit, piis esset requies et peonitentibus pateret salutis refugium. Et ideo cum Angelis et Archangelis, cum Thronis et Dominationibus, cumque omni militia caelestis exercitus, hymnum gloriae tuae canimus, sine fine 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 didst will that Thine only-begotten Son, while hanging on the cross, should be pierced by a soldier's spear, that the Heart thus opened, a shrine of divine bounty, should pour out on us streams of mercy and grace, and that what never ceased to burn with love for us, should be a resting-place to the devout, and open as a refuge of salvation to the penitent. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:


COMMUNION Luke 5. 10

Dico vobis: gaudium est Angelus Dei super uno peccatore poenitentiam agente. I say to you: there is joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.


POSTCOMMUNIONS.--May Thy holy Gifts, O Lord, which we have received, give us life: and having purified us, prepare us for Thine everlasting mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth . . .
     Commemoration of Feast of the Sacred Heart.--May Thy holy mysteries, O Lord Jesus, impart to us divine fervor: whereby having tasted the sweetness of Thy most loving Heart, we may learn to despise earthly things, and to love what is heavenly: Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost . . .

1 Indulgence of 5 years. -- Plenary, under the usual conditions, if this prayer is recited daily during a month. -- P.P.O. n. 233.