February 18, 2006
Saturday
vol 17, no. 36

Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

Commemoration of Saint Simeon, Bishop and Martyr

White Vestments

Missa "Salve, sancta parens"

       In this preparatory time of Septuagesima, the Mass of the Blessed Virgin shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She was predestined from all eternity for the role of co-redemptrix (Epistle), for as Eve was the intermediary chosen by the angel of darkness to bring about the fall of Adam, so also Mary the intermediary to whom the angel Gabriel (Tract) delivered the message of salvation from Heaven. She is also blessed since she heard the word of God and obeyed it (Gospel)

        There is a commemoration today of Saint Simeon, bishop and martyr. He was the son of Cleophas, otherwise called Alpheus, who was father also of Saint James the Lesser, the first bishop of Jerusalem, of Saint Jude the Apostle, and of another son named Joseph. Alpheus, according to tradition, was Saint Joseph’s brother; thus Saint Simeon was the nephew of Saint Joseph and the cousin of our Lord Jesus Christ.

       We cannot doubt but that he was an early follower of Christ; tradition assigns the family’s residence to Nazareth. He certainly received the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, with the Blessed Virgin and the Apostles. When the Jews massacred Saint James the Lesser, his brother Simeon reproached them for their atrocious cruelty. After this first bishop of Jerusalem had been put to death in the year 62, that is, twenty-nine years after Our Savior’s Resurrection, the Apostles and disciples met at Jerusalem to appoint a successor, and unanimously chose Saint Simeon, who had probably already assisted his brother in the government of that Church.

       In the year 66 or 67, during which Saints Peter and Paul suffered martyrdom at Rome, civil war broke out in Judea as a result of the hostility of the Jews against the Romans and their seditions. The Christians of Jerusalem were warned by God of the impending destruction of that city. With Saint Simeon at their head, they therefore left it in that year and retired beyond the Jordan to a small city called Pella, before Vespasian, who was Nero’s General, later Roman Emperor, entered Judea. After the taking and burning of Jerusalem they returned there once more, still under the leadership of Saint Simeon, and settled amid its ruins.

       The Jerusalem church flourished again for a few years until razed by Adrian, and multitudes of Jews were converted by the great number of prodigies and miracles wrought in its midst. The emperors Vespasian and Domitian had commanded all to be put to death who were of the race of David; but Saint Simeon escaped their searches. When Trajan renewed the same decree, however, certain heretics and Jews accused the Saint before the Roman governor in Palestine, as being both of the race of David and a Christian.

       The holy bishop was condemned to be crucified. He died in the year 107, after having undergone during several days the usual tortures, though he was one hundred and twenty years old. He suffered these torments with so much patience that he won universal admiration. He had governed the Church of Jerusalem for about forty-three years.


    Mass in some places is celebrated for Saint Bernadette Soubirous, Virgin with the Missa "Vultum tuum"

       Born at Lourdes, France, in 1844, Saint Marie Bernadette Soubirous is honored the world over as the recipient of the Blessed Mother's pronouncement: "I am the Immaculate Conception." This supernatural confirmation of the doctrine proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in 1854 occurred on March 25, 1858. Our Lady appeared to the little peasant girl eighteen times during the early part of that year. These apparitions took place in the grotto at Massabielle, where, at the direction the Blessed Virgin, Bernadette uncovered a miraculous spring, the waters of which have been instrumental in the manifestation of many cures and miracles.

       Bernadette was doubted by all, her family, parish priest, townspeople but she steadfastly persevered and became a nun with the Sisters of Notre Dame. She died at the age of 35 at Nevers, France on April 16, 1879 and proof of authenticity, not just in Church approval of Lourdes, but in the visionary herself was manifested in the fact to this day her body remains incorrupt.

      We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition


Missa "Salve, sancta parens"

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INTROIT:   Sedelius
Salve, sancta parens, enixa puerperal Regem: qui caelum, terramque regit in saecula saeculorum. (Ps. 44: 2 ) Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum : dico ego opera mea Regi. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
RepeatSalve, sancta parens...
Hail, holy Mother, thou who didst bring forth the King who rules heaven and earth for ever and ever. (Ps. 44: 2) My heart hath uttered a good word : I speak my works to the King. v. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
RepeatHail, holy Mother...
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COLLECT


Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Concede nos famulos tuos, quaesumus, Domine Deus, perpetua mentis et Corporis sanitatem gaudere : et, gloriosa beatae Mariae semper Virginis intercessione, a praesenti liberari trisititia, et aeterna perfuri laetitia. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum: Qui vivit et regnat Tecum in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Simeon
Oremus. Deus, qui nos beati Simeoni Martyris tui atque Pontificis annua solemnitate laetificas, concede propitious; ut, cujus natalitia colimus, de ejus dem etiam protectione gaudeamus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. Grant us Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, to enjoy perpetual health of mind and body; and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, to be delivered from present sorrows and to enjoy everlasting gladness. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
World without end.
R.Amen.

Commemoration of St. Simeon
Let us pray. O God, who givest us joy by the annual solemnity of blessed Simeon Thy martyr and bishop, mercifully grant that we may rejoice in his protection whose birthday we celebrate. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
World without end.
R.Amen.


EPISTLE:   Eccles. 24. 14-16


Lectio libri Sapientiae. Ab initio, et ante saecula create sum, et usque ad futurum saeculum non desinam, et in habitatione sancta coram ipso ministravi. Et sic in Sion fermata sum, et in civitate sanctificata similiter requievi, et in Jerusalem potestas mea. Et radicavi in populo honorificato, et parte Dei mei haereditas illius, et in plenitudine sanctorum detention mea.
Deo Gratias.

Lesson from the Book of Wisdom. From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him. And so I was established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem. And I took root in an honorable people, and in the portion of y God his inheritance, ad my abode is in the full assembly of saints.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:  


Benedícta et venerábilis es, Virgo Maria: quæ sine tactu pudóris, invénta es Mater Salvatóris. V. Virgo Dei Génitrix, quem totus non capit orbis, in tua se clausit viscera factus homo. V. Post partum Virgo invioláta permansísti: Dei Génitrix, intercéde pro nobis.

Blessed and venerable art thou, O Virgin Mary, who without spot wast found the Mother of the Saviour. V. O Virgin Mother of God, He, Whom the whole world can not contain, hath shut Himself within thy womb, becoming man. V. After childbirth thou didst still remain an inviolate virgin; Mother of God, intercede for us.

TRACT:  


Gaude, Maria Virgo, cunctas haereses sola intremisti. V. Quae Gabrielis Archangeli dictis credidisti. V. Dum Virgo Deum et hominem genuisti: et post partum Virgo inviolata permansisti. V. Benedícta et venerábilis es, Virgo Maria: quæ sine tactu pudóris, invénta es Mater Salvatóris. V. Virgo Dei Génitrix, quem totus non capit orbis, in tua se clausit viscera factus homo. V. Post partum Virgo invioláta permansísti: Dei Génitrix, intercéde pro nobis.

Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, thou alone hast destroyed all heresies. V. Who didst believe the words of the archangel Gabriel. V. Whilst a virgin thou didst bring forth God and man: and after childbirth thou didst remain a virgin. V. O Mother of God, Intercede for us.

GOSPEL:    Luke 11: 27-28


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo tempore: Loquente Jesu ad turbas, extollens vocem quaedam Mulier de turba, dixit illi: 'Beatus venter qui te portavit, et ubera quae suxisti.' At ille dixit: 'Quinimno beati qui audiunt verbum Dei, et custodiunt ilud.'
Laus tibi Christe.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
R. Glory to Thee, O Lord

At that time, as Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to Him: 'Blessed is the womb that bore Thee and the paps that gave Thee suck. But He said :'Yea, rather, blessed are they who hear the world of God and keep it.'
Praise be to Christ

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OFFERTORY:   


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Felix namque es, sacra Virgo Maria, et omni laude dignissima : quia ex te ortus est sol justitiae, Christus Deus noster.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

For thou art happy, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise : because from thee arose the sun of justice, Christ our God.
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SECRET


Tua, Domine, propitiatione, et beatae Mariae semper Virginis intercessione, ad perpetuam atque praesentem haec oblation nobis proficiat prosperitatem et pacem. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Simeon
Munera tibi, Domine, dicata sanctifica : et, intercedente beato Simeoni Martyre Tuo atque Pontifice, per eadem nos placates intende. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

For thou art happy, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise : because from thee arose the sun of justice, Christ our God. Through Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
World without end.
R.Amen.

Commemoration of St. Simeon
O God, who givest us joy by the annual solemnity of blessed Simeon Thy martyr and bishop, mercifully grant that we may rejoice in his protection whose birthday we celebrate. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.


PREFACE   Preface of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sursum corda.
R.Habemus ad Dominum.
Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.
R. Dignum et justum est.

Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater Omnipotens, aeterne Deus : Et te in Festivitate beatae Mariae semper Virginis collaudare, benedicere et praedicare. Quae et Unigenitum tuum Sancti Spiritus obumbratione concepit : et virginitatis gloria permanente, lumen aeternum mundo effudit, Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem ruam laudant Angeli, adorant Domininationes, tremunt Potestates Caeli, caelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim, socia ex sulatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti jubeas, deprecamur, supplici confessione dicentes:
SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS...

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
R.We have lifted them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is meet and just.

It is truly meet and just, right and availing unto salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty and everlasting God. That on the Festival of the blessed Virgin Mary, we should praise, bless and proclaim Thee. For she conceived Thine only-begotten Son by the over-shadowing of the Holy Ghost; and losing not the glory of her virginity, gave forth to the world the everlasting light, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through whom the angels praise Thy majesty, the Dominions worship it, and the powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly Hosts, and the blessed Seraphim join together in celebrating their joy. With these we pray Thee join our voices also, while we say with lowly praise:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNION:   


Beata viscera Mariae Virginis, quae portaverunt aeterni. Patris Filium.

Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the Eternal Father.

POSTCOMMUNION


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Sumptis, Domine, salutis nostrae subsidies : da, quaesumus, beatae Mariae semper Virginis patrociniis nos ubique protegi; in cujus veneratione haec tuae obtulimus majestate. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Simeon
Oremus. Refecti participatione muneris sacri, quaesumus, Domine Deus noster : ut, cujus exsequimur cultum, intercedente beato Simeoni Martyre tuo atque Pontifice, sentiamus effectum. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Having received, O Lord, these helps to our salvation, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be ever protected by the patronage of blessed Mary ever Virgin, in whose honor we have made these offerings to Thy majesty. Through same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
World without end.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Simeon
Let us pray. Refreshed by the participation in the holy gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord our God, that by the intercession of blessed Simeon Thy martyr and bishop, we may experience the effect of that which we celebrate. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
World without end.
R.Amen.

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