March 14, 2007
Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent
vol 18, no. 73

Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent


Violet or Purple Vestments

Missa "Ego clamávi"

   The Collects today were traditionally celebrated at St. Balbina, with the Station at St. Sixtus The distance from the Church of St. Balbina on the Aventine to that of St. Sixtus on the Via Appia is not great. St. Sixtus (Xystus) was the first Pope martyred in the Catacombs; his name is in the Canon of the Mass. In ancient times the scrutiny of the catechumens who wished to be admitted to holy baptism on Easter Eve began today; the Mass, therefore, has a distinctly catechetical character, especially in the Lessons. The Communion speaks of the ways of life; the way of the cross, of the sepulchre, and of the descent into Limbo, by which Christ passed to the glory of the resurrection.

    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


Missa "Ego autem in Dómino"

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INTROIT:    Psalm 30: 7,8
Ego autem in Dómino sperábo: exsultábo, et lætábor in tua misericórdia: quia respexísti humilitátem meam. (Ps. 30: 2) In te, Dómine, sperávi, non confúndar in ætérnum: in justítia tua líbera me, et éripe me. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Ego autem in Dómino...
But I will hope in the Lord: I will be glad, and rejoice in Thy mercy; for Thou hast regarded my humility. (Ps. 30: 2) In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in Thy justice, and rescue me. 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.
Repeat But I will hope in the Lord...

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COLLECT
Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Præsta nobis quæsumus, Dómine: ut salutáribus jejúniis erudíti, a nóxiis quoque vitiis abstinéntes, propitiatiónem tuam facílius impetrémus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Collect for intercession of the Saints
Oremus. A cunctis nos, quaesumus, Domine, mentis et corporis defende periculis: et intercedente beata et gloriosa semper Virgine Dei Genitrice Maria, cum beato Joseph, beatis Apostolis Tuis Petro et Paulo, atque beato N. (Here mention the titular saint of the church), et omnibus Sanctis, salutem nobis tribue benignus et pacem, ut destructis adversitatibus et erroribus universis, Ecclesia Tua secura Tibi serviat liberare. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Third Collect for the Living and the Dead
Oremus. Omnipotens sempiterna Deus, qui vivorum dominaris simul et mortuorum, omniumque misereris quos tuos fide et opera futuros esse praenoscis : te supplices exoramus ; ut, pro quibus effundere preces decrevimus, quosque vel praesens saeculum adhuc in carne retinet, vel futurum jam exutos corpore suscepit, intercedentibus omnibus Sanctis tuis, pietatis tuae clementia omnium delictorum suorum veniam consequantur. 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, we beseech Thee O Lord, that, being taught by salutary fasts, abstaining also from baneful vices, we may the more easily obtain Thy merciful forgiveness. 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.

Second Collect for the Intercession of Thy Saints
Let us pray. Defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body; that through the intercession of the blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, together with blessed Joseph, Thy blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and blessed N. (Here mention the titular saint of the church), and all the saints, mercifully grant us safety and peace; that all adversities and errors being overcome, Thy Church may serve Thee in security and freedom. 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.

Third Collect for the Living and the Dead
Let us pray. O almighty and eternal God, who hast dominion over both the living and the dead, and hast mercy on all whom Thou forekowest shall be Thine by faith and good works : we humbly beseech Thee that all for whom we have resolved to make supplication whether the present world still holds them in the flesh or the world to come has already received them out of the body, may, through the intercession of all Thy saints, obtain of Thy goodness and clemency pardon for all their sins. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.


EPISTLE:   Exodus 20: 12-24

[God on Mount Sinai commanded men to honor their parents and to love their neighbor.]
Léctio líbri Exodi. Hæc dicit Dóminus Deus: Honóra patrem tuum et matrem tuam, ut sis longævus super terram, quam Dó­minus Deus tuus dabit tibi. Non occídes. Non mœcháberis. Non furtum facies. Non loquéris contra próximum tuum falsum testimónium. Non concupísces domum próximi tui: nec desiderábis uxórem ejus, non servum, non ancíl­lam, non bovem, non ásinum, nec ómnia, quæ illíus sunt. Cunctus autem pópulus vidébat voces, et lámpades, et sónitum búccinæ, montémque fumántem: et pertérriti ac pavóre concússi, stetérunt procul, dicéntes Móysi: Lóquere tu nobis, et audiémus: non loquátur nobis Dóminus, ne forte moriámur. Et ait Móyses ad pópulum: Nolíte timére: ut enim probáret vos, venit Deus; et ut terror illíus esset in vobis, et non peccarétis. Stetítque pópulus de longe, Móyses autem accéssit ad calíginem, in qua erat Deus. Dixit prætérea Dóminus ad Móysen: Hæc dices fíliis Israël: Vos vidístis, quod de cælo locútus sim vobis. Non faciétis deos argénteos, nec deos áureos faciétis vobis. Altáre de terra faciétis mihi, et offerétis super eo holocáusta et pacífica vestra, oves vestras, et boves in omni loco, in quo memória fúerit nómi­nis mei.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Book of Exodus. Thus saith the Lord God, Honor thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest be long-lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house; neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his. And all the people saw the voices, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mount smoking: and being terrified and struck with fear, they stood afar off, saying to Moses, Speak thou to us, and we will hear; let not the Lord speak to us, lest we die. And Moses said to the people, Fear not, for God is come to prove you, and that the dread of Him might be in you, and you should not sin. And the people stood afar off', but Moses went to the dark cloud wherein God was: and the Lord said to Moses, Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven. You shall not make gods of silver, nor shall you make to yourselves gods of gold. You shall make an altar of earth unto Me, and you shall offer upon it your holocausts and peace offerings, your sheep and oxen, in every place where the memory of My name shall be.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL    Psalm 6: 3,4
Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam infírmus sum: sana me, Dómine. V. Conturbáta sunt ómnia ossa mea: et ánima mea turbáta est valde.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord. V. All my bones are troubled: and my soul ìs troubled exceedingly.
TRACT: Psalm 102: 10
Dómine, non secúndum peccáta nostra, qua fécimus nos: neque secúndum iniqui­tátes nostras retríbuas nobis. V. (Ps. 78, 8-9) Dómine, ne memíneris iniquitátum nostrárum antiquárum: cito antícipent nos misericórdiæ tuæ, quia páuperes facti su­mus nimis. V.
(Here all kneel down)
Adjuva nos, Deus salutáris noster: et propter glóriam nóminis tui, Dómíne, líbera nos: et propítius esto peccátis nostris, propter nomen tuum.
O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have com­mitted, nor according to our iniquities. V. (Ps. 78: 8-9) O Lord, remember not our former iniquities: let Thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor. V.
(Here all kneel down)
Help Us, O Lord our Saviour: and for the glory of Thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for Thy name's sake.

GOSPEL:    Matthew 15: 1-20
    [The Gospel tells us that the Pharisees added to the Commandments human traditions, which consisted of wholly exterior formalities and to which they attached more importance fhan they did to the law of Moses. The Church therefore seeks to put us on our guard against the observance of merely exterior practices of worship or fasts, which are not united to acts of charity.]
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore: Accessérunt ad Jesum ab Jerosólymis scriba; et phaisæi, dicéntes: Quare discípuli tuí transgrediúntur tradìtiónem seniórum? Non enim lavant manus suas, cum panem mandúcant. Ipse autem respóndens, ait illis: "Quare et vos transgredíminl mandátum Dei propter traditiónem vestram? Nam Deus dixit: Honóra patrem, et matrem. Et: Qui maledíxerit. patri, vel matrí, morte moriátur. Vos autem dicitìs: Quicúmque díxerit patri, vel matrì: munus quodcúmque est ex me, tibi próderit: et non honorificábit patrem suum, aut matrem suam: et írritum fecístis mandátum Deì propter traditiónem vestram. Hypócritæ, bene pro­phetávit de vobis Isaias, díceps: Pópulus hic lábiis me honórat: cor autem eórum longe est a me. Sine causa autem colunt me, docéntes doc­trínas et mandáta hóminum. Et convocátis ad se turbis, dìxit eis: Audíte, et intellígite. Non quod intrat in os, coíni, quinat hóminem: sed quod procédit ex ore, hoc coínquinat hóminem." Tunc accedéntes discípuli ejus, dixérunt el: Scis quia pharisæi, audíto verbo hoc, scandalizáti sunt? At ille respóndens, ait: "Omnis plantátio, quam non plantávit Pater meus cæléstis eradicábitur. Sínite illos: cæci sunt, et duces cæcórum. Cæcus autem si cæco ducátum præstet, ambo in fóveam cadunt." Respóndens autem Petrus, dixìt ei: Edíssere nobis parábolam istam. At ille dixit: "Adhuc et vos sine intelléctu estis? Non intellígitis, quia omne, quod in os intrat, in ventrem vadit, et in secéssum emíttitur? Quæ autem procédunt de ore, de corde éxeunt, et ea coínquinant hóminem: de corde ením éxeunt cogitatiónes malæ, homicídia, adultéria, fornicatiónes, furta, falsa testimónia, blasphémiæ. Hæc sunt, quæ coinquinant hóminem. Non lotis autem mánibus manducáre, non coínquínat hóminem."
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, the scribes and pharisees came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But He answering, said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition? For God said, Honor thy father and mother; and he that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death. But you say, Whosoever shall say to father or mother, The gift whatsoever proceedeth from me, shall profit thee; and he shall not honor his father or his mother: and you have made void the commandment of God for your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well hath Isaias prophesied of you, saying, This people honoreth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; and in vain do they worship Me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men." And having called together the multitudes unto Him, He said to them, "Hear ye and understand: not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man, but what cometh out of the mouth, this defìleth a man." Then came His disciples and said to Him, Dost Thou know that the pharisees, when they heard this word were scandalized? But He answering, said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. Let them alone, they are blind and leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit." And expound to us this parable. But He said, "Are you also yet without understanding? do you not understand, that whatsoever entereth into the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast into the privy? but the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and those things defile a man: for from the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. These are the things that defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands doth not defile a man."
Praise be to Christ

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OFFERTORY:    Psalm 108: 21
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Orémus. Dómíne, fac mecum misericórdiam tuam, propter nomen tuum; quia suávis est misericórdia tua.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. O Lord, be merciful to me for Thy name's sake, because Thy mercy is sweet.
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The Second and Third Secrets are the same for each Mass until Passion Sunday

SECRET
Suscípe, quæsumus, Dómine, preces pópuli tui cum oblatiónibus hostiárum: et tua mystéria celebrántes, ab ómnibus nos defénde perículis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filius tuus Dominus noster, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Secret to implore the Intercession of the Saints
Exaudi nos, Deus salutaris noster : ut per hujus sacramenti virtutem, a cunctis nos mentis et corporis hostibus tuearis; gratiam tribunes in praesenti, et gloriam in futuro. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Third Secret for the Living and the Dead
Deus, Cui soli cogniuts est numerus electorum in superna felicitate locandus: tribue quaesumus; ut, intercedentibus omnibus Sanctis Tuis, universorum, quos in oratione commendatos suscepimus , et omnium fidelium nomina, beatae praedestinationis liber adscripta retineat. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Receive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayers of Thy people, with offerings of sacrifices, and defend from all dangers them that celebrate Thy mysteries. Through our 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.

Second Secret to implore the Intercession of the Saints
Graciously hear us, O God our Savior, and by the virtue of this sacrament protect us from all enemies of soul and body, bestowing on us both grace in this life and glory hereafter. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
world without end.
R. Amen.

Third Secret for the Living and the Dead
O God, Who alone knowest the number of the elect to be admitted to the happiness of Heaven, grant, we beseech Thee, tht through the intercession of all Thy saints, the names of all who have been recommended to our prayers and of all the faithful, may be inscribed in the book of blessed predestination. Protect us, O Lord, who assist at Thy mysteries; that, fixed upon things divine we may serve Thee in both body and mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
world without end.
R. Amen.


PREFACE   FOR LENT
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. Qui corporali jejunio vitia comprimis, mentem elevas, virtutem largiris et praemia : per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Coeli, caelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim, socia exsultatione 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 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 by this bodily fast, dost curb our vices, dost lift up our minds and bestow on us strength and rewards; through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNION:   Psalm 15: 10
Notas mihi fecísti vias vitæ: adimplébis me lætítia cum vultu tuo, Dómine.
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life: Thou shalt fill me with joy with Thy coun­tenance, O Lord.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Sanctíficet nos, Dómine, qua pasti sumus, mensa cæléstis: et a cunctis erróribus expiátos, supérnis promissiónibus reddat accéptos. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Qui vivis et regnas in cum Deo Patri in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, unum Deum.
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Postcommunion to implore the Intercession of the Saints
Oremus. Mundet et muniat nos, quaesumus, Domine, divini Sacramenti munus oblatum : et, intercedente beata Virgine Dei. Genitrice Maria, cum beato Joseph, beatis Apostolis tuis Petro et Paulo, atque beato N. (here mention the titular saint of the church), et omnibus Sanctis; a cunctis nos reddat et perversitatibus expiatos, et adversitatibus expeditos. Per eumdum Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Third Postcommunion for the Living and the Dead
Oremus. Purificent nos, quaesumus, Omnipotens et misericors Deus, sacramenta quae sumpsimus : et, intercedentibus omnibus Sanctis tuis, praesta; ut hoc tuum sacramentum non sit nois reatus ad poenam, sed intercession salutaris ad veniam : sit ablution scelerum, sit fortitude fragilium sit contra omnia mundi pericula firmamentum ; sit vivorum atque mortuorum fidelium remissio omnium delictorum. 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.
May the heavenly banquet, with which we have been regaled, sanctify us, O Lord, and render us, forgiven all our errors, fit subjects for the promises of Heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
world without end.
R. Amen.

Second Postcommunion to implore the Intercession of the Saints
Let us pray. May the oblation of this divine sacrament cleanse and defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and, through the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, Thy blessed apostles Peter and Paul, blessed N. (here mention the titular saint of the church), and all the saints, purify us from all our sins and deliver us from all adversity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
world without end.
R. Amen.

Third Postcommunion for the Living and the Dead
Let us pray. May the sacraments which we have received purify us, we beseech Thee, O almighty and merciful Lord; and through the intercession of all Thy saints, grant that this Thy sacrament may not be unto us a condemnation, but a salutary intercession for pardon; may it be the washing away of sin, the strength of the weak, a protection against all dangers of the world, and a remission of all the sins of the faithful, whether living or dead. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
world without end.
R. Amen.

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