PROPER OF THE MASS (may20sat.htm)


May 12, 2007
Saturday
vol 18, no. 132

Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
White Vestments

Missa "Salve, sancta parens"

    Commemoration of the holy martyrs Saints Nereus, Achilleus and Domitilla

       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)

  Today there is a commemoration of the holy martyrs Sts. Nereus and Achilleus who were servants of St. Flavia Domitilla. She was the wife of the consul Flavius Clemens. cousin of the Emperor Domitian. She died in exile on the island of Pandataria. Her granddaughter, likewise Domitilla, also died in exile on the island of Pontia. The virgin whose feast is celebrated to-day is the second Domitilla. The fourteen-year-old Pancras suffered martyrdom probably in the reign of Diocletian, and was buried by the matron Ottavilla on a property belonging to her on the Via Aurelia, where the basilica dedicated to him still stands. There the station is celebrated on Low Sunday, when the neophytes, newly born in the Spirit, used to put off their white baptismal garments. In the Middle Ages it was the custom that the most solemn oaths should be taken at the tomb of the martyr Pancras, as though the simple innocence of a childhood consecrated by the blood of martyrdom would ensure a safer guarantee of their genuineness. The Romans venerated him with great fervor.

      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.

Collect for Sts. Nereus and Companion Martyrs
Semper nos, Dómine, Mártyrum tuórum Nérei, Achíllei, Domítíllæ atque Pancrátii fóveat, quæsumus, beáta solémnitas: et tuo dignos reddat obséquio. Per Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, 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
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Collect for Sts. Nereus and Companion Martyrs
Let the blessed solemnity of Thy martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras, ever comfort us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and render us worthy of Thy service. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
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.

ALLELUIA:   Numbers 17: 8
Allelúja, allelúja. Virga Jesse floruit: Virgo Deum et hominem genuit: pacem Deus reddidit, in se reconcilians ima summis. Allelúja. V. (Luke 1: 28) Ave Maria, gratia plena: Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus. Allelúja.
Alleluia. The rod of Jesse hath blossomed: a Virgin hath brought forth Him Who is God and man: God hath restored peace, reconciling in Himself the lowest with the highest. Alleluia. V. (Luke 1: 28) Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:    John 19: 25-27


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

In illo tempore: Stabant juxta crucem Jesu mater ejuis, et soror matris ejus Maria Cleophae, et Maria Magdalene. Cum vidisset ergo Jesus matrem, et discipulum stantem, quem diligebat, dicit matri suae: "Mulier, ecce filius tuus." Deinde dicit discipulo: "Ecce mater tua." Et ex illa hora acceptit eam discipulis in sua.
Laus tibi Christe.

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

At that time, there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother and His mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen His mother and the disciple standing whom He loved, He saith to His Mother:"Woman, behold thy son." After that He saith to the disciple: "Behold thy mother." And from that hour the disciple took her to his own.
Praise be to Christ


OFFERTORY:   


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Beata es, Virgo Maria, quae omnium portasti Creatorem: genuisti qui te fecit, et in aeternum permanes Virgo, alleluia.

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

Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things; Thou broughtest forth Him Who made thee, yhet for ever remainest a virgin, alleluia.
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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.

Secret for Sts. Nereus and Companion Martyrs
Sanctórum Mártyrum tuórum, quæsumus Dómine, Nérei, Achillei, Domitíllæ atque Pancrátii sit tibi grata conféssio: quæ et múnera nostra comméndet, et tuam nobis indulgéntiam semper implóret. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Through Thy mercy, O Lord, and by the intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, may this oblation give us prosperity and peace both now and forever. Through Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Secret for Sts. Nereus and Companion Martyrs
Let the confession of Thy holy martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras, be pleasing unto Thee, we beseech, O Lord, both to commend our offerings and ever to implore Thy pardon for us. 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.

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.

Postcommunion Prayer for Sts. Nereus and Companion Martyrs
Quæsumus, Dómine: ut beatórum Mártyrum tuórum Nérei, Achillei, Domitíllæ atque Pancrátii deprecatiónibus, sacraménta sancta quæ súmpsimus, ad tuæ nobis profíciant placatiónis augméntum.
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
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.

Postcommunion Prayer for Sts. Nereus and Companion Martyrs
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that by the supplications of Thy blessed martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras, the holy sacraments which we have received may profit us for the increase of Thy favor. 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.
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