July 9, 2008
Wednesday
vol 19, no. 191

Mass of Previous Sunday



Green Vestments

Missa "Suscépimus, Deus"

    The theme of the Eighth Sunday is to account for your stewardship before God and then man. In the Epistle we are reminded of our divine filiation, and Our Lord tells us in a parable in today's Gospel of the duties thereby entailed. We are the children of God, since we may say in all truth: Our Father (Epistle). God has given us life, "wherefore we must life according to His will" (Collect).

    Just as this rich landowner who, before giving his son his share of the heritage, wishes to test his administrative capability, by entrusting to him things of little value, God, before making us His heirs in Heaven, has wished to test our fidelity by giving us the management on earth of both temporal and spiritual goods. But, like the steward mentioned by Jesus, we have been unfaithful, dissipating by sin the riches and talents which God entrusted to us.

    Therefore, vying in zeal with the children of the world, the sons of light imitate the foresight of the steward who, by means of his father's riches, prepared friends unto himself. Turning to profitable use what God has given to us, let us do good, and especially by almsgiving let us secure the testimony which the poor will bear their benefactors at the moment when all will have to give an account of their stewardship to the divine Judge.

    There is a commemoration today of Saint Maria Goretti, the twelve-year old virgin martyr who was beatified by Pope Pius XII in 1947 and, on June 25, 1950 Maria Goretti became the first saint in the history of the Church to have her mother present at her canonization. Imagine the ecstasy realized by Maria's dear mother who had carried her precious child in her womb at the beginning of the last decade of the nineteenth century.

    She was born in Corinaldo, Italy to a humble sharecropper Luigi Goretti and his wife Assunta Carlini on October 16, 1890 and baptized the next day in the parish church of San Francesco. Six years later Bishop Giulio Boschi, the Shepherd of Senigallia, bestowed Confirmation on October 4, 1896.

    As the child of a poor Italian farmer in the marshy flatlands of central Italy, she and her family moved to the little town of Ferriere, Italy in 1899 in search of work .Desperately seeking to support his family, Luigi Goretti struck up a bargain with Signor Serenelli, who had a son named Alessandro. The two families lived together in a multi-family building owned by Count Mazzolini.

    Strengthened with the sacraments, Maria quickly matured in grace and holiness in the eyes of friends and other acquaintances. After losing her father to malaria, she developed great strength and maturity. Her charming modesty, cheerful obedience and the serious, but free acceptance of a hundred thankless home chores distinguished her from the other children who would play in the dusty streets of Ferriere.

    Perhaps the highlight of her life was her First Holy Communion, which she dutifully prepared for and awaited with great anticipation. She truly seemed to be advancing "in wisdom, and age and grace before God and men." Thus, two years after moving Maria received her First Holy Communion on June 16, 1901 in the church of Conca, today called Borgo Montello.

    Lured by the passions of his day and nurturing the dark side of his soul with impious reading and thoughts, Alessandro Serenelli had been a thorn in lovely Maria's side. He propositioned her on several occasions and harassed her with impure suggestions. When she was nearly twelve the young Serenelli, who lived in the same complex as she and her family, was overcome with fierce passion and made lustful advances towards her. When she refused him on July 5, 1902, reminding him that it was a sin and that chastity was so precious to her, the devil overcame him and he came at her with a knife for he would be denied no longer. As she once again rebuffed his sexual advances, shouting, "No! It is a sin! God does not want it!", Alessandro lunged to the deed, stabbing Maria fourteen times.

    She was rushed to the hospital and all the while prayed for the conversion of her killer, forgiving him. Doctors in Nettuno tried to save Maria's life to no avail. After twenty painful hours of suffering during which she forgave and prayed for Alessandro, Maria entered Heaven fortified with the Last Sacraments. Her last earthly gaze rested upon a picture of the Blessed Mother on July 6, 1902.

    After she died, the young Alessandro was arrested and sentenced to thirty years for her murder. He went to the gallows kicking and screaming and cursing. While in prison he experienced a mystical vision whether in actuality or a dream in which Maria appeared to him and presented him with the same number of lilies as the stab wounds she had received from him. From that point on the young man converted and was a model prisoner. After his release he was a prime witness to her sanctity in talking with the Devil's Advocates for her cause. Alessandro became a lay brother and spent the rest of his days in repentance and reparation for his act. He tended to the garden and his favorite flower he cultivated? What else but the lily.

    Almost fifty years after her death His Holiness Pope Pius XII stood on the steps of St. Peter's in Rome on June 24, 1950 and pronounced Maria Goretti a Saint and Martyr of the Universal Church to half a million people. He proposed her as the Patroness of Modern Youth and set July 6th as her feast Day. Her mother, and her murderer Alessandro, who in prison had converted and retired to a Capuchin monastery upon his release, attended the canonization ceremony together. This was the triumph of the little girl who loved God and hated sin, proof of the fruits of her sanctity.

    Maria Goretti had led a very ordinary life. But in spite of her simplicity, her great faith and love for God made her truly extraordinary, much in the same manner as another saint just before her Saint Therese of Lisieux. Many recorded miracles, both spiritual and physical, have been worked through St. Maria Goretti's intercession. With Our Lady entreating all at Fatima to avoid the sins of the flesh which prompt so many to go to hell, St. Maria Goretti is an edifying role model for all young Catholics to "say no" until marriage and to love Jesus more than any human, and to be willing to offer their lives for Him rather than offending Him so grievously. Source: mariagoretti.org

    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

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INTROIT:   Psalm 47: 10-11
Suscépimus, Deus, misericórdiam tuam in médio templi tui secúndum nomen tuum, ita et laus tua in fines terrae: justitia plena est déxtera Tua. (Ps. 47: 2) Magnus Dóminus, et laudabilia nimis: in civitate Dei nostri, in monte sancto ejus. v. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Suscépimus, Deus...
We have received, 0 God, Thy Mercy in the midst of Thy temple to Thy Name, O God, so also is Thy praise unto the according ends of the earth Thy right hand is full of justice. (Ps. 47: 2) Great is the Lond, and exceedingly to be pra/meÓ, in the city of God, in His holy mountain. 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 We have received, O God...
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COLLECT
Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Largire nobis, quessumus Dómíne, semper spiritum cogiténdi quae recta sunt, propitius et agéndi ut, qui sine te esse non póssumus, secúndum te vivere valeamus. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect for Saint Maria Goretti
Orémus. Deus, Qui famulae Tuae Mariae in tenera aetate victoriam martyrii contuilisti: da nobis, quaesumus, ejus patrocinio in mandatis Tuis constantiam; qui dedisti certanti virgini coronam. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect for the Intercession of the Saints
Orémus. A cunctis nos quæsumus Dómine mentis et córporis defénde perículis: et intercedénte beáta et gloriósa semper Vírgine Dei Genitrice María, cum beáto Joseph, beátis Apóstolis tuis Petro et Paulo, et ómnibus Sanctis, salútem nobis tríbue benígnus et pacem; ut destrúctis adversitátibus et erróribus univérsis, Ecclésia tua secúra tibi sérviat libertáte. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect for God's Holy Church
Orémus. Ecclésiæ tuæ, quæ-sumus, Dómine, preces placátus admítte: ut, destrúctis adversitátibus et erróribus univérsis, secura tibi sérviat libertáte. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. Be Thou, O Lord, the sanctifier, and the guardian of Thy people, so that, being defended by the protection of Thine apostle James, they may both please Thee by their conduct and serve Thee with mind all untroubled. 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.

Collect for Saint Maria Goretti
Let us pray. O God, Thou blessed the young maiden Maria with the victory of martyrdom in her early youth. May we be firm in our obedience to Thy commandments through the intercession and prayers of this virgin whom Thou has crowned in reward for her struggle. 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.

Collect for the Intercession of the Saints
Let us pray. Defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body: and through the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, ever Virgin, mother of God, of St Joseph, of Thy holy apostles, Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy loving-kindness grant us safety and peace; that, all adversities and errors being overcome, Thy Church may serve Thee in security and freedom. 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.

Collect for God's Holy Church
Let us pray. Graciously hear, O Lord, the prayers of Thy Church that, having overcome all adversity and every error, she may serve Thee in security and freedom. 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:   Romans 8: 12-17
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstolii ad Romanos. Fratres, Debit6res sumus non carni, ut secúndum carnem vivémus, Si enim secúndum carnem vixéritis, moriémini: si autem spiritu fatta carnis cavéritis, vivétis. Quicúmque enim spfrítu Dei agúntur, ii sunt filii Dei. Non enim accepístís spfritum servitútís iterum in timbre adoptíonis sed acceptíìstis spíritum adoptiónis fílìorum, in quo clamémus: Abba (Pater). Ipse enim Spiritus testimónium reddit spiritui nostro, quod sumus fffli Dei. Si autem Filii, et herédes: heredes quidem Dei, coherédes autem Christi.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Romans, We are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh; for if you live according to the flesh, you shall die but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live. For whoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear, but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry, Abba (Father). For the Spirit Himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God and if sons, heirs also heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:  Psalm 30: 3
Esto mihi in Deum protectórem, et in locum refúgii, ut salvum me facias. V. (Ps. 70: 1) Dómíne, in te speravi: Dómine, non confúndar in aetérnum. Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Ps. 47: 2) Magnus Dóminus, et laudbilis valde, in cìvitate Dei nostri, in monte sancto ejus. Allelúja.
Be Thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of refuge, to save me. V. (Ps. 70: 1) In Thee. 0 God, have I hoped: [) Lord, let me never be confounded. Alleluia, alleluia. V. (Ps. 47: 2) Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of our God in His holy mountain. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:    Luke 16: 1-9
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam. R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discipulis sui pardbolam hanc: "Homo quidam erat dives, qui habébat villicum: et hic diffamatus est apud illum quasi dissipasset bona ipsius. Et vocavit illum, et ait î11i: Quid hoc audio de te? Redde rationem villicatiónis tuae: jam enim non póteris villicare. Ait autem villicus intra se: Quid faciam, quia Dominus meus aufert a me villicatiónem? Fodere non valeo, mendicare erubésco. Scio quid faciam, ut, cum amotus fuero a villicatione, recipiant me in domos sues. Convocatis itaque singulis debitoribus domina sui, dicébat primo: Quantum debes domino me? At ille dixit: Centum cados olei. Dixitque illi: Accipe cautionem tuam: et sede cito, scribe quiquaginta. Deinde alii dixit: Tu vero quantum debes? Qui ait: Centum coros tritici. Ait illi: Accipe litteras tuas, et scribe octoginta. Et laudavit d6minus villicum iniquitatis, quia prudénter fecisset: quia filii hujus saeculi prudentiores filiis lucis in generati6ne sua sunt. Et ego vobis dico: facite vobis amicos de mammona iniquitatis: ut, com defecéritis, recipiant vos in aeterna tabernacula."
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 Jesus said to His disciples this parable: "There was a certain man, who had a steward and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods; and he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship, for now thou canst be steward no longer, And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able: to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses, Therefore calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? But he said: A hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe my lord? Who said: A hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, as much as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity, that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings."
Praise be to Christ


OFFERTORY:    Psalm 17: 28, 32
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Pópulum húmilemì salvum facìes Dómine, et óculos superbórum humiliabis: quoniam quis Deus praeter te. Dómine?
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Thou wilt save the humble O Lord, And wilt bring down the eyes of the proud: for who is God but Thee, O Lord?
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SECRET
Súscipe, quaesumus Dómine, múunera quae tibi de tua Iargitéte deférimus: ut haec sacroséncta mystéria, grétiae tuae operénte virtúte, et praeséntis vitae nos conversatióne sanctificent, at ad géudia sempitérna perdúcant. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Secret for Saint Maria Goretti
Placationis Tibi hostiam, Domine, offerimus, qua beata Maria famula Tua, prima jam aetate, didicit corpus suum hostiam sanctam Tibique placentem exhibere. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Secret for the Intercession of Saints
Exaudi nos Deus salutáris noster: ut per hujus sacraménti virtútem, a cunctis nos mentis et córporis hóstibus tueáris, grátiam tríbuens in præsénti, et glóriam in futuro. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Secret for God's Holy Church
Prótege nos, Dómine, tuis mystériis serviéntes: ut divínis rebus inhæréntes, et córpore tibi famulémur et mente. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Accept, we beseech Thee, 0 Lord, the gifts of Thine own bounty, which we bring Thee: that these holy and sacred Mysteries, by the working of the power of Thy grace, may sanctify us in our conduct of" this present life and bring us to everlasting joys. 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.

Secret for Saint Maria Goretti
O Lord, we offer Thee this sacrifice of atonement, through which the blessed maiden Maria, even in her early youth, offered her body to Thee as a holy and pleasing victim. 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.

Secret for the Intercession of the Saints
Graciously hear us, O God our Saviour, and, by virtue of this Sacrament, defend us from all enemies of soul and body, bestowing upon us Thy grace here and Thy glory hereafter. 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.

Secret for God's Holy Church
Protect us, O Lord, who assist at Thy mysteries, that, cleaving to things divine, we may serve Thee both in body and in mind. 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.

PREFACE   Common Preface
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 simper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem Tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates, Coeli, Coelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim socia exultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti, jubeas, 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: 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 them we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNION:    Psalm 33: 9
Gustate, et vidéte, quóníam suavis est Dóminus. beatus vir, qui sperat in eo.
Taste and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in Him.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Sit, nobis, Dómine, reparatio mentis et córporis Caeléste mystérium: ut cujus exséquimur cultura, sentiamus efféctum. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Postcommunion in Commemoration of Saint Maria Goretti
Orémus. Caelisti pane refectis, da, qaesumus, Domine, eam in tuenda corporis et animae castitate fortitudinem: quam famulae Tuae Mariae mirabiliter contulisti. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fiiium tuum: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spíritus Sancti, Deus.
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Postcommunion for the Intercession of Saints
Orémus. Mundet et múniat nos quáesumus Dómine dívini sacraménti munus oblátum: et intercedénte beáta Vírgine Dei Genitríce María, cum beáto Joseph, beátis Apóstolis tuis Petro et Paulo, et ómnibus Sanctis; a cunctis nos reddat et pervérsitátibus expiátos, et advérsitátibus expedítos. Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fiiium tuum: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spíritus Sancti, Deus.
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Postcommunion for God's Holy Church
Orémus. Quæsumus, Dómine Deus noster, ut quos divína tribuis participatióne gaudére, humánis non sinas subjacére perículis. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fiiium tuum: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spíritus Sancti, Deus.
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
May this Heavenly Mystery be to us, O Lord, for renewal of mind and body: that we may enjoy the fruits of that which we celebrate. Through the 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 for the Commemoration of Saint Maria Goretti
Let us pray. O Lord, grant those who have been refreshed with the bread of Heaven the same strength to defend the purity of body and soul that Thou bestowed upon Thy handmaiden Maria. Through the 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.

Postcommunion for the Intercession of the Saints
Let us pray. May the gift of this Divine Sacrament which we have offered, cleanse us and defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord; and through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of God, of St. Joseph, of Thy holy apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, free us from all iniquity and deliver us from all adversity. Through the 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.

Postcommunion for God's Holy Church
Let us pray. O Lord our God, we pray Thee that Thou suffer not to succumb to human hazards those whom Thou hast been pleased to make sharers of divine mysteries. Through the 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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Daily Proper of the Mass for the Ferial Day for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost