June 2, 2008
Monday
vol 19, no. 154

Mass of Previous Sunday



Green Vestments

Missa "Respice in me"

    The Sanctifier continues in our hearts the action of Christ, coming to establish the reign of God in sinful souls. He therefore proclaims by the mouth of Peter, the Head of the Church, our weakness before the devil, who, like roaring lion, seeks to devour us (Epistle). The human race has fallen into sin. It is represented by the lost sheep which the divine Shepherd bore on His shoulders, and by the lost drachma struck with the effigy of the King of Heaven and which the Church found again (Gospel).

    "Without God, nothing is strong, nothing is holy" (Collect). He alone can give us, in the midst of temptation "an unshakable stability" (Epistle). Therefore on Him we must "throw all our thoughts and cares." (Epistle, Gradual).

    There is also a commemoration of the following holy martyrs in the Second Collect, Secret and Postcommunion today.

    June 2 is also the feast of the marytrs Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, the former a priest. They suffered martyrdom under Diocletian. Both are commemorated daily in the Holy Sacrifie of the Mass in the Canon following the Memento of the Dead in the Nobis quoque peccatoribus - "cum Tuis sanctis Apostolois, et Martyribus...Marcellino, Petro". Marcellinus, was a Roman priest, and Peter, an exorcist, Both were renowned for their zeal and piety and named in the Roman canon of the Mass. During the Diocletian persecution, they were secretly condemned to die for their faith. The executioner led them into a forest, so that the Christians would be unaware of their deaths or burial site. It was not until they reached a thicket overgrown with thorns and briers, three miles from Rome, that they were told of the sentence of the judge. Far from being afraid, the saints cheerfully fell to work themselves. They gathered up the brambles and cleared a spot fit for their sepulcher. After they were beheaded, their bodies were buried in the same place. Some time later their burial site was revealed mysteriously to a pious lady named Lucilla. She and another devout woman named Firmina found and honorably interred their bodies near that of St. Tiburtius in the catacombs on the Via Labicana at "the two laurels."

    The consensus is that that they converted their jailer and his family while they were in prison, that the site of their execution was called Black Wood and later White Wood, and that the magistrate who condemned them was named Severus. Evidence of their cultus is strong and early, including feasts in the sacramentaries and calendars and the survival of their tombs. Pope Saint Damasus tells us that, when he was a child, he heard these details from the lips of the executioner himself. The pope inserted them in a Latin epitaph with which he adorned their tomb. Anastasius the librarian testifies, from ancient registers, that Constantine the Great built a church in honor of these martyrs, in which his mother St. Helena was buried, and that he gave to this church a golden paten, weighing thirty-five pounds, as well as many other rich presents. Popes Honorius I and Hadrian I repaired this church and the cemetery of St. Tiburtius.

    It may seem somewhat odd that the bodies of Marcellinus and Peter were translated to Germany. This is how it happened. Blessed Charlemagne's favorite secretary, a German named Eginhard, and his wife Emma mutually agreed to vow perpetual continency. Eginhard became a monk and later was chosen abbot of Fontenelle and, in 819, of Ghent. His letters from Abbot Lupus of Ferrieres reveal that he was terribly grieved at the death of his wife Emma in 836. Eginhard sent his secretary to Rome to procure from Pope Gregory IV relics of martyrs to enrich the monasteries which he had founded or repaired. The pope sent him the bodies of Marcellinus and Peter, which Eginhard translated to Strasburg, France. Later he translated them to Michlenstadt, then to Seligenstadt, between Frankfurt and Aschaffensburg, where, in 829, he built a church and monastery in their honor. The story of the translation of their relics, including the miracles that then took place, is recorded in Eginhard's own writings, as well as in works by Sigebert, Aymoinus, Rabanus Maurus, and others. Pope Gregory the Great preached his twenty homilies on the gospels in the church of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter at Rome (Source: Attwater, Benedictines, Farmer, Husenbeth).

    Grouped with Marcellinus and Peter is Saint Erasmus, a holy bishop in the south of Italy (Campagna) in the See of Formiae, who also suffered martyrdom in the same persecution. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, who were especially venerated in France and Germany for their efficacious intercessory power. Nothing is really known of him, also known as Saint Elmo since accounts of his life were written long after his death and were based on legends that confuse him with a Syrian bishop of Antioch. He is thought to have also been a hermit on Mount Lebanon, and definitely martyred under Diocletian.

    According to accounts passed down, it is believed that when the persecutions of Diocletian began, Elmo fled to Mount Lebanon and lived alone on what wild ravens brought him to eat. Captured by his enemies, he was brought before Diocletian and beaten with clubs weighted with lead and whips. When it was perceived that he was still alive, the saint was rolled in tar and set alight; but still he survived. Thrown into prison with the intention of letting him die of starvation, Erasmus managed to escape. He was recaptured in the Roman province of Illyricum, after boldly preaching and converting numerous pagans to Christianity. This time his tortures included being forced to sit in a heated iron chair. Finally, according to all accounts, he was killed when his stomach was cut open (see image above) and his intestine wound around a winch and stretched. This late legend of his intestines being drawn out and wound around a windlass may have developed from his emblem of a windlass (signifying his patronage of sailors who use the windlass to wind up the anchor of their ships) being confused with an instrument of torture.

    In truth he would gain more fame as St. Elmo than St. Erasmus, having become the patron of sailors because he is said to have continued to preach even after a thunderbolt struck the ground beside him. This prompted sailors, who were in danger from sudden storms and lightning to claim his prayers. The electrical discharges at the mastheads of ships were read as a sign of his protection and came to be called "Saint Elmo's Fire."

    Saint Gregory the Great recorded that his relics were preserved in the Formiae cathedral in the sixth century. When Formiae was razed by the Saracens in 842, the body of Elmo was translated to Gaeta (Source: Benedictines, Bentley, Sheppard, White).

    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 27: 8-9
Respice in me, et miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam únicus et pauper sum ego vide humilitátem meam, et labórem meum: et dimítte ómnia peccáta mea, Deus meus. (Ps. 24: 1,2) Ad Te, Dómine, levávi ánimam meam: Deus meus, in Te confído, non erubéscam. v. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Respice in me...
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 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 Look Thou upon me...
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COLLECT
Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Protéctor in te sperántium, Deus, sine quo nihil est válidium, nihil sanctum: multíplica super nos misericórdiam tuam ut, te rectóre, te duce, sic transeámus per bona temporália, ut non amittámus ætérna. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart
Oremus. Deus, Qui nobis, in Corde Fílii tui, nostris vulneráto peccátis, infinítos dilectiónis thesáuros misericórditer largiri dignéris: concéde,quæsumus; ut illi devótum pietátis nostræ præstántes obséquium, dignas quoque satisfactiónis exhibeámus officium. Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti,Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Collect for Sts. Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus
Oremus. Oremus. Deus, qui nos ánnua beatórum Mártyrum tuórum Marcellíni, Petri atque Erásmi solemnitáte lætíficas: præsta, quæsumus; ut, quorum gaudémus méritis, accendámur exémpiis. 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. Make us, O Lord, to have both a perpetual fear and a love of Thy holy Name: for Thou dost never deprive of Thy guidance those whom Thou dost establish steadfastly in Thy love. 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 Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart
Let us pray. 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 livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Collect for Sts. Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus
Let us pray. O God, Who dost gladden us with the annual feast of Thy blessed martyrs, Marcellinus, Peter, and Erasmus, grant, we beseech Thee, that as we rejoice in their virtues, we may be quickened by their example. 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:   I Peter 5: 6-11
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Petri Apóstoli. è Carissimi: Humiliámíni sub poténti manu Dei, ut vos exáltet in témpore visitatiónís, omnem sollicitúdinem vestram projiciéntes in eum, quóniam ipsi cura est de vobis. Sóbrii estote, et vigiláte: quia adversárius vester diábolus tamquam leo rúgiens circuit, quærens quem dévoret: cui resístite, fortes ín fide scíéntes eámdem passiónem ei, qui in mundo est, vestræ fraternitáti fieri. Deus autem omnis grátiæ, qui vocávit nos in ætérnam suam glóriam in Christo Jesu, módicum passos ipse peifíciet, confirmábit, solidabítque. Ipsi glória, et impérium in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the first Epistle of Blessed Peter the Apostle. 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 seekinq 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.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:   Psalm 54: 23, 17, 19
Jacta cogitátum tuum in Dómino: ét ipse te enútriet. V. Dum clamárem ad Dóminum, exáudlvit vocem meam ab his qui appropínquant mihi. Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Ps. 7: 12) Deus judex justus, fortis et pétiens, numquid iráscitur per singulos dies? Allelúja.
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
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore: erant appropinquántes ad Jesum publicáni et peccatóres, ut audírent illum. Et murrnurábant pharisæi, et scribæ, dicéntes: "Quis hic peccatóres récipit, et mandúcat cum illis, Et ait ad illos parábolam istam,dicens: Quis, ex vobís horno, qui habet centum oves: et si perdíderit unum ex ills, nonne dimíttit nonagintanóvem in desérto, et vadit ad ilam, quæ periérat, donec invéniat eam? Et cum invénerit eam, impónit in húmeros suos gaudens: et véniens domum, cónvocat amícos, et vicínos, dicens illis: Congratulámini mihi quia invéni ovem meam quaa períerat! Dico vobis quod ita gáudium erit in coelo super uno peccatóre poeniténtiam agénte, quam super nonagintanóvem justis, qui non indigent poeniténtia. Aut quæ múlier habens drachmas decem, sí perdíderit drachmam unam, nonne accéndit lucérnam, et evérrit domum, et quærit diligénter donec invéniat? Et cum invénerit, cónvocat amícas et vicínas, dicens: Congratulámini rnihi quia invéni drachmam, quam perdíderam? Ita dico vobis, gáudium erit coram Angelis Dei super uno peccatóre poeniténtiam agénte.
Laus tibi Christe.

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

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 is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders rejoicing and 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 joy in Heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-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."
Praise be to Christ



OFFERTORY:    Psalm 9: 11, 12, 13
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Sperent in te omnes, qui novérunt nomen tuum, Dómine: quóniam non derelínquis quæréntes te: psállite Dómino, qui hábitat in Sion: quóniam non est oblítus oratiónem páuperum.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

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.
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SECRET
Réspice, Dómine, munera supplicántis Ecclésiæ: et salúti credéntium perpétua sanctificatióne suménda concéde. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of Sts. Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus
Hæc hóstia, quæsumus, Dómine, quam sanctórum Mártyrum Tuórum natalítia recenséntes offérimus: et vincula nostræ pravitátis absólvat, et tuæ nobis misericórdiæ dona concíliet. 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 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.
May the offering, to be dedicated to thy Name, O Lord, purify us, and day by day, carry us on the observances of a heavenly life. 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.

Second Secret for Sts. Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus May this sacrifice, which we offer in commemoration of Thy holy martyrs, O Lord, both loose the bonds of our base instincts and win us the gifts of Thy mercy. Through our Lord 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 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   of the Most Holy Trinity
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 sancta, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus. Qui cum unigenito Filio: tuo et Spiritu Sancto, unus es Deus, unus es Dominus: non in uninus singularitate personae, sed in unius Trinitae substantiae. Quo denim de tua Gloria, revelante te, credimus, hoc de Filio tuo, hod de Spiritu Sancto, sine differentia discretionis sentimus. Ut in confessione verare, sempitiernaeque Deitatis, et in personis proprietas, et in essential unitas, et in majestate adoretur aequalitas. Quam laudant Angeli atque Archangeli, Cherubim, quoque ac Seraphim: qui non cessant clamare quotodie, una voce 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, together with Thine only-begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, are one God, one Lord: not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance. For what we believe by Thy revelation of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation. So that in confessing the true and everlasting Godhead, distinction in persons, unity in essence, and equality in majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim also and Seraphim do praise: who cease not daily to cry out with one voice saying:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNION:    Psalm 26: 6
Circuíbo, et immolábo in tabernáculo ejus hóstiam jubilatiónis: cantábo et psallum dicam Dómino.
Grant, O Lord, that we who have been filled with Thy gifts may be cleansed by their virtue and strengthened by their help.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Sancta tua nos, Dómine, sumpta vivíficent: et misericórdiæ sempitérnæ præparent expiátos. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Postcommunion for Sts. Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus
Orémus. Sacro múnere satiáti, súpplices te Dómine deprecámur: ut quod débitæ servitútis celebrámus offício, salvatiónis tuæ sentiámus augméntum. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte 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 Thy holy Gifts, O Lord, which we have received, give us life: and having purified us, prepare us for thine everlasting mercy. 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.

Second Postcommunion for Sts. Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus
Let us pray. Regaled with Thy sacred gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that what we celebrate in the fulfillment of our bounden service, we may feel as the increase of Thy salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
World without end.
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 Third Sunday After Pentecost