May 28, 2008
Wednesday
vol 19, no. 150
Double Feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop and Confessor


Missa "Sacerdotes Tui"

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   St. Augustine was a Roman monk, and was sent by Pope Saint Gregory the Great with forty companions to England in order to convert that land to the Faith. The result far surpassed the expectations of the Pope, for God set his seal on the preaching of St. Augustine by so great a number of miracles that the age of the apostles seemed to have come again. Ethelbert, the King of Kent, together with the chief persons of his court, was the first to receive Baptism from the hands of the saint, who gave bodily health to the sick as well as salvation to their souls. By command of St. Gregory, Augustine was consecrated the first Bishop of the English by Virgilius of Arles. Returning to England, he consecrated bishops for other Sees and established his own See, as Primate, at Canterbury, where he also built a monastery. He died on May 26, 609, and was at once venerated as a saint. This feast was placed on the Calendar by Pope Leo XIII.

    Resources: We are grateful to Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for providing the Propers for the faithful. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945


Missa "Sacerdotes Tui"

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INTROIT: Psalm 131: 9-10
Sacerdotes Tui, Domine, induant justitiam, et sancti Tui exsultent: propter David servum Tuum, non avertas faciem Christi Tui. Alleluja. alleluja. Memento, Domine, David: et omnis mansuetudinis ejus. v. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancti sicut erat in principio et nunc, et semper, et saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Sacerdotes Tui...
Let Thy priests, O Lord, be clothed with justice, and let Thy saints rejoice: for Thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of Thy anointed. Alleluia, alleluia. V. O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness. 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 Let Thy priests...
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COLLECT
Deus, Qui Anglórum gentes prædicatióne et miráculis beáti Augustíni Confessóris tui atque Pontífìcis, veræ fídei luce illustráre dignatus es: concéde; ut, ipso interveniénte, errántium corda ad veritátis tuæ rédeant unitátem, et nos in tua simus voluntáte concórdes. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

O God, Who didst vouchsafe to illumine the English people with the light of the true faith by the preaching and miracles of blessed Augustine, Thy confessor and bishop, grant that, by his intercession, the hearts of those who err may return to the unity of the truth and that we may be of one mind in Thy will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.
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EPISTLE: 1 Thessolonians 2: 2-9
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Thessalonicénses. Fratres: Fidúciam habúimus in Deo nostro loqui ad vos Evangélium Dei in multa sollicitúdine. Ex horátio enim nostra non de erróre, neque de immundítia, neque in dolo, sed sicut probáti sumus a Deo, ut crederétur nobis Evangélium: its lóquimur, non quasi homínibus placéntes, sed Deo qui probat corda nostra. Neque enim aliquándo fúimus in sermóne adulatiónis, sicut scitis: neque in occasióne avarítiæ: Deus testis est: nec quæréntes ab homínibus glóriam, neque a vobis, neque ab aliis; cum possémus vobis óneri esse ut Christi Apóstoli; sed facti sumus párvuli in médio vestrum, tamquam si nutrix fóveat fílios suos. Ita desiderúntes vos, cupide volebámus trádere vobis non solum Evangélium Dei, sed étiam ánimas nostras: quóniam caríssimi nobis facti estis. Mémores enim estis, fratres, labóris nostri, et fatigatiónis: nocte ac die operántes, ne quem vestrum gravarémus, prædicávimus in vobis Evangélium Dei. Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. Brethren, we had confidence in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness. For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit. But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, Who proveth our hearts. For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know; nor taken an occasion of covetousness, God is witness: nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others. Whereas we might have been burdensome to you, as the apostles of Christ: but we became little ones in the midst of you, as if a nurse should cherish her children: so desirous of you, we would gladly impart unto you not only the gospel of God, but also our own souls; because you were become most dear unto us. For, you remember, brethren, our labor and toil: working night and day lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL: Eccles. 44: 16
Ecce sacérdos magnus, qui in diébus suis plácuit Deo. V. (Eccl. 44: 20) Non est invéntus símilis illi, qui conserváret legem Excélsi. Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Ps. 109: 4) Tu es sacérdos in ætérnum secúndum órdinem Melchísedech. Alleluia.
Behold a great priest, who ix his days pleased God. V. (Eccl. 44: 20) There was not another found like to him, who kept the law of the Most High. Alleluia, alleluia. V. (Ps. 109: 4) Thou are a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:   Matthew 24: 42-47
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discípulis suis: "Vigilate, quia nescitis qua hora Dominus vester venturus sit. Illud autem scitote, quoniam si sciret paterfamilias, qua hora fur venturus esset, vigiliaret utique, et non sineret perfodi domum suam. Ideo et vos nescitis hora, Filius hominis venturus est. Quis, putas est fidelis servus, et prudens, quem constituit dominus suus illiscibum in tempore? Beatus ille servus, quem, cum venerit dominus ejus, invenerit sic facientem. Amen dico vobis, quoniam super omnia bona sua constituet eum."
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, "Watch ye, because you know not what hour your Lord will come. but this know ye, that , if the good man of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Wherefore be you also ready: because at what hour you know not the Son of Man will come. Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season? Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing. Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods."
Praise be to Christ


OFFERTORY:    Psalm 88: 25
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Veritas mea, et misericordia mea cum ipso: et in nomine meo exaltabitur cornu ejus. Alleluja.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted. Alleluia.
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SECRET
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Sacrificiúm tibi offérimus, Dómine, in solemnitáte beáti Augustíni Pontíficis et Confessóris tui, humíliter deprecántes: ut oves, quæ periérunt, ad unum ovile revérsæ hoc salutári pábulo nutriántur. Per Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte ejúsdem Spíritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

We offer sacrifice unto Thee, O Lord, on the solemnity of blessed Augustine, Thy bishop and confessor, humbly beseeching that the sheep which have gone astray may return to the one fold and be nourished with this food of salvation. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the same 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:   Matthew 24: 46-47
Beatus servus, quem, eum venerit dominus, invenerit vigilantem: Amen dico vobis, super omnia bona sua consituet eum. Alleluja.
Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord cometh he shall find watching: Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods. Alleluia.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Hóstia salutári refécti: te, Dómine, súpplices exorámus; ut éadem, beáti Augustíni interveniénte suffrágio, in omni loco nómini tuo júgiter immolétur. Per Dominum nostrum 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.
Refreshed with the victim of salvation, we supplicate Thee, O Lord, that, through the intercessory patronage of blessed Augustine, it may always and everywhere be offered to Thy name. 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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Daily Proper of the Mass for feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury