May 30, 2008
vol 19, no. 152
Double of the First Class Solemnity of the MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Missa "Cogitatiónes cordis"

White Vestments

   The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was established In order to stimulate the faithful to honor with more devotion and zeal, under the symbol of the Sacred Heart, the love of Jesus Christ, which Induced Him not only to suffer and to die for the redemption of mankind, but also to institute the Sacrament of His Body and Blood. Though the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is of great antiquity In the Church, yet it was reserved to the holy St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, of the Order of the Visitation, to make this devotion public.

   During the Octave of Corpus Christi, In the year 1690, our Blessed Lord appeared to His devoted handmaid, and disclosing to her His Heart, said. "Behold this Heart, which, notwithstanding the burning love for man with which it is consumed and exhausted, meets with no other return from the generality of Christians than sacrilege, contempt, Indifference and ingratitude But what will it avail us to have listened to these so just claims of our Savior, if we are not moved with compassion, and generously resolved to testify our sorrow for our past indifference by honoring His Sacred Heart, and by repairing, as far as lies in our power, the insults to which His ardent desire to dwell with the children of men daily exposes Him in the august Sacrament of His love! If gratitude to the God Who suffered such torments for our salvation, does not Incline us to accept His gracious Invitation, and to rank ourselves among the number of His adorers, at least let the recollection of the many spiritual advantages to be derived from devotion to the Sacred Heart induce us to pray humbly and fervently, that He, Who has Himself declared that It was a last effort of His love for man that Induced Him to discover to them the treasures of His Heart, may infuse into our souls the great gift of true compassion for His Most Sacred Heart

Promises of the Sacred Heart

    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 "Cogitatiónes cordis"

INTROIT: Psalm 32: 11, 19
Cogitatiónes cordis Ejus in generatióne et generatiónem: ut éruat a morte ánimas eórum et alat eos in fame (Ps. 32: 1) Exsultáte, justi, in Dómino, rectos decet collaudátio. v. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancti sicut erat in principio et nunc, et semper, et saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Cogitatiónes cordis Ejus...
The thoughts of His heart to all generations: to deliver their souls from death and feed them in famine. (Ps. 32: 1) Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just, praise becometh the upright. 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. RepeatThe thoughts of His heart...
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.
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.

EPISTLE: Ephesians 3: 8-19
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Ephésios. Fratres: Mihi ómnium sanctórum mínimo data est grátia hæc, in géntibus evangelizáre investigábiles divítias Christi: et illumináre omnes, qual sit dispensátio sacraménti abscónditi a sæculis in Deo qui ómnia creávit: ut innotéscat principátibus et potestátibus in cæléstibus per Ecclésiam multifórmis sapiéntia Dei: secúndum preefinitiónem sæculórum quam fecit in Christo Jesu Dómino nostro, in quo habémus fidúciam et accéssum in confidéntia per fidem ejus. Hujus rei grátia flecto génua mea ad Patrem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, ex quo omnis patérnitas in cælis et in terra nominátur: ut det vobis secúndum divítias glóriæ suæ virtúte corroborári per Spíritum ejus in interiórem hóminem: Córdibus vestris: in caritáte radicáti et fundáti: ut possítis comprehéndere, cum ómnibus sanctis, qual sit latitúdo, et longitúdo, et sublímitas et profúndum: scire etiam supereminéntem sciénties caritátem Christi, ut impleámini in omnem plentitúdinem Dei. Deo grátias.
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians. Brethren: To me, the least of all the Saints, is given the grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ: and to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God, Who created all things: that the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the Church, according to the eternal purpose which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord: in Whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom all paternity in Heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened by His spirit with might unto the inward man, that Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts: that being rooted and grounded in charity, you may be able to comprehend with all the Saints, what is the breadth and length, and height and depth: to know also the charity of Christ which surpasseth all knowledge. That you may be filled unto all the fulness of God. Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL: Psalm 24: 8, 9
Dulcis et rectus Dóminus, propter hoc legem dabit delinquéntibus in via. V. Diriget mansuétos in judício, docébit mites vias suas. Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Matthew 11: 29) Tóllite jugum meum super vos et díscite a me, quia mitis sum et húmilis Corde, et inveniétis réquiem animábus vestris. Allelúja.
The Lord is sweet and righteous: therefore He will give a law to sinners in the way. V. He will guide the mild in judgment: He will teach the meek His ways. Alleluia, alleluia. V. (Matthew 11: 29) Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, because I am meek and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:    John 19: 31-37
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore: Judæi, quóniam Parascéve erat, ut non remanérent in cruce córpora sabbáto, (erat enim magnus dies ille sábbati,) rogavérunt Pilátum ut frangeréntur eórum crura et tolleréntur. Venérunt ergo mílites, et primi quidem fregérunt crura et altérius qui crucifíxus est cum eo. Ad Jesum autem cum veníssent, ut vidérunt eum jam mórtuum, non fregérunt ejus crura: sed unus mílitum Iáncea latus ejus apéruit et continuo exívit sanguis et aqua. Et qui vidit testimónium perhíbuit: et verum est testimónium ejus. Et ille scit quia vera dicit, ut et vos credátis. Facta sunt enim hæc ut Scriptúra implerétur: Os non comminuétis ex eo. Et íterum ália Scriptúra dicit: Vidébunt in quem transfixérunt.
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: The Jews (because it was the parasceve), that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath day (for that was a great sabbath day), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken: and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came: and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him. But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers, with a spear opened His side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he knoweth that saw it, hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true, that you may believe. For these things were done that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "You shall not break a bone of Him." And again another Scripture saith: "They shall look on Him Whom they pierced."
Praise be to Christ


OFFERTORY:    Psalm 68: 21
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Impropérium exspectávit Cor meum et misériam, et sustínui qui simulmecum contristarétur et non fuit: consolántem me quæsivi et non invéni.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

My heart hath expected reproach and misery: and I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.
Réspice, quæsumus, Dómine ad ineffábilem Cordis dilécti Fílii Tui caritátem: ut quod offérimus sit tibi munus accéptum et nostrórum expiátio delictórum. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Have regard, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to the inexpressible love of the Heart of Thy beloved Son: so that what we offer may be a gift acceptable to Thee, and an expiation for our offenses.Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, Forever and ever.
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, æqum et salutáre, nos tibi semper, et ubíque grátias ágere: Dómine sancte, Pater omnipotens, eatérne Deus: Qui Unigénitum tuum in cruce pendéntem lancea militis transfigi voluisti, ut apértum Cor, divines largitatis sacarium, torréntes nobis fúnderet miserationis et gratias, et quod ambre nostri flagrare nunquam déstitit, piis esset réquies et pceniténtibus patéret salútis refúgium. Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dóminatiónibus, cumque omni milítia coeléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus sine fine dicéntes:
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 didst will that Thine only-begotten Son, while hanging on the Cross, should be pierced by a soldier's spear, that the heart thus opened, a shrine of divine bounty, should pour out on us streams of mercy and grace, and that what never ceased to burn with love for us, should be a resting-place to the devout, and open as a refuge of salvation to the penitent. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:

COMMUNION:   John 19: 34
Unus militum láncea latus ejus apéruit, et contínuo exívit sanguis et aqua.
One of the soldiers with a spear opened His side, and immediately there came out blood and water.

Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Præbeant nobis, Dómine, Jesu, divinum tua sancta fervórem: quo dulcíssimi Cordis tui suavitáte percépta, discámus terréna despícere, et amáre cæléstia: Qui vívis et regnas, cum Deo Patre in unitáte Spíiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
May Thy holy mysteries, O Lord Jesus, impart to us divine fervor: whereby having tasted the sweetness of Thy most loving heart, we may learn to despise earthly things, and to love what is heavenly: Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

For important devotions to the Sacred Heart, see

Daily Proper of the Mass for
the Double of the First Class
Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus