May 4, 2008
    SUNDAY
    vol 19, no. 125
SUNDAY AFTER THE ASCENSION
Within Octave of the Ascension
Missa "Exáudi, Dómine"




Missa "Exáudi, Dómine"

WHITE Vestments


       On this Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord. The Station is at St. Mary "ad Martyres" Let us, like the Apostles gathered together, prepare in prayer for the holy day of Pentecost. Let us pray, as the Church prescribes, for the return of heretics to unity.

       On this day when the Pope celebrated Mass at Sancta Maria rotunda, formerly in the Pantheon, he preached about the coming of the Holy Ghost; to illustrate his words a shower of roses in figura ejusdem Spiritus Sancti (as a figure of the same Holy Spirit) was scattered from the central opening in the roof upon the people as he preached.

       Before ascending into Heaven, Jesus promised at the Last Supper not to leave us all alone, but that He would send us the Paraclete (Alleluia, Gospel), so that We might honor God in all things through Jesus Christ (Epistle).

       Like the Apostles gathered together in the Cenacle, awaiting in prayer and meditation the descent of the Holy Ghost, let us prepare in prayer and charity(Epistle) for the holy day of Pentecost.

       There is a commemoration today of Saint Monica who was born into a Christian family in the village of Tagaste, Northern Africa in 332. She learned at an early age the virtues of patience and obedience which she exhibited throughout her lifetime. When she reached womanhood her parents married her off to a nobleman by the name of Patricius who was a kind husband, but possessed a terrible temper and a wanderlust which Monica tolerated because of her marriage vows. She tried to calm and win him over through her obedience and patience, always praying that he would realize the error of his ways and come to see the only answer was God.

       Her prayers were answered in 371 when Patricius received Baptism as he lay dying. This patient love and total faith in God's Providence was transferred from Patricius to their son Augustine who was 17 when his father died, leaving Monica a widow. Though Augustine had begun studying as a catechumen his father's genes took hold and her son opted for the world, also being led down the wrong path by Manichean heresy rationalizing that he wasn't responsible for his own free will. Oh, how wrong he was and Monica knew it, but rather than alienating her son she opened her arms to him using the psychology of catching more flies with honey than vinegar. But her loving protection backfired as Augustine fled to Italy to do his own thing. Monica would not see her son for 15 more years when, under the influence of Saint Ambrose, Augustine's heart and mind finally discovered the truth and invited his mother to Ostia, Italy in 387 where, on Easter Sunday at the age of 33, Augustine was finally baptized into the true faith and a mother's patient prayers were finally answered. It had been her dying wish to see him come back to the Church and shortly after she passed on to her Heavenly reward in the same year.

       Little did Monica realize how powerful were her prayers and what a gift her son would give back to Holy Mother Church as a great Doctor who had been tutored by another great Doctor of the Church St. Ambrose. Monica has become the role model for mothers everywhere especially mothers who have wayward children or offspring that have fallen away. Persevering prayer does indeed pay off, not necessarily in our timetable but in God's time. That is where patience and obedience play such a vital role. In 1586 St. Monica was officially added to the Roman Calendar by Pope Sixtus V and her relics were moved from Ostia to the church of St. Augustine where her son's relics rested and once again mother and son were reunited on earth as they were reunited in Heaven on Augustine's death in 430 AD.

      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 26: 7-9
Exáudi, Dómine, vocem meam, qua clamávi ad Te, allelúja: tibi dixit cor meum: Quæsívi vultum tuum, vultum, Tuum Dómine requíram: ne avérstas fáciem tuam a me. Allelúja, allelúja. (Ps. 26: 1) Dóminus illuminátio mea, eat salus mea: quem timébo? v. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Exáudi, Dómine...
Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to, Thee, alleluia. My heart hath said to Thee, l have sought Thy face,, O Lord, I will seek: turn not away Thy face from me, alleluia,, alleluia. (Ps. 26: 1) The Lord is my light, and my salvation: whom shall I fear? 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 Hear, O Lord...
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COLLECT
Oremus. Omnípotens sempitérne Deus: fac nos tibi semper et devótam gérere voluntátem, et majestáti tuæ síncéro corde servíre. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Monica
Oremus. Deus, mæréntium consolátor et in te sperántium salus, qui beátæ Mónicæ pias lácrymas in conversióne fílii sui Augustíni misericórditer suscepísti: da nobis utriusque intervéntu, peccáta nostra deploráre, et grátiæ tuæ indulgéntiam invénire. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Let us pray. O almighty and everlasting God, make us ever bear a devout affection toward Thee, and with a sincere heart to serve Thy majesty. 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.

Commemoration of St. Monica
Let us pray. O God, the consoler of them that mourn and the health of them that hope in Thee, Who didst show Thine acceptance of blessed Monica's pious tears in the conversion of her son Augustine, grant us, by the intercession of them both, to deplore our sins and find the mercy of Thy grace. 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.

EPISTLE:   1 Peter 4: 7-11
Léctio Epístolæ beáati Petri Apóstoli. Caríissimi. Estóte prudéntes, et vigiláte in oratiónibus. Ante omnia autem, mútuam in vobismetípsis caritátem contínuam habéntes: quia cáritas óperit multitíudinem peccatórum. Hospitáles ínvicem sine murmuratióne: unusquísque, sicut accépit grátiam, in altérutrum illam administrántes, sicut boni dispensatóres multifórmls grátiæ Dei. Si quis lóquitur, quasi sermónes Dei: si quis minístrat, tamquam ex virtúte, quam adminístrat Deus: ut in ómnibus honor-ificétur Deus, per Jesum Christum Dóminum nostrum.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Peter the Apostle.Dearly beloved, be prudent, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves; for charity covereth a multitude of sins. Using hospitality one toward another without murmuring. As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the power which God administereth; that in all things God may be honored through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA:
Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Ps. 46: 9) Regnávit Dóminus super omnes gentes: Deus sedet super sedem sanctam suam. Allelúja. V. (Joan. 14: 18) Non vos relínquam orphanos: vado, et vénio ad vos, et gaudébit cor vestrum. Allelúja.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. . (Ps. 46: 9). The Lord hath reigned over all the nations; God sitteth on His holy throne. Alleluia. V. (John 14: 18) I will not leave you orphans; I go and I come to you, and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:   John 15: 26-27; 16: 1-4
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discíipulis suis: "Cum vénerit Paráclitus, quem ego mittam vobis a Patre, Spíritum verititátis, qui a Patre procédit, ille testimónium perhibébit de me: et vos testimónium perhibébitis, quia ab inítio mecum estis. Hæc locútus sum vobis, ut non scandalizéminì. Absque synagógis, fácient vos: sed venit hora, ut omnis, qui intérficit vos, arbitrétur obséquium se præstáre Deo. Et hæc fácient vobis, quia non novérunt Patrem, neque me. Sed hæc locútus sum vobis: ut, cum vénerit hora eórum, reminiscámini, quia ego dixi vobis.
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 Jesus said to His disciples, "When the Paraclete cometh, Whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, Who proceedeth from the Father, He shall give testimony of Me: and you shall give testimony, because you are with Me from the beginning. These things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God. And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me. But these things I have told you, that, when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you."
Praise be to Christ


Go to Father Louis Campbell's Sermon for This Sunday

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OFFERTORY:    Psalm 46: 6
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Ascendit Deus in jubiliatióne: et Dóminus in voce tubæ, allelúja.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

God is ascended with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Alleluia.
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SECRET
Sacrifícia nos, Dómine, immaculáta puríficent: et méntibus nostris supérnæ grátias dent vigórem. 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 St. Monica
Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
May this spotless sacrifice, O Lord, purify our souls, and imbue us with the strength of grace from on high. 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.

Commemoration of St. Monica
Through the same 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   For the ASCENSION
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 salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias ágere: Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, ætérne Deus, per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Qui post Resurrectiónem suam omnibus discípulis suis maniféstus appáruit, et ipsis cernéntibus est elevátus in coelum, ut nos divinitátis suæ tribúeret esse partícipes. Et Ideo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dóminatiónibus, cumque omni Milítia Cæléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus sine fine 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. Who, after His Resurrection, appeared openly to all His disciples, and, while they looked on, was taken up into Heaven, that He might grant unto us to be sharers in His own divinity. 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:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNICANTES - INVOCATION OF THE SAINTS IN THE CANON
For ASCENSION and the Sunday After
Communicantes, et diem sacratíssimum celebrántes, quo Dóminus noster, unigénitus Fílius, tuus unitam sibi fragílitatis nostræ substántiam in gloriæ tuæ déxtera collocávit: sed et memóriam venerántes, in primis gloriósæ semper Vírginis Maríæ, Genetrícis Dei et Dómini Jesu Christi: sed et beáti Joseph ejúsdem Vírginis Sponsi, et beatórum Apostolórum ac Mártyrum tuórum, Petri et Pauli, Andréæ, Jacóbi, Joánnis, Thomæ, Jacóbi, Philíppi, Bartholomæi, Matthæi, Simónis: et Thaddæi: Lini, Cleti, Cleméntis, Xysti, Cornélii, Cypriáni, Lauréntii, Chrysógoni, Joánnis et Pauli, Cosmæ et Damiánis: et ómnium Sanctórum tuórum; quorum méritis, precibúsque concédas, ut in ómnibus protectiónis tuæ muniámur auxilio. Per eúmdem Christum Dóminum Nostrum. Amen.
Communicating with, with, and keeping the most holy day on which Thine only-begotten Son our Lord set at the right hand of Thy glory the substance of our, frail human natum, which He had taken to Himself and also reverencing the memory, first, of the glorious, ever Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord and God Jesus Christ: as also of blessed Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin, of the blessed Apostles and Martyrs Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Thaddeus: Linus, Cletus, Clement, Xystus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and of all Thy Saints, through whose merits and prayers, grant that we may in all things be defended by the help of Thy protection. (He joins his hands.) Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
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COMMUNION:    John 17: 12-13, 15
Pater, cum essem cum eis, ego servábam eos, quos dedísti mihi, allelúja: nunc autem ad te vénio: non rogo, ut tollas eos de mundo, sed ut serves eos a malo, allelúja, allelúja.
Father, while I was with them, I kept them whom Thou gavest Me, alleluia; but now I come to Thee; I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldst keep them from evil, alleluia, alleluia.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Repléti, Dómine, munéribus sacris, da, quæsumus; ut in gratiárum semper actióne maneámus. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Monica
Accépta tibi sit, Dómine, sacrátæ plebis oblátio pro tuórum se méritis, de tribulatióne percepísse cognóscit auxílium. 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.
As we have been filled with heavenly gifts, O Lord, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may constantly persevere in thanksgiving. 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.

Commemoration of St. Monica
May the offerings of thy holy people be accepted by Thee, 0 Lord, in honor of Thy saints, through whose merits they know that they have received aid in time of trouble. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.
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Daily Proper of the SUNDAY AFTER THE ASCENSION