November 16, 2008
SUNDAY
vol 19, no. 321

27th Sunday After Pentecost
"I will open My mouth in parables."
Mass: Missa "Dicit Dóminus"


Semi-Double Observance of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday After Pentecost


Commemoration of Saint Gertrude, Virgin
Missa "Dicit Dóminus"

GREEN Vestments

Semi-Double Observation


        Holy Mother Church is imbued with the word of Christ, and is admirably represented by the three measures of meal, which the energy of fermentation wholly leavened; and by the mustard tree, the greatest of its kind, where the birds of Heaven are glad to find shelter. May the "leaven" of the doctrine of Jesus pervade and transform our souls. In the Epistle the word of God produces in the hearts of Christians, the wonders of faith, hope and charity. In the Gospel, our Lord reveals to us "things hidden from the foundation of the world." Things that will not be measured and fully known until the Last Day.

    St. Gertrude     Saint St. Gertrude was born in Eisleben in Upper Saxony, 1256. At the age of five she was an oblate in the Benedictine Convent at Rodalsdorf, over which convent she ruled for forty years as Abbess. The Roman Breviary states that she died in 1334 "consumed rather by the ardor of her love than by disease,"

        At the age of twenty five she was favored with celestial visions, and towards the end of her life she received the stigmata. At God's command she recorded her revelations in her wonderful book called Communications and Sentiments of Love. The mission of this celebrated Benedictine nun in the Thirteenth Century was very similar to that of Margaret Mary Alacoque, which indeed she recognized and foretold in a prophetic showing. Her mystical life was lived in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; she is pictured with a flaming heart in her hand. When she spoke of Christ and the mysteries of His adorable life, her words were sweeter than honey and the honey-comb; her spirit was ever serene and radiant. Jesus revealed to her His Heart as a mystery of grace and love, rather than as an abyss of sorrow. She was not called to the special vocation of victim for the sins of the world as was St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

        A member of an order which for more than seven centuries had, been the heir of patristic tradition and in which the Liturgy was almost exclusively the source of spiritual life, Gertrude conceived devotion to the Sacred Heart not as a separate devotion, but as a deeper intelligence of the great all-embracing mystery of Christ living again in the Church by means of the Catholic Liturgy.

        On one occasion while listening to the beating of the Heart of Jesus, she asked St. John the Evangelist why he had not made known in his Gospel the treasures of light and mercy revealed to him during his mystic repose on the Saviour's Heart at the Last Supper. John replied that the reality of this touching revelation would be made later when the world had reached the depths of malice, and that in order to rescue it God would employ the last resources of His invincible love.

      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 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition. Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945


Missa "Dicit Dóminus"

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INTROIT:   Jeremias 29: 11, 12,14
Dicit Dóminus: Ego, cóglto cogitatiónes pacis, et non afflictiónis: invocábitis me, et ego exáudiam vos: et redúcam captivitátem vestram de cunctis locis. (Ps. 84: 2) Benedixísti, Dómine,terram tuam: avertísti captivitátem Jacob. v. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Dicit Dóminus...
The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: you shall call upon Me, and I shall hear you and I will bring back your captivity from all places. (Ps. 84: 2) Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 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 The Lord saith...
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COLLECT
Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Quos tantis, Dómine, largíris, uti mystériis; quæsumus ut efféctibus nos eórum veráciter aptáre dignéris. 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. Gertrude
Let us pray. O God, Who didst prepare for Thyself a pleasant dwelling-place in the heart of blessed Gertrude, do Thou, through her merits and intercession, mercifully wipe away from our hearts every stain of sin, and grant us to enjoy her companionship. 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.
The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. 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.

Commemoration of St. Gertrude
Satiásti, Dómine, famíliam tuam munéribus sacris: ejus, quæsumus, semper interventióne nos réfove, cujus solémnia celebrámus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

EPISTLE:   I Thessalonians 1: 2-10
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Thessalonicénses. Fratres, Grátias ágimus Deo semper pro ómnibus vobis, memóriam vestri faciéntes in oratiónibus nostris sine inter- missióne, memóres óperis fídei vestræ, et labóris et caritátis, et sustinéntiæ spei Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, ante Deum et patrem nostrum: sciéntes, fratres, dilécti a Deo, electiónem vestram: quia Evangélium nostrum non fuit ad vos in sermóne tantum, sed et in virtúte, et in Spíritu sancto, et in plentitúdine multa, sicut scitis quales fuérimius in vobis propter vos. Et vos imitatóres nostri facti estis, et Dómini, excipiéntes verbum in tribulatióne multa, cum gáudio Spíritus sancti: ita ut facti sitis forma ómnibus credéntibus in Macedónia, et in Acháia. A vobis enim diffamátus est sermo Dómini, non solum in Macedónia, et in Acháia, sed et in omni loco fides vestra, quæ est ad Deum, profécta est, ita ut non sit nobis necésse quidquam loqui. Ipsi enim de nobis annúntiant qualem intróitum habuérimus ad vos: et quomodo convérsi estis ad Deum a simulácris, servíre Deo vivo, et vero, et exspectáre Fílium ejus de coelis (quem suscitávit ex móortuis) Jesum, qui erípuit nos ab ira ventúra.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. Brethren, We give thanks to God always for you all, making a remembrance of you in our prayers without ceasing, being mindful of the work of your faith and labor and charity, and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father: knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election: for our gospel hath been unto you in word only, know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes. And you became followers of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost: so that you were made a pattern to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but also in every place your faith, which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing. For they them-selves relate of us what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven (whom He raised from the dead), Jesus, who hath delivered us from the wrath to come.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:  Psalm 43: 8, 9
Liberásti nos, Dómine, ex affligéntibus nos: et eos qui nos odérunt, confudísti. V. In Deo laudábimur tota die, et in nómine tuo confitébimur in sæcula. Allelúja, allelúja. V.(Ps. 129: 1, 2) De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Domine exáudi oratiónem meam. Allelúja.
Thou hast delivered us, O Lord, from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame that hate us. V. In God we will glory all the day: and in Thy Name we will give praise for ever. Alleluia, allelluia. V.(Ps. 129: 1, 2) From the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my prayer. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:    Matthew 13: 13-35
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo témpore, Dixit Jesus turbis parábolam hanc: Símile est regnum coelórum grano sinápis, quod accípiens homo seminávit in agro suo: quod mínimum quidem est ómnibus semínibus: cum autem créverit, majus est ómnibus oléribus, et fit arbor, ita ut volócres coeli véniant, et hábitent in ramis ejus. Aliam parábolam locútus est eis: Símile est regnum coelórum ferménto, quod accéptum múulier abscóndit in farínæ satis tribus, donec fermentátum est totum. Hæc ómnia locútus est Jesus in parábolis non loquebátur eis: ut implerétur quod dictum erat per prophétam, dicéntem: Apériam in parábolis os meum, eructábo abscóndita a constitutióne mundi.
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 spoke to the multitudes this parable: The kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and dwell in the branches thereof. Another parable He spoke to them: The kingdom of Heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables He did not speak to them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 'I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.'
Praise be to Christ


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OFFERTORY:   Ps. 129: 1, 2
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

De profúndis clamávi ad Te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam: de profúndis clamávi ad Te, Dómine.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

From the depths I have cried out to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my prayer: From the depths I have cried out to Thee, O Lord.
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SECRET
Oremus. Hæc nos oblatio, Deus, mundet, quæsumus, et renovet, gubernet, et protegat. 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. Gertrude
Accépta tibi sit, Dómine, sacráte plebis oblátio pro tuórum honóre sanctórum: quorum se méritis, de tribulatióne percepísse cognóscit auxílium. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
May this offering O Lord, we beseech Thee, cleanse and renew us, guide and protect us. 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. Gertrude
May the offering of Thy consecrated people be accepted by Thee, O Lord, in honor of Thy saints, by whose merits it knoweth that it hath received aid in time of trouble. 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.

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, ever-lasting 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:    Mark 11: 24
Amen dico vobis, quidquid orántes pétitis, crédite quia accipiétis, et fiet vobis.
Amen, I say to you, whatsoever you ask when you pray, believe that you shall receive and it shall be done to you.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Coeléstibus, Dómine, pasti delíciis, quæsumus, ut semper éadem, per quæ veráciter vívimus, appetámus. 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. Gertrude
Accépta tibi sit, Dómine, sacráte plebis oblátio pro tuórum honóre sanctórum: quorum se méritis, de tribulatióne percepísse cognóscit auxílium. 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.
Being fed with celestial delights, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may ever hunger after those things by which we truly live. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Gertrude
May the offering of Thy consecrated people be accepted by Thee, O Lord, in honor of Thy saints, by whose merits it knoweth that it hath received aid in time of trouble. 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.
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Daily Proper of the Mass for the
Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
(Sixth Sunday after Epiphany)