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.

      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


"They have not known the Father, nor Me"

Sunday after the Ascension

    In all things Christ must be honored and defended even if it means being persecuted for believing in Him. Our Lord conveys these final words to His disciples, foretelling of a time when the Jews and unbelievers would greatly harass and even kill them. Every apostle except for St. John suffered martyrdom. When Jesus speaks of His followers "being put out of the synagogues" what do you think they'd have to say about BeneRatz' latest schmoozing and giving credence to Caiaphas and all the faithless Jews since who persist in their error? What does he do? Not only participates, thus publicly giving scandal through his persistent heresy, but proclaims that the Jews do not need to be converted. But then what's new? In fact, he's done it so much that few recognize the apostasy in their midst. We need only read what our Lord says about it in today's Gospel. Do you think Fr. Joseph Ratzinger has read that passage? Do you really think he cares? Ah, there's the rub. All hail man! Yes, Lord, we remember that You did tell us this too would come. Perhaps we never realized how bad it would be with so many duped into actually believing Ratzinger represents You. St. Paul says today "in all things God may be honored through Jesus Christ", not man.
Comprehensive Catholic Commentary
by
Fr. George Leo Haydock
provided by
John Gregory


Epistle: 1 St. Peter 4: 7-11

7 But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers.

8 But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins.

    Commentary on Verse 8 Charity covereth a multitude of sins. It is a great means to atone for them; or it may signify, that a charitable mind excuses many sins in others. Wi.
9 Using hospitality one towards another, without murmuring,

10 As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

    Commentary on Verse 10 As good stewards of the manifold grace of God. An admonition to the ministers of the gospel, to employ well their talents and the graces received to the honor and glory of God. Wi.
11 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: to Whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

12 Dearly beloved, think not strange the burning heat which is to try you, as if some new thing happened to you;

    Commentary on Verse 12 Think not strange, & c. Be not surprised, nor discouraged that a hot and sharp persecution is come upon you at this time, as if it were a new and an extraordinary thing. It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for His sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in Heaven. Wi.


Gospel: St. John 15: 26-27; 16: 1-4

26 But 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.

    Commentary on Verse 26 Whom I will send. The Holy Ghost is sent by the Son: therefore He proceedeth from Him also, as from the Father; though the schismatical Greeks think differently; (B.) otherwise, as Dr. Challoner says, He could not be sent by the Son.
27 And you shall give testimony, because you are with Me from the beginning.
    Commentary on Verse 27 You shall give. He vouchsafes to join together the testimony of the Holy Ghost, and of the apostles; that we may see the testimony of truth, jointly to consist in the Holy Ghost, and in the prelates of the Catholic Church. See Acts, xv. 28.
1 These things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized.
    Commentary on Verse 1 Which the persecutions you will have to suffer, on the part of man, may possibly occasion, particularly with the weak.
2 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.

3 And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father, nor Me.

4 But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them.

    Commentary on Verse 4 That when the hour of them shall come, you may remember that I told you. This is both the sense and the construction, by the Greek text, which here determines the construction of the Latin. Wi.


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Missa "Exaudi, Domine"

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.
      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.

      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


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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.
      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.

      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 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 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.
      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.
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