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of all grace, who hath called us in Christ Jesus to his eternal glory, after you have suffered a while, will perfect you, strengthen and establish you. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen. GRAD. Ps. liv. Cast thy solicitude on the Lord: and he will feed thee. V. When I cried out to the Lord, he heard my voice against those, who were coming upon me. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. God is a judge just strong and patient: doh his anger break out every day? Alleluia.


Luke xv. 1. 10.


T that time: The Publicans and sinners drew near to Jesus to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying: This man received sinners, and eaeth with them. And he spoke this parable to them, saying: Which of you having an hundred sheep, if he loe one of them, leaveth not the ninety-nine in the deset and goeth after that which is lost, till he find it? Aid having found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejocing and coming home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep, that was lost. I say to you: So shall there be more joy in heaven for one sinner doing panance than for ninety-nine righteous persons, that stand nd in need of pennance. Or what woman having ten grats, if she lose one, lighteth not a candle, and sweepet the house, and seeketh diligently, till she find it ? Arl having found it, she calleth together her friends and nejhbours, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found thegroat I had lost. So I say to you: There shall be joy behre the Angels of God for one sinner that doth pennace. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. ix. Let al hope in thee, O Lord, wo know thy name: for thu abandonest not those wo seek thee. Sing to th Lord who dwelleth in Sin for that he hath not

Jacta cogitatum tuum in Domino: et ipse te enutriet. V. Dum clamarem ad Dominum et exaudivit vo cem meam ab his qui appropinquant mihi. Alleluia. V. Deus judex justus, fortis et Patiens: numquid irascitur per singulos dies? Alleluia.

Sperent in te omnes, qui noverunt nomen tuum, Domine: quoniam non derelinquis quærentes te. Psallite Domino, qui habitat in Sion: quoniam non est oblitus orationem pauperum.

forgotten the prayer of the


SECRET. Look down, O Lord, on the offerings of thy suppliant church; and grant that thy faithful may always worthily partake thereof in order to their salvation. Thro'.

COMM. Luke xv. I say to you: There is joy among the Angels of God for one sinner doing pen


POSTCOMM. Sancta tua. ries, O Lord, which we have and, cleansing us from our sins, eternal mercy. Thro'.

Dico vobis: Gaudium est Angelis Dei super uno peccatore pœnitentiam agente.

Anth. What woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and search diligently, till she find it?



May thy sacred mystereceived, give us life: make us worthy of thy

Ant. Quæ mulier habens drachmas decem, et si perdiderit drachmam unam, nonne accendit lucernan, et everrit domum, et quarit diligenter, donec invenit? PRAYER. Collect at Mass, p. 204. The Commemoration on the SATURDAY before the FOURTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST. Anth. David overcale the Philistine with a sling and a stone in the name of the Lord.

HE lord is my light THE

and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life, who shall make me tremble? My very enemies who afflicted me, are weakenedand fallen. Ps. Ifa camp be pitched against me; my heart shall not fear. V. Glory.

Ant. Prævaluit Davic in Philisthæum in funda etlapide, in nomine Domini

V. May our evening prayer, as above, p. 204.
PRAYER. Collect of to-morrow.

MASS. INTROIT. Ps. xxvi.
OMINUS illumintie

mea, et salus mea,
quem timebo? Domius
defensor vitæ meæ, a uo
trepidabo? Qui tribuant
me inimici mei, ipsi ifir-
mati sunt, et cecidernt.
Ps. Si consistant adverım
me castra; non timebico
meum. V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the world, with regard to us, may be governed in peace by thy providence, and thy church pay her devotions to thee in tranquillity. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Rom. viii. 18. 23.

RETHREN: I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelations of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the slavery of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groaneth, and is in labour even till now. And not only they, but we ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Propitius esto, Domine, peccatis nostris, ne quando dicant Gentes: Ubi est Deus eorum? V. Adjuva nos, Deus salutaris noster, & propter honorem nominis tui, Domine, libera nos. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. 9. Deus, qui sedes super thronum et judicas æquitatem, esto refugium pauperum in tribulatione. leluia.

GRAD. Ps. lxxviii. Be merciful, O Lord to our offences, that the Gentiles may never say: Where now is their God? V. Help us, O Lord our Saviour, and for the honour of thy name deliver us, O Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. O God, who sit test on thy throne, and judgest justly, be a refuge to the poor in distress. Alleluia.



Luke v. 1. 11.


T that time: When the people pressed on Jesus to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Genesareth. And he saw two ships standing still by the lake; but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And going into one of the ships, which was Simon's, he asked him to put forth a little from the shore. And he sat down, and taught the people from the ship. And having done speaking, he said to Simon: Launch forth into the deep, and let go your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said to him: Master, we have been labouring all night, and have

taken nothing; nevertheless, at thy command, I will let go the net. And having done it; they inclosed a great number of fish, and their net broke. And they beckoned to their partners, that were in the other ship, to come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were ready to sink. Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying: Depart from me, O Lord, for I am a sinful man. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of fishes they had taken. And so were also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon: Fear not, henceforth thou shalt catch men. And having brought their ships to land, they left all and followed him. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. xii. Enlighten my eyes, that I may never sleep in death: lest my enemy should ever say: I have prevailed over him.

Illumina oculos meos, ne unquam obdormiam in morte: ne quando dicat inimicus meus prævalui adversus


SECRET. Receive our offerings, we beseech thee, O Lord, and be appeased thereby; and mercifully compel our wills to yield to thee, even when they rebel.


COMM. Ps. xvii. The Lord is my support, my refuge, and my deliverer; my God, and my help.

Dominus firmamentum meum, & refugium meum, & liberator meus; Deus meus, adjutor meus.

POSTCOMM. Mysteria. May the mysteries we have received, purify us, we beseech thee, O Lord, and defend us by the efficacy of what they contain. Thro'.


At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Master, we have laboured all the night, and have taken nothing: but at thy command, I will let go the net.

Ant. Præceptor, per totam noctem laborantes nihil cepimus in verbo autem tuo laxabo rete

PRAYER. Collect at Mass. The Commemoration on the SATURDAY before the FIFTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST.

Anth. Ye mountains of Ant. Montes Gelboe, nec Gelboe, may neither dew ros, nec pluvia veniat super nor rain come upon you: vos: quia in te abjectus est

clypeus fortium, clypeus Saul, quasi non esset unctus oleo! Quomodo ceciderunt fortes in bello! Jonathas in excelcis interfectus est: Saul & Jonathas amabiles & decori valde in vita sua, in morte quoque non sunt separati.

for the shield of the valiant ones was cast away on you, and the shield of Saul, as if he had not been anointed with oil! How are the valiant ones fallen in battle! Jonathan was slain on the high places: Saul and Jonathan were lovely and very beautiful in their lifetime, and in death they were not separated.

V. and R. as above, p. 204. PRAYER. Collect of


my out

Ps. xxvi.


V. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. MASS. INTROIT. EAR, O Lord, voice, when I cry to thee: be thou my helper, abandon me not, nor slight me, O God my Saviour. Ps. The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? V. Glory.


XAUDI, Domine, vʊcem meam, qua clamavi ad te: adjutor meus esto, ne derelinquas me, neque despicias me, Deus Salutaris meus. Ps. Dominus illuminatio mea, & salus mea: quem timebo? V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who hast prepared invisible good things for those that love thee: pour forth into our hearts an affectionate love for thee: that loving thee in all things, and above all things, we may come to the enjoyment of thy promises, which are above whatever we can desire. Thro'.

FPISTLE. 1 Pet. iii. 8. 15.

EARLY beloved: Be all of one mind in prayer, compassionate, lovers of the brethren, merciful, modest, and humble. Not returning evil for evil, nor curse for curse, but on the contrary, blessings: for to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing, For he that would love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak. no guile. Let him avoid evil, and do good: speak peace, and follow it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. And



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