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spoke to his disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven is like to a householder who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard,
Atal when having agreed with the labourers for a i petny a day, be sent them into his vineyard. And
going out about the third hour, he saw others standAing in the market place idle. And he said to them: ALTEN Go fon also into my vineyard, and I will give you
what shall be just. And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in like manner. But about the eleventh bour he went out and found others standing, and be saith to them : Why stand you here all the day idle? They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard. And when evening was come, the Lord of the vinegard said to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first
. When therefore they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first also came, they thought that they should have received more: and they also received every man a penny. And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, sayinge 'These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us that have borne the burden of the day, and the heats. But he answering said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny? Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will aiso give to this last even as to thee. Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good? So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen. The Creed.
OFFERT. Ps. xci. It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to thy name, O Most High,
SECRET. Having received, O Lord, our offer ings and prayers, cleanse us, we beseech thee, by these heatenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us:
COMM. Ps. XXX. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy. Let me not be confounded, for I have called upon thee.
P. COMM. Fideles. May thy faithful, O God, be strengthened by these thy mysteries; that receiring them, they may still desire them; and desiring them may eternally receive them. Thro'.
SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY. INTROIT. Ps. xliii. Exurge, quare, &c. ARISE, why sleepest thou, O Lord ? Arise, and cast us not off to the end. Why turnest thou thy face away? and forgettest our tribulation. Our belly cleaveth to the earth: Arise, O Lord, help us, and deliver us. Ps. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us thy wonders. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who seest that we place no confidence in any thing we do: mercifully grant that, by the protection of the Doctor of the Gentiles, we may be defended against all adversity. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2 Cor. xi. 19, 33. and xii. 1,9. Bre: thren: You gladly suffer the foolish: whereas your: selves are wise. For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face. I speak according to dishonour, as if we had been weak in this part. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly) I dare also. They are He. brews: so am I. They are Israelites: so am I. They are the seed of Abraham: so am I. They are the ministars of Christ (I speak as one less wise) I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. Of the Jews five times did I receive forty striper, save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once ! was stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck; a night and
a day I was in the depth of the sea. In journeying
often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in Latino perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gen
, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, will be in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren. In
labour and painfulness, in much watchings, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Besides these things which are without; my daily instance, the solicitude for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is scandalized, and I am not on fire? If I must needs glory; I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, wlue
is blessed for ever, knoweth that I lie not. At Dathe king guarded the city of the Damascenes, to appre2. lles mascus the governor of the nation under Aretas the
hend me: and through a window in a basket was I
And I know such a man (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell; God knoweth) how he was caught up into paradise; and beard secret words, which is not granted to man to utter. For such a one I will glory; but for myself I will glory nothing, but in my infirmities. For though I should have a mind to glory, I shall not be foolish; for I will say the truth, I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he sceth in me, or any thing he beareth from me. And Iest the greatness of the revelations should lift me up, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me. For which thing I tórice besought the Lord, that it might depart from me: and he said to vie, My grace is suficient for thee; for power is made perfect in infirmity.
Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
GRAD. Ps. lxxxü. Let the Gentiles know that God is thy name; thou alone art the Most High over al} the earth. V. O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind.
TRACT. Ps. lix. Thou hast moved the earth, O Lord, and hast troubled it. V. Heal the breaches thereof, for it is moved. V. That they may flee from before the bow; that thy elect may be delivered.
GOSPEL. Luke vii. 4, 16. At that time: When a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities to meet Jesus, he spoke by a similitude. A sower went out to sow his seeds and as he sowed some fell by the way side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it And other some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away because it had no moisture. And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it, choked it. And other some fell upon good ground; and sprung up, yielded fruit a hundred-fold. Saying these things be cried out, He that hath ears to hear, let him heter
. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. To whom he said : To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not see, and bear ing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. And they by the way side, are they that hear, then the devil cometh, and taketh the word out of their bearts, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock, are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots; for they beliere
a that which fell among thorns, are they who bare heard, and going their way, are choked with the cores and the riches and pleasures of this life. at
Hope hell no fruit. But that' on the good ground are
they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the OFFERT. Ps. xvi. Perfect thou iny goings in. thy paths : that my footsteps be not moved : 0 inclina thy ear unto ine and hear my words. Shew forth thy , Wonderful mercies; who saveth them that hope in
Word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience.
thee O Lord.
SECRET. May the sacrifice we have offered to thee, O Lord, always cnliven us and defend us.
COMM. Ps. xlii. I will go up to the altar of Gol, to God, who rejoiceth my youth.
P. COMM. Supplices. Grant, we humbly be. Beech thee, 0 Almighty God, that those whom thou refreshest with thy sacraments, may, by a life well
pleasing to thee, worthily serve thice. Thro'.
INTROIT Ps. XX.
meg and nourish me.
thy justice and rescue me. K. Glory.
Esto mihi in, &c. BE thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house. of refuge, to save me: for thou art my strength, ank my refuge; and for thy name's sake thou wilt lead
Ps. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in
COLL. Preces. Mercifully hear our prayers, "We bescech thee, O Lord, and being freed from the phains of our sins, preserve us from all adversity.
EPISTLE. 1 Cor. xiii. 1, 13. Brethron: If I. speak with the tongies of men and of angels, and lave not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tiakling cymbal. And if I should have propliecy, and should know all mysteries, and all knowleuge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could thing. And if I should distribute all my goods to
meinove mountains, and have not charity, I am 110