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PRAYER. Absolve. Loosen, O Lord, we beseech thee, the bonds of our sins; and mercifully from us whatever we deserve for them.

tura away Toro'.


INTROIT. Ps. lxxxix.

THOU, O Lord, hast been our refuge from gene-
ration to generation; from all eternity, thou art.
Ps. Before the mountains were made, or the earth
and the world was formed; from eternity to eternity
thou art God. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Respice. Look down, O Lord, on
y children, and grant that, while we chastise our-

g: Le selves by mortifying the flesh, our minds may be in

flamed with the love and desire of thee. Thro'. LESSON. Is. lv. 6, 11. In those days: Isaias the prophet spake, saying: Seek ye the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he is bountiful to forgive. For my thoughts are not your thoughts; nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts. And as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return no more thither, but soak the earth and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater; so shall my word be which shall go forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall do whatsoever I please, and shall prosper in the things for which I sent it, saith the Lord Almighty.

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GRAD. Ps. cxl. Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight, O Lord. V. The lifting up my hands as evening sacrifice.

At that time: the whole city And the people

GOSPEL. Matt. xxi. 10, 17. When he was come into Jerusalem, was moved, saying: Who is this? said: this is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money. changers, and the chairs of them that sold dovesy and he saith to them: It is written, "My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves." And there came to him the blind and the lame in the temple; and he healed them. And the chief priests and scribes seeing the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying: "Hosanna to the son of David," were moved with indignation, and said to him: Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said to them: Yea, have you never read, "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings thou hast per fected praise?" And leaving them he went out of the city into Bethania, and remained there.

OFFERT. Ps. xxx. In thee, O Lord, have l hoped: I have said: Thou art my God, the days of

my life are in thy hands.

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, with the offer ings we have made, and defend us from all danger"


COMM. Ps. iv. When I called thou didst hear me, the God of my justice: when I was in distress thou hast enlarged me: have mercy upon me, 0

Lord, and hear my prayer.

Almighty God, that we may one day receive the P. COMM. Quæsumus. We beseech thee, O effects of that salvation, of which we have received the pledge in these mysteries. Thro'.

Let us pray.


Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Ascendant. May our prayers, Lord, ascend to thee, and deliver thy church from

all wickedness.




INTROIT. Ps. xxiv.

REMEMBER, O Lord, thy bowels of compas Sion; and thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world; lest our enemies rule over us: deliFer us, O God of Israel, from all our distress: Ps. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. V. Glory.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. After the Kyrie eleison, is said : I. COLLECT. Preces nostras. Mercifully hear our prayers, O Lord, we beseech thee, and stretch forth the right hand of thy power against every thing that opposeth us.


1. LESSON. Exod. xxiv. 12, 18. In those days: The Lord said to Moses: Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and the law, and the commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them. Moses rose up, and his minister Josue: and Moses going up into the mount of God, said to the ancients: Wait ye here till we return to you, you have Aaron and Hur with you: if any question shall rise,

you shall refer it to them. And when Moses was gone up, a cloud covered the mount.

And the

glory of the Lord, dwelt upon Sinai, covering it I him out of the midst of the cloud. And the sight with a cloud six days, and the seventh day he called of the glory of the Lord, was like a burning fire upon the top of the mount, in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses entering into the midst of the cloud, went up into the mountain; and he was there forty days, and forty nights.

GRAD. Ps. The troubles of my heart are multiplied: from my necessities deliver me, O Lord. V. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me

all my sins.

II. COLLECT. Devotionem. We beseech thee,

O Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of the people; that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro


II. LESSON. 3 Kings xix. 3, 8. In those days Elias came into Bersabee of Juda, and left his servant there. And he went forward one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and saf under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said; It is enough for me, take away my soul: for I am no better than myS fathers. And he cast himself down, and slept in the shadow of the juniper tree; and behold an of the Lord touched him and said to him: Arist and eat. And he looked, and behold there was at his head a hearth-cake and a vessel of water: and he ate and drank, and he fell asleep again. And the angel of the Lord came again the second time and touched him, and said to him: Arise, eat; for thon


And he arose, and ate hast yet a great way to go. and drank, and walked in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights, unto the mount of God TRACT. Ps. xxiv. From my necessities, deliver me O Lord; see my abjection and my labour and forgive me all my sins. V. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul; in thee, O my God, de 1 put

my trust, let me not be ashamed.

enemies laugh at me.

Neither let m
V. For none of them that

wait on thee shall be confounded; let all them be

confounded, who do vain things.

GOSPEL. Matt. xii. 38. At that time: Some of the Scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying Master, we would see a sign from thee. Whe answering, said to them; An evil and adulterous generation seeketh for a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and thee nights; so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. The mea of Ninive shall rise in judgment with this gene


ederation, and shall condemn it; because they did penbance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold a greater than Jonas here. The queen of the south shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold thegreater than Solomon here. When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he

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aith: I will return into my house, from whence I came out. And coming he findeth it empty, swept, beband garnished. Then he goeth and taketh with delim seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last State of that man is made worse than the first. Sø shall it be also to this wicked generation. As he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. And one said unto him, Behold thy another and thy brethren stand without seeking thee. But he answering him that told him, said: Who is my mother, and who are my brethren? And stretchrng forth his hand towards his disciples. he said; Behold my mother and my brethren. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father that is in heaven;

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he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

OFFERT. Ps. cxviii. I will meditate on thy law, which I have loved exceedingly; and I will put in practice thy commandments, which I have


SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice of propitiation, that thou wouldst mercifully forgive as our sins, and guide our tottering hearts. Thro'. COMM. Ps. v. Hear my cry; attend to the Toice of my prayer, O my King and my God, for to thee I will pray, O Lord.

P. COMM. Tui Domine. May the receiving of this thy sacrament, O Lord, both cleanse us from

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