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XVII. St. ANICETE, p. m.

All as in Mass VI. p. X. except GOSPEL. John xvi. 20, 32. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples : Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world sball rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 'A woman, when she is in labour hath sorrow, because her hour i come: but when she hath bronght forth the child

. she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is brought into the world. So also you now your hearts shall rejoice: and your joy no man skall Lake from you.

XXI. St. ANSELM, bp. &c.
All as in Mass XIII. p. xxiv.


All as in Mass VII. p. xiii. Except LESSON. 4poc. xix. 1, 9. In those days: ! John heard as it were the voice of many multitudes in heaven, saying: Alleluia: salvation, and glory, and power is to our God: for true and just are his judgments, who hath judged the great harlot which corrupted the earth with her forvication, and hath revenged the blood of his servants at her handa And again they said: Alleluia. And her smoke asCundeth for ever and ever. And the four and twenty ancients, and the four living creatures fell down and adored God that sitteth' upon the throve, saying: Amen, Alleluia. And a voice came out from the throne, saying : Give praise to our God, all ye hiss servants : and you that fear him, little and great

. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of inany waters, and as the voice of great thunders, saying: Alleluia : for the Lord our God, the Almighty hath reigned. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to lim; for the marriage

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the Lamb is come, and his wife hath prepared herself. And it is granted to her that she should clothe herself with fine linen glittering and white. For the fine linen are the justifications of the saints. And he said to me: Write: blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.


All as in Mass VI. p. X. except
COLLECT. Deus, qui nos beati.

O God, who,
by the merits and prayers of blessed George, thy
Martyr, fillest the hearts of thy people with joy:
mercifully grant, through his intercession, that the
blessing we ask, we may happily obtain by means of
thy grace. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2 Tim. as in Mass V.


viii. SECRET Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made; and, through the intercession of blessed George, thy Martyr, by them cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'.

P. COMM. Supplices. We humbly beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that those whom thou hast refreshed with thy sacraments, may, by the intercession of blessed George, thy Martyr, by a life well-pleasing to thee, worthily serve thee. Thro'.

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An as in Mass VI. p. X. except COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who didst fill the heart of blessed Fidelis with the fire of seraphic love; and whilst he laboured in the propagation of the true faith, didst honour him with the crown of martyrdom and the gift of miracles; grant, we beseech thee, that by his merit*,and intercession, we may be so confirmed by thy grace, as to be found faithful in thy service even unto death. Thro'.

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XXV. ST. MARK, the Evangelist

. A dreadful plague having broke out at Rome, anno. 589, which carried off a great number of the lives people, and among the rest Pope Pelagius, who then sat in St. Peter's Chair. St. Gregory his successor, appointed public prayers for appeasing the anger of God, the happy effects of which became so evident by the immediate cessation of the plague, that the same pious custom has been ever since continued. Wherefore, since, by our repeated transgressions we also have just reason to deprecate the scourges of divine vengeance, let us this day bumble ourselves by prayer and abstinence before the throne of mercy, beseeching God to preserve us from all pestilential distempers, forgive us our sins; and grant his blessing on the fruit of the earth.

The Litanies are said for this purpose to-day.
INTROIT, Protexisti, as in Mass VI. p. x.

COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who didst raise blessed Mark, thy evangelist, to the honourable commission of preaching the gospel: grant, we be seech thee, that we may ever receive benefit from his instructions, and be defended by bis prayers. Through.

LESSON. Ezek. i. 10, 14. The likeness of the four living creatures was this; there was the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side of all the four; and the face of an ox on the left side of all the four; and the face of an eagle over all the four. And their faces and their wings were stretched up ward; two wings of every one were joined, and two covered their bodies. And every one of them went straight forward: whither the impulse of the spirit was to go, thither they went, and they tumed not when they went. And as for the likeness of the liting creatures, their appearance was like that of burning coals of fire, -and like the appearance of lamps. This was the vision running to and fro in the midst of the living creatures, a bright fire,

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and lightning going forth from the fire. And the living creatures ran and returned like flashes of lightning

Alleluia, Alleluia. The heavens, O Lord declare thy wonders, and the fulfilling of thy promise in the assembly of the saints. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke x. 1, 9. At that time: The Lord appointed other seventy-two: and he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come. And he said to them: the harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers unto his harvest. Go; behold I send you as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. Into batsoever house you enter, first say; Peace be to this house, and if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they have. For the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you'; and heal the sick that are therein, and say to them; the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. The Creed.

SECRET. Bringing thee our offerings, O Lord, on this solemnity of blessed Mark, the evangelist, we humbly beseech thee, that as the preaching of the gospel raised him to glory, so his intercession may make us both in word and dced, well pleasing to thee. Thro'.

COMM. P3. lxiij. The just man, sc.

P. COMM. Tribuant nobis. May thy sacred mysteries, O Lord, afford us continual help, so as by the prayers of blessed Mark, thy evangelist, they may ever defend us from all adversity. Thro'.

For the Litanies, see Rogation dayı.

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O Almighty God, that we may with true zeal pro01 468 26th, 28th, 29th, 3012 APRIL, XXVI. SS. CLETUS & MARCELLINE, bps mil.

All as in Mass VII. p. xiii. ercept COLLECT. Beatorum. Grant, O Lord, that the glorious confession of thy blessed martyrs and bishops, Cletus and Marcelline, may strengthen us, and their pious intercession continually defend es wicht Tbro'.

All as in Mass VI. p. 4.


All as in Mass VI. p. X. except COLLECT. Presta. Grant we beseech the fess the faith of blessed Peter thy martyr, for the propagation whereof he was crowned with a glorina death. Thro!.

Commem. of St. George, p. 465. SECRET. Favourably regard, O Lord, the pras: ers we offer thee, and by the intercession of blessed Peter, thy martyr, continually protect the defenders of the faith. Thro'.

P. COMM. Fidelis. May the sacramenta e have received, O Lord, preserve thy faithful, and by the intercession of blessed Peter, thy martir defend us against the assaults of the enems. Thro?.


All as in Mass XX. p. xxxv, except COLLECT. Da, quaesumus. Grant, we beseecha thee, O Almighty Go that we who celebrate the festival of blessed Catharine, thy Virgin, may frejoice in her yearly solemnity, and profit by the example in her eminent virtues. Thro'.

SECRET. May the prayers we offer on the festival of blessed Catharine ascend to thee, O Lord,

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