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bring them into the holy light: * Which thou pro misedst of old to Abraham and his posterity. V. We offer thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of praise and prayers : accept them in behalf of the souls we commemorate this day: and let them pass from death to life. * Which, &c. to V.
SECRET. Have mercy, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the soul of thy servant, N. for which we offer this victim of praise, humbly beseeching thy majesty, that by this propitiatory sacrifice be (or she) may arrive at eternal rest. Throl.
COMMUNION. LET eternal light shine on them, O Lord, with thy saints for ever: for thou art merciful. V. Grant them, O Lord, eternal rest: and let perpetual light shine on them. * With to V.
P. COMM. Prcesta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the soul of thy servant, which this day hath departed this life, being purified and freed from sin by this sacrifice, may obtain both forgiveness and eternal rest. Thro'. On the 3d, 7th, or 30th day after decease, the whole
of the foregoing Mass is said, ercept COLLECT. Quosumus. Admit, we beseech thee, O Lord, the soul of thy servant N. (the thiru, seventh, or thirtieth day) of whose decease we commemorate
, into the fellowship of thy saints, and refresh it with the perpetual dew of thy mercy. Thro.
SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, te beseech thee, on the offerings we make for the soul of thy servant N. that being purified by these heavenly mysteries, it may find rest in thy mercy. Thro'.
P. COMM. Suscipe. Receive, O Lord, our prayers in behalf of the soul of thy servant N. that if any stains of the corruptions of this world still stick to it, they may be washed away by thy forgiring mer
MASS XXXIII. ANNIVERSARY MASS for the DEAD
All as on the day of decease or burial, except COLLECT. Deus indulgentiarium. O God, the Lord of mercy, give to the soul (souls) of thy ser's vant (servants) whose anniversary we commemorate, a place of comfort, a happy rest, and the light of glory, Thro!
LESSON. 2 Mach. xii. 43, 46. In those days! Judas the valiant cominander making a gathering. he sent twelve thousand drachmas of silver to Jerusalem, for sacrifice to be otiered for the sins of the dead: thinking well and religiously concerning the Tesurrection. (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have scemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.) And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them. It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought
pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
GOSPEL. Jolin vi. 37, 49. Al that time: Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: All that the Father giveth ine, shall come to me: and him that cometu to me, I will not cast out. Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. Now this is the will of the Father that sent me: that of all that he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up agan in the last day. And this is the will of my Father who sent me; that cvery one who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have lise crerlasting, and I will raise him up in the last day.
SECRET. Favourably hear, O Lord, our humble prayers in behalf of the soul (souls) of thy servant (servants) the anniversary of whose death is Dis day, for whom we offer up this sacrifice of praise : that thou mayest vouchsafe to admit it (them to the fellowsbip of thy saints.
P. COMM. Prosta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul (souls) of thy servant (servanls) the anniversary of whose death we commemorate, being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both pardon and eternal rest. Thro'.
O GOD, by whose favour thy servants were raised to the dignity of Bishops (or Priests) and thus honoured with the Apostolic functions : grant, we beseech thee, that they may be admitted to the eternal jo fellowship of thy apostles in heaven. Thro'.
For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. Deus Venice. O God, the author of mercy, and Jover of the salvation of mankind; we address thy clemency in behalf of our brethren, relations and benefactors, who are departed this life, that by the В. intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, and of
lo all thy saints, thou wouldst receive them into the enjoyment of eternal happiness. Thro'.
For all the Faithful departed. Fidelium. O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, give to the souls of thy servants de parted the remission of their síns : that through the help of pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. Who livest.
LESSON. Rev. xiv. 13. In those days : I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, for their works follow them.
GOSPEL. John vi. 51, 55. At that time: Jestes said to the multitude of the Jeros: I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world.
The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us bis flesh to eat: Then Jesus said to them : Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. Ile that eateth my fesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
SECRET, for Bishops or Priests. Accept, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sacrifice we offer for the souls of thy servants, Bishops (or Priests] that those whom in this life thou didst honour with the episcopal (or priestly) dignity, thou mayest join to the fellowship of thy saints in the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.
For Brethren, Friends and Benefactors. O God, whose mercy is infinite, graciously bear the prayers which we thy humble servants offer thee: and grant to the souls of our Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors, on whom thou didst bestow the grace to confess thy name, the pardon of all their sins by these mysteries of our salvation. Thro'.
For all the Faithful departed. Look down favourably, we beseech thee, O Lord, on the sacrifice we offer for the souls of thy servants; that as thou wast pleased to bestow on them the merit of Christian faith, thou wouldst also grant them the reward thereof. Thro'.
P. COMM. Prosit. For Bishops, &c. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by thy merciful clemency which we have implored on behalf of the souls of thy servants, Bishops (or Priests) that by thy mercy they may eternally enjoy thy presence, in whom they have hoped and believed. Thro'
For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty and merciful God, that the souls of our Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors, for whom we have offered this sacrifice to thy Majesty, being, by virtue of these mysteries, purified from all sin, may, through thy mercy, receive the blessing of perpetual light. Thro.'
For All the T'aithful departed. Animabus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that our humble prayers in behalf of the souls of thy servants, both men and women, may be profitable to them: so that thou mayest deliver them from all their sins, and make them partakers of the redemption thou hast purcbased for them. Who livest. COLLECT, &c. For a deceased Father or Mother.
COLLECT. O God, who has commanded us to honour our Father and Mother: mercifully show pity to the souls (or soul) of my Father (or) my Mother, and forgive him (or her] their [or luis or her) sins: and grant that I inay see them (or him or her] in the joys of eternal life. Thro."
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice I offer for the souls (or soul) of my Father, (or of} my Mother: grant them (or him or her] eternal joys in the land of the living; and associate me with them (or him or her) in the bliss of thy saints. Thro.'
P. COMM. May the participation of these heavenly mysteries, O Lord, I beseech thec, obtain rest and light for the souls (or soul] of my Father (or of) my Mother: and may thy grace crown me with them (or him or her] for ever. Thro.'
Occasionnl Collects, Secrets, and P. Comms. to be
said after the proper ones on days that are not doubles, at the choice of the Priest or Persons hearing Mass.
For desiring the Prayers of the Saints. COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thec, O Almighty God, that the intercession of holy Mary, the mother of God, and that of all the holy Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Virgins, and of all the elect, may every where bring joy to us: that while we celebrate their virtues, we may experience their pa: Ironage. Thro' the same.