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XXIII. St. PHILIP BENITIUS, c.

All as in Mass XIV. p. 489. ercept COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who in blessed Philip, thy confessor has left us an example of humility: grant that, in imitation of him, we may despise the prosperity of this world, and have our hearts always fixed on the happiness of the next. Thro'.

XXIV. St. BARTHOLOMEW, ap.
INTROIT, Mihi autem, as in p. 524.

COLLECT. Omnipotens.-0 Almighty and eternal God, who comfortest thy people by the sacred and venerable solemnity of thy blessed apostle Bartholomew: grant, we beseech ther, that we may lore what he believed, and practise what he taught. Thro'. EPISTLE. I Cor. xii. 27.31.--Brethren: You are the body of Christ, and members of a member. And God indeed hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors, after that miracles, then the graces of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches. Are all apostles ? Are all prophets ? Are all doctors? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all inter

But be ye zealous for the better gifts. GRAD, as on the Feast of St. Andrew, p. 524.

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The glorious choir of apostles bless thee, O Lord. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke vi. 12. 19. At that time : Jesus went out into a mountain to pray, and he passed the whole night in the prayer of God. And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples; and he chose twelve of them (whorn also he named Apostles) : Simon whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Alatthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and

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Simon who is called Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James and Judas Iscariot who was the traitor. And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast

of Tyre and Sidon, who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxviii. To me, thy friends, O God are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that as we celebrate the festival of thy apostle Bartholomew, we may be partakers of thy benefits, by his intercession, in whose honour we offer thee this sacrifice of praise. Thro'.

COMM. Matt. xix.-You, who have followed me, shall sit on seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, saith the Lord.

P. COMM. Sumptum.-Grant, O Lord, we bem seech thee, that the pledge of our eternal redemption, which we have received, may, by the intercession of thy apostle Bartholomew, procure for us the necessary assistance for this life, and for that which is to come. Thro'.

XXV. St. LEWIS, King and c. All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.- God, who removedst blessed Lewis thy confessor, from an earthly kingdom to the glory of an heavenly crown: grant, we beseech thee, by his virtues and prayers, that we may be received into the company of the King of kings, Jesus Christ thy only Son. Who. LESSON, Wisd. x. as in p. 466. and GRAD. Ps. xci.

as in p. 188.

GOSPEL. Luke xix. 12. 26.-At that time : Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to thein: T'rade till I come. But his citizens liated him i and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money : that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. And the first came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said to him. Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over teu cities. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities. And another came, 'saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin : for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down, and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow. He saith to him : Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow: and why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury? And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him, and give it to him that hath the ten pounds. And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds. But I say to you, that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii.--My truth and my mercy

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shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as thy Confessor, blessed Lewis, despising all the delights of the world, studied only to please Christ his King ; eo also his prayers may render us acceptable to thee. Thro'.

P. COMM. Deus, qui.- God, who didst render blessed Lewis, thy Confessor, illustrious on earth, and now glorious in heaven : appoint him, we bęseech thee, the defender of thy church. Thro'.

XXVI. St. ZEPHYRINE, p. m.

All as in Mass II. p. 464, except COLLECT. Præsta.—Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as we rejoice in the merits of blessed Zephyrine, thy martyr and bp., we may receive benefits from his example. Thro'.

XXVII. St. JOSEPH CALASANCTIUS, c.

INTROIT.-Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall be always in my mouth. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui... God, who, by blessed Joseph, didst provide for thy church new helps by the instruction of youth in the spirit of understanding and pietý : grant, we beseech thee, that by his example and intercession, we may both so act and teach, as to obtain an eternal reward. Thro'.

LESSON. Wisd. x. as in p. 466.
GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. as in p. 490.
GOSPEL. Matt. as on the 29th Sept. to *, p. 667.

OFFERT.-The Lord hears the prayers of the poor ones: he directs their hearts, and his ear is bent on them. ŞECRET.-We lay on thy altar, O Lord, the

offerings we have made unto thee, that they may become a means of propitiation unto us, by the intercession of him, whose patronage thou hast been pleased to grant us. Thro'.

COMM.-Suffer little ones to come unto me, and hinder them not: for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.

P. COMM. Sanctificati.-Being sanctified, O Lord, by this saving mystery, we beseech thee, that, by the intercession of blessed Joseph, thy Confessor, we may ever increase in piety. Thro'.

XXVIII. St. AUGUSTIN, bp. c. D.

All as in Mass XII. p. 485, except. COLLECT. Adesto.—Give ear, O Lord, to our prayers, and by the intercessiori of blessed Augustin, ihy conf. and bp. favourably bestow the effects of thy accustomed mercy on us, to whom thou hast given i reason to trust in thy goodness. Thro'

COLL. (Of St. Hermes.) Deus, qui.- O God, who gavest blessed Hermes, thy martyr, strength and constancy in his sufferings : grant, by his example, that for thy love we may despise whatever this world esteems great, and dread none of its terrors. Thro'.

GRAD. to Alleluia, as in p. 486.

V. I have found David, my servant : with my holy oil I have anointed him. Alleluia.

SECRET. (Of St. Hermes.)-We offer thee, O Lord, the sacrifice of praise in commemoration of thy saints : grant, therefore, we beseech thee, that what hath procured glory for them may avail to our salvation. Thro'.

P. COMM. (Of St. Hermes.)-Being fed with thy heavenly food, O Lord, we beseech thy clemency, that by the prayers of blessed Hermes, thy martyr, we may partake of the salutary effects of the mystesies which we celebrate with humility. Thro'.

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