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A VOTIVE MASS for the SICK. INTROIT. Ps. liv.-Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not iny supplication: be attentive to me, and hear me. Ps. I am grieved in my exercise; and ain troubled at the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Omnipotens.- Almighty and evera lasting God, the eternal salvation of them that bea lieve in thee; hear us in behalf of thy servants, who are sick, for whom we humbly crave the help of thy

they may render thanks to thee in thy Church. Thro'.

If the sick person be near the point of Death. COLLECT. Omnipotens.- Almighty and mera ciful God, who hast prepared for mankind the means of salvation, and the rewards of eternal life: look down, in thy mercy, on thy servant now la- * bouring under the calamity of sickness, and be thou the comfort of his or her soul, which thou hast : created : that, at the hour of death, it may be prees sented to thee, by the hands of the angels, without spot. Thro'.

EPISTLE. James v. 13. 16.-Brethren: Is any of you sad? Let him pray. Is he cheerful in mind? Let him sing psalms. Is any man sick among you? Let

him bring in the priests of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick man; and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for ano, ther, that you may be saved.

GRAD. Ps. vi.--Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord. V. Al my bones are troubled, and my soul is troubled exceedingly. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Hcar, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thce. Alleluia. After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluias and V.

following, is said the TRACT. Ps. XXX.-Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly. V. For my life is wasted with grief; and my years in sighs. V. My strength is weakened through poverty, and my bones are: disturbed.

GOSPEL, Matt. vii. 5. 13. - At that time:, When Jesus had entered into Capharnaum, there, came to him a Centurion, beseeching him, and saying: Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grievously tormented. And Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him. And the Centurion making answer saith: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers : and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. And Jesus hearing this, marvelled : and said to them that followed him: Amen, I say to you, I have not found 80 great faith in Israel. And I say to you that many shall come from the East and the West, and shall sit

down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the Centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, 89 be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour. i **OFFERT. Ps. liv.-Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication : be attentive to me, and hear me,

SECRET. -O God, by whose pleasure the moments of our life are numbered, receive the prayers and sacrifices of thy servants, for whom, in their sickness, we implore thy mercy; that we may rejoice in the health of those, whom we now apprehend to be in danger. Thro'. ** If the sick Person be near the point of Death.

SÉCRET.-Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice we offer for thy servant, who is near the end of his. [or her] life: and grant, that by it, all his [or her] sins may be cleansed away, that he or she who is chastized by thy appointment in this life, may obtain eternal rest in that which is to come. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. XXX.-Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, save me in thy mercy, save me : Lord, let me not be confounded O Lord, for I have called upon thee.

P. COMM. Deus, infirmitatis.- Lord, the singular aid of human weakness, shew the power of thy help to thy sick servant: that being assisted by thy mercy, he may come in health again to thy holy Church. Thro'.

If the sick Person be near the Point of Death.. P. COMM. Quaesumus.We beseech thy mercy, O Almighty God, that thou wouldst please to strengthen with thy grace thy servant by the efficacy of these mysteries, that the enemy may not prevail against him or her] at the hour of his [or her ] death, but that he or she may pass to eternal life with thy angols. Thro'. : .. This c a n

MASS in time of WAR. - * 03 The Ps. Miserere, p. 279, is previously said or sung,

after which follows the Prayer, O God, who by sin art offended, at the bottom of p. 363. it

INTROIT. Ps. xxiv.-Remember, O Lord, thy bowels of compassion, and thy mercies, that are from the beginning of the world : lest at any time our ener mies should prevail over us: deliver us, o God of Israel, from all our perplexities. Ps. ib. 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.

COLLECT. Deus, qui conteris bella.- O God of battles, who grantest the victory to those that put their trust in thee: mercifully hear the prayers of us thy servants, that the evil designs of our enemies being defeated, we may praise thee with unceasing gratitude. Thro'.

LESSON. Jer. xlii.- In those days: All the captains of the warriors came, and said to Jeremiah the prophet: pray thou for us to the Lord thy God. And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, and he called all the captains of the warriors, and all the people, from the least to the greatest. And he said to them: Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, to whom you sent me, to present your supplications before him: If you will be quiet, and remain in this land, I will build you un, and not pull you down; I will plant, art not pluck you up; for now I am appeased for the evil that I have done to you. Fear not because of the King of Babylon, of whom you are greatly afraid: fear him not, saith the Lord: for I am i with you, to save you, and to deliver you from his Hand. And I will shew mercies to you, and will

take pity on you, and will cause you to dwell in your own land, saith the Lord, the Almighty. I GRAD. Ps. lxxvi.- Thou art the God, that alone dost wonders: Thou hast made thy power known among the nations. V. Thou hast by thy power delivered thy people, the children of Israel and Joseph. Alleluia, Alleluia, Ps. lviii. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: and defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleluia. 'After Septuagesima (but not in Paschal time) instead

of the foregoing Alleluias and V. is said the TRACT, Deal not with us, as in p. 117. GOSPEL. Mait. xxiv. 3. 8.-At that time : The disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell me when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world ? And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: for many will come in my name, saying: I am Christ : and they will seduce many. And you shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom againt kingdom: and there shall be pestileirees, and famines, and earthquakes in places: now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.

OFFERT. Ps. xvii. -Thou wilt save the humble people, Lord: but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud : for who is God, but thee, O Lord ?

SECRET.Graciously receive, O Lord, the sacri. fice we offer unto thee; that being delivered from the scourges of war, we may be placed under the wings of thy protection. Thro'. : COMM. Ps. XXX.-Bow down thy ear to me, o Lord; make haste to deliver me. :

P. COMM. Deus regnorum.-0 God, the su'preme ruler of kings and kingdoms, who, by chastising, dost heal us, and by pardoning, dost preserve

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