Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Presentation of the BVM

Mass of Mary on Saturday, Mass V
Greater Double

INTROIT. HAIL, O Mother most holy, who didst give birth to the monarch, reigning o'er heaven and earth, world without end. Ps. 45. My heart is inditing of a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made unto the King. V. Glory be.

O GOD, who on this day didst vouchsafe that blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, the dwelling-place of thy Holy Ghost, should be presented in the Temple: grant, we beseech thee; that by her intercession we may be found worthy to be presented unto thee in the temple of thy glory. Through.

For the Epistle. Ecclesiasticus 24:9-12
9 He created me from the beginning before the world, and I shall never fail.
10 In the holy tabernacle I served before him; and so was I established in Sion.
11 Likewise in the beloved city he gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power.
12 And I took root in an honourable people, even in the portion of the Lord's inheritance.

GRADUAL. Blessed and worshipful art thou, O Virgin Mary: who a maiden undefiled hast our Saviour for thy child. V. Virgin Mother of God, the whole world cannot contain him: yet, made man for our sake, hidden he lies in thy womb.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. After childbearing, thou remainedst a pure Virgin: Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. St Luke 11:27-28
27 At that Time: it came to pass, as Jesus spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

OFFERTORY. St. Luke. 1. Hail Mary, full of grace3: the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that by the bountiful goodness of thy mercy and by the intercession of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, these our oblations may be acceptable in thy sight: that we, being delivered in this present life from all adversities, may obtain in that which is to come peace everlasting. Through.

SECRET 2, of the Holy Ghost; 3, for the Church

PREFACE of our Lady. And that in the Veneration

COMMUNION. Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, that bore the Son of the everlasting Father.

O LORD, who hast appointed this holy Sacrament, which w have here received, to be the means of our salvation: mercifully grant, that we which have offered these our gifts unto thy divine majesty in honour of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin may by her intercession be preserved both in body and soul. Through.

POSTCOMMUNION 2, of the Holy Ghost; 3, for the Church



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