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Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Mass of Mary on Saturday, Mass V
of the BVM
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
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
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
of our Lady. And that in the Veneration
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.
of the Holy Ghost; 3, for the Church