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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 servant (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 offered for the sins of the dead thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection. (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed 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 to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
GOSPEL. John vi. 37, 49. At that time: Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me: and him that cometh 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 again in the last day. And this is the will of my Father who sent me; that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have life everlasting, 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 this day, for whom we offer up this sacrifice of praise : that thou mayest vouchsafe to admit it (them) to the fellowship of thy saints.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul (souls) of thy servant (servants) the anniversary of whose death we commemorate, being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both par don and eternal rest. Thro'.
The COMMON MASS for the DEAD. All as on the day of Decease, or Burial, except COLLECT. Deus, qui, for Bishops or Priests. 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 joi fellowship of thy apostles in heaven. Thro'.
For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. Deus Venice. O God, the author of mercy, and lover 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 intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, and of 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 departed the remission of their sins: 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: Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: 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 his 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. He that eateth my flesh, 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 hear 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'.
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 Faithful 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 purWho livest. chased for them.
COLLECT, &c. For a deceased Father or Mother. COLLECT. O God, who has commanded us to honour our Father and Mother: mercifully shew pity to the souls [or soul] of my Father [or] my Mother, and forgive him [or her] their [or his or her] sins: and grant that I may 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 thee, 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.
Occasional 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
For desiring the Prayers of the Saints.
COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 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 tronage. Thro' the same.
SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, with the offerings we have made; and by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, and of all thy saints, defend us from all dangers. Thro'.
P. COMM. Sumpsimus. We have received, O Lord, thy heavenly mysteries, celebrating the memory of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, and of all thy saints: grant, we beseech thee, that what we perform here in time, we may receive the joyful effects of in eternity. Thro'.
For all States of the Church.
COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and everlasting God, by whose spirit the whole body of the church is sanctified and governed: hear our humble prayers for all degrees thereof, that, by the assistance of thy grace, they may faithfully serve thee. Thro'.
SECRET. Grant thy servants, O Lord, the pardon of their sins, comfort in life, and thy perpetual protection, that, persevering in thy service, they may always obtain thy mercy. Thro'.
P. COMM. Libera. Deliver, O Lord, we beseech thee, from all sin and from all enemies, thy servants, who offer their humble prayers to thee, that, leading holy lives, they may be attacked by no misfortunes. Thro'.
For a Congregation or Family.
COLLECT. Defende. Preserve, O Lord, we beseech thee, this family from all misfortunes, through the intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin; and, as in all humility they prostrate themselves before thee, do thou mercifully defend them from all the snares of their enemies. Thro'.
SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, our devout oblation: and, by virtue of this sacrament, defend thy servants from all adver*ity. Thro'.
P. COMM. Sumptis. Having received the of