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GOSPEL. Luke v. 27. 32.–At that time: Jesus saw a publican nained Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said to him: Follow me. And leaying all things he rose up and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house : and there was a great company of publicans and of others, that were at table with them. But the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying to his disciples: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are wnole need not the physician ; but they that are sick. I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.
XXI. St. MATTHEW, ap. and Evangelist.
COLLECT. Beati Apostoli.-Grant, O Lord, we may be aided by the prayers of blessed Matthew, the apostle and evangelist: that what we cannot obtain by our own weakness, may be granted us by his intercession. Thro'.
LESSON, Ezek. i. as on St. Mark's Day, p. 572.
GRAD. Ps. cxi.-Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation of the righteous shall be bles. sed. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The glorious choir of apostles praise thee, O Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. ix. 9. 13. At that time : Jesus saw a man sitting in the custom-house, named Matthew; and he said to him: Follow me. And he arose up, and followed him. And it came to pass as he was sitting at meat in the house, behold many publicans and sinners came, and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat with publicans and sinners? But Jesus hearing it, said: They that are in health, need not a physician, but they that are ill. Go then and learn what this meaneth. I will have mercy, and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners. CREDO.
OFFERT.--Thou hath set on his head a crown of precious stones: he asked life of thee, and thou didst grant it unto him. Alleluia.
SECRET.—May the offerings of thy Church, we beseech thee O Lord, be rendered agreeable to thee by the prayers of blessed Matthew, thy apostle and evangelist, by whose excellent preaching she is instructed. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xx.—His glory is great in thy salvation : glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him, O Lord.
P. COMM. Perceptis. Having received these holy mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of the blessed apostle and evangelist Matthew, that what we have celebrated in thanksgiving for the glory bestowed on him, may be a remedy to us. Thro'.
XXII. St. THOMAS of Villa Nova, bp. c.
All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, by whose gifts the blessed bishop Thomas became eminent for his charity towards the poor: we beseech thee by his intercession plentifully to pour forth the riches of thy mercy on all those who call upon thee. Thro'.
COLLECT of Ss. Maurice, &c. (Annue.) Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the festival of thy holy martyrs, Maurice and his Companions, may bring joy to our souls; that confiding in their prayers we may rejoice on their feast. Thro'.
SECRET of the same.-Look down, we beseech thee, O Lord, on the offerings we make in memory of thy holy martyrs, Maurice and his Companions, and grant that we may be ever partakers of the fruit
thereof by their intercession, in honour of whom they are acceptable to thee. Thro'.
P. COMM. of the same. (Coelestibus.)—Being rafreshed by these heavenly and joyful mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that we may enjoy their protection, in whose triumphs we glory. Thro'.
XXIII. St. LINUS, p. m.
All as in Mass I. p. 461, except COLLECT. (Deus, qui, nos), with its Secret and P. Comm. as in Mass II. p. 464.'
COLLECT. of St. Thecla. (Da quesumus. Grant, we beseech thee,O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the passion of blessed Thecla, thy virgin and martyr may find joy on this her yearly solemnity, and be improved by the example of so great a faith. Thro'. SECRET, (Receive,) and P. Comm. (Auxilientur,)
of St. Thecla, as in p. 495.
XXIV. B. V. MARY of Mercy. All as in the Votive Mass, Salve, p. 507, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who by the most glorious Mother of thy Son, wast pleased to appoint a new order in thy Church for delivering the faithful out of the hands of infidels : grant, we beseech thee, that we also may be delivered from the slavery of the devil, by her merits and prayers whom we devoutly honour in the institution of so charitable a work Thro'. XXVI. SS. CYPRIAN and JUSTINA, mm.
All as in Mass IX. p. 479, except COLLECT. Beatorum.—May these, thy holy martyrs Cyprian and Justina, O Lord, be a continual protection to us, for thou wilt never let thy mercy be wanting to those, whom thou favourest with such assistance. Thro'. Secret, (We bring) and P. Comm.(Præsta.) p. 479.
XXVII. SS. COSMAS and DAMIAN, mm.
All as in Mass VIII. p. 477, except COLLECT. Præsta.--Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that celebrating the festival of thy holy martyrs, Cosmas and Damian, we may, by their intercession, be delivered from all impending evils. Thro'. GRAD.—The just cried out, &c. p. 480, to
V. These were truly brothers, who have triumphed over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are in possession of the glorious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.
OFFERT. Ps. V.-All they that love thy name shall glory in thee. For thou, O Lord, wilt bless the just: O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will.
SECRET.-Let us not be deprived, O Lord, we beseech thee, of the pious intercession of thy saints, which may render our offerings acceptable to thee, and obtain for us the pardon of our sins. Thro'.
COMM. Ps.lxxviji.—They have given the bodies of thy servants, O Lord, to be meat for the fowls of the air; the flesh of thy saints to the beasts of the earth: according to the greatness of thy arm: take possession of them that have been put to death.
P. COMM. Protegat.-We beseech thee, O Lord, to assist thy people by virtue of this heavenly banquet, and the joint intercession of thy saints.
XXVIII. St. WENCESLAUS, m. .
All as in Mass III. p. 466, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.---O God, who by a glorious martyrdom, was pleased to remove blessed Wenceslaus from an earthly government to the kingdom of heaven : grant, that by his prayers, we may be preserved from all adversity, and at length admitted to partake of the same glory. Thro'.
GOSPÉL. Matt. xvi. as in p. 465.
XXIX. DEDICATION of St. MICHAEL, And also for the Feast of his Apparition 8th May.
INTROIT. Ps. cii.— Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders. Allel. Allel. Ps. Bless the Lord, O! my soul: let all that is within me praise his holy name. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus qui.-0 God, who, by a wonderful order, hast regulated the employnients of angels and men : grant that those who are always ministering before thee in heaven, may defend our lives here on earth. Thro'.
LESSON. Rev. i. 1. 5.-- In those days: God gave unto him to make known to his servants the things which must shortly conie to pass : and signified, sending by his angel to his servant Jolin: who hath given testimony to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath seen. Blessed is he, that readeth and heareth the words of this prophecy : and keepeth these things which are written in it. For the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia. Grace be unto you and peace from him that is, and that was, and that is to come, and from the seven spirits which are before his throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth, who hath loved us, and hath washed us from our sins in his own blood. •
GRAD. Ps. cii.-Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in strength : and execute his word. V. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me praise his holy name.* Allel. Mlel