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V. Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle : that we may not perish in the dreadful judyment. Alleluia, Alleluia. f V. [N. B. On the visi. of May the Grad. to * is omitted, and after † is added.] The sea shook, and the earth trembled, when Michael the Archangel came down from heaven.

Alleluia. 1 GOSPEL. Matt. xviii. 1. 10.- At that time :

The disciples came to Jesus saying: Who, thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, and said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven. And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. * But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a mill-stone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Wo to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh. And if thy hand or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or larne, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for ihee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

OFFERT. Rev. viji.-An angel stood on the altar of the temple, having in his hand a golden censer: and much incense was given him: and the smoke

of the incense ascended in the sight of God. Allel Alleluia.

SECRET.–We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice, of praise, that by the intercession of thy angels, thou wouldst mercifully receive the same, and grant that it may avail us unto salvation. Thro'.

COMM. Dan. iii.-0, all ye the angels of the Lord, bless the Lord: sing an hymn to him, and extol him for ever. Alleluia.

P. COMM. Beati.-We humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that being assisted by the intercession of B. Michael, thy archangel, we may receive in spirit, what we have received with our mouths. Thro'

XXX. St. JEROME, pr. c. and D.

All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who, to expound the holy scriptures, wast pleased to provide for thy holy church that great doctor, the blessed Jerome: grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits and thy grace, we may live according to what he taught us by word and example. Thro'.

SECRET.—Grant us grace, O Almighty God, by virtue of these heavenly gifts, to serve thee with perfect liberty of mind, by the intercession of blessed Jeroine, thy Confessor, that the gifts we now offer may heal us and procure us glory. Thro'.

P. COMM. Repleti.Being filled with this heavenly food, we beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, by the intercession of blessed Jerome, thy Confessor, the grace of thy mercy.

I. Sunday of October. FEAST of the ROSARY of the B. V. MARY. All as in the Votive Mass, Salve, p. 507, except

COLLECT. Deus, cujus.-0 God, whose only Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, hath ob

tained for us the rewards of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that meditating on these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the B. V. M. we may imitate what they contain, and come to the happiness which they promise. Thro'. Here, as well as at the Secret and P. Comm. is made

a Commem. of the Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel whereof is read at the end of the Mass.

II. FEAST of the ANGELS GUARDIANS. INTROIT. Ps. cii. as on Michaelmas Day, p. 666.

COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who, in thy wonderful providence, hath been pleased to appoint thy holy angels for our guardians : mercifully hear our prayers, and grant we may rest secure under their protection, and enjoy their fellowship in heaven for ever. Thro'.

LESSON. Exod. xxiii. 20. 23.Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared. Take notice of him, and hear his voice, and do not think him one to be contemned: for he will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and my name is in him. But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I speak, I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them that afflict thee. And my angel shall go before thee.

GRAD. Ps. xc. cii. God hath given his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. V. In their hands they shall bear thee up, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Bless the Loril, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will, praise the Lord. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. as on Michaelmas-day, p. 667.

OFFERT. Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you mninisters of his that do his will.

SECRET.-Favourably receive, O Lord, the gifts which we offer thee in honour of thy holy angels: and mercifully grant that, by their continual protection, we may be delivered from present dangers, and obtain eternal life. Thro'.

COMM.-Bless the Lord, all ye angels of the Lord: sing a hymn to his praise, and extol him for ever. Alleluia.

P. COMM. Sumpsimus.—Having joyfully received, O Lord, the divine mysteries on this festival of thy holy angels: we beseech thee, that, by their intercession, we may always be delivered from the snares of our enemies, and fortified against all adversities. Thro'. III. St. THOMAS, bp. of HEREFORD, C.

All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except ÇOLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who hast adorned thy church with the angelical purity and virtues of thy blessed Bp. Thomas: grant that we thy servants may, by his merits and prayers, be associated with the heavenly host of angels. Thro'.

IV. St. FRANCIS of Assisium, c. INTROIT. Gal. vi.But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. Ps. I cried to the Lord with my voice: with my voice I made supplication to the Lord. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui.—O God, who by the exemplary virtues of blessed Francis, didst enlarge thy church by a new offspring: grant we may fol. low him in despising the things of this world, and be blessed in the perpetual enjoyment of thy heavenly grace. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Gal. vi. 14. 18.-Brethren: God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man be troublesome to me. For I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with vour spirit, brethren. Amen. GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. as in p. 486, to

V. Francis, poor and humble, goeth rich into heaven, and is honoured with celestial hymns. Allel.

GOSPEL. Matt. xi. as on the 15th Jan. p. 537.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxvii.—My truth and my mercy are with him, and in my name shall his horn be ex&lted.

SECRET.-Sanctify the gifts dedicated to thee, O Lord : and by the intercession of blessed Francis, purify us from every stain of sin. Thro'.

COMM.—Luke xij.—This is the faithful and wise servant, whom the Lord hath placed over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season.

P. COMM. Ecclesiam.—We beseech thee, O Lord, that thy heavenly grace may increase thy church, which thou hast vouchsafed to enlighten by the glorious merits and example of blessed Francis, thy confessor. Thro'.

V. SS. PLACIDUS and COMPANIONS, mm. All as in Mass IX. p. 479, except the Collect, Secret,

and P. Comm. which are taken from Mass VIII. pp. 478, 479.

VI. St. BRUNO, C. All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except COLLECT. Sancti Brunonis.-Grant, O Lord, we may be assisted by the holy prayers of blessed

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