Tuesday, November 24, 2015

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT AND MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM ON THE LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AT OUR NORMAL 12:10 PM MASS

Yes, our EF High Mass for the First Sunday of Advent falls on the last Sunday of November. It will be at 12:10 PM. Be there or be square!

Traditional Propers for the First Sunday of Advent
Vestments:  Violet
 
INTROIT
Psalms 24: 1-3

To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. Ps. Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me, and teach me Thy paths. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. To Thee...
 
COLLECT - Bestir, O Lord, Thy might, we pray Thee and come; That, defended by Thee, we may deserve rescue from approaching dangers brought on by our sins, and being set free by Thee, obtain our salvation. Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
 
EPISTLE
Romans 13:11-14

Brethren, knowing the time, that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is past, and the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy; but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.
GRADUAL
 Psalms. 24: 3-4

None of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me, and teach me Thy paths.
LESSER ALLELUIA - ALLELUIA, alleluia. V. Ps. 84, 8. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy: and grant us Thy salvation.  Alleluia.
 
GOSPEL
Luke  21:25-33
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves: men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved; and then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with great power and majesty. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand. And He spoke to them a similitude: See the fig tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is nigh; so you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand. Amen I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
 
OFFERTORY
Psalms 24:1,-3

To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait for Thee shall be confounded.
 
SECRET - May, O Lord, these Sacred Rites enable us, whom by Thy mighty power Thou hast cleansed from sin, to come pure in heart before Thee who art their author. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.. .
The preface for Advent was added to the Roman missal in 1962. It may be used at the will of the celebrant.
 
PREFACE (Preface of the Most Holy Trinity) - It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance. For what we believe by Thy revelation of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation. So that in confessing the true and everlasting Godhead, distinction in persons, unity in essence, and equality in majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim also and Seraphim do praise: who cease not daily to cry out, with one voice saying:
PREFACE (Preface for Advent) It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, through Christ our Lord. Whom Thou, clement and faithful, promised as a Saviour to the lost race of men; Whose truth instructed the ignorant, Whose sanctity justified the impious, Whose virtue strengthened the weak. Therefore while the advent approaches of Him Whom we exult in pious joys in this confidence of Thy promises. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army we sing a hymn to Thy glory, ever saying: Holy, Holy, Holy...
 
COMMUNION
Psalms  84: 13
The Lord will give goodness: and our earth shall yield her fruit.
 
POST COMMUNION - May we in the midst of Thy holy temple, O Lord, receive of Thy mercy, who seek with fitting honour to welcome the coming festival of our Redemption. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will I see any of you at the Donald Trump rally Monday evening?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Trump will save Western Civilization nobody else has the guts to tell it like it is, he may live on Park Avenue but he talks just like any average American that's why people can relate to him and the "Republican elites" and the MSM just can't find a way to destroy him!!

Anonymous said...

Yikes....!

Anonymous said...

Thank you again Father for offering the TLM, it means a lot to many of us here, God bless you for all your efforts and restoring your communion rail.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I'm in Augusta on Mondays. But if in Macon, Trump would have to see me. As a priest I'll meet anyone!

Gene said...

I do not attend political rallies of any kind but, if Trump is the candidate, he has my vote. Cruz is my preference, however. I won't send money until I know who the candidate is, however.