As an ordained priest, I have the right, privilege and honor not to mention entitlement to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form at our Cathedral. But this Sunday is extra special because I have the privilege of celebrating the beginning of the season of Septuagesima this Sunday, January 28 at 1 pm at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia at Lafayette Square.
Be there or be square, because you "only baptized Catholics" can have the privilege, entitlement and right to this Mass too! Ah shucks! Be there or be square, Lafayette Square that is!
Traditional Propers for
Psalm 17: 5, 6, 7 The sorrows of death
surrounded me, the sorrows of hell encompassed me; and in my affliction
I called upon the Lord, and He heard my voice from His holy temple. --
(Ps.17. 2, 3). I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength: the Lord is my
firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. V.: 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.
COLLECT - Graciously hear, we beseech Thee,
O Lord, the prayers of Thy people, that we, who are justly afflicted for
our sins, may for the glory of Thy Name, be mercifully delivered.
Through our Lord . . .
1 Corinthians 9: 24-27; 10: 1-5 Brethren, Know you not that
they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize?
So run that you may obtain. And every one that striveth for the mastery
refraineth himself from all things; and they indeed that they may
receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one. I therefore so
run, not as at an uncertainty; I so fight, not as one beating the air:
but I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps when
I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway. For I
would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under
the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all in Moses were
baptized, in the cloud and in the sea: and did all eat the same
spiritual food, and drank the same spiritual drink: (that they drank of
the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.) But
with most of them God was not well pleased.
Psalm 9, 10, 11, 19, 20 A Helper
in due time in tribulation: let them trust in Thee who know Thee: for
Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee, O Lord. V.: For the poor man
shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not
perish for ever: arise, O Lord, let not man prevail.
Psalm 129: 1-4 Out of the depths I have
cried to Thee, O Lord: Let Thine ears be attentive to the prayer of Thy
servant. V.: If Thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall
stand it? V.: For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness, and by reason
of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
Matthew 20: 1-16
At that time
Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: The kingdom of God is like to
a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers in his
vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent
them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour, he saw
others standing in the market place idle, and he said to them: Go you
also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just. And they
went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour:
and did in like manner. But about the eleventh hour he went out and
found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the
day idle? The say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to
them: Go you also into my vineyard. And when evening was come, the lord
of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the laborers and pay them
their hire, beginning from the last even to the first. When therefore
they were come that came about the eleventh hour, they received every
man a penny. But when the first also came, they thought that they should
receive more: and they also received every man a penny. And receiving it
they murmured against the master of the house, saying: These last have
worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us that have borne
the burden of the day and the heats. But he answering said to one of
them: Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst thou not agree with me for a
penny? Take what is thine and go thy way: I will also give to this last
even as to thee. Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thine
eye evil, because I am good? So shall the last be first, and the first
last. For many are called, but few chosen.
Psalm 91: 2 It is
good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to Thy Name, O Most High.
SECRET - Receive our offerings and prayers,
we beseech Thee, O Lord, and both cleanse us by these heavenly
mysteries, and graciously hear us. 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.
(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
COMMUNION Psalms 30: 7, 18 Make Thy
face to shine upon Thy servant, and save me in Thy mercy: let me not be
confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon Thee.
POST COMMUNION - May Thy
faithful people, O God, be strengthened by Thy gifts; that in receiving
them, they may seek after them the more, and in seeking them, may
receive them for ever. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who
liveth and reigneth with Thee. . .