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P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that the soul of thy servant, which this day hath departed this life, being purified and freed from sin by this sacrifice, nay obtain both forgiveness and eternal rest. Through. On the 3rd, 7th, or 30th Day after Decease, the whole of the foregoing

Mass is said, except COLL. Quæsumus. Admit, we beseech thee, O Lord, the soul of thy servant N. (the third, seventh, or thirtieth day) of whose decease we commemorate, in the fellowship of thy saints, and refresh it with the perpetual dew of thy mercy. Through.

SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings we make for the soul of thy servant N., that being purified by these heavenly mysteries, it may find rest in thy mercy. Through.

P. COMM. Suscipe. Receive, O Lord, our prayers in behalf of the soul of thy servant N., that if any stains of the corruption of this world still stick to it, they may be washed away by thy forgiving mercy. Through.

ANNIVERSARY MASS for the DEAD.

All as on the Day of Decease or Burial, page 658, except COLL. Deus indulgentiarium. () God, the Lord of mercy, give to the soul ( souls) of thy servant (servunts) whose anniversary we commemorate, a place of comfort, a happy rest, and the light of glory. Through.

LESSON. 2 Mach. xii. 43. 46. In those days: Judas the valiant commander making a gather

ing, sent twelve thousand drachms 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. 40. 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 who 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 pardon and eternal rest. Through.

The COMMON MASS for the DEAD.
All as on the Day of Decease or Burial, except

FOR BISHOPS OR PRIESTS. COLL. Deus, qui. 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 fellowship of thy ápostles in heaven. Through.

FOR BRETHREN, FRIENDS, AND BENEFACTORS.

COLL. Deus Veniæ. 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. Through.

FOR ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. COLL. 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. 'Apoc. 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. II 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.

FOR BISHOPS OR PRIESTS. SECRET. Accept, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sacrifice we offer for the souls of thy ser: vants, 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. Through. - FOR BRETHREN, FRIENDS, AND BENEFACTORS.

SECRET. 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 benefaetors, on whom thou didst bestow the grace to confess thy name, the pardon of all their sins by these mysteries of our salvation. Through.

FOR ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. SECRET. 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. Through.

FOR BISHOPS, OR PRIESTS. P. COMM. Prosit. 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. Through.

FOR BRETHREN, FRIENDS, AND BENEFACTORS.

P. COMM. 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. Through.,

FOR ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. P. COMM. 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 purchased for them. Who livest.

VARIOUS PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD.

FOR A PRIEST DEPARTED. COLL. Præsta quæsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul of thy servant, N. Priest, whom thou hast adorned with thy sacred gifts in this world, may for ever rejoice in the glorious seat of heavenly bliss. Through.

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, this sacrifice, which we offer for the soul of thy servant, N. Priest, that having given him the priestly dignity, thou mayest also give him the reward of it. Through.

P. COMM. Præsta, quæsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, almighty God, that the soul of thy

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