10 September 2008

Mass for September 12

The Memoria of the most Holy Name of Mary on September 12 may be optional, but our Holy Father is observing it in his visit to France. This blog continues to encourage the observance of this festivity by offering translations of the new texts for this day (of course, we await definitive rendering from New ICEL when their integral translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal is published and authorised). The English Missal, of course, offers a translation of the pre-Conciliar Mass.

Exegesis of these new texts will follow soon.

At the Entrance
You have been blessed, O Virgin Mary, above above all other women on earth by the Lord, the Most High God, for He has so exalted your Name that the lips of men will never cease to praise you.

Grant, we beseech you, Almighty God, to all who celebrate the glorious Name of Blessed Mary the Virgin, that she may herself gain for us the benefits of your mercy.

Reading 1 Gal 4:4-7 or Eph 1:3-6 & 11-12

Respons. ps Luke 1:46-55 R. Blessed is the Virgin Mary who bore the Son of the eternal Father.

Alleluia cf. Luke 1:45

Gospel Luke 1:39-47

Over the Offerings
We beseech you, O Lord, that the intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin may commend our offerings, and make us, as we venerate her Name, acceptable to your Majesty.

At Communion
All generations will call me blessed, for God has looked with favour on His lowly servant.

After Communion
Lord, may we gain the favour of your blessing at the intercession of Mary the Mother of God, that we who celebrate her honourable Name may perceive her help in all our needs.

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