Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Thursday, August 09, 2007




SAINT JOHN MARY VIANNEY
Confessor

DOUBLE / WHITE
For forty years in his poor, uninspiring parish of Ars, France, Father John Mary Vianney (1786-1859) spent himself to snatch souls from sin. The "saint of the confessional" often passed as many as 18 hours daily at his arduous task, with never a break in the line of sin-laden penitents who came to him for healing.

Mass of a
CONFESSOR OF THE FAITH, except

PRAYER
Almighty and merciful God, You blessed John Mary with admirable priestly zeal and unflagging fervor in prayer and penance. May his intercession and example enable us to gain the souls of our brothers for Christ and with them attain everlasting glory. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord . . .

Commemoration of the VIGIL OF ST. LAWRENCE
Hear our prayers, O Lord, and graciously grant us your lasting mercy through the intercession of Your blessed martyr Lawrence, whose feast we are preparing to celebrate.

Commemoration of SAINT ROMANUS, MARTYR
Romanus, a soldier, was drawn to Christ by the ardent charity of St. Lawrence. He was baptized by St. Lawrence, and in his turn obtained the everlasting crown of martyrdom.

O Almighty God, through the intercession of Your blessed martyr Romanus, shield us from bodily harm and purify our minds from evil thoughts. Through our Lord . . .

SECRET PRAYER
We offer You, O Lord, this Sacrifice of praise in memory of Your saints. Free us from evil now and in the future through their intercession. Through our Lord . . .

Commemoration of the VIGIL OF ST. LAWRENCE
O Lord, look with favor upon the Sacrifice we offer You. May this holy exchange of gifts free us from the bondage of our sins through the intercession of Your blessed martyr Lawrence.

Commemoration of SAINT ROMANUS
Accept our offerings and prayers, O Lord. Cleanse us by this heavenly rite, and in Your mercy hear our petitions. Through our Lord . . .

POSTCOMMUNION PRAYER
Refreshed with Heavenly Food and Drink we humbly pray You, our God, that we may be strengthened by the prayers of Your saint, in whose memory we have received this Sacrament. Through our Lord . . .

Commemoration of the VIGIL OF ST. LAWRENCE
O Lord our God, may we who now joyfully commemorate Your blessed martyr Lawrence on earth rejoice one day with him in heaven.

Commemoration of SAINT ROMANUS
Almighty God, we pray that the reception of this Bread of Heaven may strengthen us against all adversity through the intercession of Your blessed martyr Romanus. Through our Lord . . .