SAINT PLACID AND HIS COMPANIONS
SIMPLE / RED
The Church commemorates today 32 Christians martyred in Sicily in the fourth century by Saracen pirates. An ancient tradition wrongly identified St. Placid, one of these martyrs, with the St. Placid who was a favorite disciple of St. Benedict two centuries later.
Mass of SEVERAL MARTYRS, except
O God, who has granted us the grace to celebrate the birthday of Your blessed martyrs Placid and his companions, grant that we may also share their eternal happiness in heaven. Through our Lord . . .
We offer these gifts to You in sacrifice, O Lord. May the honor we pay to Your saints please You, and may these offerings, through Your mercy, bring us closer to our salvation. Through our Lord . . .
May the intercession of Your holy martyrs Placid and his companions help us, O Lord, to cherish with pure hearts the Sacrament we have received upon our lips. Through our Lord . . .