Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saint Gregory Barbarigo (1697 A.D.)


SAINT GREGORY BARBARIGO
Bishop, Confessor

DOUBLE / WHITE
Gregory Barbarigo (Italian: Gregorio Barbarigo; 16 September 1625 - June 18, 1697) was an Italian Cardinal Archbishop of Padua, a diplomat and scholar.
Born into a famous family from Venice, he traveled with the Venetian ambassador, Alvise Contarini, to the Congress of M√ľnster in 1648, where the Peace of Westphalia was developed. Soon he became a priest and was consecrated as the first Bishop of Bergamo by Pope Alexander VII, whom he had met in Germany. After that, he was given the dignity of cardinal and was made the bishop of the Diocese of Padua. He was a strong supporter of the work of the Council of Trent. He made the seminaries of Padua and of Bergamo larger and added a library and printing press in Padua. He had the reputation of being another Charles Barromeo, renowned like him for his wonderful zeal in every kind of labor for thye clergy and the faithful, but especially the poor.
He died in Padua in 1697. In 1960, Pope John XXIII canonized him.

Mass of a CONFESSOR BISHOP, except

COLLECT
O God, Thou wert pleased to have blessed Gregory, Thy Confessor and Bishop, renowned as one who cherished his flock and loved the poor, in Thy mercy see that we extol his merits and imitate his charity. Through our Lord . . .

Lesson
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Eccli 44:16-27; 45:3-20
Behold, a great priest, who in his days pleased God, and was found just; and in the time of wrath he was made a reconciliation. There was not found the like to him, who kept the law of the Most High. Therefore, by an oath, the Lord made him to increase among his people. He gave him the blessing of all nations, and confirmed His covenant upon his head. He acknowledged him in His blessings; He preserved for him His mercy; and he found grace before the eyes of the Lord. He glorified him in the sight of kings, and gave him a crown of glory. He made an everlasting covenant with him, and gave him a great priesthood; and made him blessed in glory. To execute the office of the priesthood, and to have praise in His name, and to offer Him a worthy incense for an odor of sweetness.
R. Thanks be to God.


Gradual
Eccl 44:16; 44:20
Behold, a great priest, who in his days pleased God.
V. There was not found the like to him, who kept the law of the Most High. Alleluia, alleluia.
Ps 109:4
V. You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedec. Alleluia.


Gospel
Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Give me Thy blessing, O Lord. The Lord be in my heart and on my lips, that I may worthily and in a becoming manner, proclaim His holy Gospel. Amen.
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit.
Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Matt 25:14-23
At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to His disciples: A man going abroad, called his servants and handed over his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his particular ability, and then he went on his journey. And he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more. In like manner, he who had received the two gained two more. But he who had received the one went away and dug in the earth and hid his master’s money. Then after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me five talents; behold, I have gained five others in addition.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; because you have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over man; enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had received the two talents came, and said, ‘Master, you handed over to me two talents; behold, I have gained two more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; because you have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many; enter into the joy of your master.’
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.
 
 


SECRET
May the Saints, we beseech Thee, O Lord, in all places bring us joy, that while we recall their merits, we3 may experience their patronage. Through our Lord . . .

POSTCOMMUNION
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that, we who give thanks for the gifts which we have received, may through the intercession of blessed Gregory, Thy Confessor and Bishop, obtain still greater blessings. Through our Lord . . .