|English: The Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus, Marija Bistrica, Croatia Hrvatski: Kip Blažene Djevice Marije s Djetetom Isusom u Mariji Bistrici (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
[The Profession of Faith is not said]
SIMPLE / WHITE
Ps. 97:1. Sing a new canticle to the Lord, for He has done wondrous things.
V. Glory be . . .
O God, it was through the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary that You bestowed the gift of eternal life upon mankind. Grant that we may feel the powerful intercession of Mary, through whom we were privileged to receive the giver of life, Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord; who lives and rules with You . . .
V. The Lord has made His salvation known; in the sight of the nations He has revealed His justice.
GOSPEL Luke 2:21
Accept our offerings and prayers, O Lord. Cleanse us by this heavenly rite and in Your mercy hear our petitions. Through Our Lord . . .
Commemoration of the feast of SAINT TELESPHORUS
We have offered our gifts to You, O Lord. Let Your light graciously shine upon Your Church so that this flock may everywhere prosper, and its pastors, under Your guidance, may be truly pleasing to You. Through Our Lord . . .
O Lord, may this Communion cleanse us from sin, and bestow on us spiritual health from heaven through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord . . .
O Lord, govern Your Church, which You have been pleased to nourish with Your Heavenly Food. Guide her by Your powerful direction so that she may enjoy greater freedom and remain unshaken in the fullness of faith. Through Our Lord . .