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SECRET.
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pitiation, give us our fins, and guide our tottering hearts. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 5. Hear my cry: attend to the words of my prayer, O my King, and my God: for 'tis to thee, O Lord, I will address my prayer. POSTCOMMUNION. Tui, Domine.

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and deliver us from the snares of our enemies.
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Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Mentes noftras.
Nlighten, we beseech thee, O Lord, our minds

with the light of thy brightness; that we may discern what is to be done, and be able to do it. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. As Jonas was

Ant. Sicut fuit Jonas in the whale's belly three in ventre ceti tribus diedays and three nights, bus & tribus noctibus, fo Thall the Son of Man ita erit Filius Hominis in be in the heart of the corde terræ. earth. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER, Mentes noftras.

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THURSDAY.

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INTROIT. Lory and majesty are in his

prePJ. xcv. fence: holiness and grandeur in his fanctuary. Ps. Sing to the Lord a new song, fing to the Lord all the earth. W. Glory, VOL. II.

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COLLECT. Devotionem.
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mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may
be refreshed by good works. Thro'.

LESSON. Ezekiel xviii. 1, 9.
IN those days: The word of the Lord came to

me, saying : Why do you make use of this parable, and turn it into a proverb in Ifrael, saying: Our fathers have eat sour grapes, and the teeth of their children are set on edge? As I live, faith the Lord God, this parable shall be no longer a proverb amongst you in Israel. Behold all souls are mine: as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that finneth, the same shall die. But if a man be righteous, and do judgment and justice ; and hath not eat on the mountains a, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel; nor defiled his neighbour's wife ; nor approached a menstruous woman; nor made any man sorrowful; but hath restored the debtor his pledge; hath taken nothing away by force ; hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment; hath not lent his money to usury, nor received any thing more than he lent; hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, and given true judga ment between man and man; hath walked in my precepts, and observed my ordinances to perform the truth : this man is righteous, and he shall certainly live, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. Pf. 16. Preserve me, O Lord, as the apple of thine eye : protect me under the ladow of thy wings. V. Let me be tried in thy presence : let thy eyes see justice done.

GOSPEL. Matt. xv. 21, 28.
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cried out, saying to him : Have mercy on me, O Lord, 0 Son of David : my daughter is grievously tormented by the Devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and entreated him, saying: Send

for the crieth out after us. But he anfwering, faid: I was fent only to the loft sheep of the house of Israel. But she came up to him, and adored him, saying: Lord, help me.

Who anfwering, said: Ít 'is not fit to take the childrens bread, and cast it to the dogs. And the faid: It is true, Lord: but the dogs also eat the scraps which fall from their master's table. Then Jesus answering, said to her: woman, great is thy faith : be it done to thee according as thou desireit. And her daughter was healed at char very hour.

OFFERTORY. PS: 30. The angel of the Lord will guard on every side those that fear him, and he will deliver them : taste and see how sweet is the Lord.

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COMMUNION. John 6. The bread, which I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world.

POSTCOMMUNION. Tuorum nos. Y the free grant of these thy gifts, O Lord,

augment our temporal, and renew our eternal helps. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

Prayer. Da, quæsumus.
Rant, Q Lord, we beseech thee, that all Chri-

ftian people may acknowledge what they profess, and love the heavenly mystery, they so often approach. Thro'.

COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. O woman, great

Ant. Omulier, magna is thy faith : be it done eft fides tua : fiat tibi, to thee, as thou hast de- ficut petisti. fired.

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Da, quæfumus.

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M A S S. INTROIT. Eliver me from my neceffities, o P/. xxiv.

distress and affiction, forgive me all my fins. Pf. To thee have I raised up my soul, O Lord : O my God, in thee I trust, let me not be put to shame. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Esto, Domine.
E propitious, O Lord, to thy people, and mer-

cifully strengthen them by thy aid, whom thou filleft with devotion to thee. Thro'.

LESSON. Ezekiel xviii. 20, 28. THus faith the Lord God: The foul that finneth

the same shall die : the fon shall not bear the iniquity of the father, nor the father the iniquity of the fon. The righteousness of the righteous man shall be upon himself?, and the wickedness of the wicked man upon himself. But if the wicked man Thall repent of all the fins he hath committed, and observe all my preçepts, and do judgment and righteousness, he shall certainly live, and not die. All the wickedness he bath wrought, I will not remember: by the righteousness he hath done, shall he live. Is it my will that the finner should die, faith the Lord God? Is it not rather that he be converted from his ways and live? But if the righteous man fhall

a Expl. The righteous man shall be rewarded for bis righteousness, and the wicked man punished for bis wickedness.

turn away from his righteousness, and commit iniquity according to all the abominations commonly practised by the wicked, shall he live? All the righteousness he hath done, shall be forgot: in the tranfgreffion he hath fallen into, and in the fin he hath committed, thall he die. But you have said: 'The

way of the Lord is not just. Hearken therefore, house of Israel: Is it my way that is not juft; or, are they not rather your ways that are wicked ? For, when the righteous man shall depart from his righteousness, and work iniquity, initthall hedie: in the unrighteousness he hath wrought, shall he die. And when the wicked man shall forsake the iniquity he hath committed, and do judgment and righteousness, he shall restore life to his soul.

For when he reflecteth, and departeth from all the iniquities he had committed, he hall certainly live, and not die, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. PL.-85. Save, O Lord, thy servant, who hopeth in thee. V. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer. Tract. Deal not with us, as above, p. 29.

GOSPE L. John v. 1, 15. AT that time : There was a feftival of the Jews,

and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the Sheep-gate a pool, called in the Hebrew tongue, Bethsaida, that hath five porches. In these lay great numbers of fick, of blind, lame, and withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an Angel of the Lord at a certain time descended into this pool, and the water was put in motion. And he who first went in, after the water was put in motion, was healed of his infirmity, whatsoever it was. Now there was a man there, who had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity. Whom when Jesus saw lying, and knew he had been a long time ill, he faith 'to

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