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October 1 - Our Lady's Saturday - St. Remigius, Bishop & Confessor

Introit

    Hail, holy Mother, thou who didst bring forth the King who ruleth heaven and earth for ever and ever. Ps. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. ℣. Glory be. Hail, holy Mother...

Collect

    Grant us Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, to enjoy perpetual health of mind and body; and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, to be delivered from present sorrows and to enjoy everlasting happiness. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of St. Remigius:

Collect

    Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of blessed Thy confessor and bishop may both increase our devotion and promote our salvation. Through our Lord.

Epistle: Ecclesiasticus xxiv. 14-16

    Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus. From the beginning and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him. And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem. And I took root in an honorable people, and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.

Gradual

    Thou art blessed and venerable, O Virgin Mary, who with purity unstained wast found to be the Mother of our Savior. ℣. Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world was unable to contain enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man.

Alleluia

    Alleluia, alleluia. ℣. After childbirth, O Virgin, thou didst remain unstained: Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.

Gospel: Luke xi. 27-28

    + Continuation of the Gospel of the blessed Apostle Luke. At that time, as Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to Him: Blessed is the womb that bore Thee and the paps that gave Thee suck. But He said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

Offertory: Luke i. 28, 42

    Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

Secret

    Through Thy mercy, O Lord, and by the intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, may this oblation secure for us prosperity and peace both now and for ever. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of St. Remigius:

Secret

    May Thy saints, we beseech Thee, O Lord, in every place bring us joy; that while we commemorate their merits, we may experience their patronage. Through our Lord.

Communion

    Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the Eternal Father.

Postcommunion

    Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that having received these helps unto salvation, we may everywhere be protected by the patronage of blessed Mary ever Virgin, in veneration of whom we have offered this sacrifice to Thy majesty. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of St. Remigius:

Postcommunion

    Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that by showing gratitude for the gifts which we have received, we may, by the intercession of blessed Thy confessor and bishop, obtain yet greater benefits. Through our Lord.

+ Taken from St. Andrew Daily Missal, by Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, O.S.B., Imprimi Potest 11-18-1945 P. Joannes Delacroix, O.S.B., Imprimatur 11-22-1945 Joseph Van Der Meersch