Friday, March 16, 2007

Comparison of Prayers - 4th Sunday of Lent

Please remember that you can obtain a plenary indulgence on Friday's in Lent. This would be a great act of charity for the souls in Purgatory.

"The Prodigal Son in the Arms of His Father" by Gustave Doré

This Sunday is also called "Lætáre" Sunday. It's name is derived from the first word of the Introit for the day's Mass. This is a Sunday much like the 3rd Sunday of Advent, where the Church encourages us and pushes us onward to the coming Solemnity in spite of our penance and fasting of the penitential season.

Introit for 4th Sunday of Lent

Lætáre Ierúsalem: et convéntum fácite omnes qui dilígitis eam: gaudéte cum lætítia, qui in tristítia fuístis: ut exsultétis, et satiémini ab ubéribus consolatiónis vestræ.
Ps. Lætátus sum in his quæ dicta sunt mihi: in domum Dómini íbimus.
Glória Patri ...

My Own Literal Translation
Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and gather round, all you who love her: rejoice with gladness, you who have been in sorrow: that you may exult and be filled with the consolation from her bosom.
Ps. I rejoiced when it was said to me: Let us go to the house of the Lord.
Glory be to the Father ...

Collect (Opening Prayer)

Official Latin from the 1969 & 2002 Roman Missals
Orémus. Deus, qui per Verbum tuum humáni géneris reconciliatiónem mirabíliter operáris, præsta, quaésumus, ut pópulus christiánus prompta devotióne et álacri fide ad ventúra sollémnia váleat festináre.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia saécula sæculórum.

Official 1973 I.C.E.L. Translation (Used at Mass in English)
Let us pray. Father of peace, we are joyful in your Word, your Son Jesus Christ, who reconciles us to you. Let us hasten toward Easter with the eagerness of faith and love.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

My Own Literal Translation
Let us pray. O God, You Who have marvelously established the reconciliation of mankind through Your Word, grant, we beseech You, that the Christian people may merit to hasten to the coming Solemnity of Easter with willing devotion and eager faith.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Prayer Over the Gifts

Official Latin from the 1969 & 2002 Roman Missals
Remédii sempitérni múnera, Dómine, lætántes offérimus, supplíciter exorántes, ut éadem nos et fidéliter venerári, et pro salúte mundi congruénter exhibére perfícias.
Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.

Official 1973 I.C.E.L. Translation (Used at Mass in English)
Lord, we offer you these gifts which bring us peace and joy. Increase our reverence by this eucharist, and bring salvation to the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

My Own Literal Translation
Rejoicing, we offer, O Lord, these gifts of eternal redemption, humbly praying, that You may perfect us to both faithfully venerate them, and suitably show that they are for the salvation of the world.
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I of Lent: Preface of the spiritual significance of Lent
(Used when the Gospel of the man born blind is not read. Preface II of Lent may also be used)

Official Latin from the 1969 & 2002 Roman Missals
Vere dignum et iustum est, æquum et salútare, nos tibi semper et ubíque grátias ágere: Dómine, sancte Pater, omnípotens ætérne Deus: per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
Quia fidélibus tuis dignánter concédis quotánnis paschália sacraménta in gáudio purificátis méntibus exspectáre: ut, pietátis offícia et ópera caritátis propénsius exsequéntes, frequentatióne mysteriórum, quibus renáti sunt, ad grátiæ filiórum plenitúdinem perducántur.
Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dominatiónibus, cumque omni milítia cæléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus, sine fine dicéntes:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus ...

Official 1973 I.C.E.L. Translation (Used at Mass in English)
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Each year you give us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed. You give us a spirit of loving reverence for you, our Father, and a willing service to our neighbor. As we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ, you bring the image of your Son to perfection within us.
Now, with angels and archangels, and the whole company of heaven, we sing the unending hymn of your praise:
Holy, holy, holy ...

My Own Literal Translation
It is truly right and just, proper and availing unto salvation, that we always and everywhere give thanks to You, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God: through Christ our Lord.
For each year You graciously grant to Your faithful to long for the Paschal Sacraments in joy through purified minds: so that, inclined toward performing duties of piety and acts of charity, by the frequenting of these Mysteries, by Which they have been renewed, they may be led through to the plenitude of the grace of sons.
And so with the Angels and Archangels, with the Thrones and Dominations, and with all the soldiers of the Heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Your glory, saying without end:
Holy, Holy, Holy ...

Post-Communion Prayer

Official Latin from the 1969 & 2002 Roman Missals
Orémus. Deus, qui illúminas omnem hóminem veniéntem in hunc mundum, illúmina, quaésumus, corda nostra grátiæ tuæ splendóre, ut digna ac plácita maiestáti tuæ cogitáre semper, et te sincére dilígere valeámus.
Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.

Official 1973 I.C.E.L. Translation (Used at Mass in English)
Let us pray. Father, you enlighten all who come into the world. Fill our hearts with the light of your gospel, that our thoughts may please you, and our love be sincere.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

My Own Literal Translation
Let us pray. O God, You Who enlighten all men who come into this world, enlighten our hearts, we beseech You, by the splendor of Your Grace, so that our thoughts might always be worthy and pleasing to Your Majesty, and that we may be worthy to love You with sincerity.
Through Christ our Lord.


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