Today’s Introit is the same one sung on Ash Wednesday, making it very suitable for this November Sunday after All Souls Day. Its first mode melody is tender and full of confidence. The verse from Psalm 56 is the cry of every soul in purgatory.
The Collect intensifies the eschatological impetus of today’s Mass by asking that we may run without stumbling toward the promises of God.
You have mercy upon all, O Lord,
and hate none of the things which you have made,
you overlook the sins of men for the sake of repentance,
and spare them because you are the Lord our God (Wis 11: 24-25, 27).
V. Have mercy on me, God, have mercy,
for in you my soul has taken refuge (Ps 55:1).
Almighty and merciful God,
by whose gift your faithful offer you
due and laudable service,
grant, we beseech you,
that we may run without stumbling
towards the good things you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and