Fourteenth Sunday of the Year C

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Now that I am back in the United States, I will, whenever possible, post my translations of the Sunday Mass Propers together with General Intercessions and an Oration to conclude them. In the past, some folks have found these texts helpful.


We have received your mercy, O God,
in the midst of your temple;
As your name, O God, so also your praise
reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is filled with justice (Ps 47:10-11).


Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins,
that we may be ready to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

Lord Jesus, your hand is with your servants (Is 66:14c).
Kyrie, eleison.

Christ Jesus, your Cross is our glory (Gal 6:14).
Christe, eleison.

Lord Jesus, your kingdom is the joy of all the earth (Ps 47:2).
Kyrie, eleison.

May Almighty God have mercy on us,
and lead us, with our sins forgiven,
into eternal life.


O God, who by the abasement of your Son
have lifted up a fallen world;
grant to your faithful a holy gladness,
so that having delivered us out of the servitude of sin,
you may give us to taste fully of joys that never end.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.


That the Holy Catholic Church in East and West
may be for all men and women
a sacrament of joy and a river of comfort,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

That the Apostolic Letter of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI,
the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum,
may, in his own words,
“move all Catholics to open generously their hearts”
and make room for everything that the faith itself allows,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

That the leaders of nations
may govern with wisdom,
serve with integrity,
and judge with mercy,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

That all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit
may glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
and find therein healing, life, and resurrection,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

That we, by hearing the Word of God
and partaking of the mysteries of Christ’s Body and Blood,
may radiate the mystery of the Cross and,
already here and now,
rejoice in the abundance of glory it promises,


Almighty and ever-living God,
who gave to your chosen people
the holy city Jerusalem as the sign of unending joy
and promised, through the mouth of your prophet,
consolation and glory to Israel;
grant us, we beseech you,
that having heard the word of the Gospel,
we may glory in the Cross of your Son,
and find in its brightness
the fulness of peace and mercy
given to all whose names are written in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.


You will save the humble people, O Lord,
and will bring down the eyes of the proud;
for who is God but you, O Lord? (Ps 17:28, 32)


Lord, may this offering consecrated to your name cleanse us,
and by its action carry us over, day by day,
into the life of the kingdom of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.


Truly it is right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.

In your mercy, you so loved the world
that you sent your Son as our Redeemer,
and willed that he should be like us in everything but sin,
so that you might love in us what you loved in your Son.
By our disobedience we lost your gifts;
now through the obedience of Christ they are restored.

And so, Lord God, with angels and all saints
we exult and glorify your holy name:


Taught by commands that bring salvation,
and formed by divine instruction,
we dare to say:


Taste and see that the Lord is sweet:
blessed is the man who hopes in him (Ps 33:9).


Filled with such precious gifts;
grant, Lord, that we may lay hold of their healing grace,
and never cease from praising you.
Through Christ our Lord.


+Dear Father,

With all our hearts we welcome you back to the States. How good God is to bring you safely home, laden with Roman graces and blessings, in which we all gratefully share! Hope to be in touch with you soon, perhaps on Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, which is a special feast for me...

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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