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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday -The Immaculate Heart of Mary --- IL-QALB BLA TEBGĦA TAL-VERĠNI MQADDSA MARIJA --- Lk 2:41-51 The Boy Jesus at the Temple - It-tfajjel Ġesù fit-tempju


Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07168a.htm



Saturdays and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
http://www.mariancatechist.com/formation/mary/saturdays/index.html




The Immaculate Heart of Mary --- Memorial --- The Gospel on SATURDAY morning after Friday, THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS



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Morning Prayer for Blessed Virgin Mary
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Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 962
Proper of Saints: 1446
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1626

Christian Prayer (single volume)
Ordinary: 689
Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 845
Proper of Saints: 1159





Morning Prayer for Saturday in Ordinary Time, for the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

God, come to my assistance.
— Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
— as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

Mary the dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the gate, Christ the Heavenly Way!
Mary the root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the wheat sheaf, Christ the living Bread;
Mary the rose tree, Christ the Rose blood-red!
Mary the font, Christ the Cleansing Flood’
Mary the chalice, Christ the Saving Blood!
Mary the temple, Christ the temple’s Lord;
Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the beacon, Christ the Haven’s Rest;
Mary the mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mary the mother, Christ the mother’s Son.
Both ever blest while endless ages run.
Amen.

Mary the Dawn; Medieval English text; Gregorian Tone 4, setting by Paul Crosssung; performed by Kathleen Lundquist
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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

Psalm 92
Praise of God the Creator
Sing in praise of Christ’s redeeming work (Saint Athanasius)
 
 
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your truth in the watches of the night,
on the ten-stringed lyre and the lute,
with the murmuring sound of the harp.
 
 
Your deeds, O Lord, have made me glad;
for the work of your hands I shout with joy.
O Lord, how great are your works!
How deep are your designs!
The foolish man cannot know this
and the fool cannot understand.
 
 
Though the wicked spring up like grass
and all who do evil thrive:
they are doomed to be eternally destroyed.
But you, Lord, are eternally on high.
See how your enemies perish;
all doers of evil are scattered.
 
 
To me you give the wild-ox’s strength;
you anoint me with the purest oil.
My eyes looked in triumph on my foes;
my ears heard gladly of their fall.
The just will flourish like the palm-tree
and grow like a Lebanon cedar.
 
 
Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in the courts of our God,
still bearing fruit when they are old,
still full of sap, still green,
to proclaim that the Lord is just;
In him, my rock, there is no wrong.
 
 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
— as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
 
 
Psalm-prayer
 
 
Take our shame away from us, Lord, and make us rejoice in your saving works. May all who have been chosen by your Son always abound in works of faith, hope, and love in your service.
 
 
Ant. 1 As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.


Ant.2 Extol the greatness of our God.
Canticle – Deuteronomy 32:1-12
God’s kindness to his people
How often have I longed to gather your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wing. (Matthew 23:37)
 
 
Give ear, O heavens, while I speak;
let the earth hearken to the words of my mouth!
May my instruction soak in like the rain,
and my discourse permeate like the dew,
Like a downpour upon the grass,
like a shower upon the crops:
 
 
For I will sing the Lord’s renown.
Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
The Rock – how faultless are his deeds,
 how right all his ways!
A faithful God, without deceit,
how just and upright he is!
 
 
Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children,
a perverse and crooked race!
Is the Lord to be thus repaid by you,
O stupid and foolish people?
Is he not your father who created you?
Has he not made you and established you?
 
 
Think back on the days of old,
reflect on the years of age upon age.
Ask your father and he will inform you,
ask your elders and they will tell you:
 
 
When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,
when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,
He set up the boundaries of the peoples
after the number of the sons of God;
While the Lord’s own portion was Jacob,
His hereditary share was Israel.
 
 
He found them in a wilderness,
a wasteland of howling desert.
He shielded them and cared for them,
guarding them as the apple of his eye.
 
 
As an eagle incites its nestlings forth
by hovering over its brood,
So he spread his wings to receive them
and bore them up on his pinions.
The Lord alone was their leader,
no strange god was with him.
 
 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
— as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
 
 
Ant. 2 Extol the greatness of our God.


Ant. 3 How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.
Psalm 8
Praise for God’s loving compassion
I affirm that… the Gentile peoples are to praise God because of his mercy
 (Romans 15:8-9)
How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!
 
 
Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes
you have found praise to foil your enemy,
to silence the foe and the rebel.
 
 
When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him?
 
 
Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honour you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hands,
put all things under his feet.
 
 
All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish that make their way through the waters.
 
 
How great is your name, O Lord our God
through all the earth!
 
 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: — as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
 
 
Psalm-prayer
 
 
Almighty Lord, how wonderful is your name. You have made every creature subject to you; make us worthy to give you service.
 
 
Ant. 3 How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.
 
 
READING See Isaiah 61:10
 
 
I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation,
and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
like a bride bedecked with her jewels.

- The Word of the Lord - Thanks be to God

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.
 
 
RESPONSORY
 The Lord has chosen her, his loved one from the beginning.
— The Lord has chosen her, his loved one from the beginning.
 
 
He has taken her to live with him,
— his loved one from the beginning.
 
 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, — The Lord has chosen her, his loved one from the beginning.
 
 
 
CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH
 
 
Ant. My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
 
 
Luke 1:68 – 79
The Messiah and his forerunner
 
 
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.
 
 
Through his holy prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.
 
 
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
 
 
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.
 
 
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
 
 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.
 
 
Ant. My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
 
 
INTERCESSIONS
Let us glorify our Saviour, who chose the Virgin Mary for his mother. Let us ask him: May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
 
 
Sun of Justice, the immaculate Virgin was the white dawn announcing your rising,
— grant that we may always live in the light of your coming.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
 
 
Eternal Word, you chose Mary as the uncorrupted ark of your dwelling place,
 — free us from the corruption of sin.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
 
 
Saviour of mankind, your mother stood at the foot of your cross,
— grant, through her intercession, that we may rejoice to share in your passion.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
 
 
With ultimate generosity and love, you gave Mary as a mother to your beloved disciple,
— help us to live as worthy sons of so noble a mother.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.
 
 
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
 
 
Concluding Prayer
 
 
O God,
who prepared a fit dwelling place for the Holy Spirit
in the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
graciously grant that through her intercession
we may be a worthy temple of your glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
 — Amen.
 
 
DISMISSAL
 
 
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
— Amen.




 The Immaculate Heart of Mary
 

 
 

GOSPEL - Lk 2:41-51 The Boy Jesus at the Temple - It-tfajjel Ġesù fit-tempju 


It-tfajjel Ġesù fit-tempju
[Lq:2:41] Ta' kull sena l-ġenituri ta' Ġesù kienu jmorru Ġerusalemm għall-festa ta' l-Għid. [Lq:2:42] Meta kellu tnax-il sena telgħu wkoll, skond id-drawwa ta' dik il-festa. [Lq:2:43] Wara li għaddew dawk il-ġranet qabdu t-triq lura, imma t-tfajjel Ġesù baqa' Ġerusalemm bla ma kienu jafu l-ġenituri tiegħu. [Lq:2:44] Huma ħasbuh qiegħed ma' xi wħud li kienu fit-triq magħhom; iżda meta wara jum mixi fittxewh fost qrabathom u n-nies li kienu jafuhom, [Lq:2:45] ma sabuhx, u għalhekk reġgħu lura Ġerusalemm ifittxuh.
[Lq:2:46] Wara tlitt ijiem sabuh fit-tempju, bilqiegħda f'nofs l-għalliema, jismagħhom u jistaqsihom; [Lq:2:47] u kull min semgħu baqa' mistagħġeb bid-dehen u t-tweġibiet tiegħu. [Lq:2:48] Kif rawh, nstamtu, u ommu qaltlu: "Ibni, dan għaliex għamiltilna hekk? Ara, missierek u jiena konna qegħdin infittxuk b'qalbna maqsuma!" [Lq:2:49] U hu qalilhom: "U għaliex kontu qegħdin tfittxuni? Ma tafux li jiena għandi nkun f'dak li hu ta' Missieri?" [Lq:2:50] Iżda kliemu ma fehmuhx. [Lq:2:51] Mbagħad niżel magħhom u raġa' mar Nazaret; u kien jobdihom. U ommu kienet tgħożż f'qalbha dawn  il-ħwejjeġ kollha.



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