IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY MASS AND PROPER READINGS.
Saturday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost
Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Exultábit cor meum in salutári tuo, cantábo Dómino, qui bona tríbuit mihi.
My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me.
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.
Their descendants shall be renowned among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them as a race the Lord has blessed. 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 bridegroom adorned with a diadem, like a bride bedecked with her jewels. As the earth brings forth its plants, and a garden makes its growth spring up, so will the Lord God make justice and praise spring up before all the nations.
R. My heart rejoices in the Lord, my Savior.
Exultávit cor meum in Dómino salvatóre meo.
“My heart exults in the Lord,
my horn is exalted in my God.
I have swallowed up my enemies;
I rejoice in my victory.”
“The bows of the mighty are broken,
while the tottering gird on strength.
The well-fed hire themselves out for bread,
While the hungry batten on spoil.
The barren wife bears seven sons,
While the mother of many languishes.”
“The Lord puts to death and gives life;
he casts down to the nether world;
he raises up again.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich,
He humbles, he also exalts.”
“He raises the needy from the dust;
from the dung heap he lifts up the poor,
To seat them with nobles
And make a glorious throne their heritage.”
Beáta Virgo María, quae conservábat verbum Dei, cónferens in corde suo.
Blessed is the Virgin Mary, who kept the word of God, and pondered it in her heart.
Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.
See as well:
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Look, O Lord, upon the prayers and offerings of your faithful, presented in commemoration of Blessed Mary, the Mother of God, that they may be pleasing to you and may confer on us your help and forgiveness. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Eucharistic Prayer]
Preface of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Heart of Mary Is the Heart of One Who Lives by the New Law.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
V. Lift up your hearts.
R. We lift them up to the Lord.
V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is right and just.
It is truly 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.
For you gave the Blessed Virgin Mary
a wise and obedient heart,
that she might perfectly carry out your will,
a new and gentle heart,
in which you were well pleased
and on which you inscribed
the law of the New Covenant.
You gave her an undivided and pure heart,
that she might be worthy
to be the Virgin Mother of your Son
and to rejoice to see you for ever.
You gave her a steadfast and watchful heart,
so that she could endure without fear the sword of sorrow
and await in faith the Resurrection of her Son.
With the whole company of the Angels
we sing your praises
in their canticle of joy:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
María conservábat ómnia verba hæc, cónferens in corde suo.
Mary treasured all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Having been made partakers of eternal redemption, we pray, O Lord, that we who commemorate the Mother of your Son may glory in the fullness of your grace and experience continued increase of your saving grace. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Concluding Rite]