31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Vigil Mass, at St Vincent’s Church, 5:15pm, 2 Nov 2013

The Propers: Here

Ordinary: Mass XI (Orbis Factor)

Opening hymn is: Alleluia, Sing to Jesus, Gather Comprehensive II # 826

The Propers with Translations

Introit: Psalm 38:22-23

: Ne derelinquas me, Domine Deus meus, ne discedas a me: intende in audiutorium meum, Domine virtus salutis meæ.

℣: Domine, ne in furore tuo arguas me: neque in ira tua corripias me.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.  Amen.

: Abandon me not, 0 Lord my God, do not depart from me; come to my assistance, 0 Lord, mainstay of my deliverance

: Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger; chastise me not in your wrath.

Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and The Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be , world with out end. Amen.

Offertory: Ps 103:2,5b

: Benedic anima mea Domino, et noli oblivisci omnes retributiones eius: et renovabitur, sicut aquilæ, iuventus tua.

Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and forget not all his benefits; and your youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s.

Communion: Psalm 16:11

: Notas mihi fecisti vias vitæ: ad implebis me lætitia cum vultu tuo, Domine.

: You will show me the path of life,
the fullness of joy in your presence, O Lord.

Recessional: To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King #492 Gather Comp II.


St Francis was no Hippy. Nope.

Father John Zuhlsdorf, aka Father Z, states it best.  From Father Z’s Blog in the  blog post about What Did St. Francis Really Say?

Francis was no hippie, as Father Z says “He wasn’t the bunny-hugging bird kisser that people think he was from their viewings of garden statues and Brother Sun, Sister Moon.”

If you want to know the real deal about St. Francis, start over there….but this comment by the Masked Chicken gives the skinny on where the sentimental “Peace Prayer” came from.  Hint: it wasn’t from St. Francis.

The Masked Chicken says:

Here is a link to an article that explains the, “Peace Prayer,” history.


It was known in Catholic circles, including the Vatican, as early as 1916, so the prayer, itself, has ecclesiastical approbations. It just doesn’t original with St. Francis. It also has a unique understanding of the word, peace, which seems to conflict with Christ’s words of Matt 10: 34-42:

“34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man’s foes will be those of his own household. 37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 40 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 41 He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”

More often than not, this Prayer has been associated with liberal movements, who seem to confuse peace – the absence of conflict, with Peace – that tranquillity that flows from God’s right order. The two definitions do not have to contradict, but the former pre-supposes the later.

The Chicken

Tu es Petrus

Today, 28 February 2013 at 8pm, Rome Time, the Pontificate of His Holiness Benedict XVI came to an end.  May the Lord give his worthy servant rest now that he has laid his burden down.

Long Live Pope Benedict XVI, God grant us a worthy Successor!

Third Sunday of Lent, The 7:30am Chant Mass at St Mary’s Church

The Music: is located here:

Words to the Proper Chants with translations

Introit: Ps 24: 15, 16, and 1,2
℟: OcuIi mei semper ad Dominum, quia ipse evellet de laqueo pedes meos: respice in me, et miserere mei, quoniam unicus et pauper sum ego.
℣: Ad te Domine levavi animam meam:Deus meus,
in te confido, non erubescam.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.  Amen.
℟: My eyes are forever turned towards the Lord; for he shall release my feet from the snare; look upon me and have mercy onme, for I am abandoned and destitute.
℣:  Unto you, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul; 0 my God, I trust in you, let me not be put toshame.Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and The Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be , world with out end. Amen.
Offertory: Ps 18: 9, 10, II, 12
℟:  Justítiæ Dómini rectæ, lætificántes corda, et judícia ejus dulcióra super mei et favum: nam et servus tuus custódit ea.
℟:  The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts, and His judgements are sweeter than honey and the honey-comb: for Thy servant keepeth them.
Communion: Ps 83: 4, 5
℟: Passer invénit sibi domum, et turtur nidum, ubi repónat pullos suos: altária tua, Dómine virtútum, Rex meus, et Deus meus: beáti qui habitant in domo tua, in sǽculum sǽculi laudábunt te.℣:
1. Quam dilécta tabernácula túa, Dómine virtútum! Concupíscit et déficit ánima mea in átria Dómini.
2. Cor meum et caro mea exsultavérunt in Deum vivum.
3. Dómine, Deus virtútum, exáudi oratiónem meam; áuribus pércipe, Deus Jacob.
4. Protéctor noster áspice, Deus, et réspice in fáciem christi tui.
℟: The sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle dove a nest, where she may lay her young ones: Thy altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King, and my God: blessed are they that dwell in Thy house, they shall praise Thee for ever and ever.

1. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.
2. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.
3. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.
4. Behold, O God our protector: and look on the face of thy Christ.

Recessional Hymn: Forty Days and Forty Nights, # 411, Gather Comp. 2