Sunday, February 21, 2010

Celebrant propers in the new translation

A friend of mine searched the internet for a couple of days looking for samples from the new Missal translation, and I think you will be impressed with the results. They have great dignity, certainly as compared with the current translation stemming from the great mistake of 1970. See what you think.

1st Sunday of Advent
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that your faithful may resolve
to run forth with righteous deeds,
to meet your Christ who is coming,
so that gathered at His right hand
they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom.

Prayer after Communion
May the mysteries we have celebrated profit us, we pray, O Lord,
for even now, as we journey through the passing world,
you teach us by them to love the things of heaven
and hold fast to what will endure.

2nd Sunday of Advent
Grant your people, we pray, almighty God,
to keep wide awake for the coming of your Only-Begotten Son,
that as He Himself, the author of our salvation, has taught,
we may be alert, with lamps alight,
and hurry out to greet Him as He comes.

4th Sunday of Advent
Stir up your power, we pray, O Lord, and come,
that with you to protect us
we may find rescue
from the looming dangers of our sins,
and with you to set us free,
be found worthy of salvation.

December 20
O God, eternal majesty,
whose ineffable Word the immaculate Virgin received
through the message of an Angel,
we pray that, following the example
of her who became the dwelling place of divinity,
and is filled with the light of the Holy Spirit,
we may humbly hold fast to your will.

Baptism of the Lord
Almighty everlasting God,
You solemnly declared the Christ
to be your beloved Son
as the Holy Spirit descended upon Him
after His baptism in the River Jordan
grant that your children of adoption
reborn of water and the Holy Spirit,
may continue always to be those in whom you are well pleased.

Ash Wednesday
Grant us, Lord, to begin with holy fasting
this campaign of Christian service
that, as we fight against spiritual evils,
we may be armed with the weapons of self restraint.

1st Sunday of Lent
Grant us, almighty God,
through our yearly exercises in the holy Season of Lent,
to grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ
and to pursue their effects by a worthy way of life.
Prayer after Communion
Grant us through these mysteries, Lord,
that by tempering earthly desires
we may learn to love the things of heaven.

2nd Sunday of Lent
Solemn Blessing
Stay with your servants, Lord,
who implore the help of your grace,
that it may bring them
the shelter and guidance of your protection.

3rd Sunday of Lent
Pour your grace kindly into our hearts, we pray, O Lord…

4th Sunday of Lent
O God, who through your Word are accompanying
in a wonderful way
the reconciliation of the human race,
give the Christian people strength, we pray,
to hasten with keen devotion and eager faith
toward the solemn celebrations to come.

Holy Week
Prayer after Communion
Fill our minds, almighty God, with sure confidence
that, through your Son’s Death in time,
to which awesome mysteries bear witness,
you have given us perpetual life.

2nd Sunday of Easter
God of everlasting mercy,
who in the return of the paschal feast
kindle the faith of the people consecrated as your own,
increase the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand
in whose font they have been washed,
by whose spirit they have been reborn,
through whose blood they have been redeemed.

5th Sunday of Easter
Almighty eternal God,
who have been pleased to confer on us heavenly life
through our rebirth in Baptism…

Solemn Blessing
May almighty God bless you,
for his Only-Begotten Son
pierced the heights of heaven on this day
and unlocked for you the way
to ascend where he has gone.

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
O God, who in the gifts presented here
nourish with food and renew with Sacrament
the twofold nature of the human race,
grant, we pray, that their sustenance
may not fail us in body or in mind.

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayer after Communion
Renewed by the nourishment
of the Sacred Body and the Precious Blood,
we ask your clemency, Lord,
that what we celebrate with constant devotion,
we may attain with redemption assured.

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
May your grace, O Lord, we pray,
at all times go before us and follow after,
and make us always firm in the resolve to do what is good.

August 28 : St Augustine
Prayer after Communion
May the partaking of the table of Christ
sanctify us, we pray, O Lord,
that, being made His members,
we may be what we have received.

October 17 : St Ignatius
May the offering of our worship be pleasing to you, O Lord,
who accepted Saint Ignatius,
the wheat of Christ,
made pure bread through the suffering of his martyrdom.

October 18 : St Paul of the Cross
Look kindly, almighty God,
upon the sacrificial gifts we offer
in commemoration of Saint Paul,
and grant that we
who celebrate the mysteries of the Lord’s Passion
may imitate what we now do.

Dedication Feast
Let your consecrated people
reap the fruits and joy of your blessing, Lord, we pray,
so that they may know
that what they have offered in bodily worship on this festival day
they have received in return as a spiritual gift.

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