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But Christ having come a high priest of the good things to come, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 9:11-12

Monday, May 30, 2011

Rogation Days

These next three days leading up to Ascension Thursday are the minor Rogation Days, introduced by St. Mamertus, bishop of Vienne, in the fifth century, to petition God for protection for natural disaster.

We could use some protection here in the United States, where we are in the deadliest season for tornadoes in over 50 years (520 killed, compared to 519 in 1953). At Mass today, our priest told us that at another parish staffed by his order, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, two very young children were killed this week and their pregnant mother hospitalized when their house was destroyed.

Please pray for them. If you would like to send a kind note or a donation to the family here is their parish information:

The Hamil Family
c/o St. Damien of Molokai Catholic Church
Fr. Casavantes, FSSP
8455 NW 234th Street
Edmond, OK 73025

R.: Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
V.: May they rest in peace.

God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us

O God, whose property is always to have pity and to spare, receive our humble petition: that we, and all Thy servants who are bound by the chains of sin, may by the compassion of Thy goodness mercifully be absolved.

Graciously hear, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayers of Thy suppliants, and pardon the sins of them that confess to Thee: that, in Thy bounty, Thou mayest grant us both pardon and peace.

Mass of Rogation
Catholic Encyclopedia

In Thy clemency, O Lord, show unto us Thine unspeakable mercy: that Thou mayest both loose us from all our sins, and deliver us from the punishments which we deserve for them.

O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication to Thee, and turn away the scourges of Thine anger, which we deserve for our sins.

Almighty, everlasting God, who hast dominion over the living and the dead, and art merciful to all, of whom Thou foreknowest that they will be Thine by faith and good works: we humbly beseech Thee, that they for whom we intend to pour forth our prayers, whether this present world still detain them in the flesh, or the world to come hath already received them out of their bodies, may, through the intercession of all Thy Saints, by the clemency of Thy goodness, obtain the remission of all their sins. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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