Friday, April 3, 2020

Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship adds New Votive Mass in Time of Pandemic - Full Text


According to Vatican News the Congregation for Divine Worship has added an intention to the Solemn Intercessions during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion for the time of Pandemic.  The Congregation for Divine Worship has issued a  votive Mass for this time of pandemic, and a new intention for the Solemn Intercessions during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday. The new liturgical texts are available on the Congregation’s website in several languages.
The documents had already been provided to the world’s bishops. Good Friday intention The intention for Good Friday includes a prayer “for those who suffer because of this pandemic”.

 The Opening Prayer, or Collect, reads “Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress; in faith we pray look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to your holy name."
Full Text Mass available on Website of the Congregation of Divine Worship - Scroll down for various languages once on their website : http://www.cultodivino.va/content/cultodivino/it/documenti/decreti-generali/decreti-generali/2020/messa-in-tempo-di-pandemia/adnexus.html
Full Text of prayers. 
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IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
This Mass can be celebrated, according to the rubrics given for Masses and Prayers for Various Needs
and Occasions, on any day except Solemnities, the Sundays of Advent, Lent, and Easter, days within the
Octave of Easter, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day), Ash Wednesday and
the days of Holy Week.
Entrance Antiphon Is 53:4
Truly the Lord has borne our infirmities,
and he has carried our sorrows.
Collect
Almighty and eternal God,
our refuge in every danger,
to whom we turn in our distress;
in faith we pray
look with compassion on the afflicted,
grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners,
healing to the sick, peace to the dying,
strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders
and the courage to reach out to all in love,
so that together we may give glory to your holy name.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, O Lord, the gifts we offer
in this time of peril.
May they become for us, by your power,
a source of healing and peace.
Through Christ our Lord.
Communion Antiphon Mt 11:28
Come to me, all who labour and are burdened,
and I will refresh you, says the Lord.
Prayer after Communion
O God, from whose hand we have received
the medicine of eternal life,
grant that through this sacrament
we may glory in the fullness of heavenly healing.
Through Christ our Lord.
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Prayer over the People
O God, protector of all who hope in you,
bless your people, keep them safe,
defend them, prepare them,
that, free from sin and safe from the enemy,
they may persevere always in your love.
Through Christ our Lord.


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