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them, saying: Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. Ps. xviii. The heavens show forth the glory of God; and the firmament declareth the work of his hands. V. Glory.

COLL. We beseech thee, O almighty God, that thy blessed apostle Andrew, whose festival we are preparing to celebrate, may implore thy assistance in our behalf, that being discharged from the guilt of our crimes, we may likewise be freed from all dangers. Through.

COLL, Of St. Saturninus. O God, by whose favour we celebrate the glory of blessed Saturninus, thy martyr; grant that we may be assisted by his merits. Through. LESSON, as on the Vigil of an apostle, page 496.

GRAD. Ps. cxxxviii. Thy friends, o God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. y. I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sands.

GOSPEL, John i. 35. 51. At that time: John stood, and two of his disciples; and beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. And Jesus turning, and seeing them following him, saith to them: What ek you?' Who said to him: Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Master), where dwellest thou? He saith to them: Come and see. They came, and saw where he abode, and they stayed with him that day: now it was about the tenth hour. And Andrew the brother of Simon Peter was one of the two who had heard of John, and followed him. He findeth first his brother Simon, and saith to him: We have found the MESSIAS, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said: Thou art Simon, the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, interpreted, Peter. On the following

day he would go forth into Galilee, and he findetń Philip. And Jesus said to him: Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him: We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth. And Nathanael saith to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and he saith to him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile. Nathanael saith to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree I saw thee. Nathanael answered him, and said: Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Ísrael. Jesus answered, and said unto him: Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, thou believest: greater things than these shalt thou see. And he saith to him: Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of OFFERT. Thou hast crowned, page 497

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, the gifts to be consecrated, whereby we, celebrating the festival of blessed Andrew the apostle, beseech thee, that our minds may also be purified. Through.

SECRET. Of St. SATURNINUS. Sanctify, 0 Lord, the offerings we have consecrated to thee, and being appeased thereby, mercifully, look down upon us, by the intercession of blessed Saturninus, thy martyr. Through.

COMM. Andrew saith to Simon his brother: We have found the Messias, who is called Christ: and he brought him to Jesus.

P. COMM. Having received, O Lord, thy holy sacrament, we beseech thee that, by the intercession of blessed Andrew thy Apostle, what we

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perform in memory of his venerable passion, may be a remedy to us.

P. COMM. Of St. SATURNINUS. May the receiving of this thy sacrament, O Lord, we beseech thee, sanctify us: and by the intercession of thy saints, make us acceptable to thee.

XXX. St. ANDREW, ap.

Introit. Mihi autem. To me thy friends, O God,

are made exceedingly honourable : their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. Lord, thou hast proved me and known me: thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up. V. Glory.

COLL. We humbly beseech thy divine majesty, O Lord, that as the blessed apostle Andrew was a teacher and pastor of thy Church, so he may be with thee our perpetual intercessor. Through.

EPISTLE. Rom. x. 10. 18. Brethren: With the heart we believe unto justice: but, with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith: Whosoever believeth in him shall not be confounded. For there is no distinction of the Jew and the Greek: for the same is Lord over all, rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. How then shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe him, of whom they have not heard! And how shall they hear, without a preacher! And how shall they preach, unless they be sent? as it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things?. But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias saith: Lord, who hath believed our report? Faith then cometh by hearing,

and hearing by the word of Christ. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes, verily, their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the whole world.

GRAD Ps. xliv. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth, and they shall remember thy name, O Lord. V. Instead of thy fathers sons are born to thee: therefore shall people praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord loved Andrew like a sweet smelling odour. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. iv. 18. 22. At that time: Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting'a net into the sea (for they were fishers.) And he saith to them: Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men. And they immediately leaving their nets, followed him. And going on from thence, he saw two other brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them. And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed him. CREDO. OFFERT.

Ps. cxxxviii. To me, O God, thy friends are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

SECRET. May the holy prayers of blessed Andrew the apostle, we beseech thee, O Lord, render our sacrifice pleasing to thee; that what we solemnize in his honour, his merits may render acceptable. Through.

COMM. Come ye after me; I will make you to be fishers of men; and they immediately leava ing their nets followed him.

P. COMM. As the divine mysteries we have partaken of with joy on this festival of blessed Andrew, conduce to the glory of thy saints; so, O Lord, we beseech thee, let them obtain for us pardon. Through.

December II. ST. BIBIANA, v. m.

All as in Mass XVII. page 533, except COLL. O God, the bestower of all good gifts, who in thy servant Bibiana joinedst the palm of martyrdom with the flower of virginity, grant that through her intercession, our hearts may be united to thee by charity: and that being delivered from all dangers, we may obtain everlasting rewards. Through.

III. St. FRANCIS XAVIER, C.

Introit. I SPOKE of thy testimonies before kings, and I

was not ashamed; I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly. Ps. Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people: for his mercy is confirmed upon us, and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever. V. Glory:

COLL. O God, who by the preaching and miracles of blessed Francis, didst bring into thy church the people of the Indies : mercifully grant that we may imitate his virtues, whose glorious merits we veaerate. Through. Epistle, Rom. x. p. 572. Grad. Offert and Comm, as in Mass XIII.

pp. 525, 526. Secret and P. Comm. as in Mass XIV. p. 528. GOSPEL. Mark xvi. 15. 18. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not, shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall

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