Saturday before the last
Sunday of August
Our Lady Health of the Sick
the salvation of the people. In whatever tribulation they cry unto me, I
will hear them. [Ps xxxiii 2]
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Glory be. I am the salvation.
we beseech Thee, O Lord God, to us Thy servants, that we may evermore enjoy
health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever
Virgin be delivered from present sorrow and obtain everlasting happiness.
A reading from the Book of Wisdom:
Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything from the
beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old before the earth was made. The
depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains
of water s as yet sprung out. The mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet
been established, before the hills I was brought forth. He had not as yet made
the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. When He prepared the
heavens I was present, when with a certain law and compass He enclosed the
depths; when He established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters;
when He compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they
should not pass their limits; when He balanced the foundations of the earth, I
was with Him forming all things. And I was delighted every day, playing before
Him at all times; playing in the world, and my delights were to be with the
children of men. Now, therefore, children, hear me: blessed are they who keep my
ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man who
hears me, and who watches daily at my gates, and waits at the posts of my doors.
He who shall find me shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.
cii: 1 et 3-4
the Lord, O my soul, and everything that is in me bless His holy name. Who
heals your infirmities; Who redeems you and keeps your life from destruction. [Ps.
cxvii: 14] My strength and my praise is the Lord, who makes me in health.
allelúja. [Ps. lix:
13] Give us, O Lord, help from tribulation: for vain is salvation by men.
Gospel: John ii:
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John.
that time there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was
there. And Jesus also was invited with His disciples to the marriage. And
the wine failing, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what is that to Me and to thee? My hour
has not yet come.” His mother said to the waiters, “Whatsoever he
shall say to you, do ye.” Now there were set there six water-pots of
stone; according to the Jewish manner of purification, each containing two or
three measures. Jesus said to them, “Fill the water-pots with water.”
And they filled them up to the brim. And Jesus said to them, “Draw out
now, and carry it to the chief steward of the feast.” And they carried
it. And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine, and knew
not whence it was, but the waiters who had drawn the water knew: the
chief steward called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man at first sets
forth good wine, and when men have drunk well, then that which is worse -- but
thou hast kept the good wine until now.” This beginning of miracles
Jesus did in Cana of Galilee; and manifested His glory, and His disciples
believed in him.
Vírgin Mother, when standing before the continence of God, to speak well of us,
and thus avert His indignation from us.
the saving intercession of the most blessed Mother of Thy Son, confirm us, O
God, in Thy grace, and preserve us from all evil. Through the same Jesus
Preface of the
Blessed Virgin Mary “In the festivity”
Communio: Isai: xlvi:
will give health in Sion, and my glory in Israel.
Lord Jesus Christ, may the divine libation of Thy body and blood, which we have
devoutly received in honor of Thy Mother provide life for us in time, and win
for us the gift of eternity. Thou livest and reignest.