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Additional Prayers for Masses of the Christmas Season and During Octaves
From the December 30th until February 2nd the following prayers are added to the Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion of the Day.  
If the Mass is of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the prayers of the Holy Ghost (below) are recited for the second set of prayers.

Second Collect:  Of the Blessed Virgin

O God, it was through the motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary that Thou didst bestow the gift of eternal life upon mankind.  Grant that we may feel the powerful intercession of Mary, through whom we were privileged to receive the giver of life, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee.

Third Collect:  Against the Persecutors of the Church

Graciously accept the prayers of Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that, overcoming all hostility and error, She may serve Thee in safety and freedom.

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Third Collect:  For the Pope

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, look favorably upon Thy servant N., whom Thou hast been pleased to appoint as shepherd over Thy Church, grant we beseech Thee, that by word and example, he may edify those over whom he is placed, and together with the flock entrusted to his care, may attain everlasting life.


Second Secret:  Of the Blessed Virgin

Through Thy clemency, O Lord, and by the intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, may this offering avail unto our prosperity and peace, now and for evermore.

Third Secret:  Against the Persecutors of the Church

Protect us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, who assist at Thy mysteries, that holding fast to things divine, we may serve Thee both in body and soul.

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Third Secret:  For the Pope

Be appeased, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by our peace-offerings, and by Thy constant protection, guide Thy servant N., whom Thou hast been pleased to appoint as shepherd over Thy Church.


Second Postcommunion:  Of the Blessed Virgin

May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin and bestow on us spiritual health from heaven through the intercession of  blessed Mary ever Virgin, the Mother of God.  Through our Lord.

Third Postcommunion:  Against the Persecutors of the Church

We beseech Thee, O Lord our God, that Thou wouldst not allow to be exposed to human perils, those whom Thou hast been pleased to make sharers of these divine mysteries.

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Third Postcommunion:  For the Pope

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the reception of this divine sacrament, may protect us and always save and defend Thy servant N., whom Thou hast been pleased to appoint as shepherd over Thy Church, together with the flock entrusted to him.

 


In Masses of the Blessed Virgin, the prayers of the Holy Ghost replace those of our Lady:

Second Collect: Of the Holy Ghost

O God, who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of Thine Holy Ghost; grant that by the same Spirit we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through our Lord Á in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.

Second Secret: Of the Holy Ghost

Sanctify, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts which we offer Thee, and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Ghost. Through our Lord ... in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.

Second Postcommunion:  Of the Holy Ghost 

May the outpouring of the Holy Ghost purify our hearts, O Lord, and by the inward sprinkling of His heavenly dew may they be made fruitful. Through our LordÿÁ in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.

 



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