Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart
Introit: Ps. xxiv: 16-18
Look Thou upon me, O Lord, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor. See my abjection and my labor; and forgive me all my sins, O my God. [Ps.] To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul, in Thee, my God, I put my trust; let me not be put to shame. Glory be.... Look Thou....
Collect: of the Sunday:
O God, the protector of all that trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, and nothing is holy, multiply Thy mercies upon us; that having Thee for our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, so that we lose not those which are eternal.
Collect: of the Sacred Heart:
O God, who in the Heart of Thy Son, wounded by our transgressions, dost mercifully vouchsafe to bestow upon us the infinite wealth of Thy love; grant, we beseech Thee, that revering it with proper devotion, we may make a worthy reparation for our sins.
Epistle: 1 Peter v: 6-11
A reading from the epistle of blessed Peter the Apostle.
Gradual: Ps liv: 23, 17, 19
Cast thy care upon the Lord and He will sustain thee. When I
cried to the Lord, He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me.
Gospel: Luke xv: 1-10
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
Offertory: Ps. ix: 11-13
Let them trust in Thee who know Thy name, O Lord, for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee. Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion, for He hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
Secret: of the Sunday:
Favorably regard, O Lord, the offerings of Thy suppliant Church, and grant to Thy faithful receiving them that they may avail unto salvation.
Secret: of the Sacred Heart:
Look, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon the ineffable love of the heart of Thy beloved Son; that our offerings may be acceptable unto Thee, and purify us from all our sins.
Communion: Luke xv: 10
I say to you: There is joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.
Postcommunion: of the Sunday:
May the Sacrament which we have received quicken us, O Lord, and atone for our sins, preparing us to share everlastingly in Thy mercies.
Postcommunion: of the Sacred Heart:
May Thy holy mysteries, O Lord Jesus, produce in us a divine fervor, whereby, having tasted the sweetness of Thy most dear Heart, we may learn to despise earthly things and to love those of heaven.