Friday after the Second Sunday after
Pentecost, The feast of
THE SACRED HEART of JESUS
Double of the First Class with a privileged Octave
of the III Order
Introit: Ps. xxxii: 11 & 19
The thoughts of His heart are to all
generations; to deliver their souls from death, and to feed them in famine.
[Ps.] Rejoice in the Lord, ye just; praise becometh the upright. Glory be.Á The
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: Ephesians iii: 8-19
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians:
Brethren: To me, the very least of all
saints, there was given this grace, to announce among the Gentiles the good
tidings of the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to enlighten all men as to
what is the dispensation of the mystery which has been hidden from eternity in
God, who created all things; in order that through the Church there might be
made known to the principalities and the powers in the heavens the manifold
wisdom of God according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ
Jesus, our Lord. In Him we have confident access through faith in Him. For this
reason, I bend my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom all
fatherhood in heaven and on earth receives its name, that He may grant you from
His glorious riches to be strengthened with power through His Spirit unto the
progress of the inner man; and to have Christ dwelling through faith in your
hearts; so that, being rooted and grounded in love, you may be able to
comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and
depth, and to know Christ's love, which surpasses all knowledge, in order that
you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.
Gradual: Ps. xxiv: 8-9
The Lord is sweet and righteous,
therefore He will give a law to sinners in the way. He will guide the mild in
judgment. He will teach the meek His ways.
Alleluia, alleluia. Take my yoke upon you
and learn of Me, because I am meek and humble of heart; and you shall find rest
for your souls.
Tract: Ps. cii
The Lord is compassionate and merciful;
long suffering and righteous in mercy. He will not always be angry, nor will He
threaten forever. He hath not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded
us according to our iniquities.
Alleluia: Mt. xi
Alleluia, alleluia. Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me, because I am meek and
humble of heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. Alleluia. Come to Me,
all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Alleluia!
Gospel: John xix: 31-37
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John.
At that time the Jews,
since it was the Preparation Day, in order that the bodies might not remain on
the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a solemn day), besought Pilate
that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. The soldiers
therefore came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other, who had been
crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already
dead, they did not break His legs; but one of the soldiers opened His side with
a lance, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he who saw it has
borne witness, and his witness is true; and he knows that he tells the truth,
that you also may believe. For these things came to pass that the Scripture
might be fulfilled, "Not a bone of Him shall you break." And again
another Scripture says, "They shall look upon Him whom they have
Offertory: Ps. lxviii: 21
My heart hath expected reproach and
misery, and I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was
none; and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.
[In Paschaltide:] Offertory: Ps. xxxix
Burnt offering and sin offering Thou
didst not require. Then I said, behold I come. In the head of the book it is
written of me that I should do Thy will. O my God, I have desired Thy will, and
Thy law is in the midst of my heart. Alleluia.
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.
Preface of the Sacred Heart
Communion: John xix: 34
One of the soldiers with a spear opened
His side, and immediately there came out blood and water.
[In Paschaltide:] Communion: John vii
If any man thirst, let him come to Me
and drink. Alleluia, alleluia.
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.
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus