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Mass Propers for the Last Sunday After Pentecost

November 17th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

I wanted to share with you the following chants which correspond to this coming Sunday’s Masses. They’re all quite beautiful and come, for those in Rochester, at a very appropriate time. When we are confronted with parish closings, clusterings, and the like, it’s far too easy to focus on the bad (although it must be addressed at some level) and completely pass over the good, especially that perfect goodness called Heaven. Direct your thoughts there, primarily and above all, and strive to discover that ultimate joy. Once someone has truly tasted Heaven, he cannot bring himself to desire sin and ugliness. For a video series of “Dicit Dominus Sunday”, the last Sunday of the Church year, click here.


The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: you shall call upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will bring back your captivity from all places. – (Ps. 84. 2). Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Glory be to the Father . . .


Thou hast delivered us, O Lord, from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame that hate us.  In God we will glory all the day: and in Thy Name we will give praise for ever.


From the depths I have cried out to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my prayer: from the depths I have cried out to Thee, O Lord.


Amen I say to you, whatsoever you ask when you pray, believe that you shall receive and it shall be done to you.

Note the theme in all of these – suffering patiently, enduring captivity, resting secure in the Lord. Saints are made through their sufferings, friends. Remember that.

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