Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mass in Times of Earthquake

From Vatican Radio's Mr. Christopher Wells...

Please continue to pray for Italy, as earthquakes continue. There is a fear that there could be an even larger quake coming.

Dear priest friends, when it is permissible, would you consider adding the votive prayers for Mass in Times of Earthquake when you offer the Holy Sacrifice?

These prayers can also be prayed devotionally by the lay faithful.

Here are the prayers from the Roman Missal for Mass in Times of Earthquake:

COLLECT: Almighty and everlasting God, “Who lookest down upon the earth and makest it tremble” (Ps 103:32a), spare those who are afraid, show Thy mercy to those who implore Thee; that we who fear Thine anger, which shaketh the foundations of the earth, may evermore enjoy Thy mercy, which healeth its commotions. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

SECRET: O God, “Who didst establish the earth on firm foundations” (Ps 103:5a), receive the offerings and prayers of Thy people, and by wholly removing the perils of earthquake, turn the terrors of Thy divine anger into healing remedies for mankind: that “those who are of the earth and to the earth shall return” (cf. Gen. 3:19), may rejoice in becoming citizens of heaven by the holiness of their lives. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

POST-COMMUNION: We beseech Thee, O Lord, to keep us, who receive Thy holy mysteries, and by Thy heavenly power make firm the earth, which we see trembling because of our sins; that men may know in their hearts that these scourges come from Thy wrath and cease by Thy mercy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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