Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Office Readings for Sept. 5

Since Bl. M. Jean-Joseph Lataste was just beatified June 3, 2012, no one has these readings in their breviary.  His feast day is tomorrow, Sept. 5.  Here are the new readings:


SEPTEMBER 5
FEAST OF BLESSED JEAN JOSEPH LATASTE
Morning Prayer
Invitatory Antiphon: In order to see God we must forget ourselves.
Hymn:
Antiphon: O Lord, what is man that you treat him with so much respect?
Psalm 63
Antiphon: The soul which returns freely to God renders Him the most beautiful homage possible, that of a free soul which chooses to kneel before God. 

Canticle: 1 Peter 2:21b-24

Antiphon: It is true, the greatest sinners have in them what makes the                                  greatest saints: who knows if they won’t be so one day!
Psalm 149
Reading: Hebrew, 13:1-3
Response: O my joy and my hope the Lord is my song, it is from him     that my pardon comes , in him I hope, I fear nothing, in him I hope , I fear nothing.
Verse recited by all together,
“Whoever you are, come to Jesus!   
He has goodness for all who are miserable,                                                       
He has pardon for all who are guilty,
He has ointment for all wounds,
He has water for all sin,
“Come, implore Me”, says the Lord”
-O my joy…       
Intercessions:
Response: Pray for us
Father of Bethany, you who have renounced life in a heroic act of love of God, teach us to renounce all that is not God.
You, who have responded to the call of St. Dominic in becoming a brother preacher, make of us true Dominicans in spirit and truth.
Faithful and obedient Religious even in contradictions, teach us perfect consecration to God.
You, who in kissing the relic of St. Mary Magdalene, have understood that from sinners God can make the greatest saints, show us the immensity of redemptive love.
Apostle of the lost sheep in Cadillac, you knew how to awaken hope against all hope. Give us the aptitude to transmit your message to all victims of any form of imprisonment.
You, who received the inspiration for Bethany in a prison chapel, teach us to let all our chains fall, so that we may be free as children of God.
Prayer
God of mercy, You gave blessed Jean Joseph hope against all hope and to be a preacher full of goodness. By his prayers, give us the faith to believe that today you make all things new. Through Jesus Christ…
Office of Readings
Psalms of the day.
1.     Reading: Is. 61, 1-9
2.     Reading : Notes of confidences of Fr. Lataste at the moment of death
Or: sermon of Father Lataste to the women at the Prison of Cadillac, Sept.15, 1864 

Prayer: God of mercy, you gave Blessed Jean Joseph hope against all hope and to be the preacher full of goodness. Through his prayers, put into our hearts the same charity, so that we may see what makes the greatest sinners the greatest saints. Through Jesus Christ…
Evening prayer
Hymn:
Antiphon:  Ah! The graces my brothers, whatever you have did, whatever you are doing, never despair, of the mercy of God.
Psalm: 15
Antiphon: However great, however many your faults may be they can never surpass his infinite love and mercy!
Psalm: 112
Antiphon: However great, however many your faults may be they can never surpass his infinite love and mercy!
Canticle:  Col.1: 12-20
Word of God:   1. Cor. 1, 26-31
Responsory: Your mercy oh Lord! Source of pardon, oh Lord! Source of      
                       Compassion, reconciliation, source of peace, deliberation!
                        Hope of the hopeless, joy of the needy, for everyone Hope!
Intercessions:
Response: Pray for us.
You, who wanted to unite faithfulness and repentance in one and the same love as Mary and Martha in Bethany, help us to love one another like sisters and like saints.
Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament day and night, and who wanted make shine in Bethany the Sun of justice, “because healing happens in these rays”, teach us to be these adorers who search for the Father to give him praise.
You the founder, full of goodness, in the humble home of Bethany, help us to understand that goodness is what resembles God the most.
You who offered his life so that St. Joseph would be proclaimed patron of the universal Church, put in our hearts zeal and love for the Church.
You, who died young and consumed with love in mystical union with your God, come and receive us at the threshold of the kingdom as you have promised.
You, who are the source for Bethany and the persons living your spirit, remain for all the living witness of hope in the mercy of God.
Prayer:
Procession Beatification Mass
God of mercy, you gave Blessed Jean Joseph hope against all hope and to be the preacher full of goodness. By his prayers, put into our hearts the same charity, so that we may see what makes the greatest sinners the greatest saints. Through Jesus Christ…