Commemoration
1st Week of Advent

COLLECT

Excita, quaesumus Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni: ut ab imminentibus peccatorum nostrorum periculis, etmereamur protegente eripi, te liberante salvari. Qui vivas et regnas cum Deo Patre in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus: per omnia saecula saeculorum.

Stir up Thy power, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come: that from the threatening dangers of our sins we may deserve to be rescued by Thy protection, and to be saved by Thy deliverance. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

SECRET

Haec sacra nos, Domine, potenti virtute mundatos, ad suum faciant puriores venire principium. Per Dominum nostrum.

May these holy mysteries, O Lord, cleanse us by their powerful virtue and make us to come with greater purity to Him who is their source. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth…

POSTCOMMUNION

Suscipiamus, Domine, misericordiam tuam in medio templi tui: ut reparationis nostrae ventura solemniacongruis honoribus praecedamus. Per Dominum…

May we receive, O Lord, Thy mercy in the midst of Thy temple, that we may prepare with due honor for the approaching feast of our redemption. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth…

Commemoration
2nd Week of Advent

COLLECT

Excita, Dómine, corda nostra ad præparándas Unigéniti tui vias: ut per ejus advéntum, purificátis tibi méntibus servíre mereámur. Qui tecum vivit et regnat.

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the ways of Thine only- begotten Son; that through His coming we may attain to serve Thee with purified minds. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth.

SECRET

Placáre, quǽsumus, Dómine, humilitátis nostræ précibus et hóstiis: et ubi nulla súppetunt suffrágia meritórum, tuis nobis succúrre præsídiis. Per Dóminum.

Be appeased, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the prayers and offerings of our humility: and where we have no merits to plead for us, do Thou help us with Thine aid. Through our Lord.

POSTCOMMUNION

Repleti cibo spiritualis alimoniae, supplices te, Domine, deprecamur: ut huius participatione mysterii, doceas nos terrena despicere, et amare caelestia. Per Dominum Nostrum…

Filled with the food of spiritual nourishment, we humbly entreat Thee, O Lord, that by our partaking of this Mystery, Thou wouldst teach us to despise the things of earth, and to love those of heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son who livethest now and forever. Amen.

Commemoration
3rd Week of Advent

COLLECT

Aurem tuam, quæsumus, Dómine, précibus nostris accómmoda: et mentis nostræ ténebras, grátia tuæ visitatiónis illústra; Qui vivis.

Incline Thy ear, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to our petitions: and, by the grace of Thy visitation, enlighten the darkness of our minds. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth.

SECRET

Devotiónis nostræ tibi, quǽsumus, Dómine, hóstia iúgiter immolétur: quæ et sacri péragat institúta mystérii, et salutáre tuum in nobis mirabíliter operétur. Per Dóminum.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the gift we dedicate to Thee, may be sacrificed continually, so that the sacramental rite Thou hast ordained may be fully observed, and the work of Thy salvation may be wonderfully effective within us. Through our Lord.

POSTCOMMUNION

Implorámus, Dómine, cleméntiam tuam: ut hǽc divína subsídia, a vítis expiátos, ad festa ventúra nos præparent. Per Dominum…

We implore, O Lord, Thy mercy: that these divine helps may expiate our sins, and prepare us for the approaching feast. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth…

Commemoration
4th Week of Advent

COLLECT

Excita, quǽsumus, Dómine, poténtiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtúte succúrre; ut per auxílium grátiæ tuæ, quod nostra peccáta præpédiunt, indulgéntia tuæ propitiatiónis accéleret: Qui vivis.

Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power, and come; make haste to our aid with Thy great might ; that, by the help of Thy grace, that which is hindered by our sins may be hastened by Thy merciful forgiveness. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth.

SECRET

Sacrificiis præséntibus, quæsumus Dómine, placátus inténde: ut et devotióni nostræ profíciant, et salúti. Per Dóminum.

O Lord, we beseech Thee, look down favorably upon these present sacrifices: that they may profit us unto both devotion and salvation. Through our Lord.

POSTCOMMUNION

Sumptis munéribus, quǽsumus, Dómine: ut cum frequentatióne mystérii, crescat nostræ salútis efféctus. Per Dominum…

Having received Thy gifts, we beseech Thee, O Lord: that as we frequent this Mystery, so the work of our salvation may advance. Through our Lord…

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