Immaculate Heart of Mary


Heb 4:16
Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Ps 44:2
My Heart overflows with a goodly theme; as I sing my ode to the King.
Glory Be to the Father…
Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


Almighty, everlasting God, Who in the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary prepared a dwelling place worthy of the Holy Spirit; graciously grant that we, who are devoutly keeping the feast of her Immaculate Heart, may be able to live according to Your Heart.
Through our Lord…


Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Sir 24:23-31
I bud forth delights like the vine, my blossoms become fruit fair and rich. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me, all you that yearn for me, and be filled with my fruits; for my spirit is sweeter than honey, and my inheritance better to have than honey and the honeycomb. My memory is to everlasting generations. They who eat of me will hunger still, and they who drink of me will thirst for more. He who obeys me will not be put to shame, they who serve me will never fail. They who explain me shall have life everlasting.


Ps 12:6
Let my Heart rejoice in Your salvation; let me sing of the Lord, He has been good to me. Yes, I will sing to the name of the Lord, Most High.
Ps 44:18
℣. They shall remember Your name throughout all generations; therefore shall nations praise You forever and ever. Alleluia, alleluia.
Luke 1:46-47
℣. My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. Alleluia.


In Eastertide
Alleluia, alleluia.
Luke 1:46-48
℣. My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, Alleluia.
℣. All generations shall call me blessed, because God has regarded His humble handmaid. Alleluia.


In Votive Masses from Septuagesima to Easter
Prov 8:32-35
So now, O children, listen to me; happy those who keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
℣. Happy the man who obeys me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.
℣. For he who finds me finds life, and wins favor from the Lord.


Continuation ☩ of the Holy Gospel according to John
John 19:25-27
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.


Luke 1:47, 49
My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because He Who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.


Offering the spotless Lamb to Your Majesty, O Lord, we pray that our hearts may be set aflame by the fire that burned so wondrously in the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Through the same Christ our Lord…


Blessed Virgin
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: and that we should praise and bless, and proclaim Thee, in the Feast of the Blessed Mary, ever-Virgin: Who also conceived Thine only-begotten Son by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, and the glory of her virginity still abiding, gave forth to the world the everlasting Light, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, and the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:


John 19:27
Jesus said to His Mother, Woman, behold your son. Then He said to the disciple, Behold your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.


Refreshed by divine gifts, we humbly beseech You, O Lord, that by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the solemn feast of whose Immaculate Heart we have celebrated, we may be freed from present dangers and reach the happiness of life eternal.
Through our Lord…