Mass in Honor of Saint Jude Thaddeus

statues of Saint Jude Thaddeus, date and artist unknown; parish church of Saint Otto, Bamberg, Germany; photographed on 2 February 2016 by ermell; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsIntroit

Psalm 138. To me Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. Lord, Thou hast proved me, and known me: Thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up.

V. Glory be to the Father. . .

Collect

O God who through Thy blessed Apostle Jude, hast brought us unto the knowledge of Thy Name; grant that by advancing in virtue we may set forth his everlasting glory, and by setting forth his glory we may advance in virtue. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, etc.

Epistle

Ephesians 4. Brethren: To every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the giving of Christ. Wherefore He saith: Ascending on high, He led captivity captive; He gave gifts to men. Now, that He ascended, what is it, but because He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. And He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; until we all meet into the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fullness of Christ.

Gradual

Psalm 44. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth: they shall remember Thy Name, O Lord.

V. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to Thee: therefore shall people praise Thee.

Alleluia, alleluia.

V. Psalm 138. Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Alleluia.

Gospel

John 15. At that time: Jesus said to His disciples: These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated Me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember My word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My Name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent Me. If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth Me, hateth My Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father. But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law, they hated Me without cause.

Offertory

Psalm 18. Their sound went forth into all the earth; and their words to the end of the world.

Secret

We who honor the eternal glory of Thy holy Apostle Jude beseech Thee, O Lord, that being cleansed by these holy mysteries, we may become more worthy to do him homage. Through our Lord, etc.

Preface

It is truly meet and just, right and availing unto salvation, humbly to pray Thee, O Lord, the eternal Shepherd, to abandon not Thy flock; but through Thy blessed Apostles to keep a continual watch over it; that it may be governed by those same rulers whom Thou didst set over it as shepherds and as Thy vicars. And therefore with the angels and archangels, the thrones and dominions, and the whole host of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, saying again and again: Holy, holy, holy. . .

Communion

Matthhew 19. You who have followed Me, shall sit on seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, saith the Lord.

Post-Communion

Having received Thy sacraments, O Lord, we humbly entreat of Thee that, through the intercession of Thy blessed Apostle Jude, what we do in honor of his martyrdom may avail us as a healing remedy. Through our Lord, etc.

Offering

O Eternal Father, I offer Thee this Holy Sacrifice to Thy highest praise, with that same intention and for the same aim and end as Thy beloved Son, the eternal Highpriest Jesus Christ, Himself offers it to Thee. I offer it especially for the greater glory and beatitude of Saint Jude Thaddeus, in thanksgiving for all the graces and bliss bestowed upon him, and for my spiritual and temporal needs, particularly for. . . Amen.

text taken from Saint Jude Thaddeus, Helper in Desperate Cases by the Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration of Clyde Missouri, 10th edition, 1931. It has the Nihil Obstat of Philippus, Abbas Neo-Angelo Montanus, and the Imprimatur of +Franciscus, Episcopus Sancti Josephi