Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blessed John Paul's Feast Day Announced!

The Vatican has announced that the future Blessed Pope John Paul II's feast day will be celebrated on the 22nd October, the date of the inauguration of his papacy.  The feast may only be celebrated in Rome and in the dioceses of Poland, for any other diocese, institute, etc to celebrate the feast, permission will have to be obtained from the Holy See, although a Mass of Thanksgiving will be permitted during the year after the beatification.   The Fraternity is presently preparing the documents for our request to celebrate the feast within the association, and we hope to submit this request in the next few days. 

The Collect from the Mass of Blessed John Paul II:

Deus, dives in misericórdia,
qui beátum Ioánnem Paulum, papam,
univérsae Ecclésiae tuae praeésse voluísti,
praesta, quaésumus, ut, eius institútis edócti,
corda nostra salutíferae grátiae Christi,
uníus redemptóris hóminis, fidénter aperiámus.
Qui tecum.

Zenit's translation (unofficial):

O God, who are rich in mercy
and who willed that the Blessed John Paul II
should preside as Pope over your universal Church,
grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching,
we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ,
the sole Redeemer of mankind.
Who lives and reigns.

1 comment:

  1. Fr John,
    You forgot to include an 'old' translation for use until Advent!

    You are kind. You made Pope John Paul strong.
    Help us to be open in all that we do.
    Who lives and reigns.