For the sanctification of the clergy
Antiphon: And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth [alleluia].
V. The Lord sware and will not repent
R. Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek
O God, by whose providence thine only-begotten
Son was made an High Priest forever, that in him thy majesty
might be glorified, and all men might find salvation: mercifully
grant that so many as he hath called to be ministers and stewards
of his mysteries [and more especially thy servants N & N]
may ever be found faithful in their vocation and ministry; through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Antiphon: The Priests of the Lord do
offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire and the Bread of
their God [alleluia].
V. Therefore shall they be holy unto
their God [alleluia].
R. And not profane the Name of their God [alleluia].
O Lord God Almighty, whose only Son hath
made satisfaction for the sins of the whole world: quicken us,
we beseech thee, by our oblation and communion of his Body and
Blood, that we may become one with him in the charity which never
faileth, and thereby bring forth the fruit which abideth for
ever; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Of St Peter Julian Eymard
Antiphon: He consecrated him to execute
the office of the priesthood, to bless the people in his Name,
and to offer sacrifices to the Lord, incense, and a sweet savour
V. O taste, and see, how gracious the
Lord is [alleluia].
R. Blessed is the man that trusteth in him [alleluia].
O God, who didst raise up St Peter Julian
to promote everywhere the solemn worship of the Most Holy Sacrament
of the Eucharist: grant, we beseech thee, that by his intercession
and example, we may become adorers in spirit and in truth of
so great a Mystery and evangelists of the glory of the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Of Blessed James De Koven
Antiphon: Ye have not chosen me, but
I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring
forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain [alleluia].
V. Let the priest be holy [alleluia].
R. For I the Lord which sanctify you am holy [alleluia].
Almighty and everlasting God, the source
and perfection of all virtues, who didst inspire thy servant
Blessed James De Koven to do what is right and to preach what
is true: grant that all ministers and stewards of thy mysteries
may afford to thy faithful people, by word and example, the instruction
which is of thy grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.