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them to Jefus, and they bant illos ad Jefum, & were healed.

fanabantur. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Subjectum. o totoo 10000000000000 FR R I I DA Y.

M ASS INTROIT. Hew me, O Lord, a mark of thy

favour ; that those that hate me, may

fee it, and be confounded : for thou, O Lord, haft helped me, and comforted me. PS. Lend thine ear, O Lord, and hear me, for I am poor and needy. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Jejunia nostra. ET thy kind favour, O Lord, accompany our fast, that as we abstain from corporal food,

likewise refrain from all vice. Thro'.

LESSON. Numb. xx. 2, 13. IN those days : The children of Israel assembled

together against Mofes and Aaron, and mutinied, faying : Give us water to drink. And Mose's and Aaron going from the people, went into the tabernacle of the covenant, and, falling proftrate on the ground, cried out to the Lord, and said: Lord God, hear the cry of this people, and open to them thy treasure, a fountain of living water, that, being satisfied, they may leave off their murmuring. And the glory of the Lord appeared over them. And the Lord spoke to Mofes, saying: Take thy rod, and do thou and Aaron thy brother assemble the people together, and speak to the rock in their presence, and it shall yield water. And when thou haft brought forth water out of the rock, all the people shall drink, as likewise their cattle. Moses therefore the rod which was efore the Lord, as he had commanded him, and having af

so we may

sembled the people before the rock, he said to them: Hear, you rebellious and incredulous people; shall we be able to bring forth water for you out of this rock? And when Mofes had lifted up his hand, and struck twice with the rod, water came forth in great plenty, so that both the people and their cattle drank. And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron : Because you have not believed me, to sanctify © me before the children of Israel, you shall not bring this people into the land, which I will give them. This is the water of contradiction, where the children of Israel murmured against the Lord, and he was fanctified in them.

GRADUAL. PS. 27. My heart trusted in the Lord, and I found relief: my flesh is healed, and I will with pleasure return him thanks. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out : answer me, O my God, and depart not from me.

Tract. Deal not, as above, p. 29.

GOSPEL. John iv. 5, 42, AT

T that time : Jesus came to a city of Samaria,

called Sichar, near the parcel of ground which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. And Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, fat down on the well, and it was about the sixth hour. Then a woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink, (for his disciples were gone into the city to buy meat.) Then that Samaritan woman faith to him : How is it that thou, who art a fer, afkest to drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews have no communication with the Samaritans. Jesus answered, and said to her : If thou did it know the gift d of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldst perhaps have asked him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman faith to him: Lord, thou halt nothing wherein to draw any, and the well is deep; whence then canst thou have any living water ? Art thou greater

bExpl. The orders God gave 10 Moses were only to speak in the rock; but tbrougb fome diffidence or diftruft, be fruck it twice.

c Expl. To jhew the people I was their Holy One or God.

d Expl. The great mercy and favour God designs ibee, by giving cbee an opportunity of difccurfing with me,

than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and all his cattle? Jesus answered, and said to her : Whoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again ; but whoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst again : but the water I will give him, fhall become in him a fountain of water Ipringing up to eternal life. The woman faith to him: Lord give me that water, that I may never thirft, nor come hither to draw any. Jesus faith to her : Go, call thy husband, and come hither again. The woman answered and said : I have no husband. Jesus saith to her: Thou hast said right, in saying, I have no husband : for thou haft had five husbands, and he whom thou now haft, is not thy husband : in this thou haft spoke the truth.

The woman faith to him: Lord, I perceive thou art a prophet; our forefathers adored on this mountain, and you say that Jerusalem is the place, where we ought to adore. Jesus faith to her : Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when you shall adore the Father neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. You adore what you know not; we adore what we know, for falvation cometh from among the Jews. But the hour cometh, and is already come, when the true worshippers shall adore the Father in spirit and truth : for the Father seeketh such to adore him. God is a Spirit ; and they who adore him, must adore him in spirit and truth. The woman faith to him: I know the Meffiah (who is called the Chrift) is coming; and when he cometh, he will

c Expl. The Saviour or Messiah was to be a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Judah, and of the family of David,

tell us all things. Jefus faith to her : I, who am talking to thee, am he. And immediately his difciples came, and wondered to see him talking with the woman. Yet no one said: What dost thou want, or what art thou talking about with her? The woman then left her pitcher, and going into the city, saith to the men there : Come and see a man, who hath told me all that ever I did : Is he the Christ? They went then out of the city, and came to him. In the mean time his disciples intreated him, faying: Mafter, eat. But he faith to them: I have food to eat, which you know nothing of. The disciples therefore said to one another: Hath any one brought him any food ? Hefus faith to them: My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to perfect his work. Don't you say, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest ? Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the fields, for they are white already for harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit for life everlasting: that both he who soweth, and he who reapeth, may rejoice together. For in this is that saying true: 'Tis one that soweth, and another that reapeth ; I sent you to reap that for which you laboured not: others took pains, and you

have entered upon their labours. And


of the Samaritans of that city believed in him on the word of the woman, who assured them: He told me all whatever I did. And when the Samaritans were come to him, they befought him to stay there. And he continued there two days. And many more believed in him upon his own word. And they said to the woman: We believe now, not upon thy word : for we have heard him ourselves, and know that he is indeed the Saviour of the world.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 5. My King and my God, hear the words of my prayer, for it is to thee I will pray.



E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully regard

the offerings we consecrate to thee, so that they may become acceptable to thee, and always advance our salvation. Thro'.

COMMUNION. John 4. He who shall drink the water, which I shall give him, saith the Lord, it fhall become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life. POSTCOMMUNION. Hujus nos. CAY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord,

cleanse us from fin, and bring us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Præfta, quæfumus.
Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God,

that we who confide in thy protection, may, thro' thy grace, overcome all the enemies of our salvation. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. Lord, I perceive, Ant. Domine, ut vithou art a prophet: our deo, propheta es tu: paforefathers worshipped tres noftri in monte hoc on this mountain. adoraverunt. V.and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Præfta, quæsumus. SATURDAY.

M ASS. INTROIT. 2 EAR, O Lord, my words, at

tend unto my cry: hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. Ps. For to thee, O Lord, will I pray: and in the morning thou wilt hear my voice. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præfia, quæfumus,
Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that

they who mortify themselves by abstinence from food, may, by observing thy holy law, also fast from all fin. Í hro'.

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