Collection of Masses of Patron Saints and Blesseds Vol. 1 Missal

COLLECTION OF MASSES OF PATRON SAINTS AND BLESSEDS PROPER TO THE ENGLISH SPEAKING COMMUNITIES OF THE CONGREGATION OF MARIAN FATHERS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE MOST B.V.M. VOLUME 1 MISSAL

The commemorations of the Patrons of the entire Congregation, individual Province, Vicariate, house, or apostolate should be celebrated. In accordance with the Marian Calendar, the titular solemnity of the Congregation, as well as the feasts of our Founder and our Renovator, should be celebrated in a special way. These may be preceded by appropriate novenas or triduums. (C18-19) Directory of the Congregation of Marian Fathers, § 3

COLLECTION OF MASSES OF PATRON SAINTS AND BLESSEDS PROPER TO THE ENGLISH SPEAKING COMMUNITIES OF THE CONGREGATION OF MARIAN FATHERS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE MOST B.V.M. Volume 1 MISSAL ROME – STOCKBRIDGE, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 2024

Copyright © 2024 for the text and photos by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most B.V.M. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2010 for the Order of Mass taken from The Roman Missal: English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation, Washington, DC. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2002 for the Ordo Missæ taken from the Missale Romanum: Editio Typica Tertia, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano. Copyright © 1987, 1989, and 2010 for the Prefaces and the Proper Prayers taken from the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Volume 1: Missal, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation, Washington, DC. All rights reserved. Copyright © 1987 for the Prefaces and the Proper Prayers taken from the Collectio Missarum De Beata Maria Virgine I: Editio Typica, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano. Text Selection, Editor and Layout Design: Rev. Jonathan Inskip, MIC Proofreaders: Susan Gamer Br. Patrick Lynch, MIC Dr. Joe McAleer Chris Sparks Contributors: Br. Stephen Camara, MIC Rev. Anthony Gramlich, MIC Rev. Jonathan Inskip, MIC Rev. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC Project Coordinator and Art Selection: Br. Andrew R. Mączyński, MIC Illustration on the second page: Marians in veneration before Mary Immaculate by Paweł Domaszewicz (2003), located in the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Licheń, Poland. Imprimi potest: The Most Rev. Andrzej Pakuła, MIC, PhD Superior General of the Congregation of Marian Fathers Rome, November 14, 2022 Prot. n. 221/2022 Third revised and expanded edition

TABLE OF CONTENTS A Word from the Superior General .................................................................................. 7 Jan. 27 Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz, Bishop ................. FEAST ................ 9 Feb. 4 Saint Joan of France, Religious ........................................... MEMORIAL ...... 17 Feb. 15 Blessed Michael Sopoćko, Priest ........................................ MEMORIAL ….. 25 May 18 Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński, Priest and Founder ......................................................................... SOLEMNITY ...... 33 June 12 Blesseds Anthony Leszczewicz and George Kaszyra, Priests and Martyrs Together with the 106 Martyrs of World War II ................ MEMORIAL ...... 41 July 10 Our Lady of Virtues ............................................................ MEMORIAL ….. 49 Oct. 5 Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Virgin .............................. MEMORIAL ….. 59 Oct. 22 Saint John Paul II, Pope ...................................................... MEMORIAL ….. 67 Nov. 5 All the Deceased Marians ................................................... MEMORIAL ….. 75 Nov. 16 Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy .............................. FEAST ….......... 83 Dec. 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary .. SOLEMNITY ….. 91 The Order of Mass ……………………………………………………………………. 93 The Eucharistic Prayers ……...………….………….……………………………. 115 Ordo Missæ (Latin) …………………………………………………………………. 155 Preces Eucharisticæ ……..…...………….………….……………………………. 175 Appendices I. Latin Proper and Common Prayers for the Saints and Blesseds: 27 Ian. Beati Georgii Matulaitis-Matulewicz, Episcopi ............ FESTUM ......... 216 4 Febr. Sanctæ Ioannæ Valesiæ, Religiosæ ............................... MEMORIA ...... 218 15 Febr. Beati Michaelis Sopoćko, Presbyteri ............................. MEMORIA ...... 220 18 Maii Sancti Stanislai a Iesu et Maria Papczyński, Presbyteri et Fundatoris .................................................................. SOLLEMNITAS .. 222 12 Iunii Beatorum Antonii Leszczewicz et Georgii Kaszyra, Presbyterorum, et Sociorum, Martyrum ........................ MEMORIA ....... 226

10 Iulii Beatæ Mariæ Virginis de Virtutibus .............................. MEMORIA ...... 228 5 Oct. Sanctæ Mariæ Faustinæ Kowalska, Virginis ................. MEMORIA ...... 232 22 Oct. Sancti Ioannis Pauli II, Papæ ......................................... MEMORIA ...... 234 5 Nov. Commemoratio omnium defunctorum Congregationis ………………………………………... MEMORIA ...... 236 16 Nov. Beatæ Mariæ Virginis de Misericordia …….…............. FESTUM ......... 238 8 Dec. In Conceptione Immaculata Beatæ Mariæ Virginis ...... SOLLEMNITAS .. 240 II. Admission to the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception and Investiture with the Blue Scapular ............................................................. 244 III. Benedictio et Impositio Scapularis Cærulei Beatæ Mariæ Virginis Immaculatæ .................................................................. 254 IV. Cantus Varii in Ordine Missæ Occurrentes ...................................................... 256 Preparation for Mass ................................................................................................... 274 Thanksgiving after Mass ............................................................................................. 278

A WORD FROM THE SUPERIOR GENERAL In recent decades, an increasing number of communities have been formed in our Congregation that use English as the main language among confreres and the faithful entrusted to their pastoral care. This created an urgent need to prepare various liturgical texts in English, which would serve the fruitful experience of liturgical celebrations and pass on the spirituality and character of our Institute to new generations of Marians, especially in the United States, as well as in Africa and Asia. It is worth recalling here the recommendation of our Directory, which in paragraph 3 says: “The commemorations of the Patrons of the entire Congregation, individual Province, Vicariate, house, or apostolate should be celebrated. In accordance with the Marian Calendar, the titular solemnity of the Congregation, as well as the feasts of our Founder and our Renovator, should be celebrated in a special way.…” Therefore, we appreciate and celebrate the initiative of the confreres from the Province of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy, in the U.S.A., who undertook the effort of professionally developing and printing the third edition of the liturgical texts in English, together with the appropriate Mass readings, especially regarding the recently accepted new patrons of the Congregation, as well as those concerning their own Province. The full title of the publication is: COLLECTION OF MASSES OF PATRON SAINTS AND BLESSEDS PROPER TO THE ENGLISH SPEAKING COMMUNITIES OF THE CONGREGATION OF MARIAN FATHERS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE MOST B.V.M. Hereby, I would like to express my gratitude for this undertaking and hope that the effort made will serve to deepen the awareness of the specificity of the Marian vocation among our confreres around the world who speak English. May the Immaculately Conceived Blessed Virgin Mary and our Saints and Blesseds, especially our holy Father and Founder Stanislaus, intercede for us, imploring for us sanctity of life and numerous vocations. Rome, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – Day for Consecrated Life, February 2, 2023. Andrzej Pakuła, MIC Superior General

January 27 BLESSED GEORGE MATULAITIS-MATULEWICZ, BISHOP RENOVATOR OF THE CONGREGATION Feast Blessed George was born on April 13, 1871, in Lugine, Lithuania, then a part of the Russian Empire. As a child, he lost his parents. In his teens, he contracted tuberculosis of the bone that tormented him all his life. He studied in the Seminary of Kielce and of Warsaw, Poland. George was talented and possessed profundity of soul; thus, he was sent to the Ecclesiastical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was ordained a priest in 1898. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He taught Catholic social doctrine to workers in Warsaw and sociology in St. Petersburg, established an orphanage, and helped the poor. Knowing that the Order of the Marians, founded in Poland in 1670, was dying out, and realizing the indispensable role of religious orders in the life of the Church, he secretly joined it in 1909, and began its adaptation to modern times. He also founded two female religious congregations: the Handmaids of Jesus in the Eucharist and the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Poor. Recognized as an exceptional priest, in 1918, Blessed George was named Bishop of Vilnius. This office brought him much suffering due to ethnic conflicts among the multinational population of the diocese. He resigned in 1925 and went to Rome. Pope Pius XI named George titular archbishop of Aduli and appointed him as Apostolic Visitator to Lithuania, where he restored confidence in the Holy See, organized a new ecclesial province, and prepared the Concordat. He died in Kaunas, Lithuania, on January 27, 1927, in the opinion of sanctity. On June 28, 1987, Pope St. John Paul II declared him Blessed.

10 PROPER OF SAINTS January 27 BLESSED GEORGE MATULAITIS-MATULEWICZ, BISHOP RENOVATOR OF THE CONGREGATION Feast Entrance Antiphon The Lord established for him a covenant of peace, and made him the prince, that he might have the dignity of the priesthood for ever. Cf. Sir 45:30 The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. COLLECT O God, You inflamed the heart of Blessed George, Bishop, with an ardent love for Christ and His Church, grant, we pray, that by his example and through his intercession, we also may remain faithful in the following of Christ and be generous in expending our lives for the building up of His Mystical Body. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S United with Blessed George, INTRODUCTION who ardently strove to serve “Christ and the Church” and who now intercedes for us, let us lift up our prayers and petitions to God. INTENTIONS 1. For the Pope, bishops, and priests, that they would be holy witnesses in the world and zealous heralds of the Word of truth, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

JANUARY 27 11 2. For the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception renovated by Blessed George, that it may be faithful to its charism, and grow in merit and number, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 3. For all our relatives, friends, benefactors, and Marian Helpers, who share in the life and charism of the Marian Congregation, that the Lord would graciously bless them and grant them an increase in faith, hope, and charity, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 4. For all the faithful present here, that the life of Blessed George would inspire them to be faithful followers of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. That Blessed George, who faithfully served the Church, may without delay be numbered among the Saints, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 6. For the faithful departed who await the fullness of joy in the presence of the Lord, that they may enter into the glory of the Beatific Vision, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER O God, you invite us to be your ambassadors, daily living out your will in all things as did your servant Blessed George, who gave himself unselfishly and totally for you and the Church. Mercifully hear the prayers of your people and grant that your Kingdom would grow in us, around us, and through us. Through Christ our Lord. PRAYER OVER Receive, O Lord, these offerings of your people, THE OFFERINGS on the feast day of blessed George, so that through them, according to our confident hope, we may experience the help of your loving kindness. Through Christ our Lord.

12 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE OF HOLY PASTORS The presence of holy Pastors in the Church t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For, as on the festival of Blessed George you bid your Church rejoice, so, too, you strengthen her by the example of his holy life, teach her by his words of preaching, and keep her safe in answer to his prayers. And so, with the company of Angels and Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as without end we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … I

JANUARY 27 13 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

14 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly, says the Lord. Jn 10:10 PRAYER AFTER May the Sacrament we have received, O Lord our God, COMMUNION stir up in us that fire of charity with which blessed George burned ardently as he gave himself unceasingly for your Church. Through Christ our Lord.

JANUARY 27 15 The English translation of the proper Collect for the Feast of Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz was approved by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship on May 30, 1987 (cf. Prot. n. 761/87). The other Orations and Antiphons are taken from the COMMON OF PASTORS (cf. The Roman Missal – English Translation According to the 3rd Typical Edition, 2011). According to the proper Liturgical Calendar for the Congregation of Marian Fathers, approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on June 16, 2014 (cf. Prot. n. 297/14), Bl. George Matulaitis-Matulewicz’s liturgical commemoration is to be celebrated at the rank of a Feast.

February 4 Saint Joan of France, Religious PATRONESS OF THE CONGREGATION Memorial Joan of France (de Valois) was born on April 23, 1464. She was a daughter of the King of France Louis XI and of Charlotte of Savoy. Joan, deformed from birth, was despised by her father because of her infirmity and especially because he expected a son. Being only two months old, she was betrothed according to the custom of that time to the two-year-old Duke of Orleans. As a young girl, she had a vision of Our Lady in which it was revealed to her that, before dying, she would found a religious community dedicated to giving honor to Our Blessed Mother. When Joan’s husband succeeded to the throne of France as Louis XII, she became a queen. However, soon after accession to the throne, the new king had their marriage annulled by the Holy See on the pretext that it was forced upon him and he then pensioned off his unwanted wife. Having lost the title of Queen of France in 1498, Joan received from her former spouse the title of the Duchess of Berry. Free at last, Joan devoted herself entirely to prayer and good works. With help from her spiritual director, Blessed Gilbert Nicholas (Gabriel-Maria), the Duchess of Berry proceeded, along with eleven other women, to establish a contemplative Order of the Virgin Mary, also known as the Order of the Annunciades. The Blessed Mother was to be the example for the nuns to follow, and Our Lady’s virtues, of which the Holy Scriptures speak, were to represent the rule of their life. The text of the Rule of the Ten Virtues was written by Gilbert Nicholas under Joan’s guidance in 1501. The Holy See approved the new Rule on February 12, 1502. Joan died on February 4, 1505, soon after making her religious profession. On June 18, 1742, Pope Benedict XIV declared her Blessed. She was officially canonized by Pope Pius XII in Rome in 1950. The great desire of St. Joan, which was unfulfilled during her lifetime, was to create a male branch of her Order. In a certain way, this desire was fulfilled 194 years after her death, when the Congregation of Marian Fathers officially received the Rule of the Ten Virtues adapted for a male community. For 210 years, the Marians professed their vows on that Rule until the renovation of the Congregation on November 28, 1910.

18 PROPER OF SAINTS February 4 Saint Joan of France, Religious Memorial Entrance Antiphon I am like a growing olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the mercy of God, for ever and ever. Cf. Ps 52 (51):10 COLLECT O God, who called your handmaid blessed Joan of France to seek you before all else, grant that, serving you, through her example and intercession, with a pure and humble heart, we may come at last to your eternal glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S Today as we celebrate INTRODUCTION the memorial of Saint Joan of France, let us humbly pour forth our prayers to God the Father (who calls us to live according to the Marian Constitutions). INTENTIONS 1. That we may pray and labor for the salvation of souls and the glory of God with the same zeal as Saint Joan, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer. 2. That we may, by following Saint Joan’s example, always seek God’s will in all things, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 3. That God may grant the sick courage and patience in their suffering, let us pray to the Lord. ℟.

FEBRUARY 4 19 4. That with the help of God’s grace, we will be models for the world of Our Lady’s virtues, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. That the deceased suffering in Purgatory may soon be purified and made all holy and immaculate, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER Hear us we pray, O God, that on this memorial of Saint Joan of France, you would deign to grant us these graces. Through Christ our Lord. PRAYER OVER We bring the offerings of our devotion THE OFFERINGS to be consecrated by you, O Lord, in commemoration of blessed Joan of France, for by the consolation you give us in this life you show that we should not lose hope of what is promised for eternity. Through Christ our Lord.

20 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE OF HOLY VIRGINS AND RELIGIOUS The sign of a life consecrated to God t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For in the Saints who consecrated themselves to Christ for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven, it is right to celebrate the wonders of your providence, by which you call human nature back to its original holiness and bring it to experience on this earth the gifts you promise in the new world to come. And so, with all the Angels and Saints, we praise you, as without end we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … I

FEBRUARY 4 21 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

22 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon My heart overflows with noble words. To the king I address the song I have made. Ps 45 (44):2 PRAYER AFTER Renewed, O Lord, at the wellsprings of salvation, COMMUNION we humbly entreat you that through the intercession of blessed Joan of France, holding more closely day by day to Christ, we may merit to be coheirs in his Kingdom of grace. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

FEBRUARY 4 23 The Orations and the Antiphons for the Memorial of Saint Joan of France are taken from the COMMON OF HOLY MEN AND WOMEN – II. For Monks and Religious, C. For a Nun (cf. The Roman Missal – English Translation According to the 3rd Typical Edition, 2011).

February 15 Blessed Michael Sopoćko, Priest PATRON OF THE AMERICAN PROVINCE Memorial – For the American Province Father Michael (Michał) Sopoćko was born November 1, 1888. He graduated from the Major Seminary in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he was ordained a priest in 1912. He fulfilled the duties of a vicar, military chaplain, spiritual director of seminarians, and university professor. In 1933, he met Sr. Faustina and became her confessor. Because he recognized the authenticity of the revelations granted to her, he promoted the Divine Mercy message and devotion until the end of his life. He told Sr. Faustina to write down her private revelations, and the book entitled “Diary” emerged out of these notes. He also made efforts for the Divine Mercy image to be painted. In 1941, Fr. Michael engaged the help of Fr. Joseph Jarzębowski, MIC, in bringing to the Western Hemisphere the Divine Mercy message and devotion. In 1942, Fr. Michael founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Merciful Jesus. After settling in Białystok, Poland, he continued to spread the Divine Mercy message by his preaching and his writing. He demonstrated profound faith, heroic patience, and love, especially for the poor. Under unfavorable circumstances, he was the example of a true priest, a confessor in difficult causes and a promoter of the Gospel to various peoples. Saint John Paul II crowned Fr. Sopoćko’s work by establishing Divine Mercy Sunday on the Second Sunday of Easter, by placing Sr. Faustina among the saints, and by explaining in his encyclical “Dives in Misericordia” the Mercy of God and how it relates to the world. Next to St. John Paul II and St. Faustina, Bl. Fr. Sopoćko became a part of the triptych of persons who energized devotion to God, Who “so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Father Sopoćko died on February 15, 1975, in Białystok and was beatified there on September 28, 2008.

26 PROPER OF SAINTS February 15 Blessed Michael Sopoćko, Priest Memorial Entrance Antiphon The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me and sent me to preach the good news to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted. Cf. Lk 4:18 COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, who called the Priest Blessed Michael to proclaim to the world your mercy, grant, we pray, that his faithful service may bring to all men the abundant fruit of conversion and holiness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S With deep humility and through the intercession of INTRODUCTION Blessed Michael, confessor, spiritual director, and champion of The Divine Mercy, we place our petitions before the Lord. INTENTIONS 1. For the Church, that she may foster a greater devotion to Divine Mercy, which Blessed Michael helped to promote, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer. 2. For all spiritual directors, confessors, and military chaplains, that they may sincerely and generously respond to the message of Divine Mercy, let us pray to the Lord. ℟.

FEBRUARY 15 27 3. For all the faithful present here, that they may follow Christ faithfully and trust in The Divine Mercy in all circumstances, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 4. For all religious educators, that they may faithfully promote the perennial teachings of the Catholic Church, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. For an increase in the number of priestly and religious vocations, that they may be inspired by Blessed Michael, founder of a religious Congregation, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 6. For the suffering souls in Purgatory most in need of God’s mercy, that they may soon enter into the Beatific Vision, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER Heavenly Father, you called Blessed Michael to champion the cause of The Divine Mercy; ignite within us that same trust in the Merciful Jesus. Hear these prayers according to your most holy will, which is love and mercy itself. Through Christ our Lord. PRAYER OVER Receive, O Lord, we pray, THE OFFERINGS the offerings placed on your altar in commemoration of blessed Michael, so that, as you brought him glory, you may, through these sacred mysteries, grant to us your pardon. Through Christ our Lord.

28 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE OF HOLY PASTORS The presence of holy Pastors in the Church t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For, as on the festival of Blessed Michael you bid your Church rejoice, so, too, you strengthen her by the example of his holy life, teach her by his words of preaching, and keep her safe in answer to his prayers. And so, with the company of Angels and Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as without end we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … I

FEBRUARY 15 29 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

30 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon Blessed is the servant whom the Lord finds watching when he comes. Amen I say to you: He will put that servant in charge of all his property. Cf. Mt 24:46-47 PRAYER AFTER Make us, who have been nourished COMMUNION by this sacred meal, almighty God, always follow the example of blessed Michael in serving you with constant devotion and assisting all with untiring charity. Through Christ our Lord.

FEBRUARY 15 31 The English translation of the proper Collect for the Memorial of Blessed Michael Sopoćko was approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on July 25, 2008 (Prot. n. 122/08/L). The other Orations and Antiphons are taken from the COMMON OF PASTORS – III. For Pastors, B. For One Pastor (cf. The Roman Missal – English Translation According to the 3rd Typical Edition, 2011). The liturgical commemoration of Blessed Michael Sopoćko is celebrated at the rank of a Memorial for the American Province (cf. Statutes, Decrees, Recommendations and Declaration of the B.V.M. Mother of Mercy Province, 2019, Part II, n. 5).

May 18 SAINT STANISLAUS OF JESUS AND MARY PAPCZYŃSKI, FATHER AND FOUNDER OF THE CONGREGATION Solemnity Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary was born in 1631, in the village of Podegrodzie, Poland. After finishing his courses at Jesuit and Piarist Colleges in 1654, he entered the Piarist Institute, professed his religious vows, and was ordained a priest in 1661. He became famous as a gifted educator of youth, an illustrious preacher, a wise spiritual director, and also as an author of works on spirituality and rhetoric. Father Stanislaus worked with great zeal to encourage religious and laity to strive for greater holiness. He left the Piarists in 1670 and founded the Congregation of Marian Fathers under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary to promote devotion to the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, as well as to offer intercession for the souls in Purgatory, and to conduct pastoral work, especially among the poor. He was the first to found in the Church a male Order dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nearly two centuries before the proclamation of this dogma. He died in the opinion of holiness on September 17, 1701, in Góra Kalwaria near Warsaw. His remains were laid to rest at the Church of the Cenacle of Our Lord. On June 13, 1992, Pope John Paul II confirmed the heroic virtue of Fr. Stanislaus Papczyński. By his Apostolic Letter of September 12, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI approved the beatification of Fr. Stanislaus, which was solemnly performed at the Marian Shrine in Lichen, Poland, by the papal legate, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, SDB, Secretary of State, acting on his behalf. Father Founder was subsequently canonized in Rome at St. Peter’s on June 5, 2016, by Pope Francis during the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

34 PROPER OF SAINTS May 18 SAINT STANISLAUS OF JESUS AND MARY PAPCZYŃSKI, PRIEST AND FOUNDER Solemnity Entrance Antiphon Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: it fears not the heat when it comes (E.T. alleluia). Jer 17:7-8 The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. COLLECT O God, in your providence you filled the Priest Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary, our father, with a singular love for the Blessed Virgin Mary, preserved, on account of your prevenient grace, from every stain, grant that, faithful to the gift of baptism, we may always walk in holiness of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. The Creed is said. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S United with Saint Stanislaus, INTRODUCTION who intercedes for us before the throne of God, let us confidently lift up our prayers to our almighty Father. INTENTIONS 1. For the Pope, bishops, and priests, that they would be holy witnesses in the world and always zealously proclaim the truth, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

MAY 18 35 2. For the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, that it be faithful to its charism and grow in merit and number, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 3. For all our relatives, friends, benefactors, and Marian Helpers, who share in the life and charism of the Marian Congregation, that the Lord would graciously grant them an increase in faith, hope, and charity, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 4. For all the faithful present here, that the life of Saint Stanislaus would inspire them to be faithful followers of Christ, with great trust in his Immaculate Mother, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. For the suffering souls in Purgatory, especially soldiers and those who died of pestilence, that they may soon be completely purified and released from the great pains they suffer, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER Heavenly Father, you called Saint Stanislaus to found this little Congregation dedicated to Mary’s Immaculate Conception and to praying for the deceased. Grant the prayers we humbly present to you relying on your Divine Providence. Through Christ our Lord. PRAYER OVER Give to those who make THE OFFERINGS sacrificial offerings at your altar, O Lord, that spirit of devotion which you instilled in Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary, so that we may approach these sacred rites to receive the gifts of salvation and to become a living temple of your glory. Through Christ our Lord.

36 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE OF SAINT STANISLAUS OF JESUS AND MARY Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary, Messenger and Minister of mercy t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For you filled the heart of Saint Stanislaus (of Jesus and Mary) with the desire to consecrate himself to you in the service of your Church; inspired by the Holy Spirit he entrusted his whole life to the Immaculate Virgin Mary; conformed to Christ, your Son, he proclaimed the good news with great zeal, was a minister of your mercy to the poor and an ardent intercessor for the deceased. And so, Lord, with all the Angels and Saints, we, too, give you thanks, as in exultation we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … I

MAY 18 37 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

38 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon As the Father loves me, so I also love you; remain in my love, says the Lord (E.T. alleluia). Jn 15:9 PRAYER AFTER May the sacred mysteries of which we have partaken, COMMUNION O God, we pray, give us the pledge of eternal salvation, that, following the example of Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary, we may give witness to your compassion and one day share in your banquet in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. The Solemn Blessing formula, pp. 148ff, may be used.

MAY 18 39 The proper English texts (including proper readings for the Mass) were approved by the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on June 7, 2022, for the Mass in honor of Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński (cf. Prot. n. 377/20). According to a Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on May 3, 2017 (cf. Prot. n. 229/17), the proper Liturgical Calendar for the Congregation of Marian Fathers was amended to elevate the liturgical commemoration of our holy Founder to be celebrated at the rank of a Solemnity.

June 12 Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz and Blessed George Kaszyra, Priests and Martyrs Together with the 106 Martyrs of World War II Memorial Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz was born on September 30, 1890. He was ordained in 1914. In 1937, he entered the Congregation of Marian Fathers. In accordance with his desire, he was sent to the Marian house in Druya in the Vilnius province, where he dedicated himself to pastoral work, house management, and teaching in the school. After the Germans occupied Druya in 1941, he was made the superior of the Marian mission to Catholics in the former Soviet territories on the other side of the Dvina River. There he conducted evangelization, working together with a group of Marian priests and religious sisters (the Handmaids of Jesus in the Eucharist). During one of the retributive actions conducted by the Nazis against the partisan forces, Blessed Anthony chose to remain with the people of Rosica, and on February 17, 1943, he was burned in a barn along with them. He was a very zealous priest, always eager to serve others, much liked and respected by all. Blessed George Kaszyra was born on April 4, 1904. His family was Belarussian Orthodox. In 1907, George’s mother converted to Catholicism, and in 1922, he also became a Catholic. He entered the Marians, and was ordained in 1935. For a year he was in charge of the Marian seminarians in Vilnius. The next two years he worked in Druya as a school prefect and educator of young religious order men. In 1942, Fr. Anthony Leszczewicz summoned him to the Marian mission to Catholics in Belarus. Responding to his summons, Fr. George went to Rosica, where together they ran the mission. Blessed George volunteered to stay with the detainees in Rosica during the Nazi retributions, providing them pastoral ministry and saving them from despair. He died on February 18, 1943, burned in a house with some of the faithful. He was a model of peaceful coexistence and unity between Catholics and Orthodox. On June 13, 1999, Pope St. John Paul II beatified Fr. Anthony Leszczewicz and Fr. George Kaszyra as part of a group of 108 World War II martyrs.

42 PROPER OF SAINTS June 12 Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz and Blessed George Kaszyra, Priests and Martyrs Together with the 106 Martyrs of World War II Memorial Entrance Antiphon As gold in the furnace, the Lord put his chosen to the test; as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself; and in due time they will be honored, and grace and peace will be with the elect of God. Cf. Wis 3:6-7, 9 COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, who gave Blesseds Anthony, George, and companions the grace of suffering for Christ, come, in your divine mercy, we pray, to the help of our own weakness, that, as your Blesseds did not hesitate to die for your sake, we, too, may live bravely in confessing you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S Reflecting on the heroic witness of the Marian martyrs, INTRODUCTION Blesseds Anthony and George, we lift our hearts to heaven, presenting our needs and petitions to God the Father. INTENTIONS 1. For all religious, that they may have the courage and fortitude to overcome all tribulations and continually give their lives for Christ and his Church, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

JUNE 12 43 2. For the Orthodox churches, that they may return to full union with the Catholic Church, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 3. For our community, that we may look to the martyrs as models of holiness, and persevere in our faith, so as to attain the crown of everlasting glory, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 4. For the dying, that the Lord would bring them hope and the consolation of the sacraments to strengthen them on their journey, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. For all the members of the Association of Marian Helpers and the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception, both living and deceased, and for all the intentions they have entrusted to the Marians, may the Lord favorably hear their prayers, and strengthen them in faith, hope, and charity, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER God, our Heavenly Father, through the intercession of Blesseds Anthony and George, we ask you to graciously hear these prayers we present to you. Through Christ our Lord. PRAYER OVER Receive, we pray, O Lord, the offerings of your people THE OFFERINGS in honor of the passion of your holy Martyrs, and may the gifts that gave blessed Anthony, George, and companions courage under persecution make us, too, steadfast in all trials. Through Christ our Lord.

44 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE I OF HOLY MARTYRS The sign and example of martyrdom t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For the blood of your blessed Martyrs Anthony, George, and companions poured out like Christ’s to glorify your name, shows forth your marvelous works, by which in our weakness you perfect your power and on the feeble bestow strength to bear you witness, through Christ our Lord. And so, with the Powers of heaven, we worship you constantly on earth, and before your majesty without end we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … I

JUNE 12 45 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

46 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon Whoever loses his life for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel will save it, says the Lord. Cf. Mk 8:35 PRAYER AFTER Preserve in us your gift, O Lord, COMMUNION and may what we have received at your hands for the feast day of the blessed Martyrs Anthony, George, and companions bring us salvation and peace. Through Christ our Lord.

JUNE 12 47 The Orations and the Antiphons for the Memorial of Blesseds Anthony and George are taken from the COMMON OF MARTYRS – I. Outside Easter Time, A. For Several Martyrs (cf. The Roman Missal – English Translation According to the 3rd Typical Edition, 2011). According to the proper Liturgical Calendar for the Congregation of Marian Fathers, approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on June 16, 2014 (cf. Prot. n. 297/14), Blesseds Anthony and George’s liturgical commemoration is to be celebrated at the rank of a Memorial.

July 10 Our Lady of Virtues Memorial – For the American Province This Mass is in celebration of God the Father, who in his “infinite goodness” (Pref) has given the Church the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ, as a “model of every virtue” (Ent Ant, Com Ant, cf. LG, n. 65). “Although in the Blessed Virgin the Church already attains that perfection by which she exists without spot or wrinkle (cf. Ephesians 5:27), the faithful are still striving to conquer sin and grow in holiness. They therefore raise their eyes to Mary, who shines brightly as the exemplar of virtues for the whole company of the elect” (LG, n. 65): — the model of sublime love, so that the faithful pray: that the Church “may stand before all peoples as the sacrament of [God’s] love” (Col); — the model of faith and hope, so that the faithful ask that the Church “may look always to the Blessed Virgin and so grow in fervor of faith,” and be “strengthened by the hope of future glory” (PC); — the model of profound humility: “… [God has] shown us in the Blessed Virgin Mary the model of … profound humility” (Col); — the model of persevering prayer in oneness of mind and heart, for the Apostles and the first disciples “devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with … Mary, the Mother of Jesus” (Acts 1:12-14); Mary “prays with the Apostles in oneness of mind and heart” (Pref); — the model of worship in spirit: Mary is “the shining model of true worship for [God’s] Church and of our duty to offer ourselves as a holy victim, pleasing in [God’s] eyes” (PO, cf. Romans 12:1); — the model of liturgical worship: the Mother of Jesus, as Pope Paul VI reminds us, is the “exemplar of that sense of reverent devotion with which the Church celebrates the divine mysteries and expresses them in its life” (MC, n. 16); for Mary is “the Virgin who listens, … the Virgin of prayer, … the Virgin Mother, … the Virgin who offers” (Pref; cf. MC, nn. 16-21); she is the Virgin who keeps vigil, awaiting the Resurrection of her Son (cf. Pref). In brief, Mary is “the model of the Church as a whole in its worship of God” (MC, n. 21).

50 PROPER OF SAINTS July 10 Our Lady of Virtues Memorial Entrance Antiphon You are truly worthy of all praise, holy Virgin Mary; you are the Mother of Christ, our God; you set before the Church a shining model of every virtue! COLLECT Lord God, you have shown us in the Blessed Virgin Mary the model of sublime love and profound humility; grant that your Church may be like her, obedient to your commandment of love, so that by giving itself wholeheartedly to seeking your glory and to serving others it may stand before all peoples as the sacrament of your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S Inspired by the radiant beauty of the heavenly virtues INTRODUCTION practiced by the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, we offer to God our prayers and petitions. INTENTIONS 1. For all the faithful, that they may imitate all the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially her ten evangelical virtues of purity, prudence, humility, faith, devotion, obedience, poverty, patience, mercy, and sorrow, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

JULY 10 51 2. For all religious, that the Mother of God may be their source of inspiration and joy in following Christ along the way of holiness, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 3. For all Marians, that they may look to the Blessed Virgin Mary as the sign, source, and strength of their vocation and that their lives be full of grace, charity, and purity, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 4. For all the members of the Association of Marian Helpers and the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception, both living and deceased, and for all the intentions they have entrusted to the Marians, may the Lord favorably hear their prayers, and strengthen them in faith, hope, and charity, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. For the faithful departed subjected to the expiatory pains of Purgatory, that they may be relieved through the intercession of Our Lady of Virtues, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER God, our Heavenly Father, we ask through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model of holiness, that you will hear these prayers and imbue us with Mary’s virtues, sentiments, and affections. Through Christ our Lord. PRAYER OVER Lord, transform these gifts, THE OFFERINGS which we bring to you with joyful hearts, into the Sacrament of our salvation on this memorial of the Virgin Mary in glory; for she is the shining model of true worship for your Church and of our duty to offer ourselves as a holy victim, pleasing in your eyes. Through Christ our Lord.

52 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE OF MARY, IMAGE AND MOTHER OF THE CHURCH II Our Lady as an example of true worship t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For in your infinite goodness you have given to the virgin Church the model of true worship in the Virgin Mary. She is the Virgin who listens, who embraces your words with joy, treasuring them in the silence of her heart. She is the Virgin of prayer, who sings of your mercy in her canticle of praise, who shows concern for the bridegroom and bride of Cana and intercedes for them with her Son, who prays with the Apostles in oneness of mind and heart. She is the Virgin Mother, who gives birth to your Son by the power of the Holy Spirit and at the foot of the Cross is proclaimed as mother of the people of the New Covenant. She is the Virgin who offers, presenting the Firstborn in your temple and sharing in his self-offering beside the tree of everlasting life. I

JULY 10 53 She is the Virgin who keeps vigil, awaiting the Resurrection of her Son with unwavering hope and looking forward to the coming of the Holy Spirit, with steadfast faith. In our joy we sing to your glory with all the choirs of Angels: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … Text with music, pp. 54-55.

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JULY 10 55 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

56 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon Blessed are you, Mary, full of grace: we lift up our eyes to you as a shining model of every virtue to the whole company of those whom God has chosen! PRAYER AFTER Lord God, we have offered to you in sacrifice COMMUNION the holy mysteries of your table and have received with loving hearts the Body and Blood of your Son; grant that your Church may look always to the Blessed Virgin and so grow in fervor of faith, be confirmed in love, and be strengthened by the hope of future glory. Through Christ our Lord.

JULY 10 57 The Orations and the Antiphons for the Memorial of Our Lady of Virtues are taken from the VOTIVE MASS n. 26 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Image and Mother of the Church II” (cf. Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2012). The liturgical commemoration of Our Lady of Virtues is celebrated at the rank of a Memorial for the American Province (cf. Statutes, Decrees, Recommendations and Declaration of the B.V.M. Mother of Mercy Province, 2019, Part II, n. 5).

October 5 Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Virgin PATRONESS OF THE CONGREGATION Memorial Faustina (Helena) Kowalska was born in 1905, in Glogowiec, near Lodz, Poland, to a large peasant family. After some years of domestic service in wealthy houses, she joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. In the convent, she zealously carried out the duties of cook, gardener, and porter. She led an unusually rich interior life, endowed with many spiritual gifts. Her mission consisted of reminding the whole world about the truth of God’s merciful love, communicating a new form of The Divine Mercy devotion, and inspiring religious renewal in the spirit of this devotion. She died in 1938 in Krakow. She left behind a spiritual diary, which is one of the outstanding works of mystical literature.

60 PROPER OF SAINTS October 5 Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Virgin Memorial Entrance Antiphon The Lord has taken her as his bride for ever in faithfulness and mercy. Cf. Hos 2:21-22 COLLECT O God, who entrusted Saint Faustina with spreading the immense riches of your infinite mercy, grant, at her intercession, that after her example we may fully trust in your goodness and generously perform works of charity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS PRIEST’S Through the intercession of Saint Faustina, INTRODUCTION the secretary and apostle of The Divine Mercy, we offer our petitions to Almighty God with trust. INTENTIONS 1. For the Church, that she may fully embrace the message of The Divine Mercy given to us through the writings of Saint Faustina, let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, hear our prayer. 2. For priests and religious, that they may grow in holiness and proclaim the message of Divine Mercy to the whole world, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 3. For the sick and the suffering, that God may console and strengthen them through the intercession of Saint Faustina, let us pray to the Lord. ℟.

OCTOBER 5 61 4. For the dying, that they may embrace the mercy of the Lord as their hope of salvation, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. 5. For the faithful departed most in need of God’s mercy, that they may enjoy the Beatific Vision without delay, let us pray to the Lord. ℟. PRIEST’S PRAYER God, our Heavenly Father, Saint Faustina loved you with her whole life and being. Through her joyful sacrifice of love and through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, we trust that you will hear and answer all our prayers offered through the merciful heart of Jesus. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. PRAYER OVER Most merciful God, THE OFFERINGS who were pleased to create in blessed Faustina the New Man in your image, the old having passed away, graciously grant, we pray, that, renewed like her, we may offer you the acceptable sacrifice of conciliation. Through Christ our Lord.

62 PROPER OF SAINTS PREFACE OF HOLY VIRGINS AND RELIGIOUS The sign of a life consecrated to God t is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For in the Saints who consecrated themselves to Christ for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven, it is right to celebrate the wonders of your providence, by which you call human nature back to its original holiness and bring it to experience on this earth the gifts you promise in the new world to come. And so, with all the Angels and Saints, we praise you, as without end we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts … I

OCTOBER 5 63 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts …

64 PROPER OF SAINTS Communion Antiphon The Lord is my portion: he is good to the soul that seeks him. Cf. Lam 3:24-25 PRAYER AFTER By the power of this Sacrament, Lord, we pray, COMMUNION lead us always in your love, through the example of blessed Faustina, and bring to fulfillment the good work you have begun in us until the day of Christ Jesus. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

OCTOBER 5 65 The English translation of the proper Collect for the Memorial of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska was approved by the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on October 2, 2023. The other Orations and the Antiphons are taken from the COMMON OF HOLY MEN AND WOMEN – II. For Monks and Religious, C. For a Nun (cf. The Roman Missal – English Translation According to the 3rd Typical Edition, 2011).

October 22 Saint John Paul II, Pope PATRON OF THE CONGREGATION Memorial Karol Józef Wojtyła, the third child of Karol and Emilia, was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. By the age of twelve, Karol had lost all of his family except his father, who was a very loving and devout man. His university studies were interrupted in 1939 by the German authorities and to avoid deportation, Karol took up work in a stone quarry and water purification plant. On February 18, 1941, he walked home from work to find his father dead from a heart attack. In 1942, Karol made his decision to enter the Krakow seminary, which was being run secretly and which he attended while still working as a laborer at the quarry. Karol was ordained a priest in Krakow on November 1, 1946, the Feast of All Saints, and was then sent to Rome to further his studies at the Angelicum. After completing his doctorate in 1948, Karol returned to Poland and took up various pastoral and academic tasks. In 1958, Fr. Wojtyła was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow—the youngest bishop in Poland’s history. He participated in the Second Vatican Council and in 1964, Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of Krakow. Three years later, Pope Paul VI made him a cardinal. On October 16, 1978, Cardinal Wojtyła was elected Supreme Pontiff and took the name John Paul II. His exceptional apostolic zeal, particularly for families, young people, and the sick, led him to make numerous pastoral visits throughout the world. Above all the many fruits, which he has left as a heritage to the Church, are his rich body of teachings along with his promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and of the Codes of Canon Law for the Latin Church and for the Eastern Churches. In Rome on April 2, 2005, the eve of the Second Sunday of Easter (also known as Divine Mercy Sunday), he died peacefully in the Lord. Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II on May 1, 2011, and Pope Francis canonized him, along with John XXIII, on April 27, 2014.

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