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First Sunday of October
Otherwise October 7th
Our Lady of the Rosary
First Class

Latin Text
Blessing of Rosary Beads

Introit: Ps. xliv

Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, upon which the angels rejoice and praise the Son of God. [Ps.] My heart overflows with good tidings; I sing my song to the king. Glory be.... Let us....


O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, His death, and His resurrection, has purchased for us the reward of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating on these mysteries in the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise.

Commemoration of the Sunday
(or of Saint Mark, Pope and Confessor, on October 7th)

Epistle: Proverbs viii: 22-24, 32-35

    A reading from the Wisdom books:
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived.... Now, therefore, ye children of men, hear me. Blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that hears me, and that watches daily at my gates, and waits at my door posts. He that shall find me shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.

Gradual: Ps. xxxxiv: 5, 11, 12

Because of truth, and meekness, and justice, may thy right hand lead thee on wonderfully. Hear, O daughter, and see; turn thine ear, for the king greatly desires thy beauty.
Alleluia, alleluia. This is the solemn feast of the glorious Virgin Mary, descendant of Abraham from the tribe of Juda, of the royal race of David. Alleluia!

Gospel: Luke i: 26-38.

    +     The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
At that time, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, unto a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the Angel, having entered, said unto her, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women." Who, having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this might be. And the Angel said to her, "Fear not Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the most High, and the Lord shall give Him the throne of David His father; and He shall reign in the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end." And Mary said unto the Angel, "How shall this be done, because I know not man?" And the Angel answering, said to her, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And, therefore, the Holy that shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren; because nothing shall be impossible with God. And Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done to me according to thy word.


Offertory: Eccli. xxiv: 25; xxxix: 40

In me is all grace of the way and the truth; in me is all hope of life and virtue. Like a rose planted by the flowing stream I have budded forth.


Make us worthy, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to offer Thee this sacrifice; and by means of the mysteries of the most holy Rosary may we so keep in mind the life, passion, and glory of Thine only-begotten Son that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Commemoration of the Sunday
(or of Saint Mark, Pope and Confessor, on October 7th)

Preface of the Blessed Virgin "in festivitate."


Send forth flowers as the lily, and be fragrant; bring forth leaves in beauty, and with songs of praise bless the Lord in His works.


May we be helped, O Lord, we beseech Thee by the prayers of Thy most holy Mother, whose Rosary we are celebrating, that we may draw strength from the mysteries which we reverence, and obtain the effects of the Sacraments which we have received. Who livest....

Commemoration of the Sunday
(or of Saint Mark, Pope and Confessor, on October 7th)


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