Monday, February 25, 2013

Oremus pro Pontifice!

From 1:52pm until 2:00pm on February 28th the Saint John's Seminary bell will toll in commemoration of the end of the reign of Pope Benedict XVI.  All students and faculty are asked to pause in silence as the bell tolls and then to pray the following prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and for the Election of a New Pope.

Collect
O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Benedict,
whom you set at the head of your Church as her shepherd; 
grant, we pray, that he may continue to be found worthy 
to offer you a perfect gift of loving service.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.

Roman Missal, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, For the Pope, adapted.


Collect 
O God, eternal shepherd,
who govern your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness
and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.

Roman Missal, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, For the Election of a Pope.