Each year on the Sunday closest to July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, both Assumption-Windsor and St. Josaphat Churches bless and distribute Brown Scapulars and enroll those who have not yet been enrolled in the scapular. Enrollment is a form of blessing that is only to be done once in a person’s life. As the enrollment prayer must be prayed in Latin and is rarely printed for the faithful to read, today we are printing the rite in both Latin and English. The text is from the Extraordinary Form Rituále Románum, the Church’s book of rites and blessings. The version for enrolling multiple people is presented, as we ordinarily use on this occasion.
℣. Osténde nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam.
℟. Et salutáre tuum da nobis.
℣. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
℟. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Dómine Jesu Christe, humáni géneris Salvátor, hunc hábitum, quem propter tuum tuaéque Genitrícis Vírginis Maríæ de Monte Carmélo amórem servi tui devóte sunt est delatúri déxtera tua sanctí+fica, ut eádem Genitríce tua intercedénte, ab hoste malígno defénsi in tua grátia usque ad mortem persevérent: Qui vivis et regnas in saécula sæculórum.
Áccipe hunc hábitum benedíctum, precans sanctíssimam Vírginem, ut ejus méritis illum pérferas sine mácula, et te ab omni adversitáte deféndat, atque ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
Ego, ex potestáte mihi concéssa, recípio vos ad participatiónem ómnium bonórum spirituálium, quae, cooperánte misericórdia Jesu Christi, a Religiósis de Monte Carmélo peragúntur. In nómine Patris, et Filii, + et Spíritus Sancti.
Bene+dícat vos Cónditor cæli et terræ, Deus omnípotens, qui vos cooptáre dignátus est in Confraternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de Monte Carmélo; quam exorámus, ut in hora óbitus vestri cónterat caput serpéntis antíqui, atque palmam et corónam sempitérnæ hereditátis tandem consequámini. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
[The candidate for the scapular is kneeling. The priest, vested in surplice and white stole, or at least the latter, says:]
℣. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
℟. And grant us Thy salvation.
℣. O Lord, hear my prayer.
℟. And let my cry come unto Thee.
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with your spirit.
Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of mankind, sanctify + by Thy right hand this habit, to be worn with devotion by Thy servants out of love for Thee and Thy Blessed Mother, our Lady of Mount Carmel. Through her intercession, may they be defended from the hostile foe and persevere in Thy grace until death. Who livrest and reignest forever and ever.
[The priest sprinkles the garment with holy water, and invests the candidate, saying to each one:]
Receive this blessed habit, and call upon the most holy Virgin, that by her merits thou mayest wear it without stain, and be protected by her from all adversity and brought unto life everlasting.
By the power granted to me, I receive you as a partaker of all the spiritual favors which, by the merciful help of Jesus Christ, are acquired by the religious of the Order of Carmelites. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.
May almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth, bless + you – He Who has deigned to choose you for the confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. And we intercede with our Lady that, in the hour of your death, she will crush the head of the ancient serpent, so that you can finally come into the possession of the crown and palm of the eternal inheritance. Through Christ our Lord.
[He sprinkles the person with holy water.
If only the habit is to be blessed, the blessing begins with the versicle “Show unto us, O Lord”, and concludes with the prayer “O Lord Jesus Christ.”]
Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
Mon. 07/16 6:00 PM: Solemn High Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Wyandotte (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel)
Mon. 07/16 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel)
Tue. 07/17 7:00 PM: High Mass at Assumption-Windsor (St. Alexius, Confessor) [Celebrant: Msgr. Arthur Calkins, retired English Correspondence Secretary, Pontifical Commission Ecclésia Dei]
"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"