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Liturgical Prayer During the Sede Vacante

Archbishop Listecki has granted permission to celebrate Mass for the Election of a Pope on weekdays of Lent as of Thursday, February 28th, 2013 - 8:00 PM Rome time (1:00 PM Central time) according to the provisions of GIRM #374.

The following text may be found in the RMIII Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions. A Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit might also be celebrated, using, for example, Preface II of the Holy Spirit: “The action of the Spirit in the Church.”

Morning and Evening Prayer might also be celebrated on days when there is no obligatory memorial, feast or solemnities. The closing prayer may be taken from the Mass for the Election of a Pope.

#4 For the Election of A Pope or a Bishop

Entrance Antiphon
1 Sm 2: 35
I will raise up for myself a faithful priest,
who shall do according to my heart and mind;
I will establish a lasting house for him
and he shall walk before me all his days.

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.

Prayer over the Offerings
May your abundant kindness favor us, O Lord,
that, through the sacred offerings we reverently bring to you,
we may come to rejoice that a pastor pleasing to your majesty
presides over your holy Church.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Jn 15: 16
I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, says the Lord, fruit that will last.

Prayer after Communion
As we have been renewed, O Lord,
with the supreme Sacrament of salvation,
the Body and Blood of your Only Begotten Son,
may the wondrous grace of your majesty
gladden us with the gift of a shepherd
who will instruct your people by his virtues
and imbue the minds of the faithful with the truth of the Gospel.
Through Christ our Lord.

The proper readings may be found in Volume IV of the Lectionary for Mass, nos. 833–837.

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