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Triduum, Mass, Prayer for Canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Novena and Saturday Devotional Prayers in honor of Blessed Pedro Calungsod

 


CIRCULAR NO. 2012 – 16
9 October 2012


TO:   ALL PARISH PRIESTS, SHRINE RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN AND SCHOOL DIRECTORS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE:       CELEBRATION OF PEDRO CALUNGSOD’S CANONIZATION





The whole Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrates with great joy the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, the second Filipino saint, on October 21, 2012 in Rome.

The Archdiocese of Manila has been preparing for the feast of our new saint with a Novena and Saturday Devotion in his honor. The booklets containing the prayers for these novena and devotion have been distributed to all parishes in the country. Also, this can be downloaded (and printed) from the website of the Archdiocese of Manila, www.rcam.org. As only a limited number of copies could be given away, parishes are encouraged to print their own through the files uploaded in the website.

To further intensify the spiritual preparation for this grace-filled event, a triduum for Blessed Pedro Calungsod could be held beginning on October 18 and ending on October 20, 2012. The prayers for the triduum can be adopted from the Novena and Saturday Devotional Prayers booklet. A Mass for the sainthood Blessed Pedro Calungsod can be celebrated on October 20, and not on October 21, the actual CANONIZATION, because it is a Sunday. The opening prayer found on page 8 of the booklet (with the Tagalog version on page 40) could be used.


COLLECT OF THE MASS OF THE BLESSED PEDRO CALUNGSOD

All-powerful and eternal God,
you made Blessed Pedro
faithful in the preaching of the Gospel
even to the point of shedding his blood.

By his merits and intercession,
grant that we may also be strong in faith
to persevere until death.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Amen.


PAMBUNGAD NA PANALANGIN SA MISA PARA KAY BEATO PEDRO CALUNGSOD

Ama naming makapangyarihan,
sa iyong awa
ay pinagindapat mong maging matatag si Beato Pedro
sa pagpapalaganap ng Mabuting Balita
hanggang sa pagdanak ng kanyang dugo.

Nawa’y sa kanyang pamamagitan
at natamong tagumpay
kami’y biyayaan din ng katatagan ng pananampalataya
na mag-aakay sa amin sa katapatan sa iyo
hanggang kamatayan.

Hinihiling namin ito
sa pamamagitan ni Hesukristong aming Panginoon,
na nabubuhay at naghahari kasama mo
at ng Espiritu Santo, magpasawalang hanggan.
Amen.


The Prayer to Blessed Pedro Calungsod found on page 24 should be prayed in all Masses on October 21, 2012, after the Post-Communion prayer.


PRAYER TO BLESSED PEDRO CALUNGSOD

Blessed Pedro Calungsod
young migrant, student, catechist,
missionary, faithful friend, martyr,
you inspire us
by your fidelity in time of adversity;
by your courage in teaching the Faith
in the midst of hostility;
and by your love in shedding your blood
for the sake of the Gospel.
Make our troubles your own
(Mention your request.)
and intercede for us.
before the throne of Mercy and Grace
so that,
as we experience the help of Heaven,
we may be encourage to proclaim
and live the Gospel here on earth.
Amen.


Let us enter deeply into this great spiritual event that God has given us, a saint from among us, who was born and lived in our country, and at a tender age, became a martyr for the faith. Let us seek his intercession, that we, like him, would have the unwavering faith so that we can witness to this faith through our lives.



Yours in Christ Jesus,

(SIGNED)
REV. FR. GENARO O. DIWA