30 December 2008

Te Deum at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, December 31

Te Deum at St. Francis de Sales Oratory on December 31st at 5:00 PM:

We will expose the Blessed Sacrament solemnly tomorrow at 5:00 pm and sing the “Te Deum”. A plenary indulgence is made available for all who will attend this public act of thanksgiving under the usual conditions (
To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary to perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfill the following three conditions: 1. sacramental confession, 2. Eucharistic Communion, 3. prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent. If the latter disposition is in any way less than perfect or if the prescribed three conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence will be partial only.

The English translation of the Te Deum:

O God, we praise you, and acknowledge you to be the supreme Lord.
Everlasting Father, all the earth worships you.

All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to you:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of your glory.

The glorious choir of the Apostles,
The wonderful company of Prophets,
The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise you.
Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges you:
The Father of infinite Majesty;
Your adorable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

O Christ, you are the King of glory!
You are the everlasting Son of the Father.

When you took it upon yourself to deliver man,
You did not disdain the Virgin's womb.

Having overcome the sting of death,
you opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
You sit at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.

We believe that you will come to be our Judge.
We, therefore, beg you to help your servants whom you have
redeemed with your Precious Blood.

Let them be numbered with your Saints in everlasting glory.
Save your people, O Lord, and bless your inheritance!
Govern them, and raise them up forever.
Every day we thank you.
And we praise your Name forever;
yes, forever and ever.
O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in you.O Lord, in you I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.

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