the votive Mass for the Sick Near to Death
was offered for
Mr. Duncan Simon
Christchurch, New Zealand.
offered in the Christchurch oratory, July 2007.
Omnipotens et misericors Deus...
Almighty and merciful God,
Who hast conferred upon mankind
both the remedies of salvation
and the gifts of life everlasting:
look mercifully upon Thy servant
who is afflicted with sickness of the body,
and refresh the soul which Thou hast created,
so that at the hour of departure,
it may be found worthy to be taken home to Thee,
free from all stain of sin,
by the hands of holy Angels.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ ...
Quaesumus clementiam tuam...
We beseech Thy clemency, O almighty God,
that by the virtue of this Sacrament
Thou wouldst vouchsafe
to strengthen Thy servant with Thy grace:
so that at the hour of his death
the enemy may not prevail against him,
but he may deserve to pass to life
accompanied by Thine Angels.
As Mass for the Sick Near Death,
the Litany of St Joseph
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament closed
8.30 a.m. here in Scotland,
Mr. Simon entered his eternity;
7.30 p.m. in Christchurch.
Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace.
Eternal rest grant to him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.