Thursday, December 7, 2017

St. Ambrose

Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

First Thursday

III class

General info:

The First Thursday votive Mass may be said: “one Mass of our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest, on the first Thursday or the first Saturday of each month, in churches and oratories in which special devotions are held on that day for the sanctification of the clergy” (Rubricæ generales, 385a).


First Thursday votive: (White) Mass of our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest, Gloria, commemoration of the feria and of St. Ambrose, common Preface.


Mass of St. Ambrose: (White) Gloria, common preface, commemoration of the feria.


Matins: Invitatorium Regem Confessorum Dominum; Hymn Iste Confessor; Thursday psalms and antiphons; Lesson 3 of the feast; Te Deum

Lauds: Thursday psalms and antiphons; Hymn Iesu, Redemptor; commemoration of the feria

Hours: Thursday psalms and antiphons per annum

I Vespers: Of the Immaculate Conception; Hymn Ave, maris stella; commemoration of the feria only (no commemoration of St. Ambrose).

Compline: Of Sunday


Novena of preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and as preparation of the final ceremony of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue. Download the prayer card for the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary