Upon making some inquiries with the archdiocesan office of worship and getting a favorable response, additional collects will be added at the Sunday Masses. These were formerly prescribed before 1962, and included a prayer for our Lady’s intercession or for the suffrage of all the saints, and then a third either for the well-being of the Pope or for protection of the Church against her enemies. Given the present-day trials the Church endures, there is no more fitting way than to implore God’s assistance than from the altar at Holy Mass. Please unite your own sentiments for the Church’s welfare and interior healing with these prayers.
As of Septuagesima, the following prayer for the suffrage of the saints is added, along with one at the priest’s choice:
Defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body. And through the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, ever Virgin, Mother of God, of St. Joseph, of Thy Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy loving kindness grant us safety and peace; that, all adversities and errors being overcome, Thy Church may serve Thee in security and freedom.