16 May – Feast of St. Gemma Galgani

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MASS OF ST. GEMMA GALGANI

COLLECT

All powerful God, you made the virgin St. Gemma Galgani a living image of your Crucified Son. Through her prayers, may we suffer with Christ and so share in his glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS

Lord, we offer you this spotless victim in honour of St. Gemma Galgani the virgin. Give us always a clean heart and a spirit of perseverance as we gather round this altar. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Lord, you have fed us with bread from heaven. Grant that we may die to this world and live for Christ alone, by following in the footsteps of St. Gemma. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

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