Prayer Vigil For Unborn Life
5.45pm-6.15pm Saturday evening, 1
Sunday of Advent, 27
There will be a half-hour of prayer immediately after theevening Mass.Our Bishop has encouraged us to respond to the HolyFather¶s ³unprecedented request´ for Catholics throughoutthe world to join him in observing a ³Vigil for All NascentHuman Life´. The purpose of this prayer vigil is ³is to µthankthe Lord for his total self-giving to the world and for hisIncarnation which gave every human life its real worth anddignity,¶ and to µinvoke the Lord¶s protection over everyhuman being called into existence¶.´
the Blessed Sacrament is incensed
oul of my
aviour sanctify my breast,Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest,Blood of my
aviour, bathe me in thy tide,wash me with waters gushing from thy side.
trength and protection may thy passion be,O blessèd Jesus, hear and answer me;deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me,so shall I never, never part from thee.Guard and defend me from the foe malign,in death's dread moments make me onlythine;call me and bid me come to thee on highwhere I may praise thee with thy saints for ay.
(said by priest)
While holding thecrucifix we say:
he Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in JesusChrist his only son our Lord. He was conceived by thepower of the Holy
pirit and born of the virgin Mary. Hesuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, andwas buried. He descended to the dead. One the thirdday he rose again. he ascended into heaven, and isseated at the right hand of the Father. He will come againto judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy
pirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, andthe life everlasting. Amen.
Then, on the beads of the short chain:
one Our Father, three Hail Marys and a Glory be tothe Father.
Then, the 5 decades of the Rosary:
Each group of ten beads is called a
Eachdecade begins with an
, has ten
sand ends with a
. The beads are used to countthe prayers.While reciting each decade you should think about aparticular µmystery¶ from the life of Jesus or Mary. Thereare four groups of mysteries: the Joyful, Luminous,
orrowful, and Glorious.
After each decade we¶ll sing the Lourdes refrain:
Ave, ave, ave Maria. Ave, ave, ave Maria
who art in heaven, hallowed be thyname. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earthas it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive thosewho trespass against us. And lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen
full of grace the Lord is with thee.Blessed art thou among women and blessed is thefruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God,pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the
on, and to theHoly
pirit. As it was in the beginning, is now andever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O my Jesus forgive us our sins, save us fromthe fires
of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especiallythose who most have need of Thy mercy. Amen.
At the end of the five decades we pray:
Hail Holy Queen, mother of mercy; hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turnthen, most gracious advocate, thy eyes of mercy towardsus; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruitof thy womb, Jesus. O Clement, O loving, O sweet virginMary.V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
hat we may be made worthy of the promisesof Christ.
Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten
on, by hislife, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us therewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech thee, thatmeditating on these Mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what theycontain and obtain what they promise, through the sameChrist our Lord. Amen.