THE ORDER OF MASS

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The Introductory Rites
1. When the people are gathered, the Priest approaches the altar with the ministers while the Entrance Chant is sung. When he has arrived at the altar, after making a profound bow with the ministers, the Priest venerates the altar with a kiss and, if appropriate, incenses the cross and the altar. Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair. When the Entrance Chant is concluded, the Priest and the faithful, standing, sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the Priest, facing the people, says:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The people reply:

Amen.
2. Then the Priest, extending his hands, greets the people, saying:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Or:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Or:

The Lord be with you.
The people reply:

And with your spirit. ____________________________________________________________
In this first greeting a Bishop, instead of The Lord be with you, says:

Peace be with you. ____________________________________________________________

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3. The Priest, or a Deacon, or another minister, may very briefly introduce the faithful to the Mass of the day.

Penitential Act *
4. Then follows the Penitential Act, to which the Priest invites the faithful, sa ying:

Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.
A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:

through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;
Then they continue:

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The absolution of the Priest follows:

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
The people reply:

Amen.
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Fro m time to time on Sundays, especially in Easter time, instead of the customary Penitential Act, the blessing and sprinkling of water may take place (as in Appendix II, pp. 000-000) as a reminder o f Baptism.

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Or: 5. The Priest invites the faithful to make the Penitential Act:

Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.
A brief pause for silence follows. The Priest then says:

Have mercy on us, O Lord.
The people reply:

For we have sinned against you.
The Priest:

Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
The people:

And grant us your salvation.
The absolution by the Priest follows:

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
The people reply:

Amen.
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Or: Kyrie. eleison. The people reply: Lord. and bring us to everlasting life. have mercy. The people: Christ. have mercy. The absolution by the Priest follows: May almighty God have mercy on us. have mercy. The people reply: Amen. or a Deacon or another minister. have mercy. The Priest invites the faithful to make the Penitential Act: Brethren (brothers and sisters). Or: Christe. eleison. have mercy. forgive us our sins. You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord. eleison. eleison.Or: 6. The Priest: Or: Kyrie. The people: Lord. Or: Kyrie. have mercy): You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Lord. There follows a brief pause for silence. eleison. eleison. You came to call sinners: Christ. The Priest: Or: Christe. eleison (Lord. and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. have mercy. The Priest. let us acknowledge our sins. then says the following or other invocations with Kyrie. Or: Kyrie. ____________________________________________________________ 5 .

Lord Jesus Christ. you take away the sins of the world. Lord. almighty Father. Christe. The Kyrie eleison (Lord. unless they have just occurred in a formula of the Penitential Act. we adore you. R/. Son of the Father. V/.7. Lord God. Or: V/. we bless you. Kyrie. Lord. R/. Only Begotten Son. V/. O God. have mercy. have mercy. when it is prescribed. have mercy. have mercy on us. R/. have mercy) invocations follow. R/. Jesus Christ. Lord. we give you thanks for your great glory. eleison. eleison. have mercy. you take away the sins of the world. eleison. you alone are the Most High. 8. receive our prayer. Amen. you alone are the Lord. have mercy. we glorify you. V/. We praise you. have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One. Lamb of God. have mercy. Lord God. R/. Then. in the glory of God the Father. V/. V/. R/. Kyrie. eleison. and on earth peace to people of good will. you are seated at the right hand of the Father. Christ. Lord. Christ. 6 . heavenly King. Christe. eleison. this hymn is either sung or said: Glory to God in the highest. with the Holy Spirit. Kyrie. Kyrie. eleison.

with hands extended. Then the Priest. Let us pray. with hands joined. When this hymn is concluded. 7 . says the Collect prayer. at the end of which the people acclaim: Amen. says: And all pray in silence with the Priest for a moment.9. the Priest.

After this. in the name of the Father and of the Son  and of the Holy Spirit. Father. bowing profoundly before the Priest. There follows the Alleluia or another chant laid down by the rubrics. the Priest puts some into the thurible. with the people making the response. The psalmist or cantor sings or says the Psalm. as above. the reader acclaims: The Word of the Lord. if incense is used. After this. All reply: Thanks be to God. while all sit and listen. the reader acclaims: The Word of the Lord. asks for the blessing. The Deacon signs himself with the Sign of the Cross and replies: Amen. To indicate the end of the reading. All reply: Thanks be to God. The Priest says in a low voice: May the Lord be in your heart and on your lips that you may proclaim his Gospel worthily and well. if there is to be a second reading.The Liturgy of the Word 10. a reader reads it from the ambo. 12. saying in a low voice: Your blessing. To indicate the end of the reading. as the liturgical time requires. Meanwhile. 14. the Deacon who is to proclaim the Gospel. 8 . 11. 13. Then the reader goes to the ambo and reads the first reading.

by ministers with incense and candles. almighty God. the Deacon. The Deacon. 9 . The people reply: And with your spirit. O Lord. if incense is used. acclaims: All reply: The Gospel of the Lord. or the Priest. or the Priest. however. 15. The people acclaim: Glory to you. bowing before the altar. he makes the Sign of the Cross on the book and on his forehead. Lord Jesus Christ. The Deacon. and breast. Then the Deacon. Then follows the homily.If. or the Priest. incenses the book. There he says: The Lord be with you. at the same time. 16. which is to be preached by a Priest or Deacon on all Sundays and holy days of obligation. lips. At the end of the Gospel. that I may worthily proclaim your holy Gospel. saying quietly: Through the words of the Gospel may our sins be wiped away. and. on other days. it is recommended. and proclaims the Gospel. Then he kisses the book. accompanied. a Deacon is not present. Praise to you. 17. then proceeds to the ambo. if appropriate. says quietly: Cleanse my heart and my lips. the Priest. or the Priest: A reading from the holy Gospel according to N.

18. and became man. is either sung or said: I believe in one God. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ. God from God. born of the Father before all ages. true God from true God. At the end of the homily. begotten. through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven. who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified. of all things visible and invisible. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. consubstantial with the Father. and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary. he suffered death and was buried. Light from Light. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in one. who has spoken through the prophets. holy. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. when prescribed. the giver of life. Amen. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 10 . and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. the Father almighty. At the words that follow up to and including and became man. all bow. the Only Begotten Son of God. maker of heaven and earth. not made. catholic and apostolic Church. who proceeds from the Father and the Son. the Symbol or Profession of Faith or Creed. the Lord.

Instead of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed.19. I believe in the Holy Spirit. his only Son. on the third day he rose again from the dead. Then follows the Universal Prayer. 20. Amen. may be used. 11 . up to and including the Virgin Mary. born of the Virgin Mary. Creator of heaven and earth. and in Jesus Christ. the holy catholic Church. I believe in God. especially during Lent and Easter time. he ascended into heaven. was crucified. the Prayer of the Faithful or Bidding Prayers. died and was buried. and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. At the words that follow. known as the Apostles’ Creed. the resurrection of the body. from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. our Lord. the communion of saints. the Father almighty. the baptismal Symbol of the Roman Church. and life everlasting. he descended into hell. who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. suffered under Pontius Pilate. that is. the forgiveness of sins. all bow.

the Offertory Chant is not sung.The Liturgy of the Eucharist 21. and the Missal on the altar. Lord God of all creation. If. the Priest may speak these words aloud. The Priest then takes the chalice a nd holds it slightly raised above the altar with both hands. however. When all this has been done. the chalice. 12 . saying quietly: By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands. 23. 25. at the end. bringing forward bread and wine for the celebration of the Eucharist and perhaps other gifts to relieve the needs of the Church and of the poor. The Priest. saying in a low voice: Blessed are you. it will become for us the bread of life. the Offertory Chant is not sung. at the end. saying in a low voice: Blessed are you. 22. the pall. for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human hands it will become our spiritual drink. Lord God of all creation. 24. the ministers place the corporal. If. It is desirable that the faithful express their participation by making an offering. however. Then he places the paten with the bread on the corporal. the people may acclaim: Blessed be God for ever. the Offertory Chant begins. standing at the altar. the people may acclaim: Blessed be God for ever. or the Priest. takes the paten w ith the bread and holds it slightly raised above the altar with both hands. pours wine and a little water into the chalice. Then he places the chalice on the corporal. the purificator. Meanwhile. the Priest may speak these words aloud. The Deacon.

27. the cross. with hands extended. Then the Priest. says quietly: With humble spirit and contrite heart may we be accepted by you. Then the Priest. says the Prayer over the Offerings. he also incenses the offerings. for our good and the good of all his holy Church. saying quietly: Wash me. bowing profoundly. he says: Pray. 28. extending and then joining his hands. brethren (brothers and sisters). 30.26. After this. that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God. facing the people. 29. at the end of which the people acclaim: Amen. the Priest. and may our sacrifice in your sight this day be pleasing to you. Standing at the middle of the altar. Lord God. The people rise and reply: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name. and the altar. O Lord. standing at the side of the altar. 13 . washes his hands. the almighty Father. A Deacon or other minister then incenses the Priest and the people. If appropriate. O Lord. from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

The Priest. The Priest. continues: Lift up your hearts. Hosanna in the highest. The people reply: And with your spirit.THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER 31. he says: The Lord be with you. The people: It is right and just. The people: We lift them up to the Lord. Holy. adds: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Holy Lord God of hosts. continues the Preface. Then the Priest begins the Eucharistic Prayer. Or: 14 . raising his hands. At the end of the Preface he joins his hands and concludes the Preface with the people. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. The Priest. with hands e xtended. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. singing or saying aloud: Holy. Extending his hands. with hands extended.

the Roman Canon.Sanctus. the Priest celebrant is permitted to sing parts of the Eucharistic Prayer provided with musical notation below. the words included in brackets may be omitted. Hosánna in excélsis. 000ff.. 32. pp. Hosánna in excélsis. In Eucharistic Prayer I. Pleni sunt caeli et terra glória tua. Sanctus. Sanctus Dóminus Deus Sábaoth. 15 . especially the princ ipal parts. Benedíctus qui venit in nómine Dómini. In all Masses.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS 16 .

to guard. unite and govern her throughout the whole world. or Auxiliary Bishops. * and all those who. Holy. saying: and bless  these gifts. 149. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. we make humble prayer and petition through Jesus Christ. V/. Lift up your hearts. our Lord: He joins his hands and says that you accept He makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and cha lice together. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. these holy and unblemished sacrifices. The Priest. Hosanna in the highest. with hands extended. he continues: which we offer you firstly for your holy catholic Church. n. hand on the catholic and apostolic faith. our Pope and N. There follows the Preface indicated by the rubrics. We lift them up to the Lord. our Bishop. Hosanna in the highest. R/. V/. 17 . which concludes: Holy. And with your spirit. holding to the truth. V/. Be pleased to grant her peace. these offerings. With hands extended. says: To you. together with your servant N. Holy Lord God of hosts. your Son.EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I (THE ROMAN CANON) 83. R/. The Lord be with you. R/. It is right and just. 84. * Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop. as noted in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. most merciful Father. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. therefore.

Then. Chrysogonus. in all things we may be defended by your protecting help. we offer you this sacrifice of praise or they offer it for themselves and all who are dear to them.85. with hands extended. your blessed Apostles and Martyrs. Thomas. Commemoration of the Living. Cyprian. Lawrence. Bartholomew. Cletus. Jesus Christ. In communion with those whose memory we venerate. Lord. James. 86. and N. Remember. (Through Christ our Lord. Sixtus. The Priest joins his hands and prays briefly for those for whom he intends to pray. Mother of our God and Lord. Peter and Paul. for the redemption of their souls. Andrew. † and blessed Joseph. For them. Clement. John and Paul. Amen. the eternal God. living and true. Within the Action. he continues: and all gathered here. in hope of health and well-being. Philip. Simon and Jude: Linus. Cornelius. your servants N. Cosmas and Damian) and all your Saints: we ask that through their merits and prayers. John. and paying their homage to you. her Spouse. (James.) ____________________ 18 . Matthew. especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary. whose faith and devotion are known to you.

Mother of our God and Lord. Jesus Christ. on which the Holy Spirit appeared to the Apostles in tongues of fire. placed at the right hand of your glory our weak human nature. Mother of our God and Lord. Jesus Christ. and in communion with those whose memory we venerate. especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary. † On the Epiphany of the Lord Celebrating the most sacred day on which your Only Begotten Son. Jesus Christ. especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary. Mother of our God and Lord. † On the Ascension of the Lord Celebrating the most sacred day on which your Only Begotten Son. which he had united to himself. † From the Mass of the Paschal Vigil until the Second Sunday of Easter Celebrating the most sacred night (day) of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh.PROPER FORMS OF THE COMMUNICANTES On the Nativity of the Lord and throughout the Octave Celebrating the most sacred night (day) when blessed Mary the immaculate Virgin brought forth the Savior for this world. and in communion with those whose memory we venerate. our Lord. and in communion with those whose memory we venerate. truly sharing our flesh. and in communion with those whose memory we venerate. † On Pentecost Sunday Celebrating the most sacred day of Pentecost. and in communion with those whose memory we venerate. Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ. especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary. Mother of our God and Lord. especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary. appeared in a human body. especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary. eternal with you in your glory. † 19 . Mother of our God and Lord .

the Priest continues: Therefore.) ____________________ 88. and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation and counted among the flock of those you have chosen. order our days in your peace. O God. to bless. (Through Christ our Lord. granting them forgiveness of all their sins: order our days in your peace.) ____________________ From the Mass of the Paschal Vigil until the Second Sunday of Easter Therefore. Lord. He joins his hands. we pray. that of your whole family. With hands extended. He joins his hands. acknowledge. make it spiritual and acceptable. Amen. Lord. (Through Christ our Lord. we pray: graciously accept this oblation of our service. and approve this offering in every respect. 20 . our Lord Jesus Christ. that of your whole family. which we make to you also for those to whom you have been pleased to give the new birth of water and the Holy Spirit. so that it may become for us the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son. he says: Be pleased. Holding his hands extended over the offerings. and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation and counted among the flock of those you have chosen. He joins his hands. Amen.87. we pray: graciously accept this oblation of our service.

continues: he took bread in his holy and venerable hands. and once more giving you thanks. giving you thanks he said the blessing. AND DRINK FROM IT. 21 . the Priest continues: He takes the chalice and. the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and distinctly. saying: He bends slightly. He shows the consecrated host to the people. O God. He raises his eyes. holding it slightly raised above the altar. TAKE THIS. ALL OF YOU. and genuflects in adoration. FOR THIS IS MY BODY.89. AND EAT OF IT. broke the bread and gave it to his disciples. cont inues: In a similar way. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME. he said the blessing and gave the chalice to his disciples. FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD. WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU. he took this precious chalice in his holy and venerable hands. The Priest shows the chalice to the people. The Priest takes the bread and. On the day before he was to suffer. TAKE THIS. ALL OF YOU. 90. and with eyes raised to heaven to you. when supper was ended. THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT. saying: He bends slightly. places it on the corporal. WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. holding it slightly raised above the altar. as the nature of these words requires. places it again on the paten. his almighty Father. In the formulas that follow. After this. and genuflects in adoration.

we. and the glorious Ascension into heaven of Christ. Or: Save us. with hands extended. until you come again. acclaiming: We proclaim your Death. your Son. Then the Priest says: The mystery of faith. the Resurrection from the dead. Savior of the world. 92. we proclaim your Death. Or: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup. as we celebrate the memorial of the blessed Passion. this holy victim. this spotless victim. the holy Bread of eternal life and the Chalice of everlasting salvation. offer to your glorious majesty from the gifts that you have given us. for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.91. O Lord. O Lord. says: Therefore. your servants and your holy people. And the people continue. 22 . Then the Priest. this pure victim. our Lord. O Lord. and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

a place of refreshment. O Lord. Lord. with hands joined..Be pleased to look upon these offerings with a serene and kindly countenance. Amen. a holy sacrifice. a spotless victim. the Priest says: Remember also. Bowing. and to accept them. as once you were pleased to accept the gifts of your servant Abel the just. the sacrifice of Abraham. He joins his hands and prays briefly for those who have died and for whom he intends to pray. so that all of us who through this participation at the altar receive the most holy Body and Blood of your Son.) 95. He stands upright again and signs himself with the Sign of the Cross. saying: may be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing. 94. He joins his hands. Then. who have gone before us with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep of peace. and all who sleep in Christ. and N. and the offering of your high priest Melchizedek. Commemoration of the Dead With hands extended.) 23 . he continues: Grant them. He joins his hands. 93. Amen. almighty God: command that these gifts be borne by the hands of your holy Angel to your altar on high in the sight of your divine majesty. our father in faith. (Through Christ our Lord. he continues: In humble prayer we ask you. (Through Christ our Lord. with hands extended. light and peace. your servants N. we pray.

Agnes. not weighing our merits. through Christ our Lord. Anastasia) and all your Saints: admit us. saying: And. Then follows the Communion Rite. Alexander. 24 . Perpetua. bless them. hope in your abundant mercies.96. he continues: To us. with hands extended. and bestow them upon us. Matthias. He strikes his breast with his right hand. p. almighty Father. Felicity. O God. (Ignatius. we beseech you. also. for ever and ever. 98. He joins his hands. 97. in the unity of the Holy Spirit. but granting us your pardon. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and raising both. Barnabas. Lucy. and with him. graciously grant some share and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs: with John the Baptist. and in him. Peter. And he continues: Through whom you continue to make all these good things. Marcellinus. all glory and honor is yours. fill them with life. Cecilia. O Lord. Stephen. your servants. though sinners. 000. you sanctify them. into their company. The people acclaim: Amen. who. he says: Through him. Agatha.

whom you sent as our Savior and Redeemer. 25 . our duty and salvation. And with your spirit. this Eucharistic Prayer may also be used with other Prefaces. R/. incarnate by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin. Lift up your hearts. The Lord be with you. R/. Fulfilling your will and gaining for you a holy people. especially those that present an overall view of the mystery of salvation. Although it is provided with its own Preface. such as the Common Prefaces. Holy Lord God of hosts. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. V/.EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II 99. And so. Holy. through your beloved Son. he stretched out his hands as he endured his Passion. so as to break the bonds of death and manifest the resurrection. We lift them up to the Lord. your Word through whom you made all things. with the Angels and all the Saints we declare your glory. Jesus Christ. It is right and just. Hosanna in the highest. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Father most holy. always and everywhere to give you thanks. Hosanna in the highest. as with one voice we acclaim: Holy. V/. It is truly right and just. R/. V/.

101. the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and distinctly. holding them extended over the offerings. continues: he took the chalice and. Jesus Christ. holding it slightly raised above the altar. 102. with hands extended. In the formulas that follow. he continues: In a similar way. he gave it to his disciples. At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his Passion. continues: he took bread and. therefore. WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU. and gave it to his disciples. as the nature of these words requires. when supper was ended. He takes the chalice and. He joins his hands. O Lord. places it again on the paten. holding it slightly raised above the altar. says: You are indeed Holy. ALL OF YOU. After this. the fount of all holiness. AND EAT OF IT. says: Make holy. broke it. saying: He bends slightly. giving thanks. we pray. FOR THIS IS MY BODY. He joins his hands and. He shows the consecrated host to the people. and genuflects in adoration. saying: He bends slightly. saying: so that they may become for us the Body and  Blood of our Lord. by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall. 26 . 103. once more giving thanks.100. He takes the bread and. He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and the chalice together. TAKE THIS. these gifts. The Priest.

and profess your Resurrection until you come again. Or: Save us. O Lord. 104. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME. places it on the corporal. for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free. acclaiming: We proclaim your Death. until you come again. and genuflects in adoration. And the people continue. Then he says: The mystery of faith. Or: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup. ALL OF YOU. FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD. O Lord. 27 . AND DRINK FROM IT. He shows the chalice to the people. Savior of the world. WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. we proclaim your Death. THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT.TAKE THIS.

Grant that he (she) who was united with your Son in a death like his. we offer you. ___________________________________________ Remember also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection. your Church. n. the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation. spread throughout the world. together with N. as noted in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. may also be one with him in his Resurrection. and all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages. and bring her to the fullness of charity. says: Therefore. with hands extended. our Bishop * and all the clergy. as we celebrate the memorial of his Death and Resurrection. Lord. giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you. Lord. our Pope and N. Have mercy on us all. Remember.. 28 . whom you have called (today) from this world to yourself. Mother of God. through your Son. and all who have died in your mercy: welcome them into the light of your face. Then the Priest. * Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop. we may merit to be co-heirs to eternal life. we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.105. or Auxiliary Bishops. we pray. with the blessed Apostles. Humbly we pray that. Jesus Christ. and may praise and glorify you He joins his hands. the following may be added: Remember your servant N. partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ. ___________________________________________ In Masses for the Dead. 149. that with the blessed Virgin Mary.

29 . He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and raising both. and in him. 000. he says: Through him. Then follows the Communion Rite. p. O God. and with him.106. The people acclaim: Amen. almighty Father. all glory and honor is yours. for ever and ever. in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

at whose command we celebrate these mysteries. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. so that from the rising of the sun to its setting a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name. saying: that they may become the Body and  Blood of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ. He joins his hands. holding them extended over the offerings. says: You are indeed Holy. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. which concludes: Holy. Hosanna in the highest. Lift up your hearts. R/. by the power and working of the Holy Spirit. and all you have created rightly gives you praise. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. V/. Then follows the Preface to be used in accord with the rubrics. O Lord. V/. we humbly implore you: by the same Spirit graciously make holy these gifts we have brought to you for consecration. It is right and just. you give life to all things and make them holy. Holy. The Priest. O Lord. He joins his hands and. with hands extended. 109. Hosanna in the highest. We lift them up to the Lord. R/. The Lord be with you. and you never cease to gather a people to yourself.EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III 107. And with your spirit. V/. 108. 30 . He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together. R/. Holy Lord God of hosts. says: Therefore. for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

ALL OF YOU. and giving you thanks he said the blessing. saying: He bends slightly. He shows the consecrated host to the people. he continues: In a similar way. 111. AND DRINK FROM IT. THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT. For on the night he was betrayed He takes the bread and. FOR THIS IS MY BODY. and giving you thanks he said the blessing. AND EAT OF IT. places it again on the paten. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME. saying: He bends slightly. He shows the chalice to the people. and genuflects in adoration. FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD. WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. continues: he himself took bread. He takes the chalice and. 31 . TAKE THIS. After this. broke the bread and gave it to his disciples. ALL OF YOU. holding it slightly raised above the altar. the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and distinctly. and genuflects in adoration. In the formulas that follow. and gave the chalice to his disciples. when supper was ended. places it on the corporal. holding it slightly raised above the altar. TAKE THIS. WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.110. as the nature of these words requires. continues: he took the chalice.

112. Look. Then he says: The mystery of faith. for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free. until you come again. Then the Priest. upon the oblation of your Church and. acclaiming: We proclaim your Death. his wondrous Resurrection and Ascension into heaven. 32 . one spirit in Christ. we pray. O Lord. and as we look forward to his second coming. O Lord. Or: Save us. as we celebrate the memorial of the saving Passion of your Son. who are nourished by the Body and Blood of your Son and filled with his Holy Spirit. Savior of the world. recognizing the sacrificial Victim by whose death you willed to reconcile us to yourself. And the people continue. we proclaim your Death. says: Therefore. with ha nds extended. O Lord. grant that we. we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice. Or: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup. may become one body. 113. and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

* the Order of Bishops. our Pope and N. whom you have summoned before you: in your compassion. Mother of God. we pray. 33 . through whom you bestow on the world all that is good. on whose constant intercession in your presence we rely for unfailing help. so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect. O Lord. give kind admittance to your kingdom. Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity your pilgrim Church on earth. with your servant N. O merciful Father. † 114. with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs (with Saint N. and the entire people you have gained for your own. 149. May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation. as noted in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and raising both. all the clergy. advance the peace and salvation of all the world.: the Saint of the day or Patron Saint) and with all the Saints. There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness of your glory He joins his hands. gather to yourself all your children scattered throughout the world. especially with the most blessed Virgin Mary. n. or Auxiliary Bishops. he says: * Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop. through Christ our Lord. Listen graciously to the prayers of this family.May he make of us an eternal offering to you. † To our departed brothers and sisters and to all who were pleasing to you at their passing from this life. our Bishop.

through Christ our Lord. † ____________________________________________________________ 34 . may also be one with him in his Resurrection. and to all who were pleasing to you at their passing from this life. and with him. almighty Father. through whom you bestow on the world all that is good. and transform our lowly body after the pattern of his own glorious body. He joins his hands. we shall be like you for all the ages and praise you without end. for ever and ever.Through him. 000. There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness of your glory. whom you have called (today) from this world to yourself. when from the earth he will raise up in the flesh those who have died. Then follows the Communion Rite. p. the following may be said: † Remember your servant N. ____________________________________________________________________ 115. and in him. To our departed brothers and sisters. in the unity of the Holy Spirit. When this Eucharistic Prayer is used in Masses for the Dead. too. give kind admittance to your kingdom. when you will wipe away every tear from our eyes. our God. O God. For seeing you. as you are. The people acclaim: Amen. Grant that he (she) who was united with your Son in a death like his. all glory and honor is yours.

the source of life. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. dwelling in unapproachable light. truly just to give you glory. 35 . so that you might fill your creatures with blessings and bring joy to many of them by the glory of your light. existing before all ages and abiding for all eternity. Holy Lord God of hosts. And with your spirit. who alone are good. Hosanna in the highest. which presents a summary of the history of salvation. V/. Father most holy. gazing upon the glory of your face. With them we.EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV 116. yet you. who serve you day and night and. giving voice to every creature under heaven as we acclaim: Holy. It is truly right to give you thanks. Lift up your hearts. too. Hosanna in the highest. R/. It is not permitted to change the Preface of this Eucharistic Prayer because of the structure of the Prayer itself. confess your name in exultation. for you are the one God living and true. glorify you without ceasing. V/. We lift them up to the Lord. And so. The Lord be with you. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. have made all that is. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. R/. in your presence are countless hosts of Angels. R/. Holy. V/. It is right and just.

Time and again you offered them covenants and through the prophets taught them to look forward to salvation. The Priest. And you so loved the world. he might have dominion over all creatures. joy. so that. he destroyed death and restored life. and to the sorrowful of heart. to prisoners. he shared our human nature in all things but sin. that in the fullness of time you sent your Only Begotten Son to be our Savior. freedom. To accomplish your plan. You formed man in your own image and entrusted the whole world to his care. Father most holy. Made incarnate by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. for you are great.117. Father most holy. And that we might live no longer for ourselves but for him who died and rose again for us. Father. so that those who seek might find you. as the first fruits for those who believe. he gave himself up to death. bringing to perfection his work in the world. he might sanctify creation to the full. For you came in mercy to the aid of all. says: We give you praise. you did not abandon him to the domain of death. rising from the dead. And when through disobedience he had lost your friendship. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation. with hands e xtended. and you have fashioned all your works in wisdom and in love. the Creator. 36 . he sent the Holy Spirit from you. so that in serving you alone. and.

he continues: In a similar way. and gave it to his disciples. AND EAT OF IT. holding it slightly raised above the altar. which he himself left us as an eternal covenant. After this. O Lord. holding them extended over the offerings. places it again on the paten. says: Therefore. Father most holy. He shows the consecrated host to the people. FOR THIS IS MY BODY. saying. he gave thanks. He joins his hands and. saying: 37 . In the formulas that follow. for the celebration of this great mystery. He bends slightly. and genuflects in adoration. continues: he took bread. WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU. For when the hour had come for him to be glorified by you. and gave the chalice to his disciples. ALL OF YOU. he loved them to the end: and while they were at supper. saying: that they may become the Body and  Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ He joins his hands.118. 119. holding it slightly raised above the altar. continues: taking the chalice filled with the fruit of the vine. as the nature of these words requires. He takes the bread and. having loved his own who were in the world. He takes the chalice and. He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together. 120. we pray: may this same Holy Spirit graciously sanctify these offerings. blessed and broke it. the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and distinctly. TAKE THIS.

until you come again.He bends slightly. Savior of the world. ALL OF YOU. WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD. Or: Save us. places it on the corporal. TAKE THIS. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME. acclaiming: We proclaim your Death. O Lord. O Lord. THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT. Then he says: The mystery of faith. Or: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup. He shows the chalice to the people. we proclaim your Death. and profess your Resurrection until you come again. and genuflects in adoration. 121. And the people continue. for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free. 38 . AND DRINK FROM IT.

N. remember now all for whom we offer this sacrifice: especially your servant. they may truly become a living sacrifice in Christ to the praise of your glory. our Pope. Then. the Priest says: Therefore. * Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop. upon the Sacrifice which you yourself have provided for your Church. * and the whole Order of Bishops. those gathered here before you. Therefore. with hands extended. we offer you his Body and Blood. as we now celebrate the memorial of our redemption. and as we await his coming in glory. as noted in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. our Bishop. whose faith you alone have known. all the clergy. and all who seek you with a sincere heart. those who take part in this offering. we remember Christ’s death and his descent to the realm of the dead. O Lord. N. Look. and grant in your loving kindness to all who partake of this one Bread and one Chalice that. O Lord. Remember also those who have died in the peace of your Christ and all the dead. 39 . gathered into one body by the Holy Spirit. or Auxiliary Bishops. the sacrifice acceptable to you which brings salvation to the whole world.122. n. 149. your entire people. we proclaim his Resurrection and his Ascension to your right hand. Lord.

grant.To all of us. He joins his hands. that we may enter into a heavenly inheritance with the blessed Virgin Mary. 40 . and with your Apostles and Saints in your kingdom. almighty Father. freed from the corruption of sin and death. Mother of God. O merciful Father. for ever and ever. and with him. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and raising both. Then follows the Communion Rite. in the unity of the Holy Spirit. he says: Through him. through whom you bestow on the world all that is good. 000. O God. with the whole of creation. may we glorify you through Christ our Lord. and in him. There. your children. p. all glory and honor is yours. 123. The people acclaim: Amen.

After the chalice and paten have been set down. The people conclude the prayer. graciously grant peace in our days. Lord. thy kingdom come. He joins his hands. acclaiming: For the kingdom. With hands extended. who art in heaven. and forgive us our trespasses. as we forgive those who trespass against us. the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Give us this day our daily bread. we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress. as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior. Jesus Christ. with hands joined. 125. that.The Communion Rite 124. the Priest. we dare to say: He extends his hands and. from every evil. saying: Deliver us. by the help of your mercy. but deliver us from evil. together with the people. says: At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching. continues: Our Father. the Priest alone continues. 41 . thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. hallowed be thy name. and lead us not into temptation. we pray.

42 . in keeping with local customs. The Priest. 127. extending a nd then joining his hands. And all offer one another a sign. if appropriate. and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. with hands extended. who said to your Apostles. turned towards the people. but on the faith of your Church. saying quietly: May this mingling of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to us who receive it. or the Priest. Who live and reign for ever and ever. that expresses peace. my peace I give you. and places a small piece in the chalice. 128. says aloud: Lord Jesus Christ. breaks it over the paten. The people reply: Amen. The people reply: And with your spirit. Peace I leave you. adds: Let us offer each other the sign of peace.126. Then he takes the host. The Priest gives the sign of peace to a Deacon or minister. look not on our sins. 129. communion. the Deacon. He joins his hands. Then the Priest. adds: The peace of the Lord be with you always. and charity. Then.

Or: May the receiving of your Body and Blood. 43 . keep me always faithful to your commandments. grant us peace. from all my sins and from every evil. says quietly: Lord Jesus Christ. holding it slightly raised above the paten or above the chalice. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. but through your loving mercy be for me protection in mind and body. The invocation may even be repeated several times if the fraction is prolonged. and a healing remedy. The Priest genuflects. through your Death gave life to the world. your most holy Body and Blood. Meanwhile the following is sung or said: Lamb of God. but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. while facing the people. who by the will of the Father and the work of the Holy Spirit. takes the host and.130. with hands joined. and never let me be parted from you. And together with the people he adds once: Lord. not bring me to judgment and condemnation. behold him who takes away the sins of the world. you take away the sins of the world. is grant us peace said. 132. says aloud: Behold the Lamb of God. Son of the living God. have mercy on us. you take away the sins of the world. Then the Priest. free me by this. I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof. 131. Lamb of God. you take away the sins of the world. however. Only the final time. Lord Jesus Christ. Lamb of God. have mercy on us.

If appropriate. O Lord. While the Priest is receiving the Body of Christ. he does so in the same manner. When the distribution of Communion is over. says quietly: May the Body of Christ keep me safe for eternal life. saying: The Body of Christ. After this. or a psalm or other canticle of praise or a hymn may be sung. the Priest says quietly: What has passed our lips as food. that what has been given to us in time may be our healing for eternity.133. 135. The Priest. 138. Then the Priest may return to the chair. 44 . And he reverently consumes the Blood of Christ. The Priest raises a host slightly and shows it to each of the communicants. the rite described in the proper place is to be followed. a sacred silence may be observed for a while. the Communion Chant begins. may we possess in purity of heart. And receives Holy Communion. And he reverently consumes the Body of Christ. facing the altar. The communicant replies: Amen. he takes the paten or ciborium and approaches the communicants. If a Deacon also distributes Holy Communion. 137. 136. the Priest or a Deacon or an acolyte purifies the paten over the chalice and also the chalice itself. Then he takes the chalice and says quietly: May the Blood of Christ keep me safe for eternal life. 134. While he carries out the purification. If any are present who are to receive Holy Communion under both kinds.

The Priest. saying: May almighty God bless you: the Father. The Concluding Rites 140.  and the Holy Spirit. ____________________________________________________________ 45 . says the Prayer after Communion. unless silence has just been observed. in accordance with the rubrics. On certain days or occasions. If they are necessary. 141.139. at the end of which the people acclaim: Amen. and the Son. this formula of blessing is preceded. says: The Lord be with you. pp. by another more solemn formula of blessing or by a prayer over the people (cf. Then the Priest. any brief announcements to the people follow here. the Priest says: Let us pray. 000ff). facing the people and extending his hands. standing at the altar or at the chair and facing the people. Then. The people reply: And with your spirit. with hands joined. with hands extended. The people reply: Amen. All pray in silence with the Priest for a while. The Priest blesses the people. Then the dismissal takes place. ____________________________________________________________ 142.

All reply: Now and for ever.  and the Son. with hands joined and facing the people. extending his hands. making the Sign of the Cross over the people three times. The celebrant says: Our help is in the name of the Lord.143. Then the celebrant receives the pastoral staff. ____________________________________________________________ 144. he adds: the Father. says: 46 . says: ___________________________________________________________ The celebrant says: The Lord be with you. All reply: And with your spirit. and says: May almighty God bless you. The celebrant says: Blessed be the name of the Lord. All reply: Who made heaven and earth. Then the Deacon. the celebrant receives the miter and. or the Priest himself. In a Pontifical Mass. All: Amen. if he uses it.  and the Holy  Spirit.

Or: Go in peace. the Mass is ended. The people reply: Thanks be to God. Or: Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. glorifying the Lord by your life.Go forth. 47 . he wit hdraws. the rites of dismissal are omitted. If any liturgical action follows immediately. 146. as at the beginning. Or: Go in peace. 145. After making a profound bow with the ministers. Then the Priest venerates the altar as usual with a kiss.

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