1 SHOUT PRAYER BOOK Table of Contents Confession Prayer Before Confession Examination of Conscience Act of Contrition Prayer for

Good Confession Benediction Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion Mass Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday St. Michael the Archangel Adoration Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3 O’Clock Prayer Holy Rosary – With Latin Version Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary Angelus Prayer to the Guardian Angel My Conversation with God O Salutaris Tantum Ergo

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2 CONFESSION Prayer Before Confession O Lord, grant me light to see myself as Thou dost see me and the grace to be truly and efficaciously contrite for my sins. O Mary, help me to make a good confession. Examination of Conscience
Preliminary Besides telling the nature of our sins, we must also recollect, as far as possible, the NUMBER of times we have committed them, telling also (and only) those CIRCUMSTANCES which at times may either make a venial sin mortal or a mortal sin notably worse. 1. Have I ever failed to confess a serious sin or disguised it? 2. Have I been guilty of irreverence for this sacrament by failing to examine my conscience carefully? 3. Have I failed to perform the penance given me by the confessor or disobeyed any of his directions? 4. Have I neglected the Easter duty of receiving Holy Communion or failed to confess my sins within a year? 5. Have I any HABITS of serious sin to confess first (impurity, drunkenness, etc.)? First Commandment 1. Am I ignorant of my catechism (Act of Contrition, Apostle's Creed, Ten Commandments, Seven Sacraments, the Our Father)? 2. Have I willfully doubted or denied any of the teachings of the Church(heresy)? 3. Have I taken active part in any non-Catholic worship? 4. Am I a member of any anti-Catholic or any secret society? 5. Have I knowingly read any anti-Catholic literature? 6. Have I practiced any superstitions (horoscopes, fortune tellers, etc.)? Second Commandment 1. Have I used God's name in vain by way of profanity?

2. Have I murmured or complained against God (blasphemy)? 3. Have I maligned priests or others consecrated to God? 4. Have I sworn by God's name (oath) either falsely or rashly? 5. Have I broken any private vow? Third Commandment 1. Have I missed Mass on Sundays or holydays through my own fault? 2. Have I been late for Mass through my own negligence? 3. Have I been inattentive at Mass or otherwise failed in reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament? 4. Have I done unnecessary servile work (physical labour) or shopping on Sunday? 5. Have I eaten flesh meat on Friday (especially on Good Friday) or on Ash Wednesday? Fourth Commandment 1. Have I been disrespectful to my parents or neglected them? 2. Have I failed in obedience or reverence to others in authority? 3. Have I mistreated my wife or children? 4. Have I been disobedient or disrespectful to my husband? 5. Regarding my children: -Have I neglected their material needs? -Have I failed to care for their early Baptism or their proper religious instruction? -Have I allowed them to neglect their religious duties? -Have I tolerated their keeping questionable company or go steady dating? -Have I otherwise failed to discipline them? -Have I given bad them example? -Have I interfered with their freedom to marry or follow a religious vocation? Fifth & Eighth Commandments 1. Have I quarrelled with any one? 2. Have I cursed anyone or otherwise wished evil on him? 3. Have I taken pleasure in anyone's misfortune? 4. Is there anyone to whom I refuse to speak or be reconciled? 5. Have I lied about anyone (calumny)? 6. Have I rash judged anyone of a serious sin? 7. Have I engaged in gossip (detraction) or spread scandal?

8. Have I lent an ear to scandal about my neighbour? 9. Have I been jealous or envious of anyone? Sixth & Ninth 1. Have I denied my spouse his or her marriage rights? 2. Have I practiced birth control? 3. Have I abused my marriage rights in any other way? 4. Have I committed adultery or fornication? 5. Have I touched or embraced another impurely? 6. Have I sinned with others of the same sex? 7. Have I committed masturbation or otherwise sinned impurely with myself? 8. Have I harboured lustful desires for anyone? 9. Have I indulged in other impure thoughts? 10. Have I failed to dress modestly? 11. Have I done anything to provoke or occasion impure thoughts in others? 12. Have I read indecent literature or looked at indecent pictures? 13. Have I watched suggestive films or programs? 14. Have I permitted my children or others under my charge to do these things? 15. Have I used indecent language or told indecent stories? 16. Have I willingly listened to such stories? 17. Have I boasted of my sins? 18. Have I sinned against chastity in any other way? Seventh & Tenth Commandments 1. Have I stolen anything? 2. Have I damaged anyone's property through my own fault? 3. Have I cheated or defrauded other? 4. Have I refused or neglected to pay any debts? 5. Have I neglected my duties or been slothful in my work? 6. Have I refused or neglected to help anyone in urgent necessity? 7. Have I failed to make restitution? OTHER SINS 1. Have I knowingly caused others to sin? 2. Have I cooperated in the sins of others? 3. Have I sinned by gluttony? 4. Have I become intoxicated?

5. Have I used narcotics? 6. Have I been motivated by avarice? 7. Have I indulged in boasting or vain glory? 8. Have I received Holy Communion or another sacrament in the state of mortal sin? 9. Is there any other sin I need to confess? Act of Contrition My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Saviour JesusChrist suffered and died for us. In His Name, my God, have mercy. Prayer for a Good Confession O my God, by my grievous sins I have re-crucified Thy divine Son to myself and have deserved Thy everlasting wrath in the fires of hell. Even more, I have been most ungrateful by my sins to Thee, my Heavenly Father, Who have created me out of nothing, redeemed me by Thy Son, and sanctified me in the sacraments by Thy Holy Spirit. But Thou hast spared me to make this confession. Receive me back as Thy prodigal son and grant me to confess myself well, that I may begin anew to love Thee with my whole heart and soul, henceforth keeping Thy Commandments and suffering patiently whatever temporal punishment for my sins may remain. I hope by Thy goodness and power to obtain everlasting life in paradise. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

6 BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT SALVA ME! A Prayer for Vocations Lord Jesus, as You once called the first disciples to make them fishers of men, let Your sweet invitation continue to resound, “Come, follow Me!” Give young men and women the grace of responding quickly to Your voice. Support our bishops, priests and consecrated people in their apostolic labour. Grant perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are carrying out the ideal of a life totally consecrated to Your service. Mary, mother of the Church, model of every vocation, help us to say “yes” to the Lord who calls us to cooperate in the divine plan of salvation. Amen. O Salutaris (See Music Sheet) O Saving Victim opening wide The gate of heaven to us below! Our foes press on from every side: Your aid supply your strength bestow. To your great name be endless praise, Immortal Godhead, One in Three; O grant us endless length of days When our true native land we see. Amen.

7 Period of Silent Adoration O Jesus, who are about to give Your benediction to me, and to all who are here present, I humbly beseech You that it may impart to each and all of us the special graces we need. Yet more than this I ask. Let Your blessings go forth far and wide. Let it be felt in the souls of the afflicted who cannot come here to receive it at Your feet. Let the weak and tempted feel its power wherever they may be. Grant to me, O Lord, and to all here present, a strong and personal love of You, a lively horror of sin, a higher esteem of grace, great zeal for your honour and glory, for the interests of Your Sacred Heart, for our own sanctification, and for the salvation of souls. Amen. Tantum Ergo (See Music Sheet) Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail; Lo! o'er ancient forms departing, newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, where the feeble sense fail. To the everlasting Father, and the Son who reigns on high, With the Holy Ghost proceeding forth from Each eternally, be salvation, honour, blessing, might and endless majesty. Amen.

8 Prayer Priest: You have given them bread from heaven. V. Panem de coelopraestitistieis. People:Containing in itself all sweetness. R. Omnedelectamenum in se habentem. Priest: Let us pray: God, who in this wonderful sacrament, has left us a memorial of Your passion, grant us, we beseech You so to venerate the Sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood, that we many ever feel within us the fruit of Your redemption, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen. Oremus:Deus, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabilis, passionistuae memoriam reliquisti: tribue, quaesumus, itanoscorporis et sanguinistui sacra mysteriavenerari, utredemptionistuaefructum in nobisjugitersentiamus. Qui vivis et regnatis in seculaseclorum. Amen.

9 The Divine Praises Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man. Blessed be the name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the paraclete. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy. Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception. Blessed be her glorious Assumption. Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse. Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

Te Deum Laudamus Holy God, we praise thy name; Lord of all, we bow before thee; all on earth thy scepter claim; all in heaven above adore thee. Infinite thy vast domain; everlasting is thy reign. Hark the glad celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising; cherubim and seraphim, in unceasing chorus praising, fill the heavens with sweet accord: Holy, holy, holy Lord.



PRIEST: Most holy and Immaculate Virgin and our Mother Mary, you are our Perpetual Help, our refuge and our hope. ALL: We come to you today. * We thank God for all the graces received through your intercession. * Mother of Perpetual Help, we promise to live you always * and to do all we can to lead others to you. PRIEST: Mother of Perpetual Help, confident of your powerful influence with God, obtain forus these graces: ALL: The strength to overcome temptation, * a perfect love for Jesus Christ, * and a holy death * so that we will live with you and your Son for all eternity. * * * * * * * *


PRIEST: Let us kneel to pray as a community of faith. Mary, all generations have called youblessed, and the Almighty has done great things for you. ALL: Mother of Perpetual Help, * we call upon your most powerful name. * Your very name inspires confidence and hope. * May it always be on our lips, * especially in time of temptation * and, at the hour of our death. * Blessed Lady, help us whenever we call on you. * Let us not be content with merely pronouncing your name. * May our daily lives proclaim * that you are our Mother and our Perpetual Help.

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PRIEST: Let us pray for our temporal wants: ALL:Mother of Perpetual Help, * with the greatest confidence we kneel before you. * We implore your help in the problems of our daily lives. * Trials and sorrows often depress us; * misfortunes and privations being misery into our lives; * everywhere we meet the cross. * Comforter of the Afflicted * beg your Son, Jesus, * to strengthen us as we bear our burdens * and to free us from our sufferings. * Or if it be the will of God * that we should suffer still longer, * help us endure all with live and patience. * May we follow the example of your Son, * and through him, * with him, * and in him, * commend ourselves to the care of our heavenly Father.

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12 PRIEST: Let us stand now to present our petitions and our thanks. Lord Jesus Christ, at a word from Mary your Mother, you changed water into wine at Cana of Galilee. Listen now to the People of God gathered here to honour Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Grant our petitions and accept our sincere thanks. PRIEST: Grant wisdom and guidance to our Holy Father, Pope . . ., our Bishop . . ., our priest, and all the leaders of our nation, state, and community. ALL: Hear us, Lord, through Mary our Mother. PRIEST: Grant peace and unity throughout the world, especially in our homes and families. ALL: Hear us, Lord, through Mary our Mother. PRIEST: Grant that young people respond generously to the call of the Holy Spirit in deepening their faith and choosing their vocation in life. ALL: Hear us, Lord, through Mary our Mother. PRIEST: Grant us continued health of mind and body, and help the sick, especially . . ., to regain their health according to your holy will. ALL: Hear us, Lord, through Mary our Mother. PRIEST: Grant eternal rest to all our deceased, especially . . ., and to the souls of all the faithful departed.

13 DAILY MASS (YEAR B, CYCLE I) Wednesday of the Twenty-first week in Ordinary Time Wednesday, August 26, 2009 First Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

For you remember our labour and toil, brethren; we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you, while we preached to you the 10 gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and 11 righteous and blameless was our behaviour to you believers; for you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you 12 and encouraged you and charged you to lead a life worthy of God, who 13 calls you into his own kingdom and glory. And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Psalms: 139:7-12

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy 8 presence? If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the 10 sea, even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night," 12 even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.

Gospel: Matthew 23: 27-32

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are 28 full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you build the tombs 30 of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, saying, `If

we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with 31 them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' Thus you witness against 32 yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.

15 DAILY MASS (YEAR B, CYCLE I) Thursday, August 27, 2009 Saint Monica – Memorial
Widow; born of Christianparents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387. We are told but little of her childhood. She was married early in life to Patritius who held an official position in Tagaste. He was a pagan, though like so many at that period, his religion was no more than a name; his temper was violent and he appears to have been of dissolute habits. Consequently Monica's married life was far from being a happy one, more especially as Patritius's mother seems to have been of a like disposition with himself. There was of course a gulf between husband and wife; her almsdeeds and her habits of prayer annoyed him, but it is said that he always held her in a sort of reverence. Monica was not the only matron of Tagaste whose married life was unhappy, but, by her sweetness and patience, she was able to exercise a veritable apostolate amongst the wives and mothers of her native town; they knew that she suffered as they did, and her words and example had a proportionate effect. Three children were born of this marriage, Augustine the eldest, Navigius the second, and a daughter, Perpetua. Monica had been unable to secure baptism for her children, and her grief was great when Augustine fell ill; in her distress she besought Patritius to allow him to be baptized; he agreed, but on the boy's recovery withdrew his consent. All Monica's anxiety now centred in Augustine; he was wayward and, as he himself tells us, lazy. He was sent to Madaura to school and Monica seems to have literally wrestled with God for the soul of her son. A great consolation was vouchsafed her — in compensation perhaps for all that she was to experience through Augustine — Patritius became a Christian. Meanwhile, Augustine had been sent to Carthage, to prosecute his studies, and here he fell into grievous sin. Patritius died very shortly after his reception into the Church and Monica resolved not to marry again. At CarthageAugustine had become a Manichean and when on his return home he ventilated certain heretical propositions she drove him away from her table, but a strange vision which she had urged her to recall him. It was at this time that she went to see a certain holybishop,

whose name is not given, but who consoled her with the now famous words, "the child of those tears shall never perish." There is no more pathetic story in the annals of theSaints than that of Monica pursuing her wayward son to Rome, wither he had gone by stealth; when she arrived he had already gone to Milan, but she followed him. Here she found St. Ambrose and through him she ultimately had the joy of seeing Augustine yield, after seventeen years of resistance. Mother and son spent six months of true peace at Cassiacum, after which time Augustine was baptized in the church of St. John the Baptist at Milan. Africa claimed them however, and they set out on their journey, stopping at CivitàVecchia and at Ostia. Here death overtook Monica and the finest pages of his "Confessions" were penned as the result of the emotion Augustine then experienced. St. Monica was buried at Ostia, and at first seems to have been almost forgotten, though her body was removed during the sixth century to a hidden crypt in the church of St. Aureus. About the thirteenth century, however, the cult of St. Monica began to spread and a feast in her honour was kept on 4 May. In 1430 Martin V ordered the relics to be brought to Rome. Many miracles occurred on the way, and the cultus of St. Monica was definitely established. Later the Archbishop of Rouen, Cardinal d'Estouteville, built a church at Rome in honour of St. Augustine and deposited the relics of St. Monica in a chapel to the left of the high altar. The Office of St. Monica however does not seem to have found a place in the Roman Breviary before the sixteenth century. In 1850 there was established at Notre Dame de Sion at Paris an Association of Christian mothers under the patronage of St. Monica; its object was mutual prayer for sons and husbands who had gone astray. This Association was in 1856 raised to the rank of an archconfraternity and spread rapidly over all the Catholic world, branches being established in Dublin, London, Liverpool, Sydney, and Buenos Aires. Eugenius IV had established a similar Confraternity long before.
Pope, H. (1911). St. Monica. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved August 26, 2009 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10482a.htm

17 Reading for Mass (From the Common of holy men and women) First Reading: Sirach 25: 1-4, 13-16
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Happy the husband of a good wife, twice-lengthened are his days; 3 A worthy wife brings joy to her husband, peaceful and full is his life. A good wife is a generous gift bestowed upon him who fears the LORD; 4 13 Be he rich or poor, his heart is content, and a smile is ever on his face. A gracious wife delights her husband, her thoughtfulness puts flesh on 14 his bones; A gift from the LORD is her governed speech, and her firm 15 virtue is of surpassing worth. Choicest of blessings is a modest wife, 16 priceless her chaste person. Like the sun rising in the LORD'S heavens, the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.


(From the Proper of the Season:Thursday of the Twenty-first week in Ordinary Time) First Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13

for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we have been 8 comforted about you through your faith; for now we live, if you stand fast 9 in the Lord. For what thanksgiving can we render to God for you, for all 10 the joy which we feel for your sake before our God, praying earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is 11 lacking in your faith? Now may our God and Father himself, and our 12 Lord Jesus, direct our way to you; and may the Lord make you increase 13 and abound in love to one another and to all men, as we do to you, so that he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints

18 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90:3-5, 12-14, 17

Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, "Turn back, O children of 4 men!" For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is 5 past, or as a watch in the night. Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning:
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So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 14 Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on thy servants! Satisfy us in the morning with thy steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. Gospel: Matthew 24:42-51
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Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have 44 let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready; for the 45 Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to 46 give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom 47 his master when he comes will find so doing. Truly, I say to you, he will 48 set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to 49 himself, `My master is delayed,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, 50 and eats and drinks with the drunken, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not 51 know, and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. OR

Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 (From this reading)

Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and 12 a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, 14 "Do not weep." He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the 15 bearers halted, and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!" The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, "A great prophet has arisen in our midst," and "God has visited his people." 17 This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.

20 DAILY MASS (YEAR B, CYCLE I) Friday, August 28, 2009 St. Augustine, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
The great St. Augustine's life is unfolded to us in documents of unrivaled richness, and of no great character of ancient times have we information comparable to that contained in the "Confessions", which relate the touching story of his soul, the "Retractations," which give the history of his mind, and the "Life of Augustine," written by his friend Possidius, telling of the saint's apostolate. We will confine ourselves to sketching the three periods of this great life: (1) the young wanderer's gradual return to the Faith; (2) the doctrinal development of the Christian philosopher to the time of his episcopate; and (3) the full development of his activities upon the Episcopal throne of Hippo.
Portalié, E. (1907). Life of St. Augustine of Hippo. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved August 26, 2009 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02084a.htm

(From the Proper of the Season) First Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Finally, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as you 2 are doing, you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we 3 gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your 4 sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity; that each one of you 5 know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honour, not in the 6 passion of lust like heathen who do not know God; that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an 7 avenger in all these things, as we solemnly forewarned you. For God 8 has not called us for uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

21 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 10-12
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The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the 6 earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.

The LORD loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of his 11 saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light dawns for 12 the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13

"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who 2 took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were 3 foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they 4 5 took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As 6 the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, `Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet 7 8 him.' Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, `Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going 9 out.' But the wise replied, `Perhaps there will not be enough for us and 10 for you; go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in 11 with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut. Afterward the 12 other maidens came also, saying, `Lord, lord, open to us.' But he 13 replied, `Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

(From these Readings) First Reading: 1 John 4:7-16


Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who 8 loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does 9 not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life 10 through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he 11 loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so 12 loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to 13 perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in 14 us, that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and 15 testify that the Father sent his Son as saviour of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he 16 in God. We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.

Gospel: Matthew 23:8-12

As for you, do not be called 'Rabbi.' You have but one teacher, and you 9 are all brothers. Call no one on earth your father; you have but one 10 Father in heaven. Do not be called 'Master'; you have but one master, 11 the Messiah. The greatest among you must be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

23 DAILY MASS (YEAR B, CYCLE I) Saturday, August 29, 2009 Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, martyr – Memorial
John the Baptist was the son of Zachary, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth, a kinswoman of Mary who visited her. He was probably born at Ain-Karim southwest of Jerusalem after the Angel Gabriel had told Zachary that his wife would bear a child even though she was an old woman. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea until about A.D. 27. When he was thirty, he began to preach on the banks of the Jordan against the evils of the times and called men to penance and baptism "for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand". He attracted large crowds, and when Christ came to him, John recognized Him as the Messiah and baptized Him, saying, "It is I who need baptism from You". When Christ left to preach in Galilee, John continued preaching in the Jordan valley. Fearful of his great power with the people, Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Perea and Galilee, had him arrested and imprisoned at Machaerus Fortress on the Dead Sea when John denounced his adultrous and incestuous marriage with Herodias, wife of his half brother Philip. John was beheaded at the request of Salome, daughter of Herodias, who asked for his head at the instigation of her mother. John inspired many of his followers to follow Christ when he designated Him "the Lamb of God," among them Andrew and John, who came to know Christ through John's preaching. John is presented in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. His feast day is June 24th and the feast for his beheading is August 29th.

First Reading:Jeremiah 1:17-19

But you, gird up your loins; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before 18 them. And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its 19 princes, its priests, and the people of the land. They will fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, says the LORD, to deliver you."

Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17

In thee, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In thy righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline thy ear to me, and save 3 me! Be thou to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for 4 thou art my rock and my fortress. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand 5 of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. For thou, O 6 Lord, art my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. Upon thee I have leaned from my birth; thou art he who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of thee.


My mouth will tell of thy righteous acts, of thy deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.

O God, from my youth thou hast taught me, and I still proclaim thy wondrous deeds.

Gospel:Mark 6:17-29

For Herod had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Hero'di-as, his brother Philip's wife; because he had married her. 18 For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's 19 wife." And Hero'di-as had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. 20 But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he was

much perplexed; and yet he heard him gladly. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers 22 and the leading men of Galilee. For when Hero'di-as' daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the 23 girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will grant it." And he vowed to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom." 24 And she went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she 25 said, "The head of John the baptizer." And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once 26 the head of John the Baptist on a platter." And the king was exceedingly sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break 27 his word to her. And immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard and gave orders to bring his head. He went and beheaded him in the 28 prison, and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the 29 girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

26 DAILY MASS (YEAR B, CYCLE I) Sunday, August 30, 2009 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 1 "And now, O Israel, give heed to the statutes and the ordinances which I teach you, and do them; that you may live, and go in and take possession 2 of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, gives you. You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it; that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command 6 you. Keep them and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, `Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding 7 people.' For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the 8 LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day? Psalm:Psalm 15:2-5 2 He who walks blamelessly, and does what is right, and speaks truth from 3 his heart; who does not slander with his tongue, and does no evil to his 4 friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbour; in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honours those who fear the LORD; who 5 swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest, and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. Second Reading:James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 17 Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow 18 due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth 21 that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness and receive with 22 meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be 27 doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Religion

that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. Gospel:Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the 2 scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his 3 disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the 4 tradition of the elders; and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels 5 of bronze.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with 6 hands defiled?" And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honors me with their lips, but their 7 heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines 8 the precepts of men.' You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast 14 the tradition of men." And he called the people to him again, and said to 15 them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come 21 out of a man are what defile him." For from within, out of the heart of 22 man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, 23 wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."


ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host by the Divine Power of God cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


THE CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc. [Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels] 1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen. 2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. 3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen. 4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen. 5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. 6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen. 7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.


8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen. 9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen. Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel. Concluding prayers: O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises. Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

31 ADORATION Eucharistic Adoration Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the best ways to spend time with Jesus. There is so much noise around us these days. Spending a quiet hour with Jesus in humble adoration will bring many graces and blessings to you. Things that you have never even considered before will now be made present to you. Bad things that would have happened to you will now not happen. Here are some thoughts about what Jesus is asking you during this time. As He told Peter, "Could you not spend one hour with me?"

"MY CHILD, you need not know much in order to please Me; only love Me dearly. Speak to Me as you would talk to your mother, if she had taken you in her arms. Have you no one to recommend to Me? Tell Me the names of your relations, of your friends; after each name add what you wish Me to do for them. Ask a great deal: I love generous hearts that forget themselves for others. TELL ME about the poor whom you want to help, the sick whom you have seen suffer, the sinner whom you would convert, the persons who are alienated from you, and whose affections you wish to win back. For all recite a fervent prayer. Remind Me that I have promised to grant every prayer that comes from the heart; and surely the prayers are heartfelt which we say for those whom we love, and who love us. HAVE YOU no favors to ask for yourself'? Write, if you like, a long list of all your wishes of all the needs of your soul--and come and read it to Me. Tell Me simply how self-indulgent you are, how proud, how touchy, how selfish, how cowardly, how idle; ask Me to help you to improve. Poor child! Do not blush! There are in heaven many saints who had the

32 same faults as you; they prayed to Me, and, little by little, they were cured. DO NOT hesitate to ask for the goods of body and mind--for health, for memory, for success. I can give everything, and I always give when the gifts would make souls more holy. What do you want today, My child? Oh, if you knew how I longed to do you good! HAVE YOU no plans to interest you? Tell Me about them. Do they concern your vocation? What do you think of? What would you like? Are you planning some pleasure for your mother, for your family, for your guardian? What do you wish to do for them? AND HAVE you no thoughts of zeal for Me? Are you not anxious to do a little good for the souls of your friends, for those whom you love, and who, perhaps, forget Me? Tell Me who interests you, what motives urge you, what means you wish to take. CONFIDE TO Me your failures; I will show you the cause. Whom do you wish to see interested in your work? I am the Master of all hearts, My child, and I lead them gently where I please. I will place about you those who are necessary to you; never fear!

HAVE YOU nothing to annoy you? My child, tell Me your annoyances, with every detail. Who has pained you? Who as wounded your self-love? Who has treated you contemptuously? Tell Me all, and then say that you forgive and forget; and I will give you My blessing.

33 DO YOU dread something painful? Is there in your soul a vague fear which seems unreasonable, and yet torments you? Trust fully in My providence. I am here, I see everything; I will not leave you. ARE THERE about you friends who seem less kind than formerly, who neglect you through indifference or forgetfulness, without your having consciously done anything to wound them? Pray for them, and I will restore them to you, if there companionship is good for you. HAVE YOU no joys to tell Me? Why not confide to Me your pleasures? Tell Me what has happened since yesterday to console you, to make you look happy, to give you joy. An unexpected visit has done you good; a fear has been suddenly dispelled; you have met with unlooked for success; you have received some mark of affection in a letter, a present; some trial has left you stronger than you supposed. All these things, My child, I obtained for you. Why are you not grateful? Why do you not say, "I thank you?" Gratitude draws benefits, and the benefactor loves to be reminded of His bounty. HAVE YOU no promises to make Me? You know I read the very bottom of your heart. Men are deceived, but not God; be frank. ARE YOU resolved to avoid that occasion of sin, to give up the object which leads you astray--not to read that book which excites your imagination; to withdraw your friendship from that person who is irreligious, and whose presence disturbs the peace of your soul? Will you go at once and be kind to that companion who annoyed you? WELL, MY child, go now and resume your daily work. Be silent, be honest, be patient, be charitable, love very much the Blessed Mother of

34 Jesus; and tomorrow bring Me a heart even more devoted and loving. Tomorrow I shall have new favors for you." With Ecclesiastical Approval

35 CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY Instructions on how to pray the Chaplet: "Thou didst expire, Lord Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Thyself out upon us." (3 times) "O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in Thee!" Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostle’s Creed… On the large bead before each of the five decades (set of ten prayers): "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world." Latin:"Pateraeterne, offerotibi Corpus et Sanguinem, animam et divinitatemdilectissimiFiliiTui, Domininostri, Iesu Christi, in propitiatione pro peccatisnostris et totiusmundi." On each small "Hail Mary" bead: "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world." Latin:"Pro dolorosa Eiuspassione, misererenobis et totius mundi." After five decades, conclude by saying three times: "Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world." 'Latin:"Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis et totiusmundi." (This prayer is based on the Trisagion of the Eastern tradition.) Optional concluding prayers: "Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Thy mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor

36 become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Thy holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen."

3 O'Clock Prayer to the Divine Mercy You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fountain of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in You. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy on us and on the whole world. (3 times) JESUS, King of mercy, I trust in You! Amen

37 HOLY ROSARY – WITH LATIN VERSION Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Apostles Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into SignumCrucis In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

SymbolumApostolorum Credo in Deum Patremomnipotentem, Creatoremcaeli et terrae; et in Iesum Christum, Filiumeiusunicum, Dominum nostrum; qui conceptusest de SpirituSancto, natus ex Maria Virgine; passus sub PontioPilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus; descendit ad infernos; tertia die resurrexit a mortuis; ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patrisomnipotentis; indeventurusestiudicarevivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum; SanctamEcclesiamCatholicam; Sanctorum communionem; remissionempeccatorum; carnisresurrectionem; vitamaeternam. Amen.

38 Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. The Lord's Prayer (Our Father) Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our

OratioDominicae (Pater noster) Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificeturNomenTuum. Adveniat regnum Tuum, fiat voluntasTua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianumdanobishodie, et dimittenobisdebita nostra, sicut et nosdimittimusdebitoribusnostris, et ne nosinducas in tentationem, sedliberanos a malo. Amen.

39 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen The Angelic Salutation (Hail Mary) Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. The Minor Doxology (Glory Be) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the

Salutatio Angelica (Ave Maria) Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; Benedictatu in mulieribus et benedictusfructusventristui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobispeccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Doxologia Minor (Gloria Patri) Gloria Patri, et Filio, et SpirituiSancto, sicuterat in principio, et nuncet'semper, et in saeculasaeculorum. Amen.

40 beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Hail Holy Queen Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! V- Pray for us, O

Salve Regina Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae; vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve. Ad teclamamus, exsules, filiiEvae. Ad tesuspiramus, gementes et flentes, in haclarimarumvalle. Eia ergo advocata nostra, illostuosmisericordesoculos, ad nosconverte. Et Iesum, benedictumfructumventristui, nobis post hoc exsiliumostende. O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria!

V- Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix. R- Utdigniefficiamurpromissionibus Christi.

41 holy Mother of God. R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. Pour forth we beseech Thee, O

Oremus Deus, cujusUnigenitus per vitam, mortem, et resurrectionemsuamnobissalutisaeternaecomparavit: concede, quaesumus; ut, haecmysteriasacratissimobeataeMariaeVirginis Rosario recolentes, et imitemurquor continent, et quod promittuntassequamur. Per eumdum Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Gratiamtuamquaesumus, Domine,mentibusnostrisinfunde, ut qui, angelonuntiante, Christi Filiituiincarnationemcognovimus per passionemeius et crucem, ad resurrectionemgloriamperducamur, per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

42 Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

SignumCrucis In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

43 LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY V/ Lord, have mercy. R/ Lord, have mercy. V/ Christ, have mercy. R/ Christ, have mercy. V/ Lord, have mercy. R/ Lord, have mercy. V/ Jesus, hear us. R/ Jesus, graciously hear us.

V/ God, the Father of Heaven, R/ have mercy on us. V/ God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, R/ have mercy on us. V/ God, the Holy Spirit, R/ have mercy on us. V/ Holy Trinity, One God, R/ have mercy on us.

R/ for ff: pray for us. Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of divine grace, Mother most pure, Mother most chaste, Mother inviolate, Mother undefiled, Mother most amiable, Mother most admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of our Creator, Mother of our Savior, Virgin most prudent, Virgin most venerable, Virgin most renowned, Virgin most powerful, Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful, Virgin most faithful, Mirror of justice, Seat of wisdom, Cause of our joy, Spiritual vessel, Vessel of honor, Singular vessel of devotion, Mystical rose, Tower of David, Tower of ivory,

44 House of gold, Ark of the covenant, Gate of heaven, Morning star, Heath of the Sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians, Queen of Angels, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Martyrs, Queen Confessors, Queen of Virgins, Queen of all Saints, Queen conceived without original sin, Queen assumed into heaven, Queen of the most holy Rosary, Queen of Peace,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, R/ spare us, O Lord, Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, R/ graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world. R/ have mercy on us. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. Grant, we beg you, O Lord God, that we your servants, may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R/ Amen.


ANGELUS L. The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. L. Behold the handmaid of the Lord: R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word. Hail Mary . . . L. And the Word was made Flesh: R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary . . . L. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

46 Prayer to the Guardian Angel Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day, be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

47 My Conversation with God









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