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INVITATORY
(Please stand, make the sign of the cross on +)

Leader: (+) Lord, open my lips
All: And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Antiphon:
Leader: Come, let us worship Christ, the Son of Mary.
All: Come, let us worship Christ, the Son of Mary.

Invitatory Psalm
Psalm 95
(Please remain standing)
Group 1:
Come, let us sing to the Lord
And shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
And sing joyful songs to the Lord.
Antiphon:
Come, let us worship Christ, the Son of Mary.

Group 2:
The Lord is God, the mighty God,
The great king over all the gods
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
And the highest mountains as well,
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
The dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.
Antiphon:
Come, let us worship Christ, the Son of Mary.

let us worship Christ. . let us bow down and worship. Antiphon: Come. The flock he shepherds. the Son of Mary. Group 1: Come then. Bending the knee before the Lord. For he is our God and we are his people. our maker.

listen to the voice of the Lord: Do not grow stubborn. Although they had seen all of my works. When at Meriba and Massah They challenged me and provoked me. as your fathers did in the wilderness. Antiphon: Come. let us worship Christ. . Group 2: Today. the Son of Mary.

. the Son of Mary. I said.” So I swore in my anger. Group 1: Forty years I endured that generation. “They shall not enter into my rest. let us worship Christ. “They are a people whose hearts go astray And they do not know my ways.” Antiphon: Come.

and to the Son. is now. and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning. . Group 2: Glory to the Father. and will be for ever. Amen Antiphon: Come. let us worship Christ. the Son of Mary.

Mary the Dawn. Christ the Perfect Day. Mary the Gate. Christ the Mystic Vine. Mary the Grape. Hymn “Mary the Dawn” I. Christ the Sacred Wine! . Christ the Heav’nly Way! Mary the Root.

Christ the Living Bread. Christ the Rose Blood-red! Mary the Font. Mary the Wheat-sheaf. Mary the Chalice. Mary the Rose-Tree. II. Christ the Saving Blood! . Christ the Cleansing Flood.

Mary the Shrine. Mary the Temple. Christ the Haven’s Rest. Mary the Mirror. Christ the God adored! Mary the Beacon. Christ the Vision Blest! . III. Christ the Temple’s Lord.

Amen. IV. Mary the Mother. . Both ever blest while endless ages run. Christ the Mother’s Son.

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O Mary. for the world's salvation came forth from you. you rejoice forever with the Lord. Intercede for us with your Son. . Antiphon I. Blessed are you. now in glory.

for you my soul is thirsting. So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory. weary land without water. My body pines for you like a dry. you are my God. (Please be seated) Psalm 63:2-9 Group 1: O God. for you I long. .

So I will bless you all my life. . My soul shall be filled as with a banquet. in your name I will lift up my hands. my lips will speak your praise. Group 2: For your love is better than life. my mouth shall praise you with joy.

your right hand holds me fast. Group 1: On my bed I remember you. . On you I muse through the night for you have been my help. in the shadow of your wings I rejoice. My soul clings to you.

is now. and will be for ever. and to the Holy Spirit: — as it was in the beginning. Amen. . and to the Son. (Please stand) Glory to the Father.

Blessed are you. now in glory. you rejoice forever with the Lord. Intercede for us with your Son. O Mary. (Please be seated) Antiphon I. for the world's salvation came forth from you. .

the joy of Israel. Antiphon II You are the glory of Jerusalem. you are the fairest honor of our race. .

Stars of heaven. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Canticle . . All you hosts of the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Sun and moon.56 Group 2: Bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord.Daniel 3:57-88. All you waters above the heavens. Angels of the Lord. all you works of the Lord. You heavens.

bless the Lord. All you winds. bless the Lord. Cold and chill. bless the Lord. Dew and rain. Frost and chill. Lightnings and clouds. bless the Lord. Nights and days. . Fire and heat. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Light and darkness. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Ice and snow. bless the Lord. Group 1: Every shower and dew.

You springs. bless the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever. . Group 2: Let the earth bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Mountains and hills. Everything growing from the earth.

Group 1: Seas and rivers. wild and tame. You dolphins and all water creatures. All you beasts. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. All you birds of the air. . bless the Lord. bless the Lord. You sons of men.

bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Priests of the Lord. bless the Lord. Spirits and souls of the just. Hananiah. bless the Lord. Group 2: O Israel. Servants of the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever. Mishael. Holy men of humble heart. . Azariah. bless the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever.

Blessed are you. Let us praise and exalt him above all forever. and the Holy Spirit. Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all forever. Group 1: Let us bless the Father. in the firmament of heaven. Lord. and the Son. .

Amen. and will be for ever. and to the Son. is now. (Please stand) Glory to the Father. . and to the Holy Spirit: — as it was in the beginning.

you are the fairest honor of our race. (Please be seated) Antiphon II You are the glory of Jerusalem. . the joy of Israel.

how great your cause for joy. . Antiphon III O Virgin Mary. God found you worthy to bear Christ our Savior.

(Please be seated) Psalm 149 Group 1: Sing a new song to the Lord. Let Israel rejoice in its maker. his praise in the assembly of the faithful. . let Zion’s sons exult in their king. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music with timbrel and harp.

. He crowns the poor with salvation. Group 2: For the Lord takes delight in his people. shout for joy and take their rest. Let the praise of God be on their lips and a two-edged sword in their hand. Let the faithful rejoice in their glory.

to carry out the sentence pre-ordained. this honor is for all his faithful . to bind their kings in chains and their nobles in fetters of iron. Group 1: to deal out vengeance to the nations and punishment on all the peoples.

and to the Holy Spirit: — as it was in the beginning. Amen. and will be for ever. and to the Son. is now. . (Please stand) Glory to the Father.

how great your cause for joy. . (Please be seated) Antiphon III O Virgin Mary. God found you worthy to bear Christ our Savior.

READING Isaiah 61:10 I rejoice heartily in the Lord. For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation.) . (Sacred Silence – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church. and wrapped me in a mantle of justice. in my God is the joy of my soul. like a bride bedecked with her jewels.

his loved one from the beginning. and to the Holy Spirit. Glory to the Father. — The Lord has chosen her. his loved one from the beginning. — The Lord has chosen her. and to the Son. RESPONSORY The Lord has chosen her. — his loved one from the beginning. his loved one from the beginning . He has taken her to live with him.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH (Please stand) Antiphon Eve shut all her children out of Paradise. the Virgin Mary opened wide its gates. .

He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. from the hands of all who hate us. Through his holy prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies. (+)Blessed be the Lord. the God of Israel. born of the house of his servant David. . he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty savior.

free to worship him without fear. for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way. shall be called the prophet of the Most High. holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life. . You. my child. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies. to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins.

and to the Son. is now. and will be for ever. to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. Amen. . In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us. and to the Holy Spirit: — as it was in the beginning. Glory to the Father. and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

. the Virgin Mary opened wide its gates. Antiphon Eve shut all her children out of Paradise.

. INTERCESSIONS Let us glorify our Savior. Let us ask him: May your mother intercede for us. who chose the Virgin Mary for his mother. Lord.

who chose the best part.Son of Justice. . Lord. the immaculate Virgin was the white dawn announcing your rising. your mother. May your mother intercede for us. Lord. – grant that we may always live in the light of your coming. help us imitate Mary. May your mother intercede for us. Lord.may we seek the food that will sustain us for ever. .

. . You are our redeemer.Savior of the world. lest we sin. by your redeeming might you preserved your mother before-hand from all stain of sin. May your mother intercede for us. . who made the immaculate Virgin Mary your purest home and the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit. May your mother intercede for us.make us temples of your Spirit for ever.keep watch over us. Lord. Lord.

Thy will be done on earth. but deliver us from evil. Gathering our prayers and praises into one. as we forgive those who trespass against us. . let us offer the prayer Christ himself taught us: Our Father who art in heaven. as it is in heaven. and lead us not into temptation. Thy kingdom come. hallowed be thy name. Give us this day our daily bread. and forgive us our trespasses.

for ever and ever. — Amen. who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ. we ask that by the help of her prayers we too may come to share the fullness of your grace. as we honor the glorious memory of the Virgin Mary. Concluding Prayer Lord. your Son. . one God.

. — Amen. protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. DISMISSAL (+) May the Lord bless us.