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Order of the Mass

ORDER OF THE MASS


RENEWED BY DECREE OF THE MOST HOLY SECOND ECUMENICAL
COUNCIL OF THE VATICAN,

PROMULGATED BY AUTHORITY OF POPE PAUL VI

AND REVISED AT THE DIRECTION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II.

With the Minor Emendations of Pope Benedict XVI

ENGLISH TRANSLATION ACCORDING


TO THE THIRD TYPICAL EDITION

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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ORDER OF THE MASS


When the people are gathered, the Priest approaches The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the altar with the ministers while the Entrance and the love of God, and the
Chant is sung.
communion of the Holy Spirit, be
When he has arrived at the altar, after making a with you all.
profound bow with the ministers, the Priest or:
venerates the altar with a kiss and, if appropriate, Grace to you and peace from our
incenses the cross and the altar. Lord Jesus Christ.
or:
Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair. The Lord be with you.
When the Entrance Chant is concluded, the Priest
and the faithful, standing, sign
themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the In this first greeting a Bishop, instead of The Lord
Priest, facing the people, says: be with you, says:
Peace be with you.

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n the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The people reply:
And with your spirit.
The people reply:
The Priest, or a Deacon or another minister, may
Amen.
very briefly introduce the faithful to the
Mass of the day.
Then the Priest, extending his hands, greets the
people, saying:

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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Penitential Act* Or:
Then follows the Penitential Act, to which the The Priest, or a Deacon or another minister, then
Priest invites the faithful, saying: says the following or other invocations*
with Kyrie, eleison (Lord, have mercy):
Brethren, let us acknowledge our sins,
and so prepare ourselves to celebrate You have sent to heal the contrite of
the sacred mysteries. heart:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite
together the formula of general confession: The people reply:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison

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confess to almighty God and
to you, my brothers and sisters, The Priest:
that I have greatly sinned, in You came to call sinners:
my thoughts and in my words, in Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
what I have done and in what I
The people reply:
have failed to do, And, striking their breast, Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
they say: through my fault, through
my fault, through my most The Priest:

grievous fault; Then they continue: You are seated at the right hand of the
Father to intercede for us:
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie, eleison.
Virgin, all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters, to The people:
pray for me to the Lord our God. Lord, have mercy. Kyrie, eleison.
Or: The absolution by the Priest follows:

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The Priest then says:
ay almighty God have
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
mercy on us,
The people reply: forgive us our sins,
For we have sinned against you. and bring us to everlasting life.

The Priest: The people reply:


Show us, O Lord, your mercy. Amen.

The people:
And grant us your salvation.

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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The Kyrie, eleison (Lord, have mercy) invocations mercy on us. For you alone are the
follow, unless they have just occurred in a formula
Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
of the Penitential Act.

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yrie, eleison. Kyrie, you alone are the Most High, Jesus
eleison. Christe, Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the
glory of God the Father. Amen.
eleison. Christe,
eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie,
When this hymn is concluded, the Priest, with
eleison.
hands joined, says: Let us pray. And all pray
Or: in silence with the Priest for a while. Then the

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Ord, have mercy. Lord, Priest, with hands extended, says the Collect
have mercy. Christ, have prayer, at the end of which the people

mercy. Christ, have acclaim: Amen.

mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord,


The Liturgy of the Word
have mercy.
Then the reader goes to the ambo and reads the
First Reading, while all sit and listen.
Then, when it is prescribed, this hymn is either To indicate the end of the reading, the reader
sung or said: acclaims: V. The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be
to God.

The psalmist or cantor sings or says the Psalm,


with the people making the response.
and on earth peace to people of
After this, if there is to be a Second Reading, a
good will. We praise you, we bless reader reads it from the ambo, as above.
you, we adore you, we glorify you, To indicate the end of the reading, the reader
we give you thanks for your great acclaims: V. The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be
to God.
glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O
God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus There follows the Alleluia or another chant laid
Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord down by the rubrics, as the liturgical time
God, Lamb of God, Son of the requires.

Father, you take away the sins of Meanwhile, if incense is used, the Priest puts
the world, have mercy on us; you some into the thurible. After this, the Deacon who
take away the sins of the world, is to proclaim the Gospel, bowing profoundly before
the Priest, asks for the blessing, saying in a low
receive our prayer; you are seated at
voice: Your blessing, Father. The Priest says in a
the right hand of the Father, have low voice:

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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ay the Lord be in your At the end of the Homily, the Symbol or Profession
of Faith or Creed, when prescribed, is either sung or
heart and on your lips,
said:
that you may proclaim
his Gospel worthily and well, in
the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The Deacon signs himself with the Sign of the Cross
the Father almighty, maker of
and replies: Amen.
heaven and earth, of all things
visible and invisible. I believe in
If, however, a Deacon is not present, the Priest,
bowing before the altar, says quietly: one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only
Begotten Son of God, born of the

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leanse my heart and my
lips, almighty God, that I Father before all ages. God from
may worthily proclaim your God, Light from Light, true God
holy Gospel. from true God, begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
The Deacon, or the Priest, then proceeds to the through him all things were made.
ambo, accompanied, if appropriate, by ministers For us men and for our salvation, he
with incense and candles. There he says: V. The
came down from heaven, At the words
Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.
that follow, up to and including and became man,
and by the Holy Spirit was
all bow.
The Deacon, or the Priest says, A reading from
the holy Gospel, and, at the same time, he makes incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and
the Sign of the Cross on the book and on his became man. For our sake he was
forehead, lips, and breast. The people acclaim: R. crucified under Pontius Pilate, he
Glory to you, O Lord. Then the Deacon, or the
Priest, incenses the book, if incense is used, and
suffered death and was buried, and
proclaims the Gospel. At the end of the Gospel, the rose again on the third day in
Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims, The Gospel of the accordance with the Scriptures. He
Lord, and all reply, R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated
Christ. Then he kisses the book, saying quietly,
Through the words of the Gospel may our at the right hand of the Father. He
sins be wiped away. will come again in glory to judge
the living and the dead and his
Then follows the Homily, which is to be preached by
kingdom will have no end. I
a Priest or Deacon on all Sundays and Holydays of
Obligation; on other days, it is recommended. believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life, who proceeds from
the Father and the Son, who with

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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the Father and the Son is adored Then follows the Universal Prayer, that is, the
Prayer of the Faithful or Bidding Prayers.
and glorified, who has spoken
through the prophets. I believe in
one, holy, catholic and apostolic The Liturgy of the Eucharist
When all this has been done, the Offertory Chant
Church. I confess one Baptism for begins. Meanwhile, the ministers place the
the forgiveness of sins and I look corporal, the purificator, the chalice, the pall, and
forward to the resurrection of the the Missal on the altar.
dead and the life of the world to
It is desirable that the faithful express their
come. Amen.
participation by making an offering, bringing
forward bread and wine for the celebration of the
Instead of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, Eucharist and perhaps other gifts to relieve
especially during Lent and Easter Time, the the needs of the Church and of the poor.
baptismal Symbol of the Roman Church, known as
the Apostles Creed, may be used. The Priest, standing at the altar, takes the paten
I believe in God, the Father with the bread and holds it slightly raised above the
almighty, Creator of heaven and altar with both hands, saying in a low voice:

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earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only lessed are you, Lord God
Son, our Lord, At the words that follow, up of all creation, for
to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow. who through your goodness
was conceived by the Holy Spirit, we have received the bread we
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered offer you: fruit of the earth and
under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, work of human hands, it will
died and was buried; he descended become for us the bread of life.
into hell; on the third day he rose
Then he places the paten with the bread on the
again from the dead; he ascended corporal.
into heaven, and is seated at the
right hand of God the Father If, however, the Offertory Chant is not sung, the
Priest may speak these words aloud; at the
almighty; from there he will come
end, the people may acclaim: Blessed be God for
to judge the living and the dead. I ever.
believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy
catholic Church, the communion of The Deacon, or the Priest, pours wine and a
little water into the chalice, saying quietly:
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the

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y the mystery of this water
resurrection of the body,
and wine may we come to
and life everlasting. Amen.
share in the divinity of

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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Christ who humbled himself to Then the Priest, standing at the side of the altar,
washes his hands, saying quietly:
share in our humanity.

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ash me, O Lord, from my
The Priest then takes the chalice and holds it iniquity and cleanse me
slightly raised above the altar with both hands, from my sin.
saying in a low voice:

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lessed are you, Lord Standing at the middle of the altar, facing the
God of all creation, people, extending and then joining his hands,
for through your he says:

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goodness we have ray, brethren (brothers and
received the wine we offer you: sisters), that my sacrifice and
fruit of the vine and work of human yours may be acceptable to
hands, it will become our spiritual God, the almighty Father.
drink.
The people rise and reply:

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Then he places the chalice on the corporal. ay the Lord accept the
sacrifice at your hands
If, however, the Offertory Chant is not sung, the for the praise and glory
Priest may speak these words aloud; at the
of his name, for our good
end, the people may acclaim: Blessed be God for
ever. and the good of all his holy Church.

After this, the Priest, bowing profoundly, says Then the Priest, with hands extended, says the
quietly: Prayer over the Offerings, at the end of which the
people acclaim, Amen.

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ith humble spirit and
Then the Priest begins the Eucharistic Prayer.
contrite heart may we be Extending his hands, he says. The Lord be with
accepted by you, O Lord, you. The people reply: And with your spirit. The
and may our sacrifice in your sight Priest, raising his hands, continues, Lift up your
hearts. The people, We lift them up to the Lord.
this day be pleasing to you, Lord
The Priest, with hands extended, adds, Let us give
God. thanks to the Lord our God. The people: It is
right and just. The Priest, with hands extended,
Jf appropriate, he also incenses the offerings, the continues the Preface.
cross, and the altar. A Deacon or other minister
then incenses the Priest and the people. At the end of the Preface he joins his hands and
concludes the Preface with the people, singing or
saying aloud, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts.

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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PREFACES IN SOLEMN CHANT


The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent from the First Sunday of Advent to
December 16 and in other Masses that are celebrated in Advent and have no proper Preface.

PREFACE I OF ADVENT
The two comings of Christ

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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PREFACES WITHOUT THE CHANT

PREFACE I OF ADVENT in which now we dare to hope. And


The two comings of Christ so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions, and
The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent
from the First Sunday of Advent to December 16 with all the hosts and Powers of
and in other Masses that are celebrated in Advent heaven, we sing the hymn of your
and have no proper Preface. glory, as without end we acclaim:

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hrough Christ our Lord. R.
Amen. Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of
V. The Lord be with you. hosts. Heaven and earth are full of
R. And with your spirit. your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
V. Lift up your hearts. Blessed is he who comes in the
R. We lift them up to the Lord. name of the Lord. Hosanna in the
V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our highest.
God.
R. It is right and just. PREFACE II OF ADVENT
The twofold expectation of Christ

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t is truly right and just, our
The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent
duty and our salvation, always
from December 17 to December 24 and in other
and everywhere to give you Masses that are celebrated in Advent and have no
thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty proper Preface..

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and eternal God, through Christ hrough Christ our Lord. R.
our Lord. For he assumed at his first Amen.
coming the lowliness of human V. The Lord be with you.
flesh, and so fulfilled the design R. And with your spirit.
you formed long ago, and opened V. Lift up your hearts.
for us the way to eternal salvation, R. We lift them up to the Lord.
that, when he comes again in glory V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our
and majesty and all is at last made God.
manifest, we who watch for that R. It is right and just.
day may inherit the great promise

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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CANON OF THE MASS


THE ROMAN CANON
Eucharistic Prayer I

The Priest, with hands extended, says: and all gathered here, whose faith

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o you, therefore, most and devotion are known to you.
merciful Father, we make For them, we offer you this sacrifice
humble prayer and of praise or they offer it for
petition through Jesus Christ, your themselves and all who are dear to
Son, our Lord: He joins his hands and says: them: for the redemption of their
that you accept He makes the Sign of the souls, in hope of health and well-
Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
being, and paying their homage to
saying: and bless these gifts, these
you, the eternal God, living and
offerings, these holy and
true.
unblemished sacrifices, With hands Within the Action.
extended, he continues: which we offer

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n communion with those
you firstly for your holy catholic whose memory we venerate,
Church. Be pleased to grant her especially the glorious ever-
peace, to guard, unite and govern Virgin Mary, Mother of our God
her throughout the whole world, and Lord, Jesus Christ,
together with your servant N. our and blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
Pope and N. our Bishop,* and all your blessed Apostles and Martyrs,
those who, holding to the truth, Peter and Paul, Andrew, (James,
hand on the catholic and apostolic John, Thomas, James, Philip,
faith. Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon
and Jude; Linus, Cletus, Clement,
Commemoration of the Living.
Remember, Lord, your servants N. Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian,
and N. The Priest joins his hands and prays Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and
briefly for those for whom he intends to pray. Then, Paul, Cosmas and Damian) and all
with hands extended, he continues: your Saints; we ask that through

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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their merits and prayers, in all especially the glorious ever-Virgin
things we may be defended by your Mary, Mother of our God and Lord,
protecting help. Jesus Christ,
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)

PROPER FORMS OF THE On the Ascension of the Lord

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COMMUNICANTES elebrating the most sacred day
On the Nativity of the Lord and throughout on which your Only Begotten
the Octave Son, our Lord, placed at the

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elebrating the most sacred night right hand of your glory our weak
(day) on which blessed Mary human nature, which he had united to
the immaculate Virgin brought himself, and in communion with those
forth the Savior for this world, and in whose memory we venerate, especially
communion with those whose memory the glorious ever-Virgin Mary, Mother
we venerate, especially the glorious of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,
ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of our God
and Lord, Jesus Christ,
On Pentecost Sunday

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elebrating the most sacred day
On the Epiphany of the Lord of Pentecost, on which the Holy

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elebrating the most sacred day Spirit appeared to the Apostles
on which your Only Begotten in tongues of fire, and in communion
Son, eternal with you in your with those whose memory we venerate,
glory, appeared in a human body, truly especially the glorious ever-Virgin
sharing our flesh, and in communion Mary, Mother of our God and Lord,
with those whose memory we venerate, Jesus Christ,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin
Mary, Mother of our God and Lord,
Jesus Christ, With hands extended, the Priest continues:

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herefore, Lord, we pray:
graciously accept this
From the Mass of the Easter Vigil until the
oblation of our service, that
Second Sunday of Easter
of your whole family; order our

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elebrating the most sacred night
(day) of the Resurrection of our days in your peace, and command
Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh, that we be delivered from eternal
and in communion with those whose damnation and counted among the
memory we venerate, flock of those you have chosen.

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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He joins his hands. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.) should be pronounced clearly and distinctly, as the
nature of these words requires.

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n the day before he was to
From the Mass of the Easter Vigil until the
suffer, He takes the bread and,
Second Sunday of Easter
holding it slightly raised above the

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herefore, Lord, we pray:
he took bread
altar, continues:
graciously accept this oblation
of our service, that of your whole in his holy and venerable hands, He
family, which we make to you also for raises his eyes. and with eyes raised to
those to whom you have been pleased heaven to you, O God, his almighty
to give the new birth of water and the Father, giving you thanks, he said
Holy Spirit, granting them forgiveness the blessing, broke the bread and
of all their sins; order our days in your gave it to his disciples, saying: He
peace, and command that we be bows slightly.
delivered from eternal damnation and
counted among the flock of those you
have chosen. Take this, all of you,
He joins his hands.
and eat of it,
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.) for this is my Body,
which will be given up
Holding his hands extended over the offerings, he for you.
says:

He shows the consecrated host to the people, places

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e pleased, O God, we pray,
it again on the paten, and genuflects in adoration.
to bless, acknowledge, and
In a similar
After this, the Priest continues:
approve this offering in
way, when supper was ended, he
every respect; make it spiritual and takes the chalice and, holding it slightly raised
acceptable, so that it may become he took this
above the altar, continues:
for us the Body and Blood of your precious chalice in his holy and
most beloved Son, our Lord Jesus venerable hands, and once more
Christ. giving you thanks, he said the
blessing and gave the chalice to his
He joins his hands.
disciples, saying: He bows slightly.

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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Take this, all of you,
and drink from it,
For this is the chalice of
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
my blood, and profess your Resurrection
the Blood of the new until you come again.
Or:
and eternal covenant, When we eat this Bread and drink
which will be poured this Cup, we proclaim your Death,
O Lord, until you come again.
out for you and for Or:

many Save us, Savior of the world,


for by your Cross and Resurrection
for the forgiveness you have set us free.
of sins.
Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Do this in memory of

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herefore, O Lord, as we
me. celebrate the memorial of
the blessed Passion, the
Resurrection from the dead, and
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the
the glorious Ascension into heaven
corporal, and genuflects in adoration. Then he says:
of Christ, your Son, our Lord, we,
your servants and your holy
people, offer to your glorious
majesty from the gifts that you
have given us, this pure victim,
The mystery of faith. And the people this holy victim, this spotless
continue, acclaiming: victim, the holy Bread of eternal
life and the Chalice of everlasting
salvation.

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e pleased to look upon these
offerings with a serene and
kindly countenance, and to

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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accept them, as once you were Grant them, O Lord, we pray, and
pleased to accept the gifts of your all who sleep in Christ, a place of
servant Abel the just, the sacrifice refreshment, light and peace. He joins
of Abraham, our father in faith, and his hands. (Through Christ our Lord.
the offering of your high priest Amen.)
Melchizedek, a holy sacrifice, a
He strikes his breast with his right hand, saying:
spotless victim.

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o us, also, your servants,
Bowing, with hands joined, he continues: who, though sinners, And,
with hands extended, he continues:

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n humble prayer we ask you,
hope in your abundant
almighty God: command that
mercies, graciously grant some
these gifts be borne by the
share and fellowship with your
hands of your holy Angel to your
holy Apostles and Martyrs: with
altar on high in the sight of your
John the Baptist, Stephen,
divine majesty, so that all of us,
Matthias, Barnabas, (Ignatius,
who through this participation at
Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter,
the altar receive the most holy Body
Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy,
and Blood of your Son, He stands
upright again and signs himself with the Sign of the Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia) and all
may be filled with every
Cross, saying: your Saints; admit us, we beseech
grace and heavenly blessing. He joins you, into their company, not
his hands. (Through Christ our Lord. weighing our merits, but granting
Amen.) us your pardon, He joins his hands.
through Christ our Lord.
Commemoration of the Dead
With hands extended, the Priest says: And he continues:

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hrough whom you continue

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emember also, Lord, your
servants N. and N., who to make all these good
have gone before us with things, O Lord; you sanctify
the sign of faith and rest in the them, fill them with life, bless
sleep of peace. them, and bestow them upon us.

He joins his hands and prays briefly for those who


have died and for whom he intends to pray. Then,
with hands extended, he continues:

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory
raising both, he says:
and honor is yours, for ever and

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hrough him, and with him,
ever. The people acclaim: Amen.
and in him, O God,
almighty Father, in the

COMMUNION RITE
After the chalice and paten have been set down, the Priest, with hands joined, says:

He extends his hands and, together with the people, continues:

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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Text without the chant: you, my peace I give you, look not

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t the Saviors command on our sins,
and formed by divine but on the faith of your Church,
teaching, we dare to say: and graciously grant her peace and
Our Father, who art in heaven, unity in accordance with your will.
He joins his hands. Who live and reign
hallowed be thy name; thy
for ever and ever. The people reply:
kingdom come, thy will be done
Amen.
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, The Priest, turned towards the people, extending
and forgive us our trespasses, and then joining his hands, adds: The peace of
as we forgive those who trespass the Lord be with you always. The
against us; and lead us not into people reply: And with your spirit.
temptation, but deliver us from evil

With hands extended, the Priest alone continues,


saying: The people reply:

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eliver us, Lord, we pray,
from every evil,
graciously grant peace in Then, if appropriate, the Deacon, or the Priest,
our days, that, by the help of your adds: Let us offer each other the sign of peace. And
mercy, we may be always free from all offer one another a sign, in keeping with local
customs, that expresses peace, communion, and
sin and safe from all distress, as we charity. The Priest gives the sign of peace to a
await the blessed hope and the Deacon or minister.
coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
He joins his hands. Then he takes the host, breaks it over the paten,
The people conclude the prayer, acclaiming: and places a small piece in the chalice,
For the kingdom, the power and the saying quietly:

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glory are yours now and for ever. ay this mingling of the
Body and Blood of our
Then the Priest, with hands extended, says aloud: Lord Jesus Christ bring

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ord Jesus Christ, who said to eternal life to us who receive it.
your Apostles: Peace I leave

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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Meanwhile the following is sung or said: Behold the Lamb of God, behold

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amb of God,* you take away him who takes away the sins of the
the sins of the world, have world. Blessed are those called to
mercy on us. the supper of the Lamb.
Lamb of God, * you take away the
sins of the world, have mercy on us. And together with the people he adds once:
Lamb of God, * you take away the Lord, I am not worthy that you
sins of the world, grant us peace. should enter under my roof, but
only say the word and my soul shall
The invocation may even be repeated several be healed.
times if the fraction is prolonged. Only the final
time, however, is grant us peace said.
The Priest, facing the altar, says quietly:

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Then the Priest, with hands joined, says quietly: ay the Body of Christ
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living keep me safe for eternal
God, who, by the will of the Father life.
And he reverently consumes the Body of Christ.
and the work of the Holy Spirit,
Then he takes the chalice and says quietly:
through your Death gave life to the

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ay the Blood of Christ
world, free me by this, your most
keep me safe for eternal
holy Body and Blood, from all my
life.
sins and from every evil; A nd he reverently consumes the Blood of Christ.
keep me always faithful to your After this, he takes the paten or ciborium and
commandments, and never let me approaches the communicants. The Priest raises a
host slightly and shows it to each of the
be parted from you.
communicants, saying: The Body of Christ.
Or: The communicant replies: Amen. And receives
May the receiving of your Body and Holy Communion. If a Deacon also distributes
Holy Communion, he does so in the same manner.
Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to
If many are present who are to receive Holy
judgment and condemnation,
Communion under both kinds, the rite described in
but through your loving mercy be for me the proper place is to be followed. While the Priest
protection in mind and body is receiving the Body of Christ, the Communion
and a healing remedy. Chant begins.

The Priest genuflects, takes the host and, holding it When the distribution of Communion is over, the
slightly raised above the paten or above the chalice, Priest or a Deacon or an acolyte purifies the paten
while facing the people, says aloud: over the chalice and also the chalice itself. While he
carries out the purification, the Priest says quietly:

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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hat has passed our lips On certain days or occasions, this formula of
blessing is preceded, in accordance with the rubrics,
as food, O Lord, may we
by another more solemn formula of blessing or by a
possess in purity of prayer over the people (cf. pp. 0000.).
heart, that what has been given to
us in time may be our healing for In a Pontifical Mass, the celebrant receives the

eternity. miter and, extending his hands, says: The


Lord
Then the Priest may return to the chair. If be with you. R. And with your spirit.
appropriate, a sacred silence may be observed for a V/. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
while, or a psalm or other canticle of praise or a
R . Now and forever. V Our help is in
hymn may be sung.
the name of the Lord. R. Who made
Then, standing at the altar or at the chair and heaven and earth. Then the celebrant
facing the people, with hands joined, the Priest receives the pastoral staff, if he uses it, and says:
says: Let us pray. All pray in silence with the May almighty God bless you, the
Priest for a while, unless silence has just been
Fa + ther, and the + Son, and the
observed. Then the Priest, with hands extended,
says the Prayer after Communion, at the end of Holy + Spirit. R. Amen.
which the people acclaim: Amen.

If they are necessary, any brief announcements to Then the Deacon, or the Priest himself, with hands
the people follow here. Go forth,
joined and facing the people, says:
the Mass is ended. Or: Go and
CONCLUDING RITES announce the Gospel of the Lord.
Then the dismissal takes place. The Priest, facing Or: Go in peace, glorifying the Lord
the people and extending his hands, says: The by your life. Or: Go in peace.
Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit. R. Thanks be to God.
May
The Priest blesses the people, saying:
almighty God bless you, the Father, Then the Priest venerates the altar as usual with
a kiss, as at the beginning. After making a profound
and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
bow with the ministers, he withdraws.
The people reply: Amen.
If any liturgical action follows immediately, the
rites of dismissal are omitted.

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
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VARIOUS FORMULARIES OF CHANTS FOR DISMISSAL
I

II

III

IV

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.
Order of the Mass

* From 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 --, pp. 0000-0000) as a reminder of Baptism.