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Excerpts from

THE ROMAN MISSAL


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

ENGLISH TRANSLATION ACCORDING


TO THE THIRD TYPICAL EDITION

For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America

Approved by the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
and Confirmed by the Apostolic See

2011

Chants from Saint Meinrad Archabbey


Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal
© 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

Music © 2011 Saint Meinrad Archabbey. All rights reserved.


PROPER OF TIME
4 PROPER OF TIME

Advent
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Prayer over the Offerings

                    
   
                                        
Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make,

                                               


gathered from among your gifts to us,

                                                                                


and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below

                                                                                       
gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I of Advent, p. 110.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Prayer over the Offerings

         
      
                                                     
Be pleased, O Lord, with our humble prayers and offerings,

                                                                                


and, since we have no merits to plead our cause, come, we pray,

         
                                                                                
to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I of Advent, p. 110.


PROPER OF TIME 5

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Prayer over the Offerings

                                            


      
         
May the sacrifice of our worship, Lord, we pray,

                                            


be offered to you un- ceas-ing- ly,

                                                                   


to complete what was begun in sac- red mys- ter- y

                                                                         


and powerfully accomplish for us your sav- ing work.

                                                                                     
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I or II of Advent, p. 110-112.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Prayer over the Offerings

                       
   
  
                                                         
May the Holy Spir- it, O Lord, sanctify these gifts laid u- pon your altar,

                                                                                                


just as he filled with his power the womb of the Blessed Vir- gin Mary.

                                                                              


Through Christ our Lord.

Preface II of Advent, p. 110.


6 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 7

CHRISTMAS TIME

THE NATIVITY OF
THE LORD
[CHRISTMAS]
Solemnity
8 PROPER OF TIME

At the Vigil Mass


Prayer over the Offerings

                  
    
    
                                       
As we look forward, O Lord, to the coming fes- ti- vi- ties,

                                                                           


may we serve you all the more eagerly for knowing that in them

                                                                       
you make manifest the beginnings of our re- demp- tion.

                                                                               


Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I, II, or III of the Nativity of the Lord, p. 114-118.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
PROPER OF TIME 9

At the Mass during the Night


Prayer over the Offerings

                              
    
                                   
       
       
May the oblation of this day’s feast be pleas- ing to you, O Lord, we pray,

                                               


that through this most holy ex- change

                                                   


we may be found in the like- ness of Christ,

                                              


in whom our nature is united to you.

                                                                               


Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.

Preface I, II, or III of the Nativity of the Lord, p. 114-118.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
10 PROPER OF TIME

At the Mass at Dawn


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                
    
    
May our offerings be worthy, we pray, O Lord,

                                                    


of the mysteries of the Nativity this day,

                                                                                    


that, just as Christ was born a man and also shone forth as God,

                                                                       


so these earthly gifts may confer on us what is di- vine.

                                                                                         
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I, II, or III of the Nativity of the Lord, p. 114-118.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
PROPER OF TIME 11

At the Mass during the Day


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                             
 
        
Make acceptable, O Lord, our oblation on this solemn day,

                                                    


when you manifested the reconciliation

                                                      


that makes us wholly pleasing in your sight

                                                                    


and inaugurated for us the fullness of di- vine worship.

                                
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I, II, or III of the Nativity of the Lord, p. 114-118.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
12 PROPER OF TIME

The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas]
or, if there is no Sunday, December 30.

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH


Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

       
 
   
                                               
We offer you, Lord, the sacrifice of con-ci-li- a- tion,

                                                                              
   
  
      
humbly asking that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mother of God

                                                                 
and Saint Joseph, you may establish our families

                                            


firmly in your grace and your peace.

                                                                                 


Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I, II, or III of the Nativity of the Lord, p. 114-118.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
PROPER OF TIME 13

January 1
The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas]
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                   
   
         
O God, who in your kindness begin all good things

                                     


and bring them to ful-fill-ment,

                                                                                            


grant to us, who find joy in the Solemnity of the holy Mother of God,

                                                                    


that, just as we glory in the beginnings of your grace,

                                                        


so one day we may rejoice in its com-ple-tion.

                                                                                


Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary (on the Solemnity of the Motherhood), p. 168.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
14 PROPER OF TIME

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE NATIVITY


Prayer over the Offerings

                           
 
 
      
       
Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we make

                                                         
on the Nativity of your Only Be-got-ten Son,

                                                


for by it you show us the way of truth

                                                            


and promise the life of the heav-en-ly King-dom.

                                                                              
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I, II, or III of the Nativity of the Lord, p. 114-118.


PROPER OF TIME 15

[In the Dioceses of the United States]

Sunday between January 2 and January 8

THE EPIPHANY OF
THE LORD
Solemnity
16 PROPER OF TIME

At the Vigil Mass


Prayer over the Offerings

                   
    
                       
Accept we pray, O Lord, our of-fer-ings,

                                                             
   
       
in honor of the appearing of your Only Be-got-ten Son

                                         
and the first fruits of the na-tions,

                                            


that to you praise may be ren-dered

                                                                     


and eternal sal-va-tion be ours. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface of the Epiphany of the Lord, p. 120.


PROPER OF TIME 17

At the Mass during the Day


Prayer over the Offerings

                            
     
       
Look with favor, Lord, we pray,

                                     


on these gifts of your Church,

                                                                               
in which are offered now not gold or frankincense or myrh,

                       
   
   
        
but he who by them is pro-claimed,

                                                
sacrificed and re-ceived, Je-sus Christ.

                                                                                    
Who lives and reigns for ever and e-ver.
Preface of the Epiphany of the Lord, p. 120.

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
18 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 19

Sunday after the Epiphany of the Lord


THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Feast

Where the Solemnity of the Epiphany is transferred to Sunday, if this Sunday occurs on January
7 or 8, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Monday.

Prayer over the Offerings

                 
      
             
Accept, O Lord, the offerings

                                                                                


we have brought to honor the revealing of your beloved Son,

                                              


so that the oblation of your faithful

                                                           


may be transformed into the sacrifice of him

                                        


who willed in his compassion

                                             


to wash away the sins of the world.

                                                                                 


Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
20 PROPER OF TIME

Preface: The Baptism of the Lord.

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The Lord be with you. And with your spir- it.

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Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

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Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For in the

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waters of the Jor-dan you revealed with signs and wonders a new Bap-tism, so

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that through the voice that came down from heav-en we might come to believe

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in your Word dwell-ing a-mong us, and by the Spirit’s descending in the likeness
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of a dove we might know that Christ your Ser-vant has been anointed with the

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oil of glad-ness and sent to bring the good news to the poor. And so, with the

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Powers of heav-en, we worship you constant-ly on earth, and be-fore your ma-

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jes-ty without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
22 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 23

LENT
24 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 25

ASH WEDNESDAY
Prayer over the Offerings

         
 
    
                                                                     
As we solemnly offer the annual sacrifice for the beginning of Lent,

                                                                                  


we entreat you, O Lord,

                                                                                


that, through works of penance and charity,

                                                       


we may turn away from harmful pleasures

                                                                 
and, cleansed from our sins, may become worthy

                                                            


to celebrate devoutly the Passion of your Son.

                                                                                  


Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Preface III or IV of Lent, pp. 126-128.
26 PROPER OF TIME

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT


Prayer over the Offerings

                                               
      
                                        
Give us the right dispositions, O Lord, we pray, to make these offerings,

                                                       
for with them we celebrate the beginning

                                           
of this venerable and sacred time.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Temptation of the Lord.

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V. The Lord be with you. R. And with your spir- it.

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V. Lift up your hearts. R. We lift them up to the Lord.

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V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. R. It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF TIME 27

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. By abstaining forty long days from earth-ly food, he conse-

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crated through his fast the pattern of our Len-ten ob-ser-vance and, by overturn-

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ing all the snares of the an-cient ser-pent, taught us to cast out the leav-en of ma-

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lice, so that, celebrating worthily the Pas-chal Mys- ter-y, we might pass o-ver

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at last to the e-ter-nal pas-chal feast. And so, with the company of An-gels and

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Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
28 PROPER OF TIME

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


Prayer over the Offerings

                              
      
          
May this sacrifice, O Lord, we pray,

                              
cleanse us of our faults

                                                           
and sanctify your faithful in body and mind

                                                     


for the celebration of the paschal festivities.

                                                                                         
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Transfiguration of the Lord

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF TIME 29

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For after he had told the disciples of his com-ing Death, on the

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holy mountain he manifested to them his glo-ry, to show, even by the testimony

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of the law and the pro-phets, that the Passion leads to the glory of the Re-sur-

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rec-tion. And so, with the Pow-ers of heav-en, we worship you constant-ly on

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earth, and be-fore your ma-jes-ty without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
30 PROPER OF TIME

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT


Prayer over the Offerings

      
        
                                              
Be pleased, O Lord, with these sacrificial offerings,

                                                                            


and grant that we who beseech pardon for our own sins,

                                                 


may take care to forgive our neighbor.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.

When the Gospel of the Samaritan Woman is not read, Preface I or II of Lent, pp. 122-124, is
used.

Preface: The Samaritan Woman.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF TIME 31

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For when he asked the Samaritan woman for wa-ter to drink,

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he had already created the gift of faith with-in her and so ardently did he thirst

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for her faith, that he kindled in her the fire of di-vine love. And so we, too,

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give you thanks, and with the An-gels praise your might-y deeds as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
32 PROPER OF TIME

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT


Prayer over the Offerings

                                     
     
                 
We place before you with joy these offerings,

                                                 


which bring eternal remedy, O Lord,

                                                                  


praying that we may both faithfully revere them

                                                 


and present them to you, as is fitting,

                                                                           


for the salvation of all the world. Through Christ our Lord.

When the Gospel of the Man Born Blind is not read, Preface I or II of Lent, pp. 122-124 is used.

Preface: The Man Born Blind.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF TIME 33

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. By the mystery of the In-car-na-tion, he has led the human race

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that walked in dark-ness into the ra-diance of the faith and has brought those

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born in slavery to an-cient sin through the waters of re-ge-ner-a-tion to make

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them your a- dop-ted child-ren. There-fore, all creatures of heav-en and earth

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sing a new song in a-do-ra-tion, and we, with all the host of An-gels, cry out

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and with-out end ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
34 PROPER OF TIME

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT


Prayer over the Offerings

                 
    
         
Hear us, almighty God,

                                                 


and, having instilled in your servants

                                               
the teachings of the Christian faith,

                
  
 
       
graciously purify them

                                       
by the working of this sacrifice.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.

When the Gospel of Lazarus is not read, Preface I or II of Lent, pp. 122-124 is used.

Preface: Lazarus

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 35

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For as true man he wept for Laza-rus his friend and as eternal

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God raised him from the tomb, just as, taking pity on the hu-man race, he leads

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us by sa-cred my-ster-ies to new life. Through him the host of Angels a-dores

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your ma-jest-y and rejoices in your pres-ence for e-ver. May our voices, we

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pray, join with theirs in one chor-us of ex-ul-tant praise, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
36 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 37

HOLY WEEK
38 PROPER OF TIME

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                              
    
          
Through the Passion of your Only Begotten Son, O Lord,

                                                                


may our reconciliation with you be near at hand,

                                                        
             
so that, though we do not merit it by our own deeds,

                                                  
yet by this sacrifice made once for all,

                                                            
we may feel already the effects of your mercy.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Passion of the Lord

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF TIME 39

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For though innocent he suffered willing-ly for sin-ners and ac-

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b b bb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b bÏ
cepted unjust con-dem-na-tion to save the guil-ty. His Death has washed a-way

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our sins, and his Re-sur-rec-tion has pur-chased our jus-ti-fi-ca-tion. And so,

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with all the An-gels we praise you, as in joyful ce-le-bra-tion we, too, ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
40 PROPER OF TIME

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK


Prayer over the Offerings

                                   


Look graciously, O Lord,

                                                           


upon the sacred mysteries we celebrate here,

                                                            
and may what you have mercifully provided

                                                
to cancel the judgment we incurred

                                  
                                      
bear for us fruit in eternal life. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface II of the Passion of the Lord, p. 132.
PROPER OF TIME 41

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK


Prayer over the Offerings

                            
     
          
Look favorably, O Lord, we pray,

                                           


on these offerings of your family,

                                                                         
and to those you make partakers of these sacred gifts

                                     


grant a share in their fullness.

                                   
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface II of the Passion of the Lord, p. 132.
WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                   


Receive, O Lord, we pray, the offerings made here,

                                                                                        


and graciously grant that, celebrating your Son's Passion in mystery,

                                                                               


we may experience the grace of its effects.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface II of the Passion of the Lord, p. 132.
42 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 43

THE SACRED
PASCHAL TRIDUUM
44 PROPER OF TIME

THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER


At the Evening Mass

Prayer over the Offerings

                   
    
                                                         
Grant us, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                   
that we may participate worthily in these my-ster-ies,

                                                                                  


for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is ce-le-bra-ted

                                                                                        
the work of our redemption is ac-comp-lished. Through Christ our Lord.

16. Preface: The Sacrifice and the Sacrament of Christ.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF TIME 45

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For he is the true and e-ter-nal Priest, who instituted the pattern

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of an e-ver-last-ing sa-cri-fice and was the first to offer himself as the sav-ing

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Vic-tim, commanding us to make this of-fer-ing as his me-mo-ri-al. As we eat

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his flesh that was sacri-ficed for us, we are made strong, and, as we drink his

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Blood that was poured out for us, we are washed clean. And so, with Angels

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and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and

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Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
17. When the Roman Canon is used, this special form of it is said, with proper formulas for the
Communicantes (In communion with those), Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray), and Qui
pridie (On the day before we was to suffer).
46 PROPER OF TIME

18. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

T o you, therefore, most merciful Father,


we make humble prayer and petition
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord:
Celebrant alone

He joins his hands and says


that you accept
He makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together, saying:
and bless  these gifts, these offerings,
these holy and unblemished sacrifices,
With hands extended, he continues:
which we offer you firstly
for your holy catholic Church.
Be pleased to grant her peace,
to guard, unite and govern her
throughout the whole world,
together with your servant N. our Pope
and N. our Bishop,*
and all those who, holding to the truth,
hand on the catholic and apostolic faith.
19. Commemoration of the Living.
Remember, Lord, your servants N. and N. Celebrant or one concelebrant
The Priest joins his hands and prays briefly for those for whom he intends to pray.
Then, with hands extended, he continues:
and all gathered here,
whose faith and devotion are known to you.
For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise
or they offer it for themselves
and all who are dear to them:
for the redemption of their souls,
in hope of health and well-being,
and paying their homage to you,
the eternal God, living and true.

*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop, or Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
PROPER OF TIME 47

20. Within the Action.


Celebrating the most sacred day, Celebrant or
on which our Lord Jesus Christ one concelebrant
was handed over for our sake,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,
† and blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
your blessed Apostles and Martyrs,
Peter and Paul, Andrew,
(James, John,
Thomas, James, Philip,
Bartholomew, Matthew,
Simon and Jude;
Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus,
Cornelius, Cyprian,
Lawrence, Chrysogonus,
John and Paul,
Cosmas and Damian)
and all your Saints;
we ask that through their merits and prayers,
in all things we may be defended
by your protecting help.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
21. With hands extended, the Priest continues:
Therefore, Lord, we pray: Celebrant alone
graciously accept this oblation of our service,
that of your whole family,
which we make to you
as we observe the day
on which our Lord Jesus Christ
handed on the mysteries of his Body and Blood
for his disciples to celebrate;
order our days in your peace,
and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation
and counted among the flock of those you have chosen.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
48 PROPER OF TIME

22. Holding his hands extended over the offerings, he says:


Be pleased, O God, we pray, Celebrant
to bless, acknowledge, with concelebrants
and approve this offering in every respect;
make it spiritual and acceptable,
so that it may become for us
the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
He joins his hands.
23. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.

O           
 


n the day be-fore he was to suf- fer for our sal-va-tion and the sal-
   
 
    
         
va-tion of all, that is to- day,
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:

           
     
he took bread in his ho-ly and ven-'ra-ble hands and with eyes raised to

  
    
heav-en to you, O God,
He raises his eyes.

        
     
his al-might-y Fa-ther, giving you thanks he said the bless-ing

   
      

broke the bread and gave it to his di-sci-ples, say- ing:
PROPER OF TIME 49

He bows slightly.

           
                         
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY

                  


            
BOD-Y, WHICH WILL BE GIV-EN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
50 PROPER OF TIME

24. After this, the Priest continues:

I    

    

     
     
n a si-mi-lar way, when sup-per was end- ed,
      
  

         
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:


    
         
  
                
 
he took this prec- ious cha-lice in his holy and venera- ble hands,

       


  
 
   
  
   
    
 
and once more giv-ing you thanks, he said the bless-ing,

             
   
      

 
 
and gave the chalice to his dis-ci-ples, say-ing:
He bows slightly.

      
         
           
 
    
  
   
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, FOR THIS IS THE


     
     

                       
  
CHA-LICE OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND E-TER-

    
     
            
         
   
  
     
NAL CO-VE-NANT, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND
PROPER OF TIME 51

                 
     
FOR MANY FOR THE FOR-GIV-NESS OF SINS. DO THIS IN

       
MEM-'RY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
25. Then he says:

       
Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

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2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

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your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

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7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:
52 PROPER OF TIME

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

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Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.

26. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says: Celebrant

   
                                     
   
  
with concelebrants

T here-fore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial of the bless-ed Pass-

                


             
        
ion, the Re-sur-rec-tion from the dead, and the glo-ri-ous A-scen-sion

  
                 
                   
in-to heav-en of Christ your Son, our Lord, we your ser-vants and your


                   
                
 
ho-ly peo-ple, of-fer to your glo-ri-ous ma-jes-ty from the gifts that you

     
             
 
            
   
have giv-en us, this pure vic-tim, this ho-ly vic-tim, this spot-less vic-tim,

   
    
                 
 
     
the ho-ly bread of e-ter-nal life and the cha-lice of e-ver-last-ing sal-va-tion.
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Be pleased to look upon these offerings Celebrant with concelebrants


with a serene and kindly countenance,
and to accept them,
as once you were pleased to accept
the gifts of your servant Abel the just,
the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith,
and the offering of your high priest Melchizedek,
a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim.
28. Bowing, with hands joined, he continues:
In humble prayer we ask you, almighty God:
command that these gifts be borne
by the hands of your holy angel
to your altar on high
in the sight of your divine majesty,
so that all of us who through this participation at the altar
receive the most holy body and blood of your Son,
He stands upright again and signs himself with the Sign of the Cross, saying:
may be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
29. Commemoration of the Dead
With hands extended, the Priest says:
Remember also, Lord, your servants N. and N., Celebrant or
who have gone before us with the sign of faith one concelebrant
and rest in the sleep of peace.
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:
Grant them, O Lord, we pray,
and all who sleep in Christ,
a place of refreshment, light and peace.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
54 PROPER OF TIME

30. He strikes his breast with his right hand, saying:


To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners, Celebrant or one concelebrant
And, with hands extended, he continues:
hope in your abundant mercies,
graciously grant some share
and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs:
with John the Baptist, Stephen,
Matthias, Barnabas,
(Ignatius, Alexander,
Marcellinus, Peter,
Felicity, Perpetua,
Agatha, Lucy,
Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia)
and all your Saints;
admit us, we beseech you,
into their company,
not weighing our merits,
but granting us your pardon,
He joins his hands.
through Christ our Lord.
31. And he continues:
Through whom Celebrant alone
you continue to make all these good things, O Lord;
you sanctify them, fill them with life,
bless them, and bestow them upon us.
32. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone
or with concelebrants

T      
   
           
  
     
hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,
  
                             
               
                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
PROPER OF TIME 55

EASTER TIME

EASTER SUNDAY
OF THE
RESURRECTION
OF THE LORD
56 PROPER OF TIME

THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT


Prayer over the Offerings

                 
   
                                                            
Accept, we ask, O Lord,

                                                                                  


the prayers of your peo-ple

                                                                                 


with the sa-cri-fi-cial of-fer-ings,

                                                                                  


that what has begun in the pas-chal my-ster-ies

                                                                                   
may, by the working of your pow-er,

                                                                                    
bring us to the healing of e-ter-ni-ty.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
62. Preface I of Easter: The Paschal Mystery (. . . on this night above all . . .), p. 134.
63. In the Eucharistic Prayer, a commemoration is made of the baptized and their godparents in
accord with the formulas which are found in the Roman Missal and Roman Ritual for each of
the Eucharistic Prayers.
64. Before the Ecce Agnus Dei (Behold the Lamb of God), the Priest may briefly address the
newly baptized about receiving their first Communion and about the excellence of this great
mystery, which is the climax of Initiation and the center of the whole Christian life.
65. It is desirable that the newly baptized receive Holy Communion under both kinds, together
with their godfathers, godmothers, and Catholic parents and spouses, as well as their lay
catechists. It is even appropriate that, with the consent of the Diocesan Bishop, where the
occasion suggests this, all the faithful be admitted to Holy Communion under both kinds.
PROPER OF TIME 57

At Mass during the Day


Prayer over the Offerings

                                 
   
    
                                       
Exultant with paschal glad-ness, O Lord,

                                                                                  
we offer the sa-cri-fice

                                                                                 


by which your Church

                                                                                  


is wondrously re-born and nourished.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
58 PROPER OF TIME

MONDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                                
     
          
Accept graciously, O Lord, we pray,

                                      
the offerings of your peoples,

                                                                               


that, renewed by confession of your name and by Baptism,

                                               


they may attain unending happiness.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
PROPER OF TIME 59

TUESDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                                 
     
          
Accept in compassion, Lord, we pray,

                                    


the offerings of your family,

                                          


that under your protective care

                                                              


they may never lose what they have received,

                                            


but attain the gifts that are eternal.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
60 PROPER OF TIME

WEDNESDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                   
    
           
Receive, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                   
the sacrifice which has redeemed the human race,

                                                
and be pleased to accomplish in us

                                     


salvation of mind and body.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
PROPER OF TIME 61

THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                        
       
         
Graciously be pleased, O Lord,

                                                           


to accept the sacrificial gifts we offer joyfully

                                                 
both for those who have been reborn

                                                               


and in hope of your increased help from heaven.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
62 PROPER OF TIME

FRIDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                              
     
           
Perfect within us, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


the solemn exchange brought about by these paschal offerings,

                                                           
that we may be drawn from earthly desires

                                               
to a longing for the things of heaven.

                                                                                          
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
PROPER OF TIME 63

SATURDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                
     
         
Grant, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                             


that we may always find delight in these paschal mysteries,

                                                                   
so that the renewal constantly at work within us

                                                   
may be the cause of our unending joy.

                                   
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter, The Paschal Mystery, p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
64 PROPER OF TIME

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER


(or of Divine Mercy)

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  


Accept, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                    
the oblations of your peo-ple

                                               
                                    
(and of those you have brought to new birth),

                                                                                  


that, renewed by confession of your name and by Bap-tism,

                                                                                 


they may attain un-end-ing hap-pi-ness.

                                                                                       
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Easter (. . . on this day above all . . .) p. 134.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) and Hanc igitur (Therefore, Lord, we pray) are said.
PROPER OF TIME 65

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                    


Receive, O Lord, we pray, these offerings of your ex-ul-tant Church,

                                                           
              
and, as you have given her cause for such great glad-ness,

                                                                                   
grant also that the gifts we bring

                                                                                   


may bear fruit in per-pe-tual hap-pi-ness.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Easter, pp. 134-142.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 
Grant, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                              


that we may always find delight in these pas-chal my-ster-ies,

                                                                 


so that the renewal constantly at work with-in us

                                                                                  


may be the cause of our un-end-ing joy.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Easter, pp. 134-142.
66 PROPER OF TIME

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 


O God, who by the wonderful exchange effected in this sa-cri-fice

                                                     
                              
have made us partakers of the one su-preme God-head,

                                                                       


grant, we pray, that, as we have come to know your truth,

                                                                                 


we may make it ours by a worthy way of life.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Easter, pp. 134-142.
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                    
May our prayers rise up to you, O Lord,

                                                                                   


together with the sa-cri-fi-cial of-fer-ings,

                                                                                  


so that, purified by your gra-cious-ness,

                                                                              
we may be conformed to the mysteries of your might-y love.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Easter, pp. 134-142.
PROPER OF TIME 67

THE ASCENSION OF
THE LORD
Solemnity
68 PROPER OF TIME

When the Solemnity of the Ascension is not to be observed as a Holyday of Obligation, it is


assigned to the Seventh Sunday of Easter as its proper day.
At the Vigil Mass
This Mass is used on the evening of the day before the Solemnity, either before or after First
Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Ascension.

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                        


O God, whose Only Begotten Son, our High Priest,

                                                                                


is seated ever-living at your right hand to inter-cede for us,

                                                                                       
grant that we may approach with confidence the throne of grace

                                                                                  


and there ob-tain your mer-cy.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I or II of the Ascension, pp. 144-146.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
PROPER OF TIME 69

At the Mass during the Day


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
We offer sacrifice now in supplication, O Lord,

                                                                                  


to honor the wondrous Ascension of your Son:

                                                 
  
  
          
grant, we pray, that through this most ho-ly ex-change

                                                                                    


we, too, may rise up to the heav-en-ly realms.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I or II of the Ascension, pp. 144-146.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
70 PROPER OF TIME

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Prayer over the Offerings

         
   
                                                                     
Ac-cept, O Lord, the prayers of your faith-ful

                                                                                   
with the sa-cri-fi-cial of-fer-ings,

                                                                                  
that through these acts of de-vo-ted-ness

                                                                                 


we may pass over to the glo-ry of heav-en.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Easter, or of the Ascension, pp. 134-146.
PROPER OF TIME 71

PENTECOST SUNDAY
Solemnity
72 PROPER OF TIME

At the Vigil Mass


The Vigil Mass may be celebrated on the Saturday evening, either before or after First Vespers
(Evening Prayer I) of Pentecost Sunday.

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                


Pour out upon these gifts the blessing of your Spir-it,

                                                                                 


we pray, O Lord,

                                                                                


so that through them your Church may be imbued with such love

                                                                                


that the truth of your sav-ing my-ster-y

                                                                                   


may shine forth for the whole world.

                         
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Pentecost as in the following Mass, p.74.
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
PROPER OF TIME 73
74 PROPER OF TIME

At the Mass during the Day


Prayer over the Offerings

               
   
                                                      
Grant, we pray, O Lord, that, as promised by your Son,

                                              
  
                               
the Holy Spirit may reveal to us more a-bun-dant-ly

                                                                                 


the hidden mystery of this sa-cri-fice

                                                                              


and graciously lead us into all truth. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Mystery of Pentecost

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For, bringing
PROPER OF TIME 75

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your Paschal Mystery to com-ple-tion, you bestowed the Holy Spir-it to-day

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on those you made you’re a-dopt-ed child-ren by uniting them to your On-ly Be-

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got-ten Son. This same Spir-it, as the Church came to birth, opened to all peo-,

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ples the know-ledge of God and brought together the many languages of the

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earth in profession of the one faith. Therefore, overcome with pas-chal joy, e-

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very land, every peo-ple exults in your praise and even the heavenly Pow-ers,

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with the an-ge-lic hosts, sing to-ge-ther the un-end-ing hymn of your glo-ry,

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as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with
those) is said.
76 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 77

ORDINARY TIME
78 PROPER OF TIME

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                   
    
                                                        
Grant us, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


that we may participate worthily in these my-ster-ies,

                                                                                 


for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is ce-le-bra-ted

                                                                                 


the work of our redemption is ac-com-plished.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                
     
                                           
Accept our offerings, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


and in sanctifying them

                                                                                 


grant that they may profit us for sal-va-tion.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 79

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                               


O Lord, we bring to your al-tar these offerings of our ser-vice:

                                                                                 
be pleased to receive them, we pray,

                
                                                                 
and trans-form them

                                                                                  


into the Sacrament of our re-demp-tion.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

      
     
                                                            
O Lord, our God, who once established these crea-ted things

                                                                                  
to sustain us in our frail-ty,

                                         


    
  
         
grant, we pray, that they may be-come for us now

                                                                                  
the Sacrament of e-ter-nal life.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
80 PROPER OF TIME

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                            
    
                                                
May this o-bla-tion, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                        


cleanse and re-new us and may it become for those who do your will

                                                                                  


the source of e-ter-nal re-ward.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                 
   
  
   
                                     
As we celebrate you’re my-ster-ies, O Lord,

                                                                                   


with the observance that is your due,

                                                                                   


we hum-bly ask you,

                                                                                  
that what we offer to the honor of your ma-jes-ty

                                                                                 


may profit us for sal-va-tion.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 81

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                        
   
    
   
                                
O God, who provide gifts to be of-fered to your name

                                                                                               


and count our oblations as signs of our desire to serve you with de-vo-tion,

                                                                                       


we ask of your mer-cy that what you grant as the source of mer-it

                                                                                 


may also help us to attain me-rit’s re-ward.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 


Trusting in your compassion, O Lord,

                                                                                  
we come eagerly with our offerings to your sa-cred al-tar,

                                                                                


that, through the purifying action of your grace,

                                                                                


we may be cleansed by the very mysteries we serve.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
82 PROPER OF TIME

TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                          
      
                                 
Look kindly upon our service, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                               


that what we offer may be an acceptable oblation to you

                                                                                  


and lead us to grow in cha-ri-ty.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                          
   
                                      
O God, who in the offerings pre-sen-ted here

                                                                                


provide for the twofold needs of hu-man na-ture,

                                                                                      


nourishing us with food and renewing us with your Sacrament,

                                                                 


grant, we pray, that the sustenance they provide

                                                                                 
may not fail us in body or in spirit.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 83

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

      
     
                                                                     
Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice of concili-a-tion and praise

                                                                                   
and grant that, cleansed by its action,

                                                                                 


we may make offering of a heart pleas-ing to you.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                    
O God, who graciously ac-comp-lish

                                                                                  


the effects of you’re my-ster-ies,

                                                                                  


grant, we pray,

                                                                                  


that the deeds by which we serve you

                                                                                  
may be worthy of these sa-cred gifts.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
84 PROPER OF TIME

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
May this oblation dedicated to your name

                                                                                


purify us, O Lord,

                                                                                  
and day by day bring our conduct

                                                                                 


closer to the life of heav-en.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                     
 
 
    
   
                                                 
Look upon the offerings of the Church, O Lord,

                                                                                  
as she makes her prayer to you,

                                                                                 


and grant that, when consumed by those who be-lieve,

                                                                                 
they may bring ever great-er ho-li-ness.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 85

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                            
    
                                                  
O God, who in the one per-fect sa-cri-fice

                                                                                 


brought to completion varied offerings of the law,

                                                    
    
                        
accept, we pray, this sacrifice from your faith-ful ser-vants

                                             
    
                                
and make it holy, as you blessed the gifts of A-bel,

                                                                                    


so that what each has offered to the honor of your ma-jes-ty

                                                                         


may benefit the sal-va-tion of all. Through Christ our Lord.
86 PROPER OF TIME

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                
     
                                                             
Ac-cept, O Lord, we pray, the offerings

                                                                                  
which we bring from the abundance of your gifts,

                                                                                 
that through the powerful working of your grace

                                                                                       


these most sacred mysteries may sanctify our present way of life

                                                                                  


and lead us to e-ter-nal glad-ness.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                          
      
                               
Graciously sanctify these gifts, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


and, accepting the oblation of this spi-ri-tual sa-cri-fice,

                                                                                 


make of us an eternal of-fer-ing to you.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 87

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

         
       
                                                               
Be pleased, O Lord, to accept the offerings of your Church,

                                                                                 
for in your mercy you have given them to be offered

                                                                                 


and by your power you transform them

                                                                                 


into the mystery of our sal-va-tion.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
Receive our oblation, O Lord,

                                                                                 


by which is brought about a glo-ri-ous ex-change,

                                                                                 
that, by offering what you have given,

                                                                                  


we may merit to receive your ve-ry self.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
88 PROPER OF TIME

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                    
O Lord, who gained for yourself a people by a-dop-tion

                                                                                  
through the one sacrifice offered once for all,

                                                                                 


bestow graciously on us, we pray,

                                                                                   


the gifts of unity and peace in your Church.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  


May this sacred offering, O Lord,

                                                                                  


confer on us always the blessing of sal-va-tion,

                                                                                 


that what it celebrates in mystery

                                                                                  
it may accomplish in power.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 89

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                     
O God, who give us the gift of true prayer and of peace,

                                                                                 
graciously grant that through this offering,

                                                                                  


we may do fitting homage to your di-vine ma-jes-ty

                                  
   
                                             
and, by partaking of the sa-cred my-ster-y,

                                                                                  


we may be faithfully united in mind and heart.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 


Look with favor on our supplications, O Lord,

                                                                                   


and in your kindness accept these, your ser-vants’ of-fer-ings,

                                                                                  
that what each has offered to the honor of your name

                                                                        


may serve the sal-va-tion of all. Through Christ our Lord.
90 PROPER OF TIME

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                             
     
                                               
Receive with favor, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                  


the offerings of your people,

                                                                                   
that what they profess with devotion and faith

                                                                                   


may be theirs through these heav-en-ly my-ster-ies.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                 
 
 
                                                             
Grant us, O merciful God,

                                                                                   
that this our offering may find accep-tance with you

                                                 
                                 
and that through it the wellspring of all blessing

                                                                                 


may be laid o-pen be-fore us.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 91

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                
     
                                                                   
Accept, O Lord, we pray, the sacrifices instituted by your com-mands

                                                                                  
and, through the sacred mysteries,

                                   
  
 
                                          
which we celebrate with du-ti-ful ser-vice,

                                                                                  


graciously complete the sanc-ti-fy-ing work

                                                                                 


by which you are pleased to re-deem us. Through Christ our Lord.

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                              
      
   
                                           
Accept, O Lord, the prayers of your faithful

                                                                                  


with the sacri-fi-cial of-fer-ings,

                                                                                    
that, through these acts of de-vot-ed-ness,

                                                                                   


we may pass over to the glor-y of heav-en.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
92 PROPER OF TIME

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

               
    
                                                             
Grant us, Lord, we pray,

                                                                                   
a sincere respect for your gifts,

                                                                                  
that, through the purifying action of your grace,

                                                                                  
we may be cleansed by the very myster-ies we serve.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

               
    
                                                              
Look, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                                   


on the offerings we make to your ma-jes-ty,

                                                                                 
that whatever is done by us in your ser-vice

                                                                                  


may be directed above all to your glo-ry.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 93

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
May these sacrificial offerings, O Lord,

                                                                                 


become for you a pure ob-la-tion,

                                                                                


and for us a holy outpouring of your mer-cy.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

                          
   
                                                    
Look with favor, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                                 


upon the sacrificial gifts of-fered here,

                                                                                 


that, celebrating in mystery the Passion of your Son,

                                                                                  


we may honor it with lov-ing de-vo-tion.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
94 PROPER OF TIME

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Prayer over the Offerings

               
    
                                                              
Grant, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


that what we offer in the sight of your majesty

                                                                                  


may obtain for us the grace of being de-vo-ted to you

                                                                                  


and gain us the prize of ever-last-ing hap-pi-ness.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
PROPER OF TIME 95
96 PROPER OF TIME

THE SOLEMNITIES OF THE LORD


DURING ORDINARY TIME

First Sunday after Pentecost


THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Solemnity

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
Sanctify by the invocation of your name,

                 
    
                                                
we pray, O Lord our God, this oblation of our service,

                                                                                               
and by it make of us an eternal offer-ing to you. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF TIME 97

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For with

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your Only Be-got-ten Son and the Ho-ly Spir-it you are one God, one Lord:

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not in the unity of a sin-gle per-son, but in a Tri-ni-ty of one sub-stance. For

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what you have revealed to us of your glo-ry we believe equally of your Son

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and of the Ho-ly Spir-it, so that, in the confessing of the true and e-ter-nal God-

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head, you might be adored in what is proper to each Per-son, their uni-ty in sub-

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stance, and their e-qua-li-ty in ma-jes-ty. For this is praised by Angels and Arch-

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an-gels, Cherubim, too, and Se-ra-phim, who never cease to cry out each day,

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as with one voice they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
98 PROPER OF TIME
PROPER OF TIME 99

[In the Dioceses of the United States]


Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity
THE MOST HOLY BODY
AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
(CORPUS CHRISTI)
Solemnity

Prayer over the Offerings

                               
     
                                              
Grant your Church, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


the gifts of unit-y and peace,

                                                                                   
whose signs are to be seen in mystery

                                                                       


in the offerings we here pre-sent. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The fruits of the Most Holy Eucharist

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
100 PROPER OF TIME

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For at the Last Supper with his A-po-stles, e- stablishing for the

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ages to come the saving memorial of the Cross, he offered himself to you as the

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un-blem-ished Lamb, the acceptable gift of per-fect praise. Nour-ishing your

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faithful by this sa-cred my-ster-y, you make them ho-ly, so that the human race,

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bounded by one world, may be enlightened by one faith and united by one bond

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of cha-ri-ty. And so, we approach the table of this won-drous Sa-cra-ment, so
PROPER OF TIME 101

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that, bathed in the sweetness of your grace, we may pass over to the heaven-ly

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re- a- li-ties here fore-sha-dowed. There-fore, all creatures of heav-en and earth

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sing a new song in a-do-ra-tion, and we, with all the host of An-gels, cry out,

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and without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
Or Preface I of the Most Holy Eucharist, p. 164.
102 PROPER OF TIME

Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost


THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Solemnity

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                   


Look, O Lord, we pray, on the surpassing charity

                                                                                   
in the Heart of your be-lov-ed Son,

                                                                                 


that what we offer may be a gift acceptable to you

                                                                                    


and an expiation of our of-fen-ses.

                         
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Boundless Charity of Christ

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF TIME 103

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For raised up high on the Cross, he gave himself up for us with

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a won-der-ful love and poured out blood and water from his pierced side,

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the wellspring of the Chur-ch’s Sa-cra-ments, so that, won over to the open heart

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of the Sa-vior, all might draw wa-ter joy-full-y from the springs of sal-va-tion.

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And so, with all the An-gels and Saints, we praise you, as with-out end we

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ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
104 PROPER OF TIME

Last Sunday in Ordinary Time


OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
KING OF THE UNIVERSE
Solemnity
Prayer over the Offerings
                                                                                 
As we offer you, O Lord, the sacrifice

                                                                                          
by which the human race is re-con-ciled to you, we humb-ly pray,

                                                  
                                
that your Son himself may bestow on all na-tions

                                                                   


the gifts of uni-ty and peace. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface: Christ, King of the Universe

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you a-
PROPER OF TIME 105

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nointed your Only Be-got-ten Son, our Lord Je-sus Christ, with the oil of glad-

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ness as e-ter-nal Priest and King of all cre-a-tion, so that, by offering himself on

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the altar of the Cross as a spot-less sa-cri-fice to bring us peace, he might ac-

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complish the my-ster-ies of hu-man re-demp-tion and, making all created things

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subject to his rule, he might present to the immensity of your ma-jes-ty an eter-

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nal and u-ni-ver-sal king-dom, a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holi-

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ness and grace, a kingdom of jus-tice, love and peace. And so, with Angels and

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Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Pow-

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ers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
106
THE ORDER OF MASS
108 THE ORDER OF MASS

The Liturgy of the Eucharist


21. The Offertory Chant begins. Meanwhile, the ministers place the corporal, the purificator, the
chalice, the pall, and the Missal on the altar.
22. It is desirable that the faithful express their participation by making an offering, bringing
forward bread and wine for the celebration of the Eucharist and perhaps other gifts to relieve the
needs of the Church and of the poor.
23. The Priest, standing at the altar, takes the paten with the bread and holds it slightly raised
above the altar with both hands, saying in a low voice:
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,
for through your goodness we have received
the bread we offer you:
fruit of the earth and work of human hands,
it will become for us the bread of life.
Then he places the paten with the bread on the corporal.
If, however, the Offertory Chant is not sung, the Priest may speak these words aloud; at the end,
the people may acclaim:
Blessed be God for ever.
24. The Deacon, or the Priest, pours wine and a little water into the chalice, saying quietly:
By the mystery of this water and wine
may we come to share in the divinity of Christ
who humbled himself to share in our humanity.
25. The Priest then takes the chalice and holds it slightly raised above the altar with both hands,
saying in a low voice:
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,
for through your goodness we have received
the wine we offer you:
fruit of the vine and work of human hands,
it will become our spiritual drink.
Then he places the chalice on the corporal.
If, however, the Offertory Chant is not sung, the Priest may speak these words aloud; at the end,
the people may acclaim:
Blessed be God for ever.
THE ORDER OF MASS 109
26. After this, the Priest, bowing profoundly, says quietly:
With humble spirit and contrite heart
may we be accepted by you, O Lord,
and may our sacrifice in your sight this day
be pleasing to you, Lord God.
27. If appropriate, he also incenses the offerings, the cross, and the altar. A Deacon or other
minister then incenses the Priest and the people.
28. Then the Priest, standing at the side of the altar, washes his hands, saying quietly:
Wash me, O Lord, from my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
29. Standing at the middle of the altar, facing the people, extending and then joining his hands,
he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people rise and reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.
30. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says the Prayer over the Offerings, at the end of which
the people acclaim:
Amen.
PREFACE I OF ADVENT
The two comings of Christ
33. The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent from the First Sunday of Advent
to 16 December and in other Masses that are celebrated in Advent and have no proper
Preface.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For he assumed at his first com-ing the low-li-ness of hu-man

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flesh, and so fulfilled the de-sign you formed long a-go, and opened for us

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the way to e-ter-nal sal-va-tion, that, when he comes a-gain in glo-ry and
PREFACES 111

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ma-jes- ty and all is at last made ma-ni-fest, we who watch for that day

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may in-her-it the great pro-mise in which now we dare to hope. And so,

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with Angels and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the

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hosts and Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without

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end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
112 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF ADVENT
The twofold expectation of Christ
34. The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent from 17 December to 24
December and in other Masses that are celebrated in Advent and have no proper Preface.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For all the oracles of the pro-phets fore-told him, the Virgin

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Mother longed for him with love be-yond all tell-ing, John the Baptist sang of
PREFACES 113

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his com-ing and proclaimed his pre-sence when he came. It is by his gift

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that already we re-joice at the mystery of his Na-ti-vi-ty, so that he may find

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us watch-ful in prayer and ex-ul-tant in his praise. And so, with Angels and

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Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Powers

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of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
114 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD


Christ the Light
35. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Nativity of the Lord and of its Octave Day,
and within the Octave, even in Masses that otherwise might have a proper Preface, with the
exception of Masses that have a proper Preface concerning the divine mysteries or divine
Persons. It is also used on weekdays of Christmas Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere ,

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter- nal God, For in the

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mystery of the Word made flesh a new light of your glo-ry has shone upon the

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eyes of our mind, so that, as we recognize in him God made vi-si-ble, we may
PREFACES 115

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be caught up through him in love of things in-vi-si-ble. And so, with Angels

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and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and

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Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
When the Roman Canon is used, there is a proper Communicantes. At the Vigil Mass and the
Mass during the Night of the Nativity of the Lord: Celebrating the most sacred night, etc., is
said, while Celebrating the most sacred day, etc., is then said throughout the Octave of the
Nativity of the Lord.
116 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD


The restoration of all things in the Incarnation
36. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Nativity of the Lord and of its Octave Day,
and within the Octave, even in Masses that otherwise might have a proper Preface, with the
exception of Masses that have a proper Preface concerning the divine mysteries or divine
Persons. It is also used on weekdays of Christmas Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For on the feast of this awe-filled my-ster-y, though invisible

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in his own di-vine na-ture, he has appeared vi-si-bly in ours; and begotten before
PREFACES 117

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all a-ges, he has begun to ex-ist in time; so that, raising up in himself all that was

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cast down, he might restore unity to all cre-a-tion and call stray-ing hu-ma-ni-ty

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back to the heav-en-ly King-dom. And so, with all the An-gels, we praise you,

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as in joyful ce-le-bra-tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
When the Roman Canon is used, there is a proper Communicantes. At the Vigil Mass and the
Mass during the Night of the Nativity of the Lord: Celebrating the most sacred night, etc., is
said, while Celebrating the most sacred day, etc., is then said throughout the Octave of the
Nativity of the Lord.
118 PREFACES

PREFACE III OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD


The exchange in the Incarnation of the Word
37. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Nativity of the Lord and of its Octave Day,
and within the Octave, even in Masses that otherwise might have a proper Preface, with the
exception of Masses that have a proper Preface concerning the divine mysteries or divine
Persons. It is also used on weekdays of Christmas Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For through him the holy exchange that re-stores our life

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has shone forth to-day in splen-dor: when our frailty is assumed by your Word
PREFACES 119

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not only does human mortality receive un-end-ing hon-or but by this won-drous

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u-nion we, too, are made e-ter-nal. And so, in company with the choirs of

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An-gels, we praise you, and with joy we pro-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
When the Roman Canon is used, there is a proper Communicantes. At the Vigil Mass and the
Mass during the Night of the Nativity of the Lord: Celebrating the most sacred night, etc., is
said, while Celebrating the most sacred day, etc., is then said throughout the Octave of the
Nativity of the Lord.
120 PREFACES

PREFACE OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD


Christ the light of the nations
38. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Solemnity of the Epiphany. This Preface, or
one of the Prefaces of the Nativity, may be said even on days after the Epiphany up to the
Saturday that precedes the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For to-day

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you have revealed the my-ster-y of our sal-va-tion in Christ as a light for the

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na-tions, and, when he appeared in our mor-tal na-ture, you made us new
PREFACES 121

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by the glory of his im-mor-tal na-ture. And so, with Angels and Arch-an-gels,

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with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heav-en,

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we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
When the Roman Canon is used on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, there is a proper
Communicantes.
122 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF LENT
The spiritual meaning of Lent
39. The following Preface is said in Masses of Lent, especially on Sundays when a more
specific Preface is not prescribed.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For by your gracious gift each year your faithful await the

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sacred pas-chal feasts with the joy of minds made pure, so that, more eagerly in-
PREFACES 123

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tent on prayer and on the works of cha-ri-ty, and participating in the mys-ter-ies

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by which they have been re-born, they may be led to the full-ness of grace

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that you bestow on your sons and daugh-ters. And so, with Angels and Arch-

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an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Powers of

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heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
124 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF LENT
Spiritual penance
40. The following Preface is said in Masses of Lent, especially on Sundays when a more
specific Preface is not prescribed.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you have

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given your children a sa-cred time for the renewing and purifying of their hearts,

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that, freed from disordered af-fec-tions, they may so deal with the things of this
PREFACES 125

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pass-ing world as to hold rather to the things that e-ter- nal-ly en-dure. And so,

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with all the An-gels and Saints, we praise you, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
126 PREFACES

PREFACE III OF LENT


The fruits of abstinence
41. The following Preface is said in Masses of the weekdays of Lent and on days of fasting.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you will

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that our self-denial should give you thanks, hum-ble our sin- ful pride, con-

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tribute to the feeding of the poor, and so help us imitate you in your kind-ness.
PREFACES 127

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And so we glorify you with count-less An-gels, as with one voice of praise

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we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
128 PREFACES

PREFACE IV OF LENT
The fruits of fasting
42. The following Preface is said in Masses of the weekdays of Lent and on days of fasting.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For through

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bodily fasting you re-strain our faults, raise up our minds, and bestow both

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virtue and its re-wards, through Christ our Lord. Through him the Angels praise
PREFACES 129

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your ma-jes-ty, Do-min-ions a-dore and Powers trem-ble be-fore you. Heav-en

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and the Vir-tues of heav-en and the bless-ed Se-ra-phim wor-ship to-ge-ther

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with ex-ul-ta-tion. May our voices, we pray, join with theirs in hum-ble praise,

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as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
130 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD


The power of the Cross
43. The following Preface is said during the Fifth Week of Lent and in Masses of the mysteries
of the Cross and Passion of the Lord.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For through

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the saving Passion of your Son the whole world has re-ceived a heart

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to confess the infinite power of your ma-jes-ty, since by the wondrous power
PREFACES 131

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of the Cross your judgment on the world is now re-vealed and the au-thor-i- ty

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of Christ cru-ci-fied. And so, Lord, with all the An-gels and Saints, we, too,

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give you thanks, as in ex-ul-ta-tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
132 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD


The victory of the Passion
44. The following Preface is said on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For the days of his sav-ing Pass-ion and glorious Resurrection

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are ap-proach-ing, by which the pride of the ancient foe is van-quished and the
PREFACES 133

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mystery of our redemption in Christ is ce-le-brat-ed. Through him the host of

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Angels a-dores your ma-jes-ty and rejoices in your pre-sence for e- ver. May

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our voices, we pray, join with theirs in one chorus of ex-ul-tant praise, as we

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ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
134 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF EASTER
The Paschal Mystery
45. The following Preface is said during Easter Time. At the Easter Vigil, is said on this night;
on Easter Sunday and throughout the Octave of Easter, is said on this day; on other days of
Easter Time, is said in this time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, at all times to acclaim you,

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O Lord, but (on this night / on this day / in this time) a-bove all to laud you yet

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more glo-ri-ous-ly, when Christ our Pass-o-ver has been sa-cri-ficed. For he

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is the true Lamb who has taken away the sins of the world; by dying he has de-
PREFACES 135

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stroyed our death, and by ris-ing, re-stored our life. There-fore, overcome with

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pas-chal joy, e-very land, e-very peo-ple exults in your praise and even the

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heav-en-ly Pow-ers, with the an-gel-ic hosts, sing to-geth-er the un-end-ing

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hymn of your glo-ry, as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
When the Roman Canon is used, there is a proper Communicantes and a proper Hanc igitur. In
the Communicantes at the Easter Vigil, Celebrating the most sacred night, etc. is said.
136 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF EASTER
New life in Christ
46. The following Preface is said during Easter Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, at all times to ac-claim

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you, O Lord, but in this time a-bove all to laud you yet more glo-ri-ous-ly,

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when Christ our Pass-o- ver has been sa-cri-ficed. Through him the children of

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light rise to e-ter-nal life and the halls of the heav-en-ly King-dom are thrown
PREFACES 137

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o-pen to the faith-ful; for his Death is our ran-som from death, and in his ris-ing

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the life of all has ris-en. There-fore, overcome with pas-chal joy, e-very land, e-

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very peo-ple exults in your praise and even the heav-en-ly Pow-ers, with the an-

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gel-ic hosts, sing to-geth-er the un-end-ing hymn of your glo- ry, as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
138 PREFACES

PREFACE III OF EASTER


Christ living and always interceding for us
47. The following Preface is said during Easter Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, at all times to ac-claim

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you, O Lord, but in this time a-bove all to laud you yet more glo-ri-ous-ly,

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when Christ our Pass-o- ver has been sa-cri-ficed. He never ceases to offer him-

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self for us but de-fends us and ever pleads our cause be-fore you: he is the
PREFACES 139

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sacrificial Victim who dies no more, the Lamb, once slain, who lives for e-ver.

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There-fore, overcome with pas-chal joy, e-very land, e-very peo-ple exults in

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your praise and even the heav-en-ly Pow-ers, with the an-gel-ic hosts, sing to-

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geth-er the un-end-ing hymn of your glo- ry, as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
140 PREFACES

PREFACE IV OF EASTER
The restoration of the universe through the Paschal Mystery
48. The following Preface is said during Easter Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, at all times to ac-claim

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you, O Lord, but in this time a-bove all to laud you yet more glo-ri-ous-ly,

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when Christ our Pass-o- ver has been sa-cri-ficed. For, with the old or-der de-

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stroyed, a universe cast down is re-newed, and in-te-gri-ty of life is re-stored to
PREFACES 141

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us in Christ. There-fore, overcome with pas-chal joy, e-very land, e-very peo-

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ple exults in your praise and even the heav-en-ly Pow-ers, with the an-gel-ic

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hosts, sing to-geth-er the un-end-ing hymn of your glo- ry, as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
142 PREFACES

PREFACE V OF EASTER
Christ, Priest and Victim
49. The following Preface is said during Easter Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, at all times to ac-claim

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you, O Lord, but in this time a-bove all to laud you yet more glo-ri-ous-ly,

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when Christ our Pass-o- ver has been sa-cri-ficed. By the oblation of his Bod-y,

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he brought the sacrifices of old to ful-fill-ment in the reality of the Cross and,
PREFACES 143

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by commending himself to you for our sal-va-tion, showed him-self the Priest,

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the Al-tar, and the Lamb of sa-cri-fice. There-fore, overcome with pas-chal joy,

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e-very land, e-very peo-ple exults in your praise and even the heav-en-ly Pow-

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ers, with the an-gel-ic hosts, sing to-geth-er the un-end-ing hymn of your glo-ry,

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as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
144 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD


The mystery of the Ascension
50. The following Preface is said on the day of the Ascension of the Lord. It may be said on the
days between the Ascension and Pentecost in all Masses that have no proper Preface.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For the Lord

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Jesus, the King of glo-ry, conqueror of sin and death, ascended (today) to the

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high-est heav-ens, as the An-gels gazed in won-der. Me-diator between God and
PREFACES 145

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man, judge of the world and Lord of hosts, he a-scend-ed, not to distance him-

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self from our low-ly state but that we, his mem-bers, might be confident of fol-

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low-ing where he, our Head and Foun-der, has gone be-fore. There-fore, over-

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come with pas-chal joy, e-very land, e-very peo-ple exults in your praise and

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even the heav-en-ly Pow-ers, with the an-gel-ic hosts, sing to-geth-er the un-

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end-ing hymn of your glo- ry, as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
146 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD


The mystery of the Ascension
51. The following Preface is said on the day of the Ascension of the Lord. It may be said on the
days between the Ascension and Pentecost in all Masses that have no proper Preface.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For after his Resur-rec-tion he plainly appeared to all his dis-ci-

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ples and was taken up to heav-en in their sight, that he might make us shar-ers
PREFACES 147

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in his di-vi-ni-ty. There-fore, overcome with pas-chal joy, e-very land, e-very

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peo-ple exults in your praise and even the heav-en-ly Pow-ers, with the angel-ic

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hosts, sing to-geth-er the un-end-ing hymn of your glo- ry, as they ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
148 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


The Paschal Mystery and the People of God
52. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For through his Paschal My-ster-y, he accomplished the mar-

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ve-lous deed, by which he has freed us from the yoke of sin and death,
PREFACES 149

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summoning us to the glory of being now called a chos-en race, a roy-al priest-

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hood, a ho-ly na-tion, a people for your own poss-ess-ion, to proclaim every-

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where your might-y works, for you have called us out of dark-ness into your

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own won-der-ful light. And so, with Angels and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and

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Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn

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of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
150 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


The mystery of salvation
53. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For out of compassion for the waywardness that is ours, he

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humbled him-self and was born of the Vir-gin; by the passion of the Cross he
PREFACES 151

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freed us from un-end-ing death, and by rising from the dead he gave us life e-

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ter-nal. And so, with Angels and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions,

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and with all the hosts and Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry,

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as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
152 PREFACES

PREFACE III OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


The salvation of man by a man
54. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For we know

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it belongs to your bound-less glo- ry, that you came to the aid of mortal beings

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with your di-vi-ni-ty and even fashioned for us a remedy out of mor-ta-li-ty
PREFACES 153

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it-self, that the cause of our down-fall might become the means of our salvation,

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through Christ our Lord. Through him the host of Angels a-dores your ma-

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jest-y and rejoices in your pre-sence for e- ver. May our voices, we pray, join

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with theirs in one chorus of ex-ul-tant praise, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
154 PREFACES

PREFACE IV OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


The history of salvation
55. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For by his birth he brought re-new-al to hu-ma-ni-ty's fall-en

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state, and by his suf-fer-ing, can-celed out our sins; by his rising from the dead
PREFACES 155

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he has opened the way to e-ter-nal life, and by ascending to you, O Fa-ther, he

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has unlocked the gates of heav-en. And so, with the company of An-gels and

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Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
156 PREFACES

PREFACE V OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


Creation
56. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you laid

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the foundations of the world and have arranged the changing of times and sea-

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sea-sons; you formed man in your own im-age and set humanity over the whole
PREFACES 157

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world in all its won-der, to rule in your name over all you have made and for

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ever praise you in your might-y works, through Christ our Lord. And so, with

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all the An-gels, we praise you, as in joyful ce-le-bra-tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
158 PREFACES

PREFACE VI OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


The pledge of the eternal Passover
57. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For in you

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we live and move and have our be-ing, and while in this bod-y we not only

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experience the daily effects of your care, but e-ven now possess the pledge of
PREFACES 159

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life e-ter-nal. For, having received the first fruits of the Spir-it, through whom

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you raised up Jesus from the dead, we hope for an ever-last-ing share in the

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Pas-chal My-ster-y. And so, with all the An-gels, we praise you, as in joyful

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ce-le-bra-tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
160 PREFACES

PREFACE VII OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


Salvation through the obedience of Christ
58. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you so

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loved the world that in your mercy you sent us the Re-deem-er, to live like us

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in all things but sin, so that you might love in us what you loved in your Son,
PREFACES 161

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by whose obedience we have been restored to those gifts of yours that, by sin-

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ning, we had lost in di-so-be-di-ence. And so, Lord, with all the An-gels and

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Saints, we, too, give you thanks, as in ex-ul-ta- tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
162 PREFACES

PREFACE VIII OF THE SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME


The Church united by the unity of the Trinity
59. The following Preface is said on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For, when

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your children were scattered a-far by sin, through the Blood of your Son and the

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power of the Spir-it, you gathered them again to your-self, that a peo-ple,
PREFACES 163

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formed as one by the unity of the Tri-ni-ty, made the body of Christ and the

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temple of the Ho-ly Spir-it, might, to the praise of your ma-ni-fold wis-dom,

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be ma- ni- fest as the Church. And so, in company with the choirs of An-gels,

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we praise you, and with joy we pro-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
164 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST


The Sacrifice and the Sacrament of Christ
60. The following Preface is said in the Mass of the Lord's Supper. It may also be said on the
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and in Votive Masses of the Most Holy
Eucharist.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For he is the true and e-ter-nal Priest, who instituted the pattern

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of an e-ver-last-ing sa-cri-fice and was the first to offer himself as the sav-ing
PREFACES 165

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Vic-tim, commanding us to make this of-fer-ing as his me-mo-ri-al. As we eat

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his flesh that was sacri-ficed for us, we are made strong, and, as we drink his

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Blood that was poured out for us, we are washed clean. And so, with Angels

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and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and

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Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
166 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST


The fruits of the Most Holy Eucharist
61. The following Preface is said on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
(Corpus Christi) and in Votive Masses of the Most Holy Eucharist.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For at the Last Supper with his A-po-stles, e- stablishing for the

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ages to come the saving memorial of the Cross, he offered himself to you as the
PREFACES 167

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un-blem-ished Lamb, the acceptable gift of per-fect praise. Nour-ishing your

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faithful by this sa-cred my-ster-y, you make them ho-ly, so that the human race,

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bounded by one world, may be enlightened by one faith and united by one bond

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of cha-ri-ty. And so, we approach the table of this won-drous Sa-cra-ment, so

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that, bathed in the sweetness of your grace, we may pass over to the heaven-ly

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re- a- li-ties here fore-sha-dowed. There-fore, all creatures of heav-en and earth

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sing a new song in a-do-ra-tion, and we, with all the host of An-gels, cry out,

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and without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
168 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary
62. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the mention at the
appropriate place of the particular celebration, as indicated in the individual Masses.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God, and to praise,

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bless, and glo-ri-fy your name (on the Solemnity of the Motherhood / on the

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feast day / on the Nativity / in veneration ) of the Blessed ever-Vir-gin Ma-ry.
PREFACES 169

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For by the overshadowing of the Ho-ly Spir-it she conceived your Only Be-got-

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ten Son, and without losing the glory of vir-gi-ni-ty, brought forth into the world

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the e-ter-nal Light, Je-sus Christ our Lord. Through him the Angels praise your

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ma-jes-ty, Do-min-ions a- dore and Pow- ers trem-ble be-fore you. Heav-en

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and the Vir-tues of heav-en and the bless-ed Se-ra-phim wor-ship to-geth-er

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with ex-ul-ta-tion. May our voices, we pray, join with theirs in hum-ble praise,

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as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
170 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


The Church praises God with the words of Mary
63. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, to praise your might-y deeds

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in the exaltation of all the Saints, and especially, as we ce-le-brate the memory

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of the Blessed Vir-gin Ma-ry, to pro-claim your kind-ness as we echo her thank-

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ful hymn of praise. For truly even to earth's ends you have done great things
PREFACES 171

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and extended your abundant mercy from age to age: when you looked on the

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lowliness of your hand-maid, you gave us through her the author of our sal-va-

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tion, your Son, Je-sus Christ, our Lord. Through him the host of Angels a-dores

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your ma-jes-ty and rejoices in your pres-ence for e- ver. May our voices, we

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pray, join with theirs in one chorus of ex-ul-tant praise, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
172 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF APOSTLES
The Apostles, shepherds of God's people
64. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Apostles, especially of Saints Peter and Paul.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you,

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eternal Shep-herd, do not de-sert your flock, but through the blessed A-pos-tles

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watch over it and pro-tect it al-ways, so that it may be gov-erned by those you
PREFACES 173

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have ap-point-ed shep-herds to lead it in the name of your Son. And so, with

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Angels and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts

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and Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we

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ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
174 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF APOSTLES
The apostolic foundation and witness
65. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Apostles and Evangelists.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For you have built your Church to stand firm on a-po-sto-lic

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foun-da-tions, to be a lasting sign of your ho-li-ness on earth and offer all hu-
PREFACES 175

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ma-ni-ty your heav-en-ly teach-ing. There-fore, now and for a-ges un-end-ing,

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with all the host of An-gels, we sing to you with all our hearts, cry-ing out

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as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
176 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF SAINTS
The glory of the Saints
66. The following Preface is said in Masses of All Saints, of Patron Saints and of Saints who are
Titulars of a church, and on Solemnities and Feasts of Saints, unless a proper Preface is to be
said. This Preface may be said also on Memorials of Saints.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you are

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praised in the company of your Saints and, in crown-ing their mer-its, you

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crown your own gifts. By their way of life you offer us an ex-am-ple, by com-
PREFACES 177

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munion with them you give us com-pan-ion-ship, by their in-ter-cess-ion, sure

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sup-port, so that, encouraged by so great a cloud of wit-ness-es, we may run as

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victors in the race be-fore us and win with them the imperishable crown of

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glo-ry, through Christ our Lord. And so, with Angels and Arch-an-gels, and with

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the great multitude of the Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as without

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end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
178 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF SAINTS
The action of the Saints
67. The following Preface is said in Masses of All Saints, of Patron Saints and of Saints who are
Titulars of a church, and on Solemnities and Feasts of Saints, unless a proper Preface is to be
said. This Preface may be said also on Memorials of Saints.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For in the marvelous confession of your Saints, you make your

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Church fruitful with strength e-ver new and offer us sure signs of your love.
PREFACES 179

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And that your saving mysteries may be ful-filled, their great example lends us

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cour-age, their fervent prayers sustain us in all we do. And so, Lord, with all the

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An-gels and Saints, we, too, give you thanks, as in ex-ul-ta-tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
180 PREFACES

PREFACE I OF HOLY MARTYRS


The sign and example of martyrdom
68. The following Preface is said on the Solemnities and Feasts of Holy Martyrs. It may also be
said on their Memorials.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For the blood

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of your blessed Martyr N., poured out like Christ's to glo-ri-fy your name,

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shows forth your mar-vel-ous works, by which in our weak-ness you per-fect
PREFACES 181

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your power and on the fee-ble bestow strength to bear you wit-ness, through

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Christ our Lord. And so, with the Powers of heaven, we worship you constantly

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on earth, and be-fore your ma-jes-ty with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
182 PREFACES

PREFACE II OF HOLY MARTYRS


The wonders of God in the victory of the Martyrs
69. The following Preface is said on the Solemnities and Feasts of Holy Martyrs. It may also be
said on their Memorials.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you are

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glorified when your Saints are praised; their very sufferings are but won-ders of

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your might: in your mercy you give ardor to their faith, to their endurance you
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grant firm re-solve, and in their struggle the vic-tor-y is yours, through Christ

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our Lord. There-fore, all creatures of heav-en and earth sing a new song in a-

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do-ra-tion, and we, with all the host of An-gels, cry out, and without end

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we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
184 PREFACES

PREFACE OF HOLY PASTORS


The presence of holy Pastors in the Church
70. The following Preface is said on the Solemnities and Feasts of Holy Pastors. It may also be
said on their Memorials.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For, as on the festival of Saint N. you bid your Church re-joice,

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so, too, you strengthen her by the example of his ho-ly life, teach her by his
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words of preach-ing, and keep her safe in an-swer to his prayers. And so,

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with the company of An-gels and Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise,

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as with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
186 PREFACES

PREFACE OF HOLY VIRGINS AND RELIGIOUS


The sign of a life consecrated to God
71. The following Preface is said on the Solemnities and Feasts of Holy Virgins and Religious.
It may also be said on their Memorials.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For in the

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Saints who consecrated them-selves to Christ for the sake of the King-dom of

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Heav-en, it is right to celebrate the wonders of your pro-vi-dence, by which you
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call human nature back to its o-ri-gi-nal ho-li-ness and bring it to experience on

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this earth the gifts you promise in the new world to come. And so, with all the

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An-gels and Saints, we praise you, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
188 PREFACES

COMMON PREFACE I
The renewal of all things in Christ
72. The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which
a Preface related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. In him you have been pleased to renew all things, giving us

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all a share in his full-ness. For though he was in the form of God, he emp-tied
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him-self and by the blood of his Cross brought peace to all cre- a- tion. There-

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fore he has been exalted above all things, and to all who o-bey him, has become

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the source of e-ter-nal sal-va-tion. And so, with Angels and Arch-an-gels, with

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Thrones and Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heav-en, we sing

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the hymn of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
190 PREFACES

COMMON PREFACE II
Salvation through Christ
73. The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which a Preface
related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For in good-

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ness you cre- a- ted man and, when he was just-ly con-demned, in mercy you

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re-deemed him, through Christ our Lord. Through him the Angels praise your
PREFACES 191

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ma-jes-ty, Do-min-ions a-dore and Pow-ers trem-ble be-fore you. Heav-en

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and the Vir-tues of heav-en and the bless-ed Ser- a- phim wor-ship to-geth-er

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with ex-ul-ta-tion. May our voices, we pray, join with theirs in hum-ble praise,

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as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
192 PREFACES

COMMON PREFACE III


Praise to God for the creation and restoration of the human race
74. The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which a Preface
related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For just as

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through your be-lov-ed Son you created the hu-man race, so al-so through him

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with great good-ness you formed it a-new. And so, it is right that all your
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crea-tures serve you, all the re-deemed praise you, and all your Saints with one

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heart bless you. Therefore, we, too, extol you with all the An-gels, as in joyful

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ce-le-bra-tion we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
194 PREFACES

COMMON PREFACE IV
Praise, the gift of God
75. The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which a Preface
related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. For,

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although you have no need of our praise, yet our thanksgiving is it-self your gift,

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since our praises add noth-ing to your great-ness but profit us for sal-va-tion,
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through Christ our Lord. And so, in company with the choirs of An-gels,

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we praise you, and with joy we pro-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
196 PREFACES

COMMON PREFACE V
The proclamation of the Mystery of Christ
76. The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which a Preface
related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. His Death we ce-le-brate in love, his Re-sur-rec-tion we con-

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fess with liv-ing faith, and his Com-ing in glo-ry we a-wait with un-waver-ing
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hope. And so, with all the An-gels and Saints, we praise you, as without end

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we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
198 PREFACES

COMMON PREFACE VI
The mystery of salvation in Christ
77. The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which a Preface
related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Fa-ther most ho-ly, through your beloved Son, Je-sus Christ,

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your Word through whom you made all things, whom you sent as our Savior

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and Re-deem-er, incarnate by the Ho-ly Spir-it and born of the Vir-gin. Ful-
PREFACES 199

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filling your will and gaining for you a ho-ly peo- ple, he stretched out his hands

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as he en-dured his Pass-ion, so as to break the bonds of death and manifest the

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re-sur-rec-tion. And so, with the Angels and all the Saints, we de-clare your

Vcbbçhb b gb {b b gb b b gb b b bygb b b b rdb [b b DRb b bgb b b b ¯fb b }ccccccccccccccccbb


glo-ry, as with one voice we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
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PREFACE I FOR THE DEAD


The hope of resurrection in Christ
78. The following Preface is said in Masses for the Dead.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. In him the hope of blessed resurrec-tion has dawned, that those

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saddened by the certain-ty of dy-ing might be consoled by the promise of im-
PREFACES 201

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mor-ta-li-ty to come. In-deed for your faith-ful, Lord, life is changed not end-ed,

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and, when this earthly dwelling turns to dust, an eternal dwelling is made ready

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for them in heav-en. And so, with Angels and Arch-an-gels, with Thrones and

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Do-min-ions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heav-en, we sing the hymn

Vvvb gb b bfb b b bvb˛gb b gb {b òb b b b b b bvb b b rdb [b DRb vb gb b b b b¯fb b }ccccccccccccccvb


of your glo-ry, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
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PREFACE II FOR THE DEAD


Christ died so that we might live
79. The following Preface is said in Masses for the Dead.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For as one alone he ac-cept-ed death, so that we might all

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es-cape from dy-ing; as one man he chose to die, so that in your sight we all
PREFACES 203

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might live for e- ver. And so, in company with the choirs of An-gels, we praise

Vcbbgb {b b gb b b b gb b b rdb b bDRb b b b gb b b b¯fb b b}cccccccccccccccccccb


you, and with joy we pro-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
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PREFACE III FOR THE DEAD


Christ, the salvation and the life
80. The following Preface is said in Masses for the Dead.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For he is the salvation of the world, the life of the hu-man race,

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the re-sur-rec-tion of the dead. Through him the host of Angels a-dores your
PREFACES 205

Vbb b b˛gb b bgb b bgb {b òb b b b b b b b b b b b b v b b b b bfb b b bdb b b b bgb b FTb b bfb ]b b fb b b b ùb b b b b b b b b b b b b b bç˘hb [bv b b 
ma-jes-ty and rejoices in your pre-sence for e- ver. May our voices, we pray,

Vbb b b˛gb b b b fb b b b bgb b {b òb b b b b b b b b b b b b bvb b b b bfb b b gb b b bygb˛gb b[b b gb b DRb b bgb b b b b¯fb }cccccvv
join with theirs in one chorus of ex-ul-tant praise, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
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PREFACE IV FOR THE DEAD


From earthly life to heavenly glory
81. The following Preface is said in Masses for the Dead.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

Vvvbfb ùb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b ˘hb [b b ùb b b b b b b b b b b b gb b b fb b b˛gb b b gb [v bfb b bhb b b bhb b b Çjb b b hb b b hb b [cbxÓ


It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

Vbbv bhb b b gb b b bfb b b b b gb b b {b vbvYb bôb b hb bhb b b Çjb b hb b[b bhb b Çjb b b hb [b hb b bhb b t†db b bgb b b b¯fb b{b b fb b ùb b b b b v b 
to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For it is at

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your summons that we come to birth, by your will that we are gov-erned, and at

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your command that we re-turn, on ac-count of sin, to the earth from which we
PREFACES 207

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came. And when you give the sign, we who have been redeemed by the Death

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of your Son, shall be raised up to the glory of his Re-sur-rec-tion. And so,

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with the company of An-gels and Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise,

Vbb b gb b b bgb b b gb b brdb [b b DRb b bgb b b b¯fb b }ccccccccccccccccccccbb


as with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
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THE EUCHARISTIC
PRAYERS
210
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I
(THE ROMAN CANON)
84. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

T o you, therefore, most merciful Father,


we make humble prayer and petition
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord:
Celebrant alone

He joins his hands and says


that you accept
He makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together, saying:
and bless  these gifts, these offerings,
these holy and unblemished sacrifices,
With hands extended, he continues:
which we offer you firstly
for your holy catholic Church.
Be pleased to grant her peace,
to guard, unite and govern her
throughout the whole world,
together with your servant N. our Pope
and N. our Bishop,*
and all those who, holding to the truth,
hand on the catholic and apostolic faith.
85. Commemoration of the Living.
Remember, Lord, your servants N. and N. Celebrant or one concelebrant
The Priest joins his hands and prays briefly for those for whom he intends to pray.
Then, with hands extended, he continues:
and all gathered here,
whose faith and devotion are known to you.
For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise
or they offer it for themselves
and all who are dear to them:
for the redemption of their souls,
in hope of health and well-being,
and paying their homage to you,
the eternal God, living and true.

*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop, or Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
211
212 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I
86. Within the Action.
In communion with those whose memory we venerate, Celebrant or
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary, one concelebrant
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,
† and blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
your blessed Apostles and Martyrs,
Peter and Paul, Andrew,
(James, John,
Thomas, James, Philip,
Bartholomew, Matthew,
Simon and Jude;
Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus,
Cornelius, Cyprian,
Lawrence, Chrysogonus,
John and Paul,
Cosmas and Damian)
and all your Saints;
we ask that through their merits and prayers,
in all things we may be defended
by your protecting help.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I 213
PROPER FORMS OF THE COMMUNICANTES
On the Nativity of the Lord and throughout the Octave
Celebrating the most sacred night (day)
on which blessed Mary the immaculate Virgin
brought forth the Savior for this world,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, †
On the Epiphany of the Lord
Celebrating the most sacred day
on which your Only Begotten Son,
eternal with you in your glory,
appeared in a human body, truly sharing our flesh,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, †
From the Mass of the Easter Vigil until the Second Sunday of Easter
Celebrating the most sacred night (day)
of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, †
On the Ascension of the Lord
Celebrating the most sacred day
on which your Only Begotten Son, our Lord,
placed at the right hand of your glory
our weak human nature,
which he had united to himself,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, †
On Pentecost Sunday
Celebrating the most sacred day of Pentecost,
on which the Holy Spirit
appeared to the Apostles in tongues of fire,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, †
214 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I

87. With hands extended, the Priest continues:


Therefore, Lord, we pray: Celebrant alone
graciously accept this oblation of our service,
that of your whole family;
order our days in your peace,
and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation
and counted among the flock of those you have chosen.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
____________________
From the Mass of the Easter Vigil until the Second Sunday of Easter
Therefore, Lord, we pray:
graciously accept this oblation of our service,
that of your whole family,
which we make to you
also for those to whom you have been pleased to give
the new birth of water and the Holy Spirit,
granting them forgiveness of all their sins;
order our days in your peace,
and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation
and counted among the flock of those you have chosen.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
____________________
88. Holding his hands extended over the offerings, he says:
Be pleased, O God, we pray, Celebrant
to bless, acknowledge, with concelebrants
and approve this offering in every respect;
make it spiritual and acceptable,
so that it may become for us
the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
He joins his hands.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I 215
89. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.

O            
     
      
  


n the day be-fore he was to suf- fer he took bread in his ho-ly and
        

         
        
 
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:

    
     
       
         
    
  
  
ven-'ra-ble hands and with eyes raised to heav-en to you, O God,
He raises his eyes.

   
         
          
  
         
  
his al-might-y Fa-ther, giving you thanks he said the bless-ing

       
           
     

 
 
broke the bread and gave it to his di-sci-ples, say- ing:
He bows slightly.

     
          
         
 
    
     
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY

               


      
  
     
BOD-Y, WHICH WILL BE GIV-EN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
216 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I
90. After this, the Priest continues:

I    

    

     
     
n a si-mi-lar way, when sup-per was end- ed,
      
  

            
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:


    
         
  
                
 
he took this prec- ious cha-lice in his holy and venera- ble hands,

       


  
 
   
  
   
    
 
and once more giv-ing you thanks, he said the bless-ing,

             
   
      

 
 
and gave the chalice to his dis-ci-ples, say-ing:
He bows slightly.

      
         
           
 
    
  
   
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, FOR THIS IS THE


     
     

                       
  
CHA-LICE OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND E-TER-

    
     
            
         
   
  
     
NAL CO-VE-NANT, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I 217

                 
     
FOR MANY FOR THE FOR-GIV-NESS OF SINS. DO THIS IN

       
MEM-'RY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
91. Then he says:

       
Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:
218 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

Vcbv ygvbvb bvfcbgcbvhbcvuhvcgb b v[bv bhcb vfcbˇvgv b fcbvdv b }


Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.

92. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says: Celebrant

   
                                     
   
  
with concelebrants

T here-fore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial of the bless-ed Pass-

                


             
        
ion, the Re-sur-rec-tion from the dead, and the glo-ri-ous A-scen-sion

  
                 
                   
in-to heav-en of Christ your Son, our Lord, we your ser-vants and your


                   
                
 
ho-ly peo-ple, of-fer to your glo-ri-ous ma-jes-ty from the gifts that you

     
             
 
            
   
have giv-en us, this pure vic-tim, this ho-ly vic-tim, this spot-less vic-tim,

   
    
                 
 
     
the ho-ly bread of e-ter-nal life and the cha-lice of e-ver-last-ing sal-va-tion.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I 219
Be pleased to look upon these offerings Celebrant with concelebrants
with a serene and kindly countenance,
and to accept them,
as once you were pleased to accept
the gifts of your servant Abel the just,
the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith,
and the offering of your high priest Melchizedek,
a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim.
28. Bowing, with hands joined, he continues:
In humble prayer we ask you, almighty God:
command that these gifts be borne
by the hands of your holy angel
to your altar on high
in the sight of your divine majesty,
so that all of us who through this participation at the altar
receive the most holy body and blood of your Son,
He stands upright again and signs himself with the Sign of the Cross, saying:
may be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
95. Commemoration of the Dead
With hands extended, the Priest says:
Remember also, Lord, your servants N. and N., Celebrant or
who have gone before us with the sign of faith one concelebrant
and rest in the sleep of peace.
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:
Grant them, O Lord, we pray,
and all who sleep in Christ,
a place of refreshment, light and peace.
He joins his hands.
(Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
220 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I
96. He strikes his breast with his right hand, saying:
To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners, Celebrant or one concelebrant
And, with hands extended, he continues:
hope in your abundant mercies,
graciously grant some share
and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs:
with John the Baptist, Stephen,
Matthias, Barnabas,
(Ignatius, Alexander,
Marcellinus, Peter,
Felicity, Perpetua,
Agatha, Lucy,
Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia)
and all your Saints;
admit us, we beseech you,
into their company,
not weighing our merits,
but granting us your pardon,
He joins his hands.
through Christ our Lord.
97. And he continues:
Through whom Celebrant alone
you continue to make all these good things, O Lord;
you sanctify them, fill them with life,
bless them, and bestow them upon us.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I 221

98. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II
99. Although it is provided with its own Preface, this Eucharistic Prayer may also be used with
other Prefaces, especially those that present an overall view of the mystery of salvation, such as
the Common Prefaces.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

Vvvfb bùb b b b b b b b b b b v b b b b b˘hb [b b ùb b b b b b bvb b b b b gb b b fb b b˛gb b b gb b[b bfb b b hb b b bhb b b Çjb b b hb b b hb [b b v vÓ


It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

Vvvbhb b b ˛gb b b bfb b b b b gb b b b{b b ˛gb b bfb b b b bgb b b bçhb b gb [b b òb b b b b b b b b b b b bv b b b b b brdb [b bDRb b bgb b b b bfb b ]Ï
to give you thanks, Fa-ther most ho-ly, through your beloved Son, Je-sus Christ,

Vvv fb b b b b ùb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b v vb b b b b tfb b b bgb b b[b b bòb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b v v bv vbvb


your Word through whom you made all things, whom you sent as our Savior

Vvv fb b b bgb b b b hb b b bgb {v òb b b b b b b b b bvb b b b b fb b bgb b b bçhb b bgb [b gb b b b¸db b b bfb b bgb b b FTb b b bfb b]b b fb b v v b
and Re-deem-er, incarnate by the Ho-ly Spir-it and born of the Vir-gin. Ful-

222
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II 223

Vcùb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b bv vb b b b b b b b b b ˛gb b fb b b ˛gb b b b gb [b b fb b b ùb b b b b b b b b b b b b b bx b b b b Ó


filling your will and gaining for you a ho-ly peo- ple, he stretched out his hands

Vvbvùb b b b b b b b b bgb b b b fb b b bgb b b bgb b {b fb b ùb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b˛gb b vb fb v b ˛gb b b[b òb b b b b b b b b b b b b b v b


as he en-dured his Pass-ion, so as to break the bonds of death and manifest the

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re-sur-rec-tion. And so, with the Angels and all the Saints, we de-clare your

Vcbbçhb b gb {b b gb b b gb b b bygb b b b rdb [b b DRb b bgb b b b ¯fb b }ccccccccccccccccbb


glo-ry, as with one voice we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
100. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Y ou are indeed Holy, O Lord,


the fount of all holiness.
Celebrant alone

101. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, Celebrant
by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall, with concelebrants
He joins his hands
and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and the chalice together, saying:
so that they may become for us
the Body and  Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He joins his hands.
224 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II
102. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
103. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
104. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II 225
And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

Vcbv ygvbvb bvfcbgcbvhbcvuhvcgb b v[bv bhcb vfcbˇvgv b fcbvdv b }


Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
226 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II

105. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:


Therefore, as we celebrate Celebrant
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection, with concelebrants
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.

Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember, Lord, your Church, Celebrant or


spread throughout the world, one concelebrant
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop*
and all the clergy.
____________________
In Masses for the Dead, the following may be added:
Remember your servant N.,
whom you have called (today)
from this world to yourself.
Grant that he (she) who was united with your Son in a death like his,
may also be one with him in his Resurrection.
____________________

Remember also our brothers and sisters


who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
He joins his hands.
through your Son, Jesus Christ.

*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop, or Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II 227
106. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
108. The Priest, with hands extended, says:
You are indeed Holy, O Lord, Celebrant alone
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
109. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you: Celebrant
by the same Spirit graciously make holy with concelebrants
these gifts we have brought to you for consecration,
He joins his hands
and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together, saying:
that they may become the Body and  Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
He joins his hands.
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
110. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.

F  
  
  

or on the night he was be- trayed
 
 
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:

               

he him- self took bread, and giv- ing you thanks he said the bless-ing,

          

broke the bread and gave it to his dis-ci-ples, say- ing:

228
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III 229
He bows slightly.

           


                       
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY

                 


             
BOD-Y, WHICH WILL BE GIV-EN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
230 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
111. After this, he continues:

I  
      
      
      
n a si- mi- lar way, when sup- per was end- ed,
  
  
     
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:

  
              
       
            
he took the chal-ice, and giving you thanks he said the bless-ing, and gave

         
    
     
the chalice to his dis-ci-ples, say- ing,
He bows slightly.

 
                
                    
 
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, FOR THIS IS THE

     
     
                        
      
CHA-LICE OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND E-TER-

 
                  
       
               
 
NAL CO-VE-NANT, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND

          
                
     
   
 FOR MANY FOR THE FOR-GIV-NESS OF SINS. DO THIS IN

       
 
 
MEM-'RY OF ME.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III 231

He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
112. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

Vcbv ygvbvb bvfcbgcbvhbcvuhvcgb b v[bv bhcb vfcbˇvgv b fcbvdv b }


Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
232 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
113. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says: Celebrant

                                                       


with concelebrants

T here- fore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial of the sav-ing Pas-sion

                              
of your Son, his won- drous Re-sur-rec-tion and A-scen-sion in- to heav-

                                   


en, and as we look for-ward to his se-cond com-ing, we of-fer you in

     "                  
thanks-giv-ing this ho-ly and liv-ing sa-cri-fice

L                        
ook, we pray, u-pon the ob-la-tion of your Church and re-cog-niz-ing
                                
        
          #              
the sa-cri-fi-cial Vic-tim by whose death you willed to re-con-cile us

                                   


to your- self, grant that we, who are nour-ished by the Bod-y and Blood

                       !$ #   
of your Son and filled with his Ho-ly Spir-it, may be-come one bod-y,
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III 233

         


one spir-it in Christ.

May he make of us Celebrant or


an eternal offering to you, one concelebrant
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
(with Saint N.: the Saint of the day or Patron Saint)
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence we rely for unfailing help.

May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation, Celebrant or


we pray, O Lord, one concelebrant
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,*
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for your own.

Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,


whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.

† To our departed brothers and sisters


and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness of your glory
He joins his hands.
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all that is good. †

*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop, or Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
234 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
114. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.

___________________________________________

115. When this Eucharistic Prayer is used in Masses for the Dead, the following may be said:
† Remember your servant N.
whom you have called (today)
from this world to yourself.
Grant that he (she) who was united with your Son in a death like his,
may also be one with him in his Resurrection,
when from the earth
he will raise up in the flesh those who have died,
and transform our lowly body
after the pattern of his own glorious body.
To our departed brothers and sisters, too,
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness of your glory,
when you will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
For seeing you, our God, as you are,
we shall be like you for all the ages
and praise you without end,
He joins his hands.
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all that is good. †
___________________________________________
235
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV
116. It is not permitted to change the Preface of this Eucharistic Prayer because of the structure
of the Prayer itself, which presents a summary of the history of salvation.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

Vvvb b b b b b  b bb b
b b b b b b b b b b b b bb v b b  b b bb b bb b
 b hb b b gb b b b hb b b b jb b bhb b[b bhb b b gb b b b fb b bb
It is truly right to give you thanks, tru-ly just to give you glo-ry, Fa-ther most

Vvb bFTb b bgb {vbf   cb b b b b b b b Ç b b b b ˘b b


b çhb b b gb b b fb b b bgb b {vbfcbhb b b hb b bhb b b gb b b hb b bjb b hb b[  b
ho-ly, for you are the one God liv-ing and true, Ex-ist-ing be-fore all a-ges

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b  b
and abiding for all e-ter-ni-ty, dwelling in un-ap-proach-ab-le light; yet you,

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who a-lone are good, the source of life, have made all that is, so that you might

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Î
fill your crea-tures with bless-ings and bring joy to many of them by the glo- ry
236
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV 237

Vvb b b b b b b b b b bvb fcbhb [b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b bb b b b b b b b


b  b b  b
of your light. And so, in your presence are countless hosts of An-gels, who

Vvvb b b b b b b b b bb b b bb b b b b b bcb bb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b bb b b b b b b bb b


vbcb b b b b b b 
serve you day and night and, gazing upon the glory of your face, glorify you

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with- out ceas-ing. With them we, too, confess your name in ex-ul-ta-tion,

Vvvb b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b bhb b bhb b b bgb b b fb b b bFTb b b bgb b{vb  bb b b b b b b vb 


giving voice to every crea-ture un-der heav-en, as we ac-claim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.


Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

117. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

W e give you praise, Father most holy,


for you are great
and you have fashioned all your works
Celebrant alone

in wisdom and in love.


You formed man in your own image
and entrusted the whole world to his care,
so that in serving you alone, the Creator,
he might have dominion over all creatures.
And when through disobedience he had lost your friendship,
you did not abandon him to the domain of death.
For you came in mercy to the aid of all,
so that those who seek might find you.
Time and again you offered them covenants
and through the prophets
taught them to look forward to salvation.
238 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV
And you so loved the world, Father most holy,
that in the fullness of time
you sent your Only Begotten Son to be our Savior.
Made incarnate by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary,
he shared our human nature
in all things but sin.
To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation,
to prisoners, freedom,
and to the sorrowful of heart, joy.
To accomplish your plan,
he gave himself up to death,
and, rising from the dead,
he destroyed death and restored life.

And that we might live no longer for ourselves


but for him who died and rose again for us,
he sent the Holy Spirit from you, Father,
as the first fruits for those who believe,
so that, bringing to perfection his work in the world,
he might sanctify creation to the full.
118. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, O Lord, we pray: Celebrant
may this same Holy Spirit with concelebrants
graciously sanctify these offerings,
He joins his hands
and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together, saying:
that they may become
the Body and  Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
He joins his hands.
for the celebration of this great mystery,
which he himself left us
as an eternal covenant.
119. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
For when the hour had come
for him to be glorified by you, Father most holy,
having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end:
and while they were at supper,
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV 239
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread, blessed and broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying,
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
120. After this, he continues:
In a similar way,
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
taking the chalice filled with the fruit of the vine,
he gave thanks,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
121. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


240 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV
And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

Vcbv ygvbvb bvfcbgcbvhbcvuhvcgb b v[bv bhcb vfcbˇvgv b fcbvdv b }


Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV 241
122. Then, with hands extended, the Priest says:
Therefore, O Lord, Celebrant
as we now celebrate the memorial of our redemption, with concelebrants
we remember Christ’s Death
and his descent to the realm of the dead,
we proclaim his Resurrection
and his Ascension to your right hand,
and, as we await his coming in glory,
we offer you his Body and Blood,
the sacrifice acceptable to you
which brings salvation to the whole world.

Look, O Lord, upon the Sacrifice


which you yourself have provided for your Church,
and grant in your loving kindness
to all who partake of this one Bread and one Chalice
that, gathered into one body by the Holy Spirit,
they may truly become a living sacrifice in Christ
to the praise of your glory.

Therefore, Lord, remember now Celebrant or


all for whom we offer this sacrifice: one concelebrant
especially your servant N. our Pope,
N. our Bishop,* and the whole Order of Bishops, *
all the clergy,
those who take part in this offering,
those gathered here before you,
your entire people,
and all who seek you with a sincere heart.
Remember also
those who have died in the peace of your Christ
and all the dead,
whose faith you alone have known.

*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop, or Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
242 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV
To all of us, your children, Celebrant or
grant, O merciful Father, one concelebrant
that we may enter into a heavenly inheritance
with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
and with your Apostles and Saints in your kingdom.
There, with the whole of creation,
freed from the corruption of sin and death,
may we glorify you through Christ our Lord,
He joins his hands.
through whom you bestow on the world all that is good.
123. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
243
244 THE ORDER OF MASS

The Communion Rite


124. After the chalice and paten have been set down, the Priest, with hands joined, says:
At the Savior’s command
and formed by divine teaching,
we dare to say:
He extends his hands and, together with the people, continues:
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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
125. With hands extended, the Priest alone continues, saying:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
He joins his hands.
The people conclude the prayer, acclaiming:
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
THE ORDER OF MASS 245

126. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says aloud:


Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you;
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
He joins his hands.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
The people reply:
Amen.
127. The Priest, turned towards the people, extending and then joining his hands, adds:
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
The people reply:
And with your spirit.
128. Then, if appropriate, the Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
And all offer one another a sign, in keeping with local customs, that expresses peace,
communion, and charity. The Priest gives the sign of peace to a Deacon or minister.
129. Then he takes the host, breaks it over the paten, and places a small piece in the chalice,
saying quietly:
May this mingling of the Body and Blood
of our Lord Jesus Christ
bring eternal life to us who receive it.
130. Meanwhile the following is sung or said:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.
The invocation may even be repeated several times if the fraction is prolonged. Only the final
time, however, is grant us peace said.
246 THE ORDER OF MASS
131. Then the Priest, with hands joined, says quietly:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
who, by the will of the Father
and the work of the Holy Spirit,
through your Death gave life to the world,
free me by this, your most holy Body and Blood,
from all my sins and from every evil;
keep me always faithful to your commandments,
and never let me be parted from you.
Or:
May the receiving of your Body and Blood,
Lord Jesus Christ,
not bring me to judgment and condemnation,
but through your loving mercy
be for me protection in mind and body
and a healing remedy.
132. The Priest genuflects, takes the host and, holding it slightly raised above the paten or above
the chalice, while facing the people, says aloud:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
And together with the people he adds once:
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
133. The Priest, facing the altar, says quietly:
May the Body of Christ
keep me safe for eternal life.
And he reverently consumes the Body of Christ.
Then he takes the chalice and says quietly:
May the Blood of Christ
keep me safe for eternal life.
And he reverently consumes the Blood of Christ.
134. After this, he takes the paten or ciborium and approaches the communicants. The Priest
raises a host slightly and shows it to each of the communicants, saying:
The Body of Christ.
THE ORDER OF MASS 247

The communicant replies:


Amen.
And receives Holy Communion.
If a Deacon also distributes Holy Communion, he does so in the same manner.
135. If any are present who are to receive Holy Communion under both kinds, the rite described
in the proper place is to be followed.
136. While the Priest is receiving the Body of Christ, the Communion Chant begins.
137. When the distribution of Communion is over, the Priest or a Deacon or an acolyte purifies
the paten over the chalice and also the chalice itself.
While he carries out the purification, the Priest says quietly:
What has passed our lips as food, O Lord,
may we possess in purity of heart,
that what has been given to us in time
may be our healing for eternity.
138. Then the Priest may return to the chair. If appropriate, a sacred silence may be observed for
a while, or a psalm or other canticle of praise or a hymn may be sung.
248
EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS
FOR RECONCILIATION
I
The Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation may be used in Masses in which the mystery of
reconciliation is conveyed to the faithful in a special way, as, for example, in the Masses for
Promoting Harmony, For Reconciliation, For the Preservation of Peace and Justice, In Time of
War or Civil Disturbance, For the Forgiveness of Sins, For Charity, of the Mystery of the Holy
Cross, of the Most Holy Eucharist, of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, as well
as in Masses during Lent. Although these Eucharistic Prayers have been provided with a proper
Preface, they may also be used with other Prefaces that refer to penance and conversion, as, for
example, the Prefaces of Lent.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

249
250 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION I

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you do

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not cease to spur us on to possess a more a-bun-dant life and, being rich in mer-

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ness a-lone. Ne-ver did you turn a-way from us, and, though time and a-gain

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we have bro-ken your co-ve-nant, you have bound the human family to your-self

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through Jesus your Son, our Re-deem-er, with a new bond of love so tight that

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it can ne-ver be un-done. E-ven now you set be-fore your peo-ple a time of grace
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION I 251

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and re-con-ci-li-a-tion, and, as they turn back to you in spir-it, you grant them

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hope in Christ Je-sus and a desire to be of ser-vice to all, while they entrust them-

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selves more full-y to the Ho-ly Spir-it. And so, filled with won-der, we extol the

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power of your love, and, proclaiming our joy at the salvation that comes from

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ac-claim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.


Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
252 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION I

2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Y ou are indeed Holy, O Lord,


and from the world’s beginning
are ceaselessly at work,
Celebrant alone

so that the human race may become holy,


just as you yourself are holy.
3. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Look, we pray, upon your people’s offerings Celebrant
and pour out on them the power of your Spirit, with concelebrants
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
saying:
that they may become the Body and  Blood
He joins his hands.
of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
in whom we, too, are your sons and daughters.

Indeed, though we once were lost


and could not approach you,
you loved us with the greatest love:
for your Son, who alone is just,
handed himself over to death,
and did not disdain to be nailed for our sake
to the wood of the Cross.

But before his arms were outstretched between heaven and earth,
to become the lasting sign of your covenant,
he desired to celebrate the Passover with his disciples.
4. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
As he ate with them,
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to them, saying:
He bows slightly.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION I 253
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
5. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
knowing that he was about to reconcile all things in himself
through his Blood to be shed on the Cross,
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice, filled with the fruit of the vine,
and once more giving you thanks,
handed the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
6. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

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2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

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your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:
254 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION I

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7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

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claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:

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8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

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Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
7. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Therefore, as we celebrate Celebrant
the memorial of your Son Jesus Christ, with concelebrants
who is our Passover and our surest peace,
we celebrate his Death and Resurrection from the dead,
and looking forward to his blessed Coming,
we offer you, who are our faithful and merciful God,
this sacrificial Victim
who reconciles to you the human race.

Look kindly, most compassionate Father,


on those you unite to yourself
by the Sacrifice of your Son,
and grant that, by the power of the Holy Spirit,
as they partake of this one Bread and one Chalice,
they may be gathered into one Body in Christ,
who heals every division.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION I 255
Be pleased to keep us always Celebrant or
in communion of mind and heart, one concelebrant
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop.*
Help us to work together
for the coming of your Kingdom,
until the hour when we stand before you,
Saints among the Saints in the halls of heaven,
with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
the blessed Apostles and all the Saints,
and with our deceased brothers and sisters,
whom we humbly commend to your mercy.

Then, freed at last from the wound of corruption


and made fully into a new creation,
we shall sing to you with gladness
He joins his hands.
the thanksgiving of Christ,
who lives for all eternity.
8. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone
or with

T      
   
           
  
     
hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,
  
                             
               
                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.

*
* Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop or of Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
FOR RECONCILIATION
II

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just that we should give you thanks and praise, O God, al-

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mighty Father, for all you do in this world, through our Lord Je-sus Christ. For

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testing us you change our hearts to prepare them for re-con-ci-li-a-tion. E-ven

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more, by your Spirit you move hu-man hearts that enemies may speak to each o-
256
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION II 257

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ther a-gain, adversaries may join hands, and peoples seek to meet to-ge-ther. By

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the working of your pow-er it comes a-bout, O Lord, that hatred is over-come

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by love, revenge gives way to for-give-ness, and discord is changed to mu-tual

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re-spect. There-fore, as we give you cease-less thanks with the choirs of heav-

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en, we cry out to your majes-ty on earth, and without end we ac-claim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.


Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
258 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION II
2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Y ou, therefore, almighty Father,


we bless through Jesus Christ your Son,
who comes in your name.
Celebrant alone

He himself is the Word that brings salvation,


the hand you extend to sinners,
the way by which your peace is offered to us.
When we ourselves had turned away from you
on account of our sins,
you brought us back to be reconciled, O Lord,
so that, converted at last to you,
we might love one another
through your Son,
whom for our sake you handed over to death.
3. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
And now, celebrating the reconciliation Celebrant
Christ has brought us, with concelebrants
we entreat you:
sanctify these gifts by the outpouring of your Spirit,
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
saying:
that they may become the Body and  Blood of your Son,
whose command we fulfill
when we celebrate these mysteries.
He joins his hands.
4. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
For when about to give his life to set us free,
as he reclined at supper,
He takes the bread
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he himself took bread into his hands,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION II 259
5. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, on that same evening,
He takes the chalice
and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice of blessing in his hands,
confessing your mercy,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
6. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

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2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

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your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.
260 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION II
Or:

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7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

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claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:

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8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

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Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
7. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Celebrating, therefore, the memorial Celebrant
of the Death and Resurrection of your Son, with concelebrants
who left us this pledge of his love,
we offer you what you have bestowed on us,
the Sacrifice of perfect reconciliation.

Holy Father, we humbly beseech you


to accept us also, together with your Son,
and in this saving banquet
graciously to endow us with his very Spirit,
who takes away everything
that estranges us from one another.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION II 261
May he make your Church a sign of unity Celebrant or
and an instrument of your peace among all people one concelebrant
and may he keep us in communion
with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop*
and all the Bishops
and your entire people.

Just as you have gathered us now at the table of your Son, Celebrant or
so also bring us together, one concelebrant
with the glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with your blessed Apostles and all the Saints,
with our brothers and sisters
and those of every race and tongue
who have died in your friendship.
Bring us to share with them the unending banquet of unity
in a new heaven and a new earth,
where the fullness of your peace will shine forth
He joins his hands.
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
8. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people continue:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.

*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop or of Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR USE IN
MASSES FOR VARIOUS NEEDS
I
The Church on the Path of Unity
1. The following form of this Eucharistic Prayer is appropriately used with Mass formularies
such as, For the Church, For the Pope, For the Bishop, For the Election of a Pope or a Bishop,
For a Council or Synod, For Priests, For the Priest Himself, For Ministers of the Church, and
For a Spiritual or Pastoral Gathering.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

Vbv fvb ccccccbbv v b v v bv gvb v fccgc


 c cv v v v vbv v b v bv bv     
It is truly right and just to give you thanks and raise to you a hymn

Vvv b c          vv bv


v b b v vgvv v vv vbvv vb v v b v       
of glo-ry and praise, O Lord, Fa-ther of in-fi-nite good-ness. For by the

Vvv b ccccvccbv v bv v
vbvv b v cccvbcc cvb
vv v v v v
 v bv bvb
word of your Son’s Gos-pel you have brought to-ge-ther one Church

Vvv b cvcccvvccbbv v bv v bvb bv c    cccvv v v v bv v b vvbv bv v v vb
from e-very peo-ple, tongue, and na-tion, and, having filled her with
262
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS I 263

Vvv bbcccccbb cbv v bvb


v bv b v vb
b v ccvccgcvcfv v v gv [v gbv v b v bv bv v v ˝
life by the power of your Spir-it, you never cease through her to

Vvv b ccccccbbv v bv v v bv vvb v   fccccccvv v v v bv v b v bv v vb 


gather the whole human race in-to one. Ma-nifesting the covenant of

Vvv b cc   cccbv v bv v bv vb v ccv


  cccvv v v v bv v vb
v bv  bv   
your love, she dispenses without ceasing the blessed hope of your

Vvv b cvc
  cbv v bv v bv vb v ccccgcb fv cgv b v gv v gv v[bv b vgvbv bv    
King-dom and shines bright as the sign of your faith-ful-ness, which

Vvv b cb cv
cb cc bv v vbvv vbv vb v ccvbcc cvbv v v v b v v b v bv v b
in Christ Je-sus our Lord you promised would last for e-ter-ni-ty. And

Vvv
v b cccccbb bcbv v bv
v vb bv vb
b b vcccccccvv v v v vbvv vb v bv bv   
so, with all the Pow-ers of heav-en, we worship you constant-ly on

Vvv b   c     cb c v v bv    vb vbv v vb       b v v v bv v b v bv bv  


earth, while, with all the Church, as one voice we ac-claim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.


Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
264 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS I

2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Y ou are indeed Holy and to be glorified, O God,


who love the human race
and who always walk with us on the journey of life.
Celebrant alone

Blessed indeed is your Son,


present in our midst
when we are gathered by his love,
and when, as once for the disciples, so now for us,
he opens the Scriptures and breaks the bread.
3. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, Father most merciful, Celebrant
we ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit with concelebrants
to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine,
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
saying:
that they may become for us
the Body and  Blood
He joins his hands.
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
On the day before he was to suffer,
on the night of the Last Supper,
He takes the bread and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread and said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS I 265
5. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
He takes the chalice and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice, gave you thanks
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
6. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.
266 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS I
Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

Vcbv ygvbvb bvfcbgcbvhbcvuhvcgb b v[bv bhcb vfcbˇvgv b fcbvdv b }


Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
7. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Therefore, holy Father, Celebrant with
as we celebrate the memorial of Christ your Son, our Savior, concelebrants
whom you led through his Passion and Death on the Cross
to the glory of the Resurrection,
and whom you have seated at your right hand,
we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again
and we offer you the Bread of life
and the Chalice of blessing.

Look with favor on the oblation of your Church,


in which we show forth
the paschal Sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us,
and grant that, by the power of the Spirit of your love,
we may be counted now and until the day of eternity
among the members of your Son,
in whose Body and Blood we have communion.

Lord, renew your Church (which is in N.) Celebrant or


by the light of the Gospel. one concelebrant
Strengthen the bond of unity
between the faithful and the pastors of your people,
together with N. our Pope, N. our Bishop,*
and the whole Order of Bishops,
that in a world torn by strife
your people may shine forth
as a prophetic sign of unity and concord.

*
* Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop or of Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS I 267
Remember our brothers and sisters (N. and N.), Celebrant alone
who have fallen asleep in the peace of your Christ, or with concelebrants
and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known.
Admit them to rejoice in the light of your face,
and in the resurrection give them the fullness of life.

Grant also to us,


when our earthly pilgrimage is done,
that we may come to an eternal dwelling place
and live with you for ever;
there, in communion with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with the Apostles and Martyrs,
(with Saint N.: the Saint of the day or Patron)
and with all the Saints,
we shall praise and exalt you
He joins his hands.
through Jesus Christ, your Son.
8. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR USE IN
MASSES FOR VARIOUS NEEDS
II
God Guides His Church along the Way of Salvation
1. The following form of this Eucharistic Prayer is appropriately used with Mass formularies
such as, For the Church, For Vocations to Holy Orders, For the Laity, For the Family, For
Religious, For Vocations to Religious Life, For Charity, For Relatives and Friends, and For
Giving Thanks to God.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

Vvvfb bccccccbb v vb vv vbv vb v cbv cb


cc c
 cv v v v vbv v v v v v vb 
It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, al-ways and

Vvv      b     
        
  b v ccv v b vfvbv gb  
every-where to give you thanks, Lord, ho-ly Fa-ther, creator of the

Vvvb vb  c  cv   c  vbv v fv bv


v bvvb v cvb v bv bv             
world and source of all life. For you never forsake the works of

Vvv b
cc  c     
  cvb hbvbvgv b bvg vv bv cv     v v v
v b v v bccvvb
your wis-dom, but by your pro-vi-dence are even now at work in our
268
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS II 269

Vvvb vb cc cv ccbbv v bv b v bv vb


b v c cb b c
cccv v v v bv v b v bv bcccvb 
midst. With mighty hand and out-stretched arm you led your people

Vvv     b vbc


cvFTcfc]cFYv [vcbv v bv v bv vb ccvv v v v bv v b v bv bvccvb 
Is-ra-el through the de-sert. Now, as your Church makes her pilgrim

Vvv vb cc


c c
cc bv vvbv v bv vb v cccccccvv v v v bv v b v v bvccc
journey in the world, you always accompany her by the power of

Vvv b bc
bc bc c b v bv vv bv v bv vb v ccbb c
cv cc
c v
v
v
  v
bv cb vb
the Ho-ly Spir-it and lead her along the paths of time to the e-ter-nal

Vvv b c
cb cv b cv
v bv v
vbv v bv b bvbvc
bc cc c v  vv v v v bv v b v bvcv 
joy of your King-dom, through Christ our Lord. And so, with the

Vvv  
    b c
cvv cv c vbv v bv v bv v b v
c vcv
  ccvv   cv b
An-gels and Saints, we, too, sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as with-out

Vvv b  cDRcv gcvfc}bbv v bv v bv vb v cccccccvv v v v bv v b v bv bv   ccvb


end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Y ou are indeed Holy and to be glorified, O God,


who love the human race
and who always walk with us on the journey of life.
Celebrant alone

Blessed indeed is your Son,


present in our midst
when we are gathered by his love
and when, as once for the disciples, so now for us,
he opens the Scriptures and breaks the bread.
270 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS II
3. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, Father most merciful, Celebrant
we ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit with concelebrants
to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine,
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
saying:
that they may become for us
the Body and  Blood
He joins his hands.
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
On the day before he was to suffer,
on the night of the Last Supper,
He takes the bread and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread and said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
5. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
He takes the chalice and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice, gave you thanks
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS II 271
6. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.

Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

Vcbv ygvbvb bvfcbgcbvhbcvuhvcgb b v[bv bhcb vfcbˇvgv b fcbvdv b }


Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
272 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS II
7. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Therefore, holy Father, Celebrant with
as we celebrate the memorial of Christ your Son, our Savior, concelebrants
whom you led through his Passion and Death on the Cross
to the glory of the Resurrection,
and whom you have seated at your right hand,
we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again
and we offer you the Bread of life
and the Chalice of blessing.

Look with favor on the oblation of your Church,


in which we show forth
the paschal Sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us,
and grant that, by the power of the Spirit of your love,
we may be counted now and until the day of eternity
among the members of your Son,
in whose Body and Blood we have communion.
And so, having called us to your table, Lord, Celebrant or
confirm us in unity, one concelebrant
so that, together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,*
with all Bishops, Priests and Deacons,
and your entire people,
as we walk your ways with faith and hope,
we may strive to bring joy and trust into the world.

Remember our brothers and sisters (N. and N.), Celebrant or


who have fallen asleep in the peace of your Christ, one concelebrant
and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known.
Admit them to rejoice in the light of your face,
and in the resurrection give them the fullness of life.

*
* Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop or of Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS II 273
Grant also to us,
when our earthly pilgrimage is done,
that we may come to an eternal dwelling place
and live with you for ever;
there, in communion with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with the Apostles and Martyrs,
(with Saint N.: the Saint of the day or Patron)
and with all the Saints,
we shall praise and exalt you
He joins his hands.
through Jesus Christ, your Son.
8. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone
or with concelebrants

T      
   
           
  
     
hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,
  
                             
               
                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR USE IN
MASSES FOR VARIOUS NEEDS
III
Jesus, the Way to the Father
1. The following form of this Eucharistic Prayer is appropriately used with Mass formularies
such as, For the Evangelization of Peoples, For Persecuted Christians, For the Nation or State,
For Those in Public Office, For a Governing Assembly, At the Beginning of the Civil Year, and
For the Progress of Peoples.

Vcvbv vdcv vrdvcfv v FTcv vfvcc}ccvvdcv rdv v b v gv vbv FTv v fv v v}cvvÏcv b vb


 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

Vcbb bvbvFTb6b6v bgv v vfv v vgvccvv }ccbbvfcvhv v hv v vhv vgv v dv v vfv v}cvvÏccbb vb
 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Vcvb bv fcvfcvfvcv vhv v v hv v hv v vgv v vfcbv gv v}v bv fv bfvb v ygcv dcb b vfv vbvb }Ï
 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

Vvbvfb cccccvb v bv
v v v vbv vb v cv  ccb   cv v v v vbvcccvv v
It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, al-ways and

Vvv bjbv vjcv hc[vhcgcvb fbv v vgv v [bvbfvbvgbvbvhvbv gc[v FYcb hchcv gv vfv vbvgv v{vbvc
every-where to give you thanks, ho-ly Fa-ther, Lord of heav-en and earth,

Vvv b c ccvvcv b cbvv v v  v bbv vbvcchv v[v cccvbgvbv fv v vbgbv v{v vb v bv v 


through Christ our Lord. For by your Word you cre-a-ted the world

Vvv b cccccbc bv v v bv v bvv b v v v  cfcvcccvv v v v bv v b v vbv cv b


and you govern all things in har-mo- ny. You gave us the same Word
274
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS III 275

Vvv vb bcc
c cgcbhbv gbv gv{vbvv bv vb v cccccc 
 v v v
v v v
vbv v b v v b
made flesh as Me-di-a-tor, and he has spoken your words to us and called

Vvv  
b cc
c    cbv v bv v bv vb v cc
   
c  cvvbv bv  
    
us to fol-low him. He is the way that leads us to you, the truth that sets

Vbbv vbv v
cccccbbv v vbv v b v
v b v c   c cc v v vb b vv bv v b v bv b 
us free, the life that fills us with glad-ness. Through your Son you gather

Vvv b gcv hcv jchc[cbv v bv v bv vb v cccccc


c v v v
v v vbgv vgv yfvbv  
men and wo-men, whom you made for the glory of your name, in-to one

Vvv b
bv b c
v  cccbbv v bv v bv vb v  
c cv
cbv ccvv v v v b bv v b vv bv bv 
Fa-mi-ly, re-deemed by the Blood of his Cross and signed with the seal of

Vvv b
bcb c  ccc c b v v vbv v bv vb v
c c cb c  hcb gcfv vbgv v gbv {v b 
the Spir-it. There-fore, now and for a-ges un-end-ing, with all the An-gels,

Vvv b
bc
cc cc
cb v v
 v bv v bv vb v cb cc cc cc
v v v vv vbv v b v bv
we pro-claim your glo-ry, as in joyful ce-le-bra-tion we ac-claim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.


Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
276 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS III
2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:
You are indeed Holy and to be glorified, O God, Celebrant alone
who love the human race
and who always walk with us on the journey of life.
Blessed indeed is your Son,
present in our midst
when we are gathered by his love
and when, as once for the disciples, so now for us,
he opens the Scriptures and breaks the bread.
3. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, Father most merciful, Celebrant
we ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit with concelebrants
to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine,
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
saying:
that they may become for us
the Body and  Blood
He joins his hands.
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and
distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
On the day before he was to suffer,
on the night of the Last Supper,
He takes the bread and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread and said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in
adoration.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS III 277
5. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
He takes the chalice and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice, gave you thanks
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.
6. Then he says:

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


And the people continue, acclaiming:

Xvv vfcv fccdccfcvcgccdcvfv v[b b b dvb v fcb ygbv b Ï


2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

Xvvfb b b b vgcvhcvuhcvgv {v vb FTcbhcbhcv vgcvb dcb fcv b }


your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

Vbb b b b dcb vfb b bygb b b hcb jkjc[b b kb b b b bokb b bvb hcb b jcb{b b hcjb b 
7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

Vckcbvb vjbcb vygcb fbv bvgb b b[bcFTv bygcb jb v vb ygcvdcvrdv vb}


claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.
278 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS III
Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

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Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
7. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Therefore, holy Father, Celebrant with
as we celebrate the memorial of Christ your Son, our Savior, concelebrants
whom you led through his Passion and Death on the Cross
to the glory of the Resurrection,
and whom you have seated at your right hand,
we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again
and we offer you the Bread of life
and the Chalice of blessing.
Look with favor on the oblation of your Church,
in which we show forth
the paschal Sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us,
and grant that, by the power of the Spirit of your love,
we may be counted now and until the day of eternity
among the members of your Son,
in whose Body and Blood we have communion.
By our partaking of this mystery, almighty Father, Celebrant or
give us life through your Spirit, one concelebrant
grant that we may be conformed to the image of your Son,
and confirm us in the bond of communion,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,*
with all other Bishops,
with Priests and Deacons,
and with your entire people.
Grant that all the faithful of the Church,
looking into the signs of the times by the light of faith,
may constantly devote themselves
to the service of the Gospel.
*
Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop or of Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS III 279
Keep us attentive to the needs of all
that, sharing their grief and pain,
their joy and hope,
we may faithfully bring them the good news of salvation
and go forward with them
along the way of your Kingdom.

Remember our brothers and sisters (N. and N.), Celebrant or


who have fallen asleep in the peace of your Christ, one concelebrant
and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known.
Admit them to rejoice in the light of your face,
and in the resurrection give them the fullness of life.

Grant also to us,


when our earthly pilgrimage is done,
that we may come to an eternal dwelling place
and live with you for ever;
there, in communion with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with the Apostles and Martyrs,
(with Saint N.: the Saint of the day or Patron)
and with all the Saints,
we shall praise and exalt you
He joins his hands.
through Jesus Christ, your Son.
8. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone

     
   
           
  
        
                             
or with concelebrants

T hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,

               


                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR USE IN
MASSES FOR VARIOUS NEEDS
IV
Jesus, Who Went About Doing Good
1. The following form of this Eucharistic Prayer is appropriately used with Mass formularies
such as, For Refugees and Exiles, In Time of Famine or For Those Suffering Hunger, For Our
Oppressors, For Those Held in Captivity, For Those in Prison, For the Sick, For the Dying, For
the Grace of a Happy Death, and In Any Need.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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cccc
c v v v v vbv ccccbb
It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, al-ways and

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cvb bv b v bv v v vb vvbv gcbhcvgc[vgcb DRcb vgv v fv v]v v b Ï
e-very-where to give you thanks, Fa-ther of mer-cies and faith-ful God.

Vvv bbc cccccbbv v bv v bv vb vbv ccvcv  


cc c[vDRv vbgv v vbFTbv v fvbv]v
For you have given us Jesus Christ, your Son, as our Lord and Re-deem-er.

280
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS IV 281

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bv bv bv    
He always showed compassion for children and for the poor, for the

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sick and for sin-ners, and he be-came a neigh-bor to the op-pressed

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and the af-flict-ed. By word and deed he announced to the world

Vvv b cv
cb  cc cbv v b {b vv vbv vb v vccv  
cv ccvb v v v vbv v b v b  
that you are our Fa-ther and that you care for all your sons and

Vvv b ccv c c 


 v vbv v bv v vb v cgcv hcvuhbhc[v ccvv v v v bv v vbv v vb 
daught-ers. And so, with all the An-gels and Saints, we exalt and bless

Vvv b cc cb  cccbbv v bv v bv vb v vc


c   c c cvb  v v v v bbvv vbv
your name and sing the hymn of your glo-ry, as with-out end we ac-claim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.


Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
282 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS IV
2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Y ou are indeed Holy and to be glorified, O God,


who love the human race
and who always walk with us on the journey of life.
Celebrant alone

Blessed indeed is your Son,


present in our midst
when we are gathered by his love
and when, as once for the disciples, so now for us,
he opens the Scriptures and breaks the bread.
3. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, Father most merciful, Celebrant
we ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit with concelebrants
to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine,
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together,
saying:
that they may become for us
the Body and  Blood
He joins his hands.
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS IV 283

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

                     


Celebrant alone

The mystery of faith.


284 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS IV
And the people continue, acclaiming:

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2. We pro- claim your death, O Lord, * and pro-fess

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your Re- sur- rec- tion un- til you come a- gain.

Or:

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7. When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, * we pro-

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claim your death, O Lord, un- til you come a- again.
Or:

Vbbcbygb cvfc[chcvfcvgcbhcb v jcv{vb b vjcb kcb vjcvb b Ó


8. Save us, Sa- vior of the world, * for by your

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Cross and Re- sur- rec- tion you have set us free.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS IV 285
7. Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Therefore, holy Father, Celebrant with
as we celebrate the memorial of Christ your Son, our Savior, concelebrants
whom you led through his Passion and Death on the Cross
to the glory of the Resurrection,
and whom you have seated at your right hand,
we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again
and we offer you the Bread of life
and the Chalice of blessing.

Look with favor on the oblation of your Church,


in which we show forth
the paschal Sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us,
and grant that, by the power of the Spirit of your love,
we may be counted now and until the day of eternity
among the members of your Son,
in whose Body and Blood we have communion.

Bring your Church, O Lord, Celebrant or


to perfect faith and charity, one concelebrant
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,*
with all Bishops, Priests and Deacons,
and the entire people you have made your own.

Open our eyes


to the needs of our brothers and sisters;
inspire in us words and actions
to comfort those who labor and are burdened.
Make us serve them truly,
after the example of Christ and at his command.
And may your Church stand as a living witness
to truth and freedom,
to peace and justice,
that all people may be raised up to a new hope.

*
* Mention may be made here of the Coadjutor Bishop or of Auxiliary Bishops, as noted in the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 149.
286 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR VARIOUS NEEDS IV
Remember our brothers and sisters (N. and N.), Celebrant or
who have fallen asleep in the peace of your Christ, one concelebrant
and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known.
Admit them to rejoice in the light of your face,
and in the resurrection give them the fullness of life.
Grant also to us,
when our earthly pilgrimage is done,
that we may come to an eternal dwelling place
and live with you for ever;
there, in communion with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with the Apostles and Martyrs,
(with Saint N.: the Saint of the day or Patron)
and with all the Saints,
we shall praise and exalt you
He joins his hands.
through Jesus Christ, your Son.
8. He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says: Celebrant alone
or with concelebrants

T      
   
           
  
     
hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, al-might-y Fa-ther,
  
                             
               
                   
in the unity of the Ho-ly Spir-it, all glory and honor is yours, for e-ver

      


and e- ver
The people acclaim:
Amen.
Then follows the Communion Rite, p. 244.
PROPER OF SAINTS

287
288 PROPER OF SAINTS
January 25
THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                     
     
                      
As we celebrate the divine mysteries, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                 


may the Spirit fill us with that light of faith

                                                                                      
with which he constantly enlightened the blessed A-pos-tle Paul

                                                                                   


for the spreading of your glo-ry.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of the Apostles, p. 172.
PROPER OF SAINTS 289
290 PROPER OF SAINTS
February 2
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 
May the offering made with exultation by your Church

                              
    
                                              
be pleasing to you, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                    
for you willed that your Only Be-got-ten Son

                                                                                   
be offered to you for the life of the world

                                                                                           


as the Lamb with-out blem-ish.Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.

Preface: The mystery of the Presentation of the Lord.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF SAINTS 291

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. For your

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co-eternal Son was presented on this day in the Tem-ple and revealed by

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the Spir-it as the glo-ry of Is-ra-el and Light of the na-tions. And so,

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we, too, go forth, re-joicing to encounter your Sal-va-tion, and with the

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An-gels and Saints praise you, as with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
292 PROPER OF SAINTS
February 22
THE CHAIR OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                           
    
                                                  
Accept with favor, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                   
the prayers and offerings of your Church,

                                                                                   
that, with Saint Peter as her shep-herd,

                                                                                   


she may come to an eter-nal in-he-ri-tance,

                                                                                  
for it is through his teach-ing

                                                                                  


that she holds the faith in its in-teg-ri-ty.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface I of the Apostles, p. 172.


PROPER OF SAINTS 293
294 PROPER OF SAINTS
March 19
SAINT JOSEPH,
SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Solemnity
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                     
   
                  
We pray, O Lord, that, just as Saint Joseph served with lov-ing care

                                                                                   


your Only Begotten Son, born of the Vir-gin Ma-ry,

                                                                                   


so we may be worthy to mi-ni-ster

          
                                                                           
with a pure heart at your al-tar. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface: The mission of Saint Joseph

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God, and on the
PROPER OF SAINTS 295

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Solemnity of Saint Jo-seph to give you fit-ting praise, to glo-ri-fy you

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and bless you. For this just man was giv-en by you as spouse to the

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Vir-gin Mo-ther of God and set as a wise and faith-ful ser-vant in charge

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of your house-hold to watch like a fa-ther over your On-ly Be-got-ten Son,

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who was conceived by the overshadowing of the Ho-ly Spir-it, our Lord Je-sus

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Christ. Through him the Angels praise your maj-es-ty, do-min-ions a-dore

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and Powers trem-ble be- fore you. Heav-en and the Vir-tues of heav-en and the

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bless-ed Ser-a-phim wor-ship to-geth-er with ex-sul-ta-tion. May our voic-es,

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we pray, join with theirs in hum-ble praise, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
296 PROPER OF SAINTS
March 25
THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
Solemnity
Whenever this Solemnity occurs during Holy Week, it is transferred to the Monday after the
Second Sunday of Easter.
Prayer over the Offerings

                      
   
                                                     
Be pleased, al-might-y God, to accept your Chur-ch's of-fer-ing,

                                                                                  
so that she, who is aware that her be-gin-nings

                                                                                


lie in the Incarnation of your Only Be-got-ten Son,

                                                                                 


may rejoice to celebrate his mysteries on this So-lem-ni-ty.

                                                                                      
Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.
Preface: The mystery of the Incarnation

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF SAINTS 297

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For the Virgin Mary heard with faith that the Christ was to

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be born a-mong men and for men’s sake by the over-shad-ow-ing pow-er of the

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Ho-ly Spir-it. Lov-ingly she bore him in her im-mac-u-late womb, that the

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promises to the children of Israel might come a-bout and the hope of na-tions

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be accomplished be-yond all tell-ing. Through him the host of Angels a-dores

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your maj-es-ty and re-joic-es in your pres-ence for ev-er. May our voices, we

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pray, join with theirs in one chorus of ex-ult-ant praise, as we ac-claim:
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298 PROPER OF SAINTS

April 25
SAINT MARK, EVANGELIST
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
As we venerate the glory of Saint Mark,

                                                                                    
we offer you, Lord, the sa-cri-fice of praise

        
  
   
                                                                    
and humbly beseech you,

                                                                                   
that your Church may always per-se-vere

                                                                                  


in the preaching of the Gospel.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface II of the Apostles, p. 174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 299
300 PROPER OF SAINTS
May 1
SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER
Preface: The mission of Saint Joseph.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. and on the

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commemoration of Saint Jo-seph to give you fit-ting praise, to glo-ri-fy you

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and bless you. For this just man was giv-en to you as spouse to the Virgin Mo-
PROPER OF SAINTS 301

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ther of God and set as a wise and faith-ful ser-vant in charge of your house-

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hold to watch like a fa-ther over your Only Be-got-ten Son, who was conceived

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by the overshadowing of the Ho-ly Spir-it, our Lord Je-sus Christ. Through him

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the Angels praise your maj-es-ty, do-min-ions a-dore and Pow-ers trem-ble be-

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fore you. Heav-en and the Vir-tues of heav-en and the bless-ed Ser-a-phim wor-

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ship to-geth-er with ex-ul-ta-tion. May our voices, we pray, join with theirs in

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hum-ble praise, as we ac-claim:
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302 PROPER OF SAINTS
May 3
SAINTS PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  


Receive, O Lord, the offerings we bring

                                                                                   
for the feast day of the Apostles Phil-ip and James

                                                                                   


and bestow on us religion pure and un-de-filed.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.

May 14
SAINT MATTHIAS, APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                    
Receive, O Lord, the offerings of your Church,

                                                                                    
reverently presented for the Feast of Saint Mat-thi-as,

                                                                                   


and through them strengthen us by the power of your grace.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 303
May 31
THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                               
May our offering of this sav-ing sa-cri-fice

                                                                                  
be acceptable to your majesty, O Lord,

                                                                                 
as you were pleased to accept the charity

                                                                                 


of the most Blessed Mother of your Only Be-got-ten Son.

                                              
                                       
Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.
Preface II of the Blessed Virgin Mary, p. 170.
304 PROPER OF SAINTS
PROPER OF SAINTS 305
June 24
THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Solemnity
At the Vigil Mass
This Mass is used on the evening of 23 June, either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer
I) of the Solemnity.

Prayer over the Offerings

                
  
   
                                                       
Look with fa-vor, O Lord,

                                                                                  
upon the offerings made by your people

                                                                                  


on the Solemnity of Saint John the Baptist,

                                                                                
and grant that what we celebrate in mystery

                                                                                   
we may follow with deeds of de-vot-ed ser-vice.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Proper Preface, as in the following Mass, p. 306.
306 PROPER OF SAINTS
At the Mass during the Day

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 
We place these offerings on your altar, O Lord,

                                                                                   
to celebrate with fitting honor the nativity of him

                                                                                   


who both foretold the coming of the world’s Sa-vior

                                                                                       
      
and pointed him out when he came. Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.

Preface: The mission of the Precursor

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through
PROPER OF SAINTS 307

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Christ our Lord. In his Precursor, Saint John the Bap-tist, we praise your great

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glo-ry, for you consecrated him for a sin-gu-lar hon-or a-mong those born of

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wom-en. His birth brought great re-joic-ing; even in the womb he leapt for joy

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at the coming of hu-man sal-va-tion. He alone of all the proph-ets pointed out

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the Lamb of re-demp-tion. And to make holy the flow-ing wa-ters, he baptized

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the very au-thor of Bap-tism and was privileged to bear him su-preme wit-ness

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by the shed-ding of his blood. And so, with the pow-ers of heav-en, we worship

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you con-stant-ly on earth, and be-fore your maj-es-ty with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
308 PROPER OF SAINTS
PROPER OF SAINTS 309
June 29
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES
Solemnity
At the Vigil Mass
This Mass is used on the evening of 28 June, either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer
I) of the Solemnity.

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 
We bring offerings to your altar, O Lord,

                                                                                 
as we glory in the solemn feast

                                                                                 


of the blessed Apostles Pe-ter and Paul,

                                          
                                       
so that the more we doubt our own merits,

                                                                                    
the more we may rejoice that we are to be saved

                                                                                   


by your lov-ing kind-ness.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Proper Preface, as in the following Mass, p. 310.
310 PROPER OF SAINTS
At the Mass during the Day

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                                    
May the prayer of the Apostles, O Lord, accompany the sacrificial gift

                                                                                   
that we present to your name for con-se-cra-tion,

                                                                                  


and may their intercession make us de-vot-ed to you

                                                            


       
in celebration of the sa-cri-fice. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The twofold mission of Peter and Paul in the Church.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. For by your
PROPER OF SAINTS 311

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pro-vi-dence the blessed Apostles Pe-ter and Paul bring us joy: Pe-ter, foremost

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in con-fess-ing the faith, Paul, its out-stand-ing preach-er, Pe-ter, who estab-

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lished the early Church from the rem-nant of Is-ra-el, Paul, ma-ster and teach-er

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of the Gen-tiles that you call. And so, each in a dif-ferent way ga-thered to-

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geth-er the one fam’ly of Christ; and revered together through-out the world,

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they share one Mar-tyr’s crown. And there-fore, with all the An-gels and Saints,

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we praise you, as without end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
312 PROPER OF SAINTS
July 3
SAINT THOMAS, APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 


We render you, O Lord, the service that is your due,

                                                                                  
humbly imploring you to keep safe your gifts in us,

                                                                                  
as we honor the confession of the Apo-stle Saint Tho-mas

                                                                                  
and offer you a sa-cri-fice of praise.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 313
314 PROPER OF SAINTS
[In the Dioceses of the United States]
July 4
INDEPENDENCE DAY I
Preface: Independence Day I.

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The Lord be with you. And with your spir- it.

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Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

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Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. He spoke to us a mes-sage of peace and taught us to live as

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broth-ers and sis-ters. His message took form in the vision of our found-ing fa-
PROPER OF SAINTS 315

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thers as they fash-ioned a na-tion where we might live as one. His message lives

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on in our midst as our task for to-day and a pro-mise for to-mor-row. And so,

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with hearts full of love, we join the an-gels to-day and every day of our lives,

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to sing your glo-ry as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
Or:
316 PROPER OF SAINTS

Preface: Independence Day II.

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The Lord be with you. And with your spir- it.

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Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

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Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For we praise you as the God of cre-a-tion, as the Father of Je-

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sus, the Savior of the world, in whose i-mage we seek to live. He loved the

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children of the lands he walked and enriched them with his wit-ness of jus-tice
PROPER OF SAINTS 317

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and truth. He lived and died that we might be reborn in the Spir-it and filled with

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love for all peo-ple. And so, with hearts full of love, we join the angels today

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and every day of our lives, to sing your glo-ry as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
318 PROPER OF SAINTS
July 25
SAINT JAMES, APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  


Cleanse us, Lord, by the saving baptism of your Son's Pass-ion,

                     
   
   
                                                    
so that on the Feast of Saint James,

                                                                                  
whom you willed to be the first among the A-po-stles

                                                                                   


to drink of Christ’s cha-lice of suf-fer-ing,

                                                                                   
we may offer a sacrifice pleas-ing to you.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 319
320 PROPER OF SAINTS
August 6
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                  
     
                                                         
Sanctify, O Lord, we pray, these offerings here made to celebrate

                                                                                  


the glorious Transfiguration of your Only Be-got-ten Son,

               
   
                                                       
and by his ra-diant splen-dor cleanse us from the stains of sin.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The mystery of the Transfiguration.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF SAINTS 321

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For he revealed his glory in the presence of cho-sen wit-ness-es

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and filled with the greatest splen-dor that bod-i-ly form which he shares with all

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hu-man-i- ty, that the scandal of the Cross might be re-moved from the hearts

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of his dis-ci-ples and that he might show how in the Body of the whole Church

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is to be ful-filled what so wonderfully shone forth first in the Head. And so,

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with the Pow-ers of heav-en, we worship you constant-ly on earth, and be-fore

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your maj-es-ty with-out end we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
322 PROPER OF SAINTS
August 10
SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
Receive with favor, O Lord,

                                                                                    


the offerings we joyfully make on the feast day of Saint Lawrence

                                                                                    


and grant that they become a help to our sal-va-tion.

                          
                                                             
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of Holy Martyrs, pp. 180-182.
PROPER OF SAINTS 323
August 15
THE ASSUMPTION
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Solemnity
At the Vigil Mass
This Mass is used on the evening of 14 August, either before or after First Vespers (Evening
Prayer I) of the Solemnity.

Prayer over the Offerings

                   
    
                                                         
Receive, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                                 


the sacrifice of conciliation and praise,

                                                                                          


which we celebrate on the Assumption of the holy Mo-ther of God,

                                                                                  


that it may lead us to your par-don

                                                                                    


and confirm us in perpe-tual thanks-giv-ing.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Proper Preface, as in the following Mass, p. 324.
324 PROPER OF SAINTS
At the Mass during the Day

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                               


   
             
May this oblation, our tribute of homage, rise up to you, O Lord,

                                                                                        
and, through the intercession of the Most Blessed Vir-gin Ma-ry,

                                                                                   
whom you assumed in-to heav-en,

                                                                                  


may our hearts, aflame with the fire of love,

                                                                                   
constantly long for you.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The Glory of Mary assumed into heaven.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF SAINTS 325

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. For today the Virgin Moth-er of God was as-sumed in-to heav-

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en as the begin-ning and i-mage of your Church’s coming to per-fec-tion and a

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sign of sure hope and com-fort to your pil-grim peo-ple; right-ly you would not

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allow her to see the corruption of the tomb, since from her own bod-y she mar-

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velously brought forth your in-car-nate Son, and Au-thor of all life. And so,

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in company with the choirs of Angels, we praise you, and with joy we pro-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
326 PROPER OF SAINTS
August 24
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW, APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 


As we celebrate anew

                                                                                 
the feast day of Saint Bartholomew, O Lord,

                                    
     
                                       
we pray that we may ob-tain your help

                                                                                  


through the intercession of the A-po-stle,

                                                                                   


in whose honor we bring you this sacri-fice of praise.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 327
September 8
THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                               
    
                   
May the humanity of your Only Begotten Son come, O Lord, to our aid,

                                                                                  
and may he, who at his birth from the Blessed Virgin

                                                                                 
did not diminish but consecrated her integrity,

                                                                                   
by taking from us now our wick-ed deeds,

                                                                                


make our oblation accepta-ble to you. Through Christ our Lord.

Or:

                                                                                      


As we celebrate with joy the Nativity of the Blessed Vir-gin Ma-ry,

                                                                                 
we bring you our offerings, O Lord,

                                     
   
                                           
and we humbly pray to be giv-en strength by the humanity of your Son,

                                                                                  


who from her was pleased to take flesh.

                                                                                  
Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.
Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary (and on the nativity), p. 168, or II, p. 170.
328 PROPER OF SAINTS
September 14
THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                          


May this oblation, O Lord, which on the altar of the Cross

                                                                                   


canceled the offense of the whole world,

                                                                
        
cleanse us, we pray, of all our sins. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The victory of the glorious Cross.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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 Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. For you
PROPER OF SAINTS 329

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placed the salvation of the human race on the wood of the cross, so that, where

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death a-rose, life might a-gain spring forth and the e-vil one who conquered on,

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a tree, might likewise on a tree be con-quered, through Christ our Lord. Through

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him the Angels praise your maj-es-ty, Do-min-ions a-dore, and Powers trem-ble

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be-fore you. Heav-en and the Vir-tues of heav-en and the bless-ed Ser-a-phim

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wor-ship to-geth-er with ex-ul-ta-tion. May our voices, we pray, join with theirs

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in hum-ble praise, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
330 PROPER OF SAINTS
September 21
SAINT MATTHEW,
APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                             
                   
As we celebrate anew the memory of Saint Mat-thew,

                                                                                


we bring you sacrifices and prayers, O Lord,

                                                                                  


humbly imploring you to look kindly on your Church,

                                                                                            


whose faith you have nourished by the preaching of the A-po-stles.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 331
332 PROPER OF SAINTS
September 29
SAINTS MICHAEL, GABRIEL AND RAPHAEL,
ARCHANGELS
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                


We offer you a sacrifice of praise, O Lord, humbly en-treat-ing,

                                                                                  
that, as these gifts are borne by the ministry of An-gels

                                                                                    


into the presence of your ma-jes-ty,

                                                                                 
so you may receive them favorably

                                                                                
        
and make them profitable for our sal-va-tion. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: God glorified through the Angels.

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 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right and just.
PROPER OF SAINTS 333

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God, and to praise

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you with-out end in your Arch-an-gels and An-gels. For the honor we pay the

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an-gel-ic crea-tures in whom you de-light re-dounds to your own sur-pas-sing

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glo-ry, and by their great dig-ni-ty and splen-dor you show how infinitely great

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you are, to be exalted a-bove all things, through Christ our Lord. Through him

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the multitude of Angels ex-tols your maj-es-ty, and we are united with them in

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exultant ad-o-ra-tion, as with one voice of praise we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
334 PROPER OF SAINTS
October 18
SAINT LUKE, EVANGELIST
Feast
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                     


Grant through your heav-en-ly gifts

                                                              
   
                  
that we may serve you in freedom of heart, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                                   


so that the offerings we make on the feast day of Saint Luke

                                                                                     


may bring us healing and give us glo-ry. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface II of the Apostles, p. 174.

October 28
SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES
Feast
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  
As we venerate the perpe-tual glo-ry

                             
  
    
                                               
of the holy Apostles Simon and Jude, O Lord,

                                                                                  


we ask that you receive our prayers

                                                                                  


and lead us to worthy celebration of the sa-cred my-ster-ies.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 335
336 PROPER OF SAINTS
November 1
ALL SAINTS
Solemnity

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                        
  
                      
May these offerings we bring in honor of all the Saints

                                                                        


be pleasing to you, O Lord and grant that, just as we believe,

                                                                                   


the Saints to be already assured of im-mor-ta-li-ty,

                                                                                              


so we may experience their concern for our sal-va-tion. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The glory of Jerusalem, our mother.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF SAINTS 337

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. For today

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by your gift we celebrate the festival of your ci-ty, the heaven-ly Je-ru-sa-lem,

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our moth-er, where the great array of our broth-ers and sis-ters already gives

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you e-ter-nal praise. Towards her, we eagerly hasten as pilgrims ad-vanc-ing by

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faith, re-joicing in the glo-ry bestowed upon those exalted members of the

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Church through whom you give us, in our fra-il-ty, both strength and good ex-

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am-ple. And so, we glorify you with the multitude of Saints and An-gels,

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as with one voice of praise we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
338 PROPER OF SAINTS
November 2
THE COMMEMORATION
OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
(All Souls’ Day)
The Masses that follow may be used at the discretion of the celebrant.1
Even when 2 November falls on a Sunday, the Mass celebrated is that of the Commemoration of
All the Faithful Departed.

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 
Look favorably on our offerings, O Lord,

                       
  
                                                         
so that your de-parted ser-vants

                                                                                 


may be taken up into glory with your Son,

                                                                                 


in whose great mystery of love we are all u-nit-ed.

                                                                                      
Who lives and reigns for ever and e- ver.
Preface for the Dead, pp. 200-206.

1
On this day, any Priest may celebrate three Masses, observing, nevertheless, what was
established by Benedict XV in the Apostolic Constitution, Incruentum Altaris Sacrificium, 10
August 1915: Acta Apostolicae Sedis 7 (1915) pp. 401–404.
PROPER OF SAINTS 339

Prayer over the Offerings

                     
  
  
                                                      
Almighty and mer-ci-ful God,

                                                                                   
by means of these sacrifi-cial of-fer-ings

                                  
     
                                           
wash a-way, we pray, in the Blood of Christ,

                                                                                   
the sins of your de-part-ed ser-vants,

                                                                                


for you purify unceasingly by your merciful for-give-ness

                                                                                 


those you once cleansed in the wa-ters of Bap-tism.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface for the Dead, pp. 200-206.
340 PROPER OF SAINTS

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                  


Receive, Lord, in your kindness,

                                                                                  
the sacrificial offering we make

                                                                                   
for all your servants who sleep in Christ,

                                                                                 


that, set free from the bonds of death

            
   
  
                                                                
by this sin-gu-lar sa-cri-fice,

                                                                                 


they may merit e-ter-nal life.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface for the Dead, pp. 200-206.
PROPER OF SAINTS 341
342 PROPER OF SAINTS
November 9
THE DEDICATION
OF THE LATERAN BASILICA
Feast
In the basilica itself, the Mass of the Common of the Dedication of a Church is used (p. 360).

Prayer over the Offerings

                 
    
                                                          
Accept, we pray, O Lord, the offer-ing made here

                                                                                  


and grant that by it those who seek your fa-vor

                      
                                         
may receive in this place the power of the Sa-cra-ments

                                                                    


and the answer to their prayers. Through Christ our Lord.

Preface: The mystery of the Church, the Bride of Christ and the Temple of the
Spirit.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere
PROPER OF SAINTS 343

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Saints, we praise you, as without end we ac-claim:
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344 PROPER OF SAINTS
November 30
SAINT ANDREW, APOSTLE
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                   
    
                                                           
Grant us, al-might-y God, that through these offerings,

                                                                                  


which we bring on the feast day of Saint An-drew,

                                                                                   
we may please you by what we have brought

                                                                                   


and be given life by what you have ac-cept-ed.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the Apostles, pp. 172-174.
PROPER OF SAINTS 345
346 PROPER OF SAINTS
[In the Dioceses of the United States]
Fourth Thursday in November
THANKSGIVING DAY
Preface: Thanksgiving Day.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. You have entrusted to us the great gift of free-dom, a gift that

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calls forth responsibility and com-mit-ment to the truth that all have a funda-
PROPER OF SAINTS 347

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we find our ulti-mate re-demp-tion, free-dom from sin, and e-very bless-ing.

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lives, to sing your glo-ry as we ac-claim:
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348 PROPER OF SAINTS
PROPER OF SAINTS 349
December 8

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION


OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

PATRONAL FEASTDAY OF THE


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Solemnity
Prayer over the Offerings

                               
   
                                                
Graciously accept the sav-ing sa-cri-fice

                                                                                
which we offer you, O Lord,

                                                                                 
on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Con-cep-tion

                                                                                   
of the Blessed Vir-gin Ma-ry,

                                                                                   
and grant that, as we profess her,

                                                                                  
on account of your preveni-ent grace,

                                                                                   
to be untouched by any stain of sin,

                                                                                  


so, through her in-ter-cess-ion,

                                                                                  


we may be delivered from all our faults.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
350 PROPER OF SAINTS
Preface: The mystery of Mary and the Church.

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 The Lord be with you.  And with your spir- it.

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It is truly right and just, our duty and our sal-va-tion, always and everywhere

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e- ter-nal God. For you pre-

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served the most Blessed Virgin Mary from all stain of o-rig-i-nal sin, so that in

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her, endowed with the rich fullness of your grace, you might prepare a worth-y

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Moth-er for your Son and signify the beginning of the Church, his beau-ti-ful
PROPER OF SAINTS 351

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Bride with-out spot or wrin-kle. She, the most pure Vir-gin, was to bring forth a

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Son, the in-no-cent Lamb who would wipe a-way our of-fens-es; you placed her

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above all o-thers to be for your peo-ple an ad-vo-cate of grace and a mod-el of

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ho-li-ness. And so, in company with the choirs of An-gels, we praise you,

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and with joy we pro-claim:
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352 PROPER OF SAINTS
[In the Dioceses of the United States]
December 12
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

       
    
                                                                      
Ac-cept, O Lord, the gifts we present to you

                                                                                    
on this feast of Our Lady of Gua-da-lu-pe,

                     
                                                            
and grant that this sa-cri-fice

                                                                                   
may strengthen us to fulfill your com-mand-ments

                                                                                  


as true children of the Vir-gin Ma-ry.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I or II of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pp. 168-170.
PROPER OF SAINTS 353
December 26
SAINT STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                                                 
May these offerings of our devotion today,

                               
    
                                            
be acceptable to you, we pray, O Lord,

                                                                                  


for they are prompted

                                                                                   


by the glorious commemoration of Saint Ste-phen the Mar-tyr.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the nativity of the Lord, pp. 114-118.
354 PROPER OF SAINTS
December 27
SAINT JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                                                    


    
                         
Sanctify the offerings we have made, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                   
and grant that from the banquet of this supper

                                                                                 


we may draw the hidden wisdom of the e-ter-nal Word,

                         
                                                       
just as, from this same source,

                                                                                  


you revealed it to you’re a-po-stle John.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the nativity of the Lord, pp. 114-118.
PROPER OF SAINTS 355
December 28
THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS
Feast

Prayer over the Offerings

                  
    
                                                            
Re-ceive, O Lord, we pray,

                                                                                    


the offerings of your de-vot-ed ser-vants

                                                                                
and purify us as we faithfully serve these, your mysteries,

                                                                                    
by which you grant jus-ti-fi-ca-tion

                                                                                  


even to those who lack un-der-stand-ing.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
Preface of the nativity of the Lord, pp. 114-118.
356
COMMONS 357

COMMONS
358 COMMONS
COMMONS 359

COMMON OF THE DEDICATION OF A CHURCH


On the Anniversary of the Dedication
I. In the Church that was Dedicated
Prayer over the Offerings

                                                        


Recalling the day when you were pleased

                                     



   
to fill your house with glory and ho-li-ness, O Lord,

           


we pray that you may make of us

                                                 


a sacrificial offering always acceptable to you.

                                                                                        
Through Christ our Lord.
360 COMMONS

Preface: The mystery of the Temple of God, which is the Church

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you wonderfully manifest and accom-plish the mys-ter-y of your com-mun-ion
COMMONS 361

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with us. Here you build up for yourself the temple that we are and cause your

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Church, spread though-out the world, to grow ever more and more as the Lord’s

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own Bod-y, till she reach-es her full-ness in the vi-sion of peace, the heavenly

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ness, as we ac-claim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
FOR THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS
Preface: The unity of the Body of Christ, which is the Church

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Through him you poured out your Holy Spirit among all the na-tions, so that in
MASSES FOR VARIOUS NEEDS AND OCCASIONS 363

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a wondrous man-ner he might prompt and en-gen-der u-ni-ty in the diversity

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of your gifts, dwelling within you’re a-dopt-ed child-ren and fill-ing and rul-ing

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the whole Church. And so, in company with the choirs of An-gels, we praise

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you, and with joy we pro-claim:
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THE HOLY SPIRIT I
The sending of the Spirit by the Lord upon the Church

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter-nal God, through

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Christ our Lord. A-scending above all the heav-ens and sitting at your right hand,

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he poured out the promised Ho-ly Spir-it on you’re a-dopt-ed child-ren. There-

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fore, now and for a-ges un-end-ing, with all the host of An-gels, we sing to you
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with all our hearts, crying out as we ac-claim:
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366 VOTIVE MASSES

THE HOLY SPIRIT II


The action of the Spirit in the Church

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God. For you be-

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stow gifts suited to e-v’ry sea-son and guide the governing of your Church in

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won-der-ful ways. By the power of the Ho-ly Spir-it you come unfailingly to

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her aid, so that with a heart always sub-ject to you she may never fail to seek
VOTIVE MASSES 367

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your help in time of trou-ble nor cease to give you thanks in time of joy, through

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Christ our Lord. And so, in company with the choirs of An-gels, we praise you,

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and with joy we pro-claim:
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368 VOTIVE MASSES

VOTIVE MASS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


Mary, Model and Mother of the Church

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to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and e-ter- nal God, and to pro-

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claim your greatness with due praise, as we honor the Bless-ed Vir-gin Ma-ry.

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Re-ceiving your Word in her Im-ma-cu-late Heart, she was found worthy to con-

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ceive him in her vir-gin's womb and, giving birth to the Cre-a-tor, she nurtured
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the be-gin-nings of the Church. Stand-ing be-side the Cross, she received the

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testament of di-vine love and took to herself as sons and daugh-ters all those

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who by the Death of Christ are born to heav-en-ly life. As the Apostles awaited

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the Spirit you had pro-mised, she joined her supplication to the prayers of the

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dis-ci-ples and so became the pattern of the Church at prayer. Raised to the glo-

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ry of heav-en, she accompanies your pilgrim Church with a mo-ther's love and

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watches in kind-ness over the Church's home-ward steps, until the Lord's day

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shall come in glo-ri-ous splen-dor. And so with all the An-gels and Saints, we,

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praise you, as with-out end we ac-claim:
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General Index
Proper Of Time ........................................................................................................................ 3
First Sunday Of Advent .......................................................................................................... 4
Second Sunday Of Advent...................................................................................................... 4
Third Sunday Of Advent ........................................................................................................ 5
Fourth Sunday Of Advent....................................................................................................... 5
Christmas ................................................................................................................................ 7
At The Vigil Mass .................................................................................................................. 8
At The Mass During The Night .............................................................................................. 9
At The Mass At Dawn .......................................................................................................... 10
At The Mass During The Day............................................................................................... 11
The Holy Family Of Jesus, Mary And Joseph....................................................................... 12
Solemnity Of Mary, The Holy Mother Of God ..................................................................... 13
Second Sunday After The Nativity ....................................................................................... 14
The Epiphany Of The Lord ................................................................................................... 15
At The Vigil Mass ................................................................................................................ 16
At The Mass During The Day............................................................................................... 17
The Baptism Of The Lord..................................................................................................... 19
Lent......................................................................................................................................... 23
Ash Wednesday.................................................................................................................... 25
First Sunday Of Lent ............................................................................................................ 26
Second Sunday Of Lent ........................................................................................................ 28
Third Sunday Of Lent........................................................................................................... 30
Fourth Sunday Of Lent ......................................................................................................... 32
Fifth Sunday Of Lent............................................................................................................ 34
Holy Week .............................................................................................................................. 37
Palm Sunday Of The Passion Of The Lord ........................................................................... 38
Monday Of Holy Week ........................................................................................................ 40
Tuesday Of Holy Week ........................................................................................................ 41
Wednesday Of Holy Week ................................................................................................... 41
Thursday Of The Lord’s Supper ........................................................................................... 44
Easter Time ............................................................................................................................ 55
The Easter Vigil In The Holy Night...................................................................................... 56
At Mass During The Day...................................................................................................... 57
Monday Within The Octave Of Easter.................................................................................. 58
Tuesday Within The Octave Of Easter.................................................................................. 59
Wednesday Within The Octave Of Easter............................................................................. 60
Thursday Within The Octave Of Easter ................................................................................ 61

370
INDEX 371

Friday Within The Octave Of Easter ..................................................................................... 62


Saturday Within The Octave Of Easter ................................................................................. 63
Second Sunday Of Easter...................................................................................................... 64
Third Sunday Of Easter......................................................................................................... 65
Fourth Sunday Of Easter ....................................................................................................... 65
Fifth Sunday Of Easter.......................................................................................................... 66
Sixth Sunday Of Easter ......................................................................................................... 66
The Ascension Of The Lord ................................................................................................... 67
At The Vigil Mass................................................................................................................. 68
At The Mass During The Day ............................................................................................... 69
Seventh Sunday Of Easter..................................................................................................... 70
Pentecost Sunday .................................................................................................................... 71
At The Vigil Mass................................................................................................................. 72
At The Mass During The Day ............................................................................................... 74
Ordinary Time........................................................................................................................ 77
Second Sunday In Ordinary Time ......................................................................................... 78
Third Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................................ 78
Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time .......................................................................................... 79
Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................................. 79
Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time............................................................................................. 80
Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time ........................................................................................ 80
Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time .......................................................................................... 81
Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time............................................................................................ 81
Tenth Sunday In Ordinary Time............................................................................................ 82
Eleventh Sunday In Ordinary Time ....................................................................................... 82
Twelfth Sunday In Ordinary Time ........................................................................................ 83
Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time..................................................................................... 83
Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time .................................................................................... 84
Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time....................................................................................... 84
Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time ...................................................................................... 85
Seventeenth Sunday In Ordinary Time.................................................................................. 86
Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time .................................................................................... 86
Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time.................................................................................... 87
Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time ..................................................................................... 87
Twenty-First Sunday In Ordinary Time................................................................................. 88
Twenty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................ 88
Twenty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................... 89
Twenty-Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................. 89
Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time ................................................................................ 90
Twenty-Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................... 90
Twenty-Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time ........................................................................... 91
Twenty-Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time ............................................................................. 91
372 INDEX

Twenty-Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time .............................................................................. 92


Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time....................................................................................... 92
Thirty-First Sunday In Ordinary Time .................................................................................. 93
Thirty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time.............................................................................. 93
Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time................................................................................. 94
The Most Holy Trinity.......................................................................................................... 96
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ [Corpus Christi] .................................................. 99
The Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus..........................................................................................102
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe .......................................................................104
The Order Of Mass ...............................................................................................................107
The Liturgy Of The Eucharist..............................................................................................108
Preface I Of Advent.............................................................................................................110
Preface II Of Advent ...........................................................................................................112
Preface I Of The Nativity Of The Lord ................................................................................114
Preface II Of The Nativity Of The Lord...............................................................................116
Preface III Of The Nativity Of The Lord .............................................................................118
Preface Of The Epiphany Of The Lord ................................................................................120
Preface I Of Lent .................................................................................................................122
Preface II Of Lent................................................................................................................124
Preface III Of Lent ..............................................................................................................126
Preface IV Of Lent ..............................................................................................................128
Preface I Of The Passion Of The Lord.................................................................................130
Preface II Of The Passion Of The Lord................................................................................132
Preface I Of Easter ..............................................................................................................134
Preface II Of Easter .............................................................................................................136
Preface III Of Easter............................................................................................................138
Preface IV Of Easter............................................................................................................140
Preface V Of Easter .............................................................................................................142
Preface I Of The Ascension Of The Lord.............................................................................144
Preface II Of The Ascension Of The Lord ...........................................................................146
Preface I Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time........................................................................148
Preface II Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time.......................................................................150
Preface III Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time .....................................................................152
Preface IV Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time .....................................................................154
Preface V Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time ......................................................................156
Preface VI Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time .....................................................................158
Preface VII Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time....................................................................160
Preface VIII Of The Sundays In Ordinary Time ..................................................................162
Preface I Of The Most Holy Eucharist.................................................................................164
Preface II Of The Most Holy Eucharist................................................................................166
Preface I Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.................................................................................168
Preface II Of The Blessed Virgin Mary ...............................................................................170
INDEX 373

Preface I Of Apostles .......................................................................................................... 172


Preface II Of Apostles......................................................................................................... 174
Preface I Of Saints .............................................................................................................. 176
Preface II Of Saints............................................................................................................. 178
Preface I Of Holy Martyrs................................................................................................... 180
Preface II Of Holy Martyrs ................................................................................................. 182
Preface Of Holy Pastors ...................................................................................................... 184
Preface Of Holy Virgins And Religious .............................................................................. 186
Common Preface I .............................................................................................................. 188
Common Preface II ............................................................................................................. 190
Common Preface III............................................................................................................ 192
Common Preface IV............................................................................................................ 194
Common Preface V............................................................................................................. 196
Common Preface VI............................................................................................................ 198
Preface I For The Dead ....................................................................................................... 200
Preface II For The Dead...................................................................................................... 202
Preface III For The Dead..................................................................................................... 204
Preface IV For The Dead .................................................................................................... 206
The Eucharistic Prayers ....................................................................................................... 209
Eucharistic Prayer I............................................................................................................. 211
Eucharistic Prayer II............................................................................................................ 222
Eucharistic Prayer III .......................................................................................................... 228
Eucharistic Prayer IV .......................................................................................................... 236
The Communion Rite ........................................................................................................... 244
Eucharistic Prayer for Reconciliation I................................................................................ 249
Eucharistic Prayer for Reconciliation II............................................................................... 256
Eucharistic Prayer For Use In Masses For Various Needs I................................................. 262
Eucharistic Prayer For Use In Masses For Various Needs II ............................................... 268
Eucharistic Prayer For Use In Masses For Various Needs III .............................................. 274
Eucharistic Prayer For Use In Masses For Various Needs IV .............................................. 280
Proper Of Saints ................................................................................................................... 287
The Conversion Of Saint Paul The Apostle......................................................................... 288
The Presentation Of The Lord............................................................................................. 290
The Chair Of Saint Peter The Apostle ................................................................................. 292
Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary................................................................ 294
The Annunciation Of The Lord ........................................................................................... 296
Saint Mark, Evangelist ........................................................................................................ 298
Saint Joseph The Worker .................................................................................................... 300
Saints Philip And James, Apostles ...................................................................................... 302
Saint Matthias, Apostle ....................................................................................................... 302
The Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary........................................................................ 303
The Nativity Of Saint John The Baptist............................................................................... 305
374 INDEX

Saints Peter And Paul, Apostles...........................................................................................309


Saint Thomas, Apostle.........................................................................................................312
Independence Day ...............................................................................................................314
Saint James, Apostle............................................................................................................318
The Transfiguration Of The Lord ........................................................................................320
Saint Lawrence, Deacon And Martyr...................................................................................322
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary .......................................................................323
Saint Bartholomew ..............................................................................................................326
The Nativity Of The Blessed Virgin Mary...........................................................................327
The Exaltation Of The Holy Cross.......................................................................................328
Saint Matthew .....................................................................................................................330
Saints Michael, Gabriel And Raphael, .................................................................................332
Saint Luke, Evangelist.........................................................................................................334
Saints Simon And Jude, Apostles ........................................................................................334
All Saints.............................................................................................................................336
The Commemoration Of All The Faithful Departed [All Souls] ..........................................338
The Dedication Of The Lateran Basilica..............................................................................342
Saint Andrew, Apostle.........................................................................................................344
Thanksgiving Day ...............................................................................................................346
The Immaculate Conception ................................................................................................349
Our Lady Of Guadalupe ......................................................................................................352
Saint Stephen, The First Martyr...........................................................................................353
Saint John, Apostle And Evangelist.....................................................................................354
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs ...............................................................................................355
Other Prayers and Prefaces..................................................................................................357
Common Of The Dedication Of A Church ..........................................................................359
For The Unity Of Christians ................................................................................................362
The Holy Spirit I .................................................................................................................364
The Holy Spirit II ................................................................................................................366
Votive Mass Of The Blessed Virgin Mary...........................................................................368