The Order of Mass

The Introductory Rites

Sign of the Cross:
P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
U: Amen.

Greeting:
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Or:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ. Or:
The Lord be with you.
U: And with your spirit.

Penitential Act:
U: I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

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Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you.

Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
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P: Lord, have mercy.
U: Lord, have mercy.
P: Christ, have mercy.
U: Christ, have mercy.
P: Lord, have mercy.
U: Lord, have mercy.

P: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
U: Amen.

The Gloria:
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect: ...

P: Let us pray: ...

U: Amen.

First Reading: ...
P: The word of the Lord.
U: Thanks be to God.

Psalm: ...
Second Reading: ...

Gospel:
P: The Lord be with you.
U: And with your spirit.

P: A reading from the holy Gospel according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.
or:
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
U: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily: ...

The Creed:
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again
from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful ...
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist:

Blessed be God for ever:
P: Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters), that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.

U: 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.
U: Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer:
P: The Lord be with you.
U: And with your spirit.

P: Lift up your hearts.
U: We lift them up to the Lord.

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

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.

The mystery of faith:

U: We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again. Or:

U: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again. Or:

U: Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.

P: Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever.
U: Amen.

The Communion Rite:

U: 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.

P: Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil… and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
U: For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever.

P: Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles…
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
U: Amen.

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
U: And with your spirit.

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

Breaking of the Bread:
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.

Invitation to Communion:
P: 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.
U: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

Communion:
P: The Body (Blood) of Christ.
U: Amen.

Prayer after Communion:
P: Let us pray ...
U: Amen.

The Concluding Rites:

P: The Lord be with you.
U: And with your spirit.
P: May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
U: Amen.

Dismissal:
P: Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
    Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
    Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
    Go in peace.
U: Thanks be to God.

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